This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of September 25-October 1, 2017

Welcome to the following groups:
September 26: Netherlands Ministery of Defence

September 25-September 30: Military Police Regimental Week

September 29-October 1 MidKnight Hollowfest
What: Halloween festival featuring Zombie Olympics, Belly Dancing, Martial Arts Demonstration and more.
Where: New Look Consignment, 743 Missouri Avenue, Suite 6, Saint Robert
When: Starts Friday at 5:00 p.m., ends Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Gary Rogers– 573.528.6649

MidKnight Hollowfest 2017 Saint Robert, MO

 

September 29 & 30- Haunted River Float
What: Haunted float trip on the Gasconade River
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: First float at dark, last check-in at 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Ruby’s Landing– 573.855.9567

Haunted River Float on the Gasconade River near Waynesville

 

September 30- 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

 

September 30 & October 1- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch and family-friendly autumn activities & concessions
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 admission (ages 2 & up)
Contact: Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (Marilyn Moehle)- 573.759.9045

September 30- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, call for exact start time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations

 

September 29 & 30- Rising Haunted Attraction
What: Haunted attraction
Where: 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until midnight
Cost: $10
Contact: Matt Perrine– 573.765.3881

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Looking Ahead:
October 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted House & Corn Maze, Waynesville
October 7Oktoberfest, Fort Leonard Wood
October 7- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville
October 8- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
October 20- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert
October 28- Truck or Treat, Crocker
October 28- Route 66 Challenge, Pulaski County
October 28- Zombie Run 5K/Trunk or Treat, Waynesville
October 28- Halloween Glow Run, Waynesville
October 31- Trick or Treat on Main Street, Dixon
November 4- Moe Bandy Concert, Dixon

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

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of October 10-October 16, 2016

October 11- Kelly Miller Circus
What: America’s One-Ring Wonder!
Where: Waynesville Roubidoux Park
When: Show Times 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adult $16, Child $8, early purchase discount available
Contact: City of Waynesville– 573.774.6171

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October 14 & 15- Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s scariest haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 admission or $20 speed pass
Contact: Haunted Hill (Jackie or Shelly)- 573.337.3225 or 573.337.0928

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October 15- Route 66 Oktoberfest
What: Family-friendly Oktoberfest street festival!
Where: On the Square, Downtown Waynesville
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Route 66 Fest (Audra Berrier)- 573.774.3001

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October 15- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

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Pumpkin Patches:
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch

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Looking Ahead:

October 21, 22, 23- Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch, Crocker
October 22- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 22 & 23- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
October 22 & 23- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch, Waynesville
October 22 &23- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
October 29- Gene Watson Concert, Dixon
October 29- Route 66 Challenge
November 11- Veteran’s Day Parade, Waynesville
November 19- Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild Quilt Show, Saint Robert

Planning for Fall? Check out our A to Z Guide and our Annual Autumn roundup!

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

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of September 26-October 2, 2016

Welcome To The Following Groups-
Bicycle Adventure Club (September 27)
Military Writers Society of America (September 30-October 2)

September 30 & October 1- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of the Haunted River Float on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 p.m until 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping– 573.336.8639

September 30 & October 1- PFAA Presents “Fox on the Fairway”
What: Pulaski Fine Arts Association theater production
Where: Theater On The Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville
When: 7:30 p.m. curtain
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (April York)- 573.337.1184

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Last weekend to catch “The Fox and the Fairway” at Theater on the Square!

September 30 & October 1- Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s scariest haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 admission or $20 speed pass
Contact: Haunted Hill (Jackie)- 573.337.3225

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Haunted Hill is located at 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville, Missouri.

October 1- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K
What: Conquer “Superior Hill” during this half marathon!
Where: Race begins at East Elementary and ends at Frogtoberfest in Waynesville City Park.
When: Race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: Half Marathon $50, 10K $40
Contact: Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries (Melissa Martinez)- 573.433.6684

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Frog Hill Half should be on every half-marathoner’s list!

October 1-Frogtoberfest
What: Family friendly festival celebrating Frog Rock’s birthday.
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Rhea Anne Mathews- 573.774.3050

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Celebrate Frog Rock’s Birthday this Saturday in Waynesville!

October 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

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An evening you won’t soon forget- every Saturday in October!

Pumpkin Patches:
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch

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Looking Ahead:

October 7, 8, & 9- Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch, Crocker
October 8 & 9 Storie’s Pumpkin Patch, Waynesville
October 8 & 9- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
October 8- WDBA Zombie Run, Waynesville
October 8- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 15- Route 66 Oktoberfest, Waynesville
October 29- Route 66 Challenge

Planning for Fall? Check out our A to Z Guide and our Annual Autumn roundup!

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

7 Reasons Why You Should Add The Frog Hill Half To Your Half-Marathon Calendar

The following content was updated August 14, 2017 for the Fourth Annual Frog Hill Half Marathon event that takes place October 7, 2017 in Waynesville, Missouri.

Whether you are a seasoned half-marathoner, or recently began training for your first event, the Frog Hill Half in Waynesville, Missouri is bucket list worthy. Missouri is home to over 50 annual half-marathons but the Frog Hill Half stands out in the crowd. In its fourth year this challenging race is picking up steam and drawing more runners and their families.

1. Centrally Located- Waynesville, the seat of Pulaski County, lies just north of Interstate 44 (Exit 156) and is approximately half way between Saint Louis and Springfield, Missouri. This makes travel to and from the Frog Hill Half a breeze.

2. Route 66- This storied pavement has been revered by “roadies” since the cross country highway was decommissioned in 1985. Runners can truly connect with America’s past during this portion of the course. A small portion of Frog Hill Half retraces part of the route ran during the Trans-American Footrace in 1928.

3. W.H. Croaker- Our list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the race’s namesake. W.H. Croaker is an internationally famous landmark. Carved from an extra large boulder, the brightly colored green and yellow frog rock will silently cheer you on as you pass beneath during your descent into charming downtown Waynesville.

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4. Superior Hill- One portion of the course follows an antebellum road that is gravel and crushed rock. Don’t be lulled by the Ozark scenery as you pass by Roubidoux Spring and follow the river towards the historic Poor Farm. Superior Hill awaits you. This formidable challenge peaks just shy of a half mile and features a 9% grade. You will never forget completing this section of the course.

5. Amenities- Area amenities make the Frog Hill Half a destination. Arrive early and explore Pulaski County’s 33 miles of Route 66, shop the antique stores and gift boutiques, learn the tragic tale of the Cherokee, and feast at unique dining spots. Stay late and discover stunning scenery while kayaking the Big Piney or Gasconade River. Nearby Saint Robert has multiple lodging accommodations that will fit any budget. Race organizers have negotiated a race discount at Baymont Inn & Suites.

6. Family Friendly- The race is organized by F.R.O.G. Fitness Group with a focus on the family. In addition to the half-marathon they offer a 10K the same day. The Leapfrog 5K takes place the evening before the featured race. All three race events end in Waynesville City Park where there will be activities for runners and their families.

7. George Mallory- The famous mountaineer, after being asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, famously retorted “Because it’s there”. You are a half-marathoner and Frog Hill Half is waiting to be conquered.

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Photo courtesy of Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries

 

For dining, lodging, shopping and outfitter information please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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Four Festivals That You Will Love In Pulaski County USA!

1. Cow Days- is a September tradition that dates back to the days of the Great Depression when Dixon merchants enticed customers to shop at their stores by rewarding them with a ticket for a free cow giveaway. Cows are still given away at this family friendly street festival- with a cash option. Food, bands, vendors, and people fill the streets during this one of a kind two day festival. It is udderly fantastic!

Learn more about Cow Days at http://www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com/CowDaysIndex

Live music is part of the family friendly fun at Cow Days in Dixon! Image by Van Beydler.

Live music is part of the family friendly fun at Cow Days in Dixon! Image by Van Beydler.

2. Railroad Days- Held each August in Crocker, MO for more than forty years. This tribute to Crocker’s Frisco Railroad heritage has been bringing crowds to downtown Crocker since 1972. A highlight of the festival is the parade. A beloved tradition, the parade is sure to warm your heart and have you clapping and cheering for the participants. Don’t forget to visit the Frisco Depot Museum during this street festival! Chock full of activities for your entire family! Full steam ahead- Railroad Days is sure to be a hit!

Learn more about Railroad Days at www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

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Crocker celebrates their railroading history every year during Railroad Days!

3. Frogtoberfest- Waynesville’s most unique festival is held each year in October. Celebrating “Frog Rock” (a/k/a W.H. Croaker) this family friendly birthday celebration for Waynesville’s unofficial mascot is guaranteed to generate smiles and laughter!

W.H. Crocker, the inspiration for Frogtoberfest! Photo by Cat Spencer.

W.H. Crocker, the inspiration for Frogtoberfest! Photo by Cat Spencer.

4. Mid-America Freedom Rally– Known far and wide as the mother of all motorcycle rallies in central Missouri! MAFR is three days jack packed with legendary times including amazing bands, vendors, street food, field events, bike shows, and poker runs. Do not miss Sunday’s midnight Rolling Thunder- a goosebump inducing tribute to those who gave all. Bring your bike, your better half, your tent and your cooler- but leave your pets, weapons, and attitudes behind. 18+ to enter.

Learn more about Mid-America Freedom Rally at http://www.midamericafreedomrally.com

Megan Oneal at 2015's Mid-America Freedom Rally. Photo by Dave Campbell of www.bikernet.com. Read Dave's coverage (NSFW) of this event at http://www.bikernet.com/pages/Mid_America_Freedom_Rally.aspx

Megan Oneal at 2015’s Mid-America Freedom Rally. Photo by Dave Campbell of http://www.bikernet.com.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of October 12, 2015-October 18, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
864th Engineer Battalion Alumni Association Reunion
Boy Scouts of America District Camporee

October 14- Kelly Miller Circus
What: America’s One Ring Wonder! Kelly Miller Circus has been entertaining families since 1938!
Where: Roubidoux Park, Waynesville
When: Show times at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m..
Cost: Day of: Adult $16, Child $8, advance ticket discount available
Contact: City of Waynesville-573.774.6171

October 14 CircusOctober 16 & 17- BOSS Haunted House
What: Be afraid…be VERY afraid! Not for the young, squeamish, or weak of heart!
Where: Building 781 (Alabama & Kansas), Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m..
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– 573.596.6913

October 16 Haunted House FLWOctober 16 & 17- The Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, Speed Pass available
Contact: www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted Hill ResizedOctober 17- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

October 17- Crocker Fall Festival
What: 4th annual harvest celebration in Crocker
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m..
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall– 573.736.5327

October 17 Crocker Fall FestivalOctober 17- Route 66 Oktoberfest
What: Family-friendly Oktoberfest street festival
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Route 66 Fest On The Square (Audra Berrier)573.774.3001

October 17 Oktoberfest poster ResizedOctober 17- WDBA Zombie Run 5K
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: Check in at Odyssey Scuba, 227 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Check in begins at 2:00 p.m.. Race begins at 4:00 p.m..
Cost: Pre-registration $15, Day of $20
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Cheryl Keeton) 573.337.2494

October 17 Zombie Run ResizedOctober 17- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot HousePumpkin Patches:

Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch: 573.759.3586
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch: 573.433.4375
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch: 573.433.6324
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch: 573.759.9045

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Autumn!

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Fall!

Harvest some memories this Autumn in Pulaski County USA!
Full event/attraction listing at: www.visitpulaskicounty.org/fall2015/

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of October 5, 2015-October 11, 2015

October 9 & 10- The Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, Speed Pass available
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Mid- Missouri's most frightening haunted attraction is in Pulaski County USA!

Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction is in Pulaski County USA!

October 10- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

October 10- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

An evening that you won't soon forget!

An evening that you won’t soon forget!

October 10- Ken Mellons & Sammy Sadler LIVE In Concert
What: Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family friendly venue.
Where: 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m..
Cost: $25 Adults, Kids 12 & Under FREE
Contact: The Barn (Bill Johnson)-573.433.9370
www.thebakerband.com

Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family-friendly venue!

Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family-friendly venue!

Pumpkin Patches:

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.3586
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573-356-0985
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch- 573-759-9045

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Autumn!

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Fall!

Harvest some memories this Autumn in Pulaski County USA!
Full event/attraction listing at: www.visitpulaskicounty.org/fall2015/

Looking Ahead:

October 14- Kelly Miller Circus
October 16 & 17- The Haunted Hill
October 16 & 17- Boss Haunted House
October 17- Crocker Fall Festival
October 17- Route 66 Oktoberfest
October 17- Zombie Run 5K
October 17- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
October 17 & 18- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
October 17 & 18- Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch