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Events for the week of October 2-October 8, 2017

October 6 & 7- Haunted House & Corn Maze
What: Haunted house and corn maze.
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
Contact: Ruby’s Landing– 573-337-4305

Compressed Haunted House & Corn Maze

October 6 & 7- 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

October 6 & 7- Rising Haunted Attraction
What: Haunted attraction
Where: 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $10
Contact: Rising Haunted Attraction (Matt Perrine)- 573-765-3881

Compressed Rising Haunted Attraction

October 7- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K
What: Half marathon and 10K
Where: East Elementary School, 1501 State Highway F, Waynesville
When: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: F.R.O.G. Fitness Group (Melissa Martinez)- 573-433-6684

Compressed Frog Hill Half

October 7- Oktoberfest
What: Family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration
Where: Pershing Community Center, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– 573-596-6913

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October 7- 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

October 7 & 8- 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

Looking Ahead:
October 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted House & Corn Maze, Waynesville
October 20- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert
October 28- Truck or Treat, Crocker
October 28- Spooktacular Trail of Treats, Richland
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
November 11- Veterans Day Parade, Saint Robert

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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Events for the week of September 11-September 17, 2017

September 15, 16, & 17- PFAA presents “Dracula”
What: Community theater production
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday and Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

September 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 PFAA Dracula

September 15 & 16- Cow Days Festival
What: Win a cow at this family-friendly street festival!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday events start at Noon, Saturday events begin at 10:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Ann Major)- 573.759.2121

September 16 & 17 Cow Days

September 15 & 16- 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 16- 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

September 16- 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 16- 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 16 & 17- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show
What: Two days of buying, selling, & trading
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, Saint Robert
When: Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 entry fee (valid for both days)
Contact: Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County (Jerry)- 573.433.6507

September 16_17 Kiwanis Gun Show

Looking Ahead:

September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 22 & 23- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “Dracula”, Waynesville
September 23 & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 23 & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 23 & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Fort Leonard Wood
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
September 29, & 30- Rising Haunted Attraction, 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

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Events for the week of July 3-July 9, 2017

July 4- Independence Day Celebration
What: Patriotic family friendly celebration featuring live entertainment and the area’s largest fireworks display.
Where: Gammon Field, Fort Leonard Wood
When: Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m..
Cost: FREE admission and open to the public.
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– 573-596-6913
For Fort Leonard Wood Access information contact 573.596.0590

July 8- 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

July 8- 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:

July 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 15, 22, & 29Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 15Fabulous Fakes Dinner Show, Dixon
July 29 & 30Old Settlers Day, Waynesville
August 51903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 5Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 5Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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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Events for the week of April 24-April 30, 2017

Welcome to Pulaski County USA- Engineer Regimental Week!

April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair
What: Family-friendly living history event- experience life in pre 1840’s fur trade and mountain man encampment.
Where: Kickapoo Trace Club, 16490 Cracklin Drive, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders (Earl Ellegood)- 573.855.0984

April 29 KTM Fun Day

April 29- 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

April 29- 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:

May 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 6- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse, Waynesville
May 6- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
May 13- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse, Waynesville
May 13- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
May 20- You Lead From The Front 5K/10K, Fort Leonard Wood
May 20- Vintage Market Day & Classic Car Cruise-In, Dixon
May 20- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 20- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 26 thru May 29- Mid America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
May 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvous & Fun Day

By Laura Huffman

In 1822, while serving as Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor, William Henry Ashley and Andrew Henry formed Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Ashley devised a plan to connect trappers and traders by meeting each year at a predetermined location to exchange furs, goods, and money. This system came to be known as the rendezvous system and the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous was held for fifteen years, beginning in 1825.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Bob Stormer describes the importance of the rendezvous to the trappers and traders:

“Since the mountain men primarily survived by trapping, they needed a way to sell their furs without having to travel back east. The rendezvous provided them with a fairly convenient way to sell them. It also provided a source for them to resupply their necessities such as powder and lead balls, and food staples.”

Mountain women will be at the rendezvous too! Pictured: Lorie Cerda. Image courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

Mountain women will be at the rendezvous too! Pictured: Lorie Cerda. Image courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

The rendezvous most likely would have been a much anticipated event for those attending- a chance to socialize and prove themselves in games of might, chance, and precision. Occasionally tourists from as far as Europe would make the trek to attend the rendezvous festivities. James Beckwourth, a fur trader and author, described a Rocky Mountain Rendezvous as “Mirth, songs, dancing, shouting, trading, running, jumping, singing, racing, target-shooting, yarns, frolic”.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders member Dave Cartner at the forge. Image courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders member Dave Cartner at the forge. Image courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

The rendezvous went the way of America’s fur trade and the beaver hat, but Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders are committed to keeping the rendezvous traditions and memory alive. Each April, on the last Saturday, for the last several years the club has invited the public to celebrate the Rendezvous spirit during their Rendezvous/Trade Fair & Fun Day. This year’s event will be held April 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Kickapoo Trace Club near Dixon. Admittance is free.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvous & Fun Day is held the last Saturday in April near Dixon, MO.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvous & Fun Day is held the last Saturday in April near Dixon, MO.

The event will include shooting, tomahawk throwing, fire starting and blacksmithing. The grounds will be filled with the sounds of laughter, logs being hewn, and the blacksmith’s hammer and anvil. Members of the club will be dressed in fringed buckskin and other period clothing and furs will hang on lodge poles. The aroma of “vittles” being prepared in a traditional dutch oven will hang in the air—and make your stomach growl.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders will display primitive cooking skills- including the use of dutch ovens. Photo courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders will display primitive cooking skills- including the use of dutch ovens. Photo courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

Club members will be on hand to demonstrate the basics of black powder rifle firing (visitors will be able to fire a rifle) and the art of throwing a tomahawk for bragging rights. Hint- step forward when throwing and end with your hand pointing at the target.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvous is a family-friendly event and Stormer states that it would “make an excellent field trip” for homeschool families. The event is chock full of history, biology/mammalogy, science, and fun.

To learn more about Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders contact President Earl Ellegood at kickapootracemuzzleloaders@gmail.com.

To learn more about things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri, including restaurant and lodging guides, please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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Events for the week of November 14-November 20, 2016

Welcome To The Following Groups:
Edgerton’s Travel- November 14

November 19- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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November 19- Gone To Pieces Quilt Show
What: Hosted by Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild, this show will feature a variety of quilts, including several Missouri State Fair award winning quilts.
Where: Saint Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive
When: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. .
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild (Bonnie Kinkel)- 573.774.9990

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November 19- The Baker Band & Friends
What: Family-friendly variety show
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Show begins at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: The Barn, Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370

Looking Ahead:

November 26- City of Lights Kick Off, Richland
November 26- Laura Ashley LIVE In Concert, Richland
December 1 through 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 1- Christmas On The Square, Waynesville
December 2 & 3- “A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 3- Christmas Parade, Laquey
December 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 4- Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade, Waynesville
December 9 & 10- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker
December 9, 10, & 11- “A Seuessified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 10- Christmas Parade, Richland
December 10- Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon

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