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

Frisco Railroad Caboose in Crocker, MO

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.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of May 18, 2015-May 24, 2015

May 22-25- Mid America Freedom Rally XXVII
What: Largest motorcycle rally in Mid Missouri
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club
When: Gates open the 22nd at Noon, events runs through the morning of May 26th.
Cost: MRO members $25 per person, Non-members $30
Contact: Freedom of the Road Riders (Anita Servos)- 573.821.6766

May 22-25 Freedom Rally

May 23- 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 Farmers Market Logo

May 23- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in 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

Museums In Waynesville

 May 23- 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 in 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 (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:
May 29: CXMMA International MMA Fights
May 30: Route 66 Summer Jam

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Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center Logo

Events for the week of September 23rd, 2013 –September 29th, 2013

September 27th, 28th, & 29th -The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
What: Community theater production
Where: Theater On The Square, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday7:30 pm Curtain
Sunday 2:30 pm Curtain
Cost: Adults- $10, Children 12 & Under- $5
Contact: Tracy Moran- 573.855.6625

September 27th, 28th, & 29th- The Dead In Dixon Indie Horror Film Festival
What: Featuring the best in independent horror films, and your chance to be in a feature length horror movie that will be filmed over the course of the festival.
Where: Missouri Festival Park, Dixon
When: Call for details
Cost: Call for details
Contact: Missouri Festival Park- 573.759.2378

For lodging options in Pulaski County USA please visit http://www.pulaskicountyusa.com/hotel_options.asp

 Dixon Event Flyer

Dead In Dixon Event Flyer

September 27th- 72nd Military Police Regimental Golf Tournament
Where: Piney River Golf Course
When: Shotgun start at 9:00 am
Cost: $50 per person
Contact: Georgie Trotter- 573.329.4770

September 27th- Truck & Tractor Pull
*Rescheduled from September 20th
Where: Jeremiah Brackett Pulling Track, Richland
When: 7 pm
Cost: Adults- $10, Children 12 & Under- FREE
Contact: Jerry Pemberton- 573.765.2711

SMTTPA Truck & Tractor Pull Flyer

SMTTPA Truck & Tractor Pull Flyer

September 28th- 7th Annual Run For The Paws 5K Run/Walk
What: Benefit 5K, dogs welcome
Where: Sellers-Sexton, Saint Robert
When: Registration 7:30 am, Run 9:00 am
Cost: Adult- $25, Youth- $15
Contact: Barb Easterla- 573.452.3862

7th Annual Run For The Paws 5K Run/Walk

7th Annual Run For The Paws 5K Run/Walk Flyer

September 28th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

September 28th- Poker Run to benefit the PTSD For Missouri
Where: Starts at Skyline Honda/Yamaha Waynesville
When: Registration begins at 9:30 am, first bike out at 10 a,
Cost: $15 per person, $5 per rider
Contact: Skyline Honda/Yamaha- 573.774.2008

Poker Run to benefit the PTSD For Missouri Flyer

Poker Run to benefit the PTSD For Missouri Flyer

September 28th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

September 28th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

September 28th- Heart For A Heart Poker Run
Where: Pulaski County Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: Registration begins at 11 am, first bike out at 12 pm
Cost: $15 per bike, $5 per passenger
Contact: Anthony Bowman- 573.855.0047

Heart For A Heart Poker Run Flyer

Heart For A Heart Poker Run Flyer

September 28th- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation starts at dusk and lasts three hours. Call for specifics.
Cost: $25 per person, space is limited, reservations required
Contact: Dawnmarie Cecora- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House September / October Flyer

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House September / October Flyer

LOOKING AHEAD:
October 2nd – October 6th : 87th Engineers-Vietnam Reunion
October 3: The Lacs LIVE In Concert
October 4 & 5: PFAA presents The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
October 5: Sports Card & Collectibles Show
October 5: Frogtoberfest
October 5: Pop’s Ride
October 5: Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

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

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Events for the week of August 19th –August 25th, 2013

