33rd Annual Cow Days Festival Schedule of Events

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Friday, September 15, 2017

MAIN STAGE
12:00-5:00: Music from Main Stage
5:00: Opening Ceremonies
Pulaski County Extension Century Farm Presentation
5:30: Youth Fall Festival Pageant
Dixon Middle School & Dixon High School Royalty Announced
6:30-8:30: ChristiAna (Country, Rock, Pop, & Funk)
9:00-11:00: The Band Special 20 (Country, Red Dirt, Southern Rock)

UDDER STAGE
8:00: Karaoke Preliminaries

Saturday, September 16, 2017

MAIN STAGE
10:00: Cow Days Fall Festival Pageant (infant to 5th grade)
12:00-1:30: Helen Russell & Company (Classic Country & Rock, Bluegrass, Comedy, & Gospel)
2:00-3:00: Dixon Cow Days Fall Festival Parade (Grand Marshals Larry & Beverly Sharp)
3:00: Car Show (after parade in Mid America Bank parking lot)
3:00-3:30: Little Dazzlers
3:30-4:15: Ashley Minzes Destination Dance Studio
4:30-5:45: Karaoke Finals
6:00: Close of Silent Auction
6:30-8:30: The Baker Band (Classic Country)
8:45: (apx.) Free Merchant Cow Giveaway (see area businesses for your free tickets)
9:00: Colin Nash (Southern Rock/Country)
10:00: Purchased Tickets Cow Giveaway (tickets available at Chamber Booth)

UDDER STAGE
3:00-4:00: Jordan Brueschke 

Food Booths! Crafts! Music! Vendors! Games! Auctions!
Kids Zone- Bounce Houses, Trackless Train, Putt Putt Golf, Rock Climbing Wall, and more!
Elderly or Handicapped Golf Cart Shuttles Available

Cow Days Fall Festival is brought to you by Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce & Area Businesses

*Schedule subject to change, more entertainment may be announced.

September 16 & 17 Cow Days

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of August 14-August 20, 2017

August 19- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

August 19- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

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Looking Ahead:

August 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 26- Tenth Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cookoff, Waynesville
September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2-Railroad Days, Crocker
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA (2017 Edition)

Autumn Activities
Autumn in Pulaski County USA is the perfect season to gather your family and friends together creating memories that will last a lifetime. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, punkin’ chunkin’, hay stack mazes, float trips (even a haunted one!), farmers markets, haunted houses (even outdoor haunted trails!), paranormal investigations and Oktoberfest celebrations —there truly is something for everyone. Harvest some memories in Pulaski County, Missouri!
Events
Events

Railroad Days (September 2)
What: 50th annual family-friendly heritage festival celebrating Crocker’s history as a railroad boom town.
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Crocker City Hall-573.736.5327
Website: www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

Shrimpfestival & Fly-In (September 9)
What: Family friendly festival featuring pond grown fresh shrimp.
Where: 15750 Conway Road, Dixon
When: 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Show Me Shrimp Farm (Paul Smith)- 417.664.2307
Website: www.showmeshrimpfarms.com

Cow Days (September 15 & 16)
What: 34th anniversary of Dixon’s signature family friendly downtown street festival. Lucky winners will receive a cow!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday Noon until 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am until 11:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Ann Major)- 573.759.2121
Website: www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com

Eighth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show (September 16 & 17)
What: Two days of buying, selling, and trading!
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, Saint Robert
When: Saturday- 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday- 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 admission
Contact: Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County (Jerry)- 573.433.6507
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Kiwanis-Club-of-Pulaski-County-187049304660691/

Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy (September 20)
What: Military History event featuring over 60 unique historical military vehicles on display for public viewing and photography.
Where: John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573.596.5034
Website: www.mvpa.org

MidKnight Hollowfest (September 29 through October 1)
What: Survival camps and Halloween Festival
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Wood Shrine Club, 26920 Shrine Road, Waynesville
Cost: $20 nightly, or $35 weekend
Contact: Gary Rogers- 573.528.6649
Website: www.extremicon.com

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K
What: Half marathon and 10K run.
Where: East Elementary School, 1501 State Highway F, Waynesville
When: 8:30 a.m.
Cost:
Contact: Melissa Martinez- 573.433.6684
Website: www.froghillhalf.com

Zombie Run 5K (October 28)
What: Not your every day 5K! The Walking Dead morphs into The Running Dead as you flee for your life from the Zombie horde in this spirited 5K.
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 11 a.m.
Cost: $20 Adult Pre-registration, $10 Children 12 & Under Pre-registration.
Contact: Columbia College (Mona Russell)- 573.329.4050

