Pulaski County USA Family Weekend Getaways (Radio Spot)

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A weekend getaway with the family only lasts a few days, but the memories last a lifetime. Come to Pulaski County and float the scenic Big Piney or Gasconade Rivers, or wet a line in our nationally recognized trout streams.

To learn more, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyTourismBureauVisitorCenter), or log on to http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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CYBR Bull Riding (Crocker) 30 second radio spot

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It’s bull ridin’ time in Pulaski County USA. Bring the whole family to the Crocker Community Park May 11th for championship youth bull riding, mutton bustin’, and calf riding.

For details on this event, and other fun family outings follow us on Twitter(@PulCoUSA), or log on to http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

Dixon: A Panoramic View

Welcome To Dixon

It may be a small town, but Dixon knows how to attract attention. Looking for the perfect day trip to gain a little relaxation or perspective? Why not try a scenic overlook that attracts artists, photographers and nature lovers? Your refuge lies just north of Interstate 44, where Dixon blends nature’s beauty, outdoor recreation and a welcoming community. Dixon is home to some of Pulaski County USA’s best camping, whether you’re pitching a tent or own an RV. Soak up the sun on the Gasconade River as you paddle its waters in a canoe. Golfers can work on their handicap on the beautiful nine-hole golf course. An afternoon at Portuguese Point provides an extraordinary view of the Missouri landscape. Formed by two large rock formations 400 feet above the Gasconade River, the surrounding valley that once provided land for cattle and sheep farmers is now an inspiring perspective for artists and photographers.

Vintage postcard image of Portuguese Point. Portuguese Point has inspired artists, photographers, and nature lovers for generations.

Vintage postcard image of Portuguese Point. Portuguese Point has inspired artists, photographers, and nature lovers for generations.

Kayaking and Canoeing are popular activities on the Gasconade River. Photo courtesy of Boiling Spring Campground.

Kayaking and Canoeing are popular activities on the Gasconade River. Photo courtesy of Boiling Spring Campground.

Hit the links at Oak Hills Country Club's 9 hole golf course. Photo courtesy of Oak Hills Country Club.

Hit the links at Oak Hills Country Club’s 9 hole golf course. Photo courtesy of Oak Hills Country Club.

If you’re fortunate enough to be in town during one of our annual festivals, stop by and see why Dixon’s hospitality is unparalleled. Dixon’s annual Cow Days Festival is sure to please and you could walk away as the proud owner of a cow! This annual festival shows off all the things that make Dixon both timeless and progressive. Dixon is the “Branson” of Pulaski County. Nationally recognized, and local talent, are both showcased at Music In The Barn and Missouri Festival Park.

Dixon's Cow Days is a family friendly street festival; it's roots go back to the 1920's. Photo courtesy of Dustin Holmes.

Dixon’s Cow Days is a family friendly street festival; it’s roots go back to the 1920’s. Photo courtesy of Dustin Holmes.

To learn more about events, things to do, and for hotel, lodging, dining, and outfitter information visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

To learn more about floating, kayaking, & canoeing opportunities on the Gasconade River near Dixon, Missouri visit:
http://www.bscfloattrips.com

To learn more about Oak Hills Country Club in Dixon, Missouri visit:
http://www.facebook.com/dixongolfcourse

To see upcoming events, shows, and performances at The Barn near Dixon, Missouri visit: http://www.thebakerband.com

Mountain Man Black Powder Family Fun Day Radio Spot 1304

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Experience life in the pre 1840’s fur trade at the Mountain Man / Black Powder Family Fun Day April 27th. Enjoy food, tomahawk throwing, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, Indian song writing, and more.

For details on this event and a calendar of upcoming events log on to http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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BBQ, Mud, and Guns make for a lotta Fun!

Welcome to our first Pulaski County USA Blog! This blog’s purpose is to showcase all of the fun things to do in America’s Heartland, home of Fort Leonard Wood, aka “Fort Lost in the Woods.” In our attempt to change this image, sit back and enjoy the ride as we prove why we are not “Lost in the Woods” anymore!

Our plan is to post a new blog every Monday, but while we are still learning how to do this blog thing, we are a little late this week…about 4 days late! Whoops! Due to the Labor Day Holiday Weekend coming up, our next blog will be late as well, but please join us on Tuesday for more Pulaski County Adventures!