August 24th- Get There & Share 5K
What: 5K
Where: Roubidoux Springs Campground, Waynesville
When: Registration begins at 7 am, Run begins at 8 am
Cost: $30
Contact: Melissa Martinez-573.433.6684

Get There & Share 5K Flyer

Get There & Share 5K Flyer

August 24th – 25th Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show
What: Two days of buying, selling, & trading of guns, knives, and archery supplies
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: August 24th: 9 am until 5 pm
August 25th: 9 am until 3 pm
Cost: $5 entry fee
Contact: Jerry Booker: 573.433.6507

Gun, Knife, & Archery Show Flyer

Gun, Knife, & Archery Show Flyer

August 24th-Crytsal McGlawn Humphrey’s Benefit Poker Run Float
What: Poker Run- Canoe & Kayak style
Where: Elbow Inn & BBQ, Devils Elbow
When: Registration starts at 10 am
Cost: $25 per person, $10 each additional hand, floating device INCLUDED
Contact: Angie Hale-573.855.4733

August 24th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

August 24th- Richland Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: 200 block of South Pine, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett: 573.765.4033

August 24th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

August 24th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:

August 31st: Railroad Days
August 31st: BBQ Cook-Off
September 7th: 1st Annual Joint Rec Golf Scramble
September 7th: Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

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

Pulaski County USA, Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center would like to advise everyone, that in spite of the recent flood event, ‪#‎PulaskiCountyUSA‬ is open for business! Our hoteliers are ready for your stay, our restaurants are ready to serve you a delicious meal, our museums are ready to show you a piece of history, our antique stores are ready to show you their treasures, and our outfitters are ready for your family’s float on the scenic and gentle Big Piney & Gasconade Rivers. Come spend the weekend with us and let us show you and your family why we are A Welcome Place In America’s Heartland! ‪#‎VisitMO‬

Pulaski County USA is open for business!

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Events for the week of July 29th –August 4th, 2013

WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
August 2nd – August 4th: 12th Transportation Reunion

August 2nd – I-44 Shoot Out Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull
What: Truck and tractor pull competition
Where: Jeremiah Brackett Pulling Track, Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: 7 pm
Cost: Adults $15, Kids 5-10 $5, Under 5 FREE
Contact: 573.765.2711

I-44 Shoot Out Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull flyer

I-44 Shoot Out Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull flyer

August 3rd – Lights & Sirens 5K Kolor Run
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Registration begins at 6 am, race starts at 7 am
Cost: Adults $20, Kids 6-12 $10, 5 & Under FREE
Contact: Gwen Andrewcavage 573.202.5451

Lights & Sirens 5K Kolor Run flyer

Lights & Sirens 5K Kolor Run flyer

August 3rd- Pulaski County Motorcycle & Car Show
What: Motorcycle, car, & tattoo show
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: Show and contest begins at 11 am
Cost: Adults $5, Kids 12 & Under FREE
Contact: Chris Leaverton- 573.433.6960

Pulaski County Motorcycle & Car Show flyer

Pulaski County Motorcycle & Car Show flyer

August 3rd- Ride 4 Our Heroes
What: Motorcycle ride benefiting Wish 4 Our Heroes
Where: Starts at Skyline Cycles and ends at Waynesville City Park
When: Registration 10 am, Kickstands Up 12 noon
Cost: $20
Contact: Viki- 573.433.2043

Ride 4 Our Heroes flyer

Ride 4 Our Heroes flyer

August 3rd- Paranormal Investigation of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Call for start time
Cost: $20
Contact: Dawnmarie Cecora- 573.528.2149

August 3rd- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

August 3rd- Richland Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: 200 block of South Pine, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett: 573.765.4033

August 3rd- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

August 3rd- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:

August 10th: Local 28 Memorial Ride
August 17th: Run For The Fallen

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

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Events for the week of July 1st –July 7th, 2013

WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
July 3rd: International Military Students

July 4th- “These Colors Don’t Run” 5K / 10K
What: 5K / 10K Color Run
Where: Davidson Fitness Center, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7 am
Cost: $25
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573.596.4359

Flyer for Color 5K / 10K on Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County, MO

Flyer for Color 5K / 10K on Fort Leonard Wood

July 4th- MWR Independence Day Celebration
What: Car Show, Volleyball Tournament, Salute To The Nation, U.S. Army Soldier Show, 399th Army Band, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Dunk Tank, NASCAR Simulator, Concessions, Vendors, Fireworks
Where: Gammon Field, Fort Leonard Wood
When: Activities start at 3 pm
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573.596.6913

Flyer for 4th of July Celebration on Fort Leonard Wood, in Pulaski County Missouri

Flyer for 4th of July Celebration on Fort Leonard Wood, in Pulaski County Missouri

July 5th & July 6th- Red, White, and Blue Chili & Dutch Oven Cook-Off
What: Chili & Dutch Oven Cook-Off
Where: Missouri Festival Park, Dixon
When: Call for details
Cost: Call for details
Contact: Missouri Festival Park- 573.759.2378
For information regarding Pulaski County lodging options contact Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573.336.6355

July 6th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

July 6th:- Richland Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: 200 block of South Pine, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett: 573.765.4033

July 6th- Buckhorn Blast & Passport Poker Run
What: Family fun activities, passport style poker run, & fireworks
Where: Pulaski County-Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: Passport Poker Run– Register between 8 am and 12 Noon, all passports returned by 7 pm
Family Day/Fireworks- Activities begin at noon and fireworks begin at 10 pm
Cost: Passport Poker Run– $15 per person, $25 per couple
Family Day/Fireworks– $5 per person, under 12 FREE
Contact: Mike “Taz” Moeller- 573.528.1528

Flyer for Buckhorn Blast & Passport Poker Run

Flyer for Buckhorn Blast & Passport Poker Run

July 6th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

July 6th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

July 6th- Richland Independence Day Celebration
What: Pork Tenderloin Dinner & Fireworks
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: DJ entertainment and food begins at 6 pm, fireworks display begins at approximately 9:15 pm
Cost: Nominal fee for food, entertainment & fireworks display are FREE
Contact: Richland Park Board- 573.765.3532

July 6th- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation at the historic Talbot House
Where: Talbot House Antiques & Collectibles, 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Call for start time
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required
Contact: Dawnmarie Cecora- 573.528.2149

Looking Ahead:

July 12th & 13th- PFAA Presents: “Oliver Twist”
July 13th & July 14th- Gospel, Bluegrass, & Fish Fry Festival
July 13th- 4-Da Dawgs Car Show

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Events for the week of June 24th – June 30th, 2013

WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
June 25th: International Military Students
June 25th: Travel Masters

June 29th- James Dean Burton Poker Run
What: All type vehicle Poker Run
Where: Crocker VFW
When: Check In 9:00 am until 10:00 am, first bike out 10:00 am
Cost: $20 rider / hand, $10 passenger
Contact: Joe Burton 417-459-0901

June 29 James Burton Poker Run Flyer

June 29 James Burton Poker Run Flyer

June 29th- Janet’s Wish Poker Run
What: Poker Run
Where: Begins at Ozark Harley Davidson, ends at Pulaski County – Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club
When: 11:00 am
Cost: $20
Contact: Billie 573-793-3367

June 29th- Derrick “Homeboy” Biggs Poker Run
What: Poker Run
Where: Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Laquey
When: Registration begins at Noon, first bike out at 1:00 pm
Cost: $15 per hand, $5 per extra hand or passenger
Contact: Anthony Bowman 573-690-7666

June 29 Derrick "Homeboy" Biggs Poker Run Flyer

June 29 Derrick “Homeboy” Biggs Poker Run Flyer

June 29th- Richland Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: 200 block of South Pine, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett: 573-765-4033

June 29th – Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market & Gardening Class: “Seed Starting”
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573-586-8438

June 29th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573-435-6766

June 29th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573-855-3644

Looking Ahead:

July 4th- Fort Leonard Wood 4th of July Celebration
July 5th & 6th- Red, White, & Blue Chili & Dutch Oven Cook-off & Country Music Festival
July 6th- City of Richland Independence Day Celebration
July 6th- Buckhorn Blast
July 6th-Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

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