#Throwback Thursday- E.A. Steckel & Ozark Springs Resort

Edmund Albert Steckel, founder of Ozark Springs Resort at Turkey Ridge, Missouri, in #PulaskiCountyUSA

Edmund Albert Steckel, founder of Ozark Springs Resort at Turkey Ridge, Missouri.

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is a tribute to #PulaskiCountyUSA’s busiest man, Edmund Albert Steckel. During the years of his constant flurry of activity, 1909-1928, E.A. Steckel opened Ozark Springs Resort in 1922. The old resort property is still a destination today as visitors, tourists, and curiosity seekers travel to The Cave Restaurant & Resort to enjoy a meal in the restaurant that is located inside a pre-historic cave that overlooks the Gasconade River.

To learn more about E.A. Steckel, Ozark Springs Resort, & Turkey Ridge, please refer to the 2011 edition of the Old Settlers Gazette which can be found here: http://www.oldstagecoachstop.org/webgeezer/Gazette11/E.%20A.%20Steckel%20Ozark%20Springs.pdf

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This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center Logo

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center Logo

Events for the week of October 7th, 2013 –October 12th, 2013

October 7 & 8: JR Travelers

October 11th- Moccasin Creek In Concert
Where: Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Laquey
When: 7 pm
Cost: Call for details
Contact: Roadhouse Bar & Grill- 573.765.5002

Moccasin Creek In Concert at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Laquey, MO

Moccasin Creek In Concert at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Laquey, MO

October 12th – Trot For Tots 5K Run/Walk
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: Registration begins at 6:30 am, Run begins at 7:30 am
Cost: $25
Contact: 573.528.4425

Trot For Tots 5K Flyer

Trot For Tots 5K Flyer

October 12th- Walk & 5K Run For Life
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Registration begins at 8 am, Run begins at 9 am
Cost: $20
Contact: Free Women’s Center, George Heib: 573.774.4992

October 12th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

October 12th- 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

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes:

BSC Outdoors- 573.759.7294
Deep Woods Farm- 573.759.3586
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573.356.0985
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.9045

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

Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Autumn in Pulaski County USA is the perfect season to gather your family and friends together creating memories that will last a lifetime. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, punkin’ chunkin’, hay stack mazes, float trips (even a haunted one!), farmers markets, haunted houses (even an outdoor haunted trail!), paranormal investigations and Oktoberfest celebrations —there truly is something for everyone. Harvest some memories in Pulaski County, Missouri!

Frogtober Fest
Waynesville City Park
October 5
FREE admission
Contact: Rhea Ann Mathews- 573.774.3050
*Frogtober Fest is an annual celebration of Waynesville’s “Frog Rock” also known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker. This year’s family friendly festival marks Croakers’ Sweet 16 birthday.

October 5 Frogtober Fest

Route 66 OktoberFest On The Square
Downtown Waynesville
October 19, 11 am until 5 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Tim Berrier)- 573.774.3001

October 19 Route 66 Oktoberfest

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
25530 Republic Road
Waynesville, MO 65583
Last 2 weekends in Sept. & every weekend in Oct. 10 am – Dark
$5.00 per person Toddlers 2 & under free

Uncle Bucks Pumpkin Patch
10800 Highway D
Dixon, MO
573-759-9045 / 573-239-1757
Open Sept. 28 – Nov. 3 (Weekends)
Open all day Oct.14, 2013 (Columbus Day)
Hours: 9am – Dusk
Schools and Weekdays by Appointment
$5.00 ages 2 and up.

Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch
10103 Beatty Road
Crocker, MO 65452
Open Weekends Sept. 28 – Oct.
Open Weekends: Fri 3:30-6:30
Sat. and Sun. 9:30-6:30
18 and under $6.00 includes pumpkin
Adults $4.00 (no pumpkin)

BSC Outdoors
Corn maze and pumpkin patch
18700 Cliff Road
Dixon, MO 65459
Weekdays by appointment only
Sept. 27 – Nov. 2
Fri 4:00 – 8:30
Sat 10:00 – 8:30
Sun 2:00 – 6:00
Adults $5.00
Kids 5-12 $3.00
Kids 4 & under free

Deep Woods Farm
19050 North Hwy 133
Crocker, MO 65452 (Hancock, MO)
Open September 28 – October 31
Sat. 10 – 5 Sun. Noon – 5
Weekdays: By appointment or schedule
$5.00 per person & 2 and under free

Pulaski County Farmers Market
Downtown Waynesville
Every Saturday, 8 am until 12 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon- 573.586.8438

The Haunted Hill
22235 Red Wing Road
Waynesville, MO 65583
Opens Sept. 27, 2013 open every Fri & Sat
8pm – midnight Open till 10pm on Halloween
$12.00 or Speed pass for no wait $20.00

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
405 North Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
Every Saturday night through November 2nd
Investigations start at dusk and last three hours
$25 per person, reservations required

Haunted River Float @
Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping
23455 Teak Lane
St. Robert. MO 65584
573-336-8639 * Reservations preferred
Oct. 18, 19, 25, & 26 7pm – midnight
Oct. 31 7:00 – 9:00
Nov 1 & 2 7:00 – 10:00
Ages 13 and over $25.00 6 – 12 $10.00
Kids 5 & under free.

*UPDATE FOR 2017—Haunted River Float is now being held at Ruby’s Landing located at 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, Missouri. For more information contact 573-337-4305.

Oktoberfest at the Cave Restaurant & Resort
26880 Rochester Road
Richland, MO 65556
October 2 – October 30
German Beer, Music, Brats and Kraut

Paradise German Delicatessen
311 North Street
Waynesville, MO 65583

The Hub German Restaurant
777 VFW Memorial Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584

October 2013 Rural Missouri