This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of August 31, 2015-September 6, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
Widow’s Sons National Gathering

September 4 & 5- Haunted River Float
What: Thrilling haunted river float on the Big Piney River
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00-10:00 pm
Cost: $25, Kids 5 and under FREE
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639

Haunted River Floats

September 5- 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!

September 5- Railroad Days
What: Family friendly street festival celebrating Crocker’s railroad roots
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 9:30 am- 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327

September 5 Railroad Days Tagged

September 5- 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

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

September 5- 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

September 5- 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 House

Looking Ahead:
September 12, 19, & 26- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26- Haunted River Float
September 12- Cannon Range Air Show
September 18- PCSW Farmer’s Market at Fort Leonard Wood
September 18 & 19- Dixon’s Cow Days
September 19, 20, 26 & 27- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
September 19 & 26- Boiling Spring Campground Pumpkin Patch
September 25- Women’s Expo
September 25 & 26- Southern Gospel Reunion
September 25 & 26- The Haunted Hill

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

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 August 25, 2014-September 2, 2014

August 30- Richland Farmers Market
What: Farmers Market
Where: Frisco Park, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett- 573.765.4033

Pulaski County USA loves Farmers Markets!

Pulaski County USA loves Farmers Markets!

August 30- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until 1 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

August 30- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
What: Historic courthouse on 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: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Both of Waynesville's Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

Both of Waynesville’s Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

August 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 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

August 30- 42nd Annual Railroad Days
What: Family friendly street festival
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: Activities start at 9 am
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327

Railroad Days has been held in Crocker, Missouri since 1972.

Railroad Days has been held in Crocker, Missouri since 1972.

August 30 & 31- Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show
What: Buy, sell, and trade, over 100 vendors
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: August 30- 9 am until 5 pm
August 31- 9 am until 3 pm
Cost: $5 entry fee
Contact: Jerry- 573.433.6507

August 30 & 31- Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show

August 30 & 31- Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show

Looking Ahead:
September 6- Shrimp Festival
September 6- Hicks In The Sticks

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN- Join the finish line festivities in downtown Waynesville October 2nd!

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or “Like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
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Events for the week of August 26th –September 2nd, 2013

WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
August 28th: International Military Students

August 31st- Railroad Days
What: Family friendly street festival celebrating Crocker’s heritage as a railroad town
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: Activities begin at 9 am and run until 11 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Justin Smith-573.528.0940

Crocker's Railroad Days Flyer

Crocker’s Railroad Days Flyer

August 31st- BBQ Cook-Off
What: BBQ competition & family fun day
Where: Pulaski County – Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: Call for details
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Kevin Cordry: 573.586.9801

Pulaski County - Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club BBQ Cook-Off Flyer

Pulaski County – Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club BBQ Cook-Off Flyer

August 31st- 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 31st- 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 31st- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

August 31st- 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:

September 5th-8th: 19th Combat Engineers Reunion
September 7th: Route 66 Assn. of Missouri “Rockin To The Devil Rollin To The Saints” Auto Tour
September 7th: 1st Annual Joint Rec Golf Scramble
September 7th: Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
September 7th: ShrimpFestival

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 August 5th –August 11th, 2013

August 10th – Freedom Of The Road Riders Local #28 Memorial Ride
What: Organized group motorcycle ride
Where: Pulaski County-Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club
When: 11 am
Cost: FREE
Contact: Larry Wheeler- 573.855.7291

Local #28 Memorial Ride Flyer

Local #28 Memorial Ride Flyer

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

August 10th- 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 17th: Run For The Fallen
August 24th & August 25t: Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show
August 24th: Get There and Share 5K
August 24th: Benefit Poker Run Float
August 31st: Railroad Days
August 31st: BBQ Cook-Off

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

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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

Crocker: Remembering The Railroads

Frisco Depot Museum in Crocker, MO

Frisco Depot Museum in Crocker, MO

The days when railroads ruled America may have gone the way of the steam engine, but the town of Crocker preserves its railroad history with pride. From the railroad tracks that date back to the Frisco Railroad to the red caboose that resides in the heart of town, Crocker embraces its rail roots. What began as a small trading post in the 1800s, has grown to be a charming Midwestern town surrounded by the Ozark hills and meandering Gasconade River. Crocker’s history isn’t limited to the railroads, however; the James Gang, the notorious band of criminals who frequently robbed stagecoaches, trains, and banks, once traveled the area regularly. Rumor has it that Jesse James had a cousin who lived in town.

Frisco Caboose at Norma Lea's Frisco Park in Crocker, MO.

Frisco Caboose at Norma Lea’s Frisco Park in Crocker, MO.

Railroad enthusiasts, history buffs and those who are simply curious are drawn to Crocker’s Frisco Depot Museum and Norma Lea Frisco Park. The depot was the last in Pulaski County and served as the mail pick-up and drop-off point for the rest of the county. Now a museum, the original structure is home not only to county antiques, photographs and old train logs, but also to warm memories. The Crocker City Park holds several exciting events each year from horse rodeos, ATV rodeos, youth bull riding, to the annual Labor Day weekend Railroad Days Celebration. Fall activities include two farms offering hayrides, petting zoos, corn and hay stack mazes, antique tractor display and more. This is a great opportunity for families and youth groups to discover and appreciate life on the farm.

Norma Lea's Frisco Park in Crocker, Missouri

Norma Lea’s Frisco Park in Crocker, Missouri

Crocker displays its patriotism.

Crocker displays its patriotism.

 

What Rain?

What a rainy Labor Day Weekend in Pulaski County USA…but it didn’t stop us!  We began our holiday weekend with a concert at Music in the Barn in Dixon.  That’s right, I said The Barn, and that is just what it is!  We may be a little bit country out here, but we are proud of it!  The Barn was built in the early 2000’s by Bill and Rebecca Johnson in their hopes of creating a place for family friendly entertainment in their small town community of Dixon, Missouri.  You may be imagining a red barn, with dirt floors and animals, but this barn is quite the opposite.  With concrete floors, heat and air, combined with a state of the art stage and sound/lighting system, you wouldn’t even notice you were in a barn!  They have had many great acts over the last couple of years including Gene Watson, John Anderson, Pam Tillis, Marty Haggard, and just recently Restless Heart, to name a few.

Restless Heart put on an amazing show for the folks at The Barn this Labor Day Weekend!  Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman had such a great time, she asked me if she could write a guest blog this week and I graciously accepted.  Here is what she had to say:

“I discovered Music in the Barn a couple of years ago and have been fortunate enough to see several shows there.  My favorites were Gene Watson and T. Graham Brown, until this performance by Restless Heart.  Every song they sang took me back to a great memory of our married life.  Such great songs as, “I’ll Still be Loving You”, “Bluest Eyes in Texas” and “Tell me Why” all made me smile.  I was dancing in my chair and singing every word.  Thank you, Baker Family, for bringing good country music to Pulaski County.” – Loved it, LugeImage

Photo and Video by Cassie Lemus

After an amazing concert in Dixon on Friday night, Saturday was just as busy with the 40th Annual Railroad Days Festival in Crocker!  The thing I would like to mention is that Friday, Hurricane Isaac had moved in to our area and by Saturday he wasn’t budging.  This made for a very rainy weekend, but the folks of Crocker didn’t care; no storm was going to take away from their long-time tradition.  Vendors and music lined the streets of Downtown Crocker on Saturday, but the parade was the main attraction that day.  I never would have imagined that so many people would come out to watch the parade in the pouring rain, but small-town railroad pride is obviously stronger than a hurricane.  The sidewalks were lined with umbrellas and kids were running after candy being thrown from the floats.  It was almost as if no one noticed it was raining; except maybe the rain-soaked people in the parade…  All-in-all Crocker Railroad Days was successful regardless of the hardball that Mother Nature decided to throw at us!Image

Photo and Video by Cassie Lemus

The Biker Homecoming Rally, this weekend, put the “wild” in “wet n’ wild” out at the Shrine Club in Buckhorn!  This event was put on by the Freedom of the Road Riders and volunteers from the Christian Motorcycle Association were there to help.  The weekend was wet, which put a damper on some of the activities, but these bikers made the best of it and had a great rally.  They had a large bike show followed by great live entertainment every night of the rally.  If you love bikes and you have never been to one of our rallies, then you need to make plans to attend the next one!  They are always a lot of fun and people always come back the following year!Image
Photo by Jamie Roberts

The United States Army Prime Power School stopped in Pulaski County this weekend where they hosted a reunion for all individuals affiliated with the facility. The state-of-art school was completed in 2010 and was handed over to the 249th Engineer Battalion. The battalion generates commercial-grade electricity to military installations and federal relief organizations.  The reunion took place on September 1st with approximately 100 attendees.  The Market Basket out of Richland catered their luncheon at the school and nearly 25 of the attendees got together Friday night before the reunion and had dinner at the Cave Restaurant in Richland, in which they very much enjoyed!Image
Photo by Vern Moline

We may have had a very wet and muddy weekend over here in Pulaski County USA, but the fact that we had three successful events and a military reunion during a hurricane weekend just goes to show that we aren’t afraid of a little rain!  If fun is to be had, we will have it!  Please stay tuned to this weekend where we will have our first annual Saint to Saint Relay Race.  Runners in teams of four will run ten miles each until they complete the forty-one miles from Saint Robert to Saint James.  Saturday night, if you enjoy car shows, cruise on out to Crossroads in Richland for awesome classic cars and motorcycles!  Enjoy great music by a great DJ as well as food and prizes.  Be sure to come back next week, where we will recap all of the events that are going on this weekend.  It’s always a fun day in Pulaski County USA 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