This past weekend was a big weekend for events in Pulaski County USA; there were at least five events going on at nearly the same time! Peppers Sports Bar and Grill, in Saint Robert, started the weekend off right with “Light it up Night” featuring the OG’s Motorcycle Riding Club, Fo’Sho’ Car Club and Bill Schaar Racing. This car show lit up Historic Route 66 with great music, karaoke, dancing, door prizes, and raffles with all of the proceeds going toward the USO. The turnout for this event was amazing, which in turn helps the USO a great deal! Great cause, Great fun!ImagePhoto by Tina Marie Sullivan

Saturday the Pulaski County Shrine Club hosted a BBQ Cook-off to raise funds for the Shrine Kids! This event, however, was no ordinary cook-off… The BBQ Cook-off contestants started cooking on Friday in an attempt to make the best possible meat to win-over their judges. This attempt led to great meat, but also a great party! Nearly 150 people, including the contestants, showed up for this pre-event party which led to some pretty tasty BBQ the next day. Once Saturday approached, the smell of BBQ filled the air. With four different categories (Pork Ribs, Pork, Beef Brisket, Chicken) and 10lbs of meat per category, approximately 720lbs of meat was cooked and then sold at $8 a plate to raise money. Needless to say this was a very successful fundraiser for the Shrine Club! Team Critterville Cookers won the best overall BBQ, but there was no bad meat that day. Even local fire and police departments joined in the art of the BBQ. The great thing about this event is that while it is a great time for people to enjoy cooking and eating BBQ, it is also a great event for the kids! This year they had a bouncy house, obstacle course, climbing wall, several games, and kids karaoke that came at no cost to the children or parents. The entire day was filled with “good hometown fun!”  Don’t miss it next year!Image

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The Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County has a Gun, Knife, and Archery Show every year in order to raise money for scholarships. This year was no different! The 3rd Annual Gun Show was held Saturday and Sunday at the Saint Robert Community Center. Vendors came from all over to Buy, Sell, and Trade! While there were vendors set up at the show, anyone could sell; and they got quite creative! There was a man who rolled his cart around the show all weekend, just to bring attention to his products. There was another guy who taped a large For Sale flag on the barrels of his guns, making them very noticeable. One of the most creative was a man who taped a list of what he had to sell on his back and proceeded to walk around the show. It proved to be a very successful show for the Kiwanis Club with approximately 1700 people coming in and out of the doors the whole weekend. Save the date next year and don’t miss your chance to Buy, Sell, and Trade!Image


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Dixon is becoming known as the Music Town around these parts! This weekend The Missouri Festival Park hosted country singers Buddy Jewell and Jeff Bates for an “Intimate Concert Experience.” Local hometown Dixon girls Heather Renee and Jacinda Rae were the lucky ladies to open the concert for the Nashville stars. The event took place outside and while there was a chance of rain, the concert was spared! The outdoor setting was the perfect place for this acoustic and very intimate concert and we look forward to more great entertainment out of our new music capital!ImagePhoto by Cassandra Thompson

Something that we are very excited about is the new Mud Park in Crocker! People wouldn’t believe the amount of questions we get about “Where can we ride our ATVs?” or “Are there any fun riding trails around here?” Well now there are! Let’s Play in the Mud mud park had their Grand Opening this past weekend and with an attendance of nearly 200 they have decided to open up this weekend as well! So grab your big trucks, jeeps, and ATVs and run the giant mud pit or take a fun ride along their dirt trails! This weekend is taco weekend, so enjoy some authentic Mexican food, play in the mud, all while enjoying a good ole time hanging out with your friends! They will be open every other weekend!ImageImagePhotos by Marisa Watson

More events that took place this week were the 12th Annual Know Your World Reception, hosted by the International Student Office, featuring different cuisines from the many different Military Students training at Fort Leonard Wood. Richland hosted the Championship Youth Bull Riding (CYBR) Competition, with mutton bust, calf riding,
pee wee bulls, junior bulls, senior bulls followed by open bull riding at the end of the event.  The competition was held in conjuction with a Catfish Dinner making the event so successful that the CYBR will be coming back to town next year!  Like I mentioned earlier, this was a big weekend for events, so if you didn’t get to enjoy them, make sure you tune in next year because they are bound to be bigger and better!

As for next weekend, we quickly have Labor Day Weekend approaching and there is a little something for everyone! If you feel like getting down with your country side, be sure to come out to The Barn in Dixon for a great show by Restless Heart! Maybe you are ready to party and get a little crazy this weekend? Then the Shrine Club is where you want to be! The Freedom of the Road Riders are having their 2012 Homecoming complete with vendors, great food, and a lot of music! Looking for something fun to do with the family? We have the perfect event! Crocker is hosting Railroad Days this weekend in honor of the railroad that first fueled the town! There will be live music, a parade, and no hometown festival is complete without a street dance! And if the Hurricane weather has you down this weekend, don’t worry, all of the events are Rain or Shine so get out of the house and do something fun!!

If there are any questions on events, please see our website at www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com or give us a call at 877-858-TOUR!

Until Next Week,
Cassie Lemus
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau