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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Branson Beckons Fall with National Harvest Festival

Silver Dollar City celebrates outdoor adventures with the National Harvest Festival this fall. One of the country’s most recognized craft festivals, the two-month event is a bounty of American crafts with over 125 demonstrating artisans, all-new shows, and fall specialty foods at the Branson theme park, September 10 to October 29.

Outdoor artistic performances take stage on Silver Dollar City’s Main Street with internationally-recognized craftspeople who create works of art completely out-of-the-ordinary – chalk street artists drawing in 3D and full color, a sand sculptor who will take 50-tons of sand to create a massive display, recognizing the special elements of the Harvest Festival such as lumberjacks and eagles.
The Harvest Festival entertainment includes an invitation to bring dancing shoes to join in Missouri’s Biggest Barn Dance with live music by much-loved bands like Texas in the Swing, Missouri Travelers, Les Gilliam & His Silverlake Band, and Silver Dollar City’s own legendary Horsecreek. The Opera House production show Headin’ West, winner of the theme park industry’s World’s Best Overall Production (“Big E” Awards), returns to tell the story of the American pioneer spirit in the 1870s west.

Fall harvest foods are served up throughout the park, with favorites such as smoked turkey legs and hearty skillet meals cooked on open grills. Tastes of America features festival dishes throughout the