This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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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

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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

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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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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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