Route 66 Challenge (October 28)
What: Explore over 33 miles of Route 66 in this historical and spectacular competition of strategy. Take on adventures and unique detours.
Where: TBA
When: 8:00 a.m.
Cost: Pre-registration (October 13): $45 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member; Event day registration: $55 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber (573) 336-5121
Website: www.route66challenge.com

Moe Bandy In Concert (November 4)
What: Country music star Moe Bandy in an intimate, family friendly setting
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 Adults, Kids 12 & under FREE
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370
Website: www.thebakerband.com

Veteran’s Day Parade (November 11th)
What: Mid Missouri’s most patriotic Veteran’s Day Parade!
Where: The parade begins at Saint Robert Municipal Center and ends at Saint Robert Community Center.
When: Ceremonies begin promptly at 11:00 am and parade steps off at 11:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336.5121
Website:www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com

Attractions
Attractions

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House (Every Saturday beginning September 2 through October 28)
What: Supervised paranormal investigations of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes. An evening you won’t soon forget!
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, exact start time will be confirmed during reservation.
Cost: $25 per person, paid in advance
Contact: Crocker Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
Website: www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse
Additional info- Reservations are required. Investigations are limited to groups of 8 so reserve your spot early! Participants must be 18+.

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Every Saturday September-December)
What: Mid-Missouri’s year round Farmers Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Downtown Waynesville
When: Every Saturday, 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
Website: www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Haunted River Float (Every Friday & Saturday during September)
What: Haunted river float on the Gasconade River
Where: Ruby’s Landing, 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Cost: $25
Contact: 573.337.4305
Website: www.facebook.com/TheHauntedRiverFloat

Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s scariest outdoor haunted attraction.
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 admission, $20 Speed Pass
Contact: Shelly Brothers- 573.337.0928
Website: www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

1903 Route 66 Courthouse (Every Saturday in September)
What: One of only two period courthouses on Route 66 in Missouri, this museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. 10 rooms of displays and amazing architectural details will charm and engage everyone! Guided tours, or explore at your leisure.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
Website: www.route66courthouse.com
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule. Gift shop available.

Old Stagecoach Stop (Every Saturday in September)
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
Website: www.oldstagecoachstop.org
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule.

Haunted House & Corn Maze (Every Friday & Saturday in October)
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
Contact: Ruby’s Landing- 573.337.4305
Website: www.rubyslanding.com

Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (Every Saturday & Sunday beginning September 23 through October 29)
What: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, straw maze
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 general admission for ages 2 and older.
Contact: 573.759.9045
Website: www.unclebuckspumpkinpatch.com

For lodging and dining information visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com
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Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) Announces 2018 Ride on Missouri’s Historic Route 66

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2018 Big Bam logo
Date: August 3, 2017
Contact: Greg Wood Phone: 660-882-9898 ext. 106
Email: greg@missourilife.com

To schedule an interview regarding Big BAM, please contact Greg Wood at above phone or email

Photos and maps available at www.bigbamride.com or by request

 

 

Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) Announces 2018 Ride on Missouri’s Historic Route 66

Boonville, MO – Missouri Life magazine has announced the fourth annual Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) which will travel along Missouri’s historic Route 66 from Joplin to Eureka. This six-day event will begin on June 17 with a pre-ride party and festival at Schifferdecker Park in Joplin featuring live music. The 304 mile ride begins on June 18 and ends on June 22 in Eureka.

Four additional overnight towns will host the ride and they include Willard, Lebanon, Waynesville and Cuba. Each town will open their city parks to welcome hundreds of Big BAM participants and anyone who wants to attend. They will find free live music and entertainment from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the event area in each overnight town. The public is invited and encouraged to come enjoy the music and festivities.

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Big BAM works with local authorities all along the route to help create a safe and fun event. Big BAM places water and rest stations every 10 to 12 miles. “We also encourage people along the route to set up refreshment stands if they wish and to cheer on the riders,” says Big BAM executive director Greg Wood, who is also publisher of Missouri Life magazine. “We have riders coming in from all over the U.S. and many other countries. For some, this will be their first time in Missouri. We hope all the towns along the route will be joining in on the fun and welcoming Big BAM riders.”

This is the fourth year for the event and the first time Big BAM has been on a route in the southern half of the state. “We are very excited to have the 2018 route on Missouri’s historic Route 66,” says Wood. “This will get a lot of attention nationally and internationally.”

Information and registration for the ride can be found on www.bigbamride.com. The route map for the 2018 ride and photos of the 2017 ride can be found there as well as all the details.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of August 7-August 13, 2017

August 12- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

August 12- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

August 19, & 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2Railroad Days, Crocker
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
September 29 thru October 1- MidKnight Hollowfest, Waynesville

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA