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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K (October 7)
What: Half marathon and 10K run.
Where: East Elementary School, 1501 State Highway F, Waynesville
When: 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Melissa Martinez- 573.433.6684

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

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

Veteran’s Day Parade (November 11)
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


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
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

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

Rising Haunted Attraction (Every Friday & Saturday in October, beginning September 29, also Halloween)
What: Mid-Missouri’s scariest outdoor haunted attraction.
Where: 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $10
Contact: Matt Perrine- 573.765.3881

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
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
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

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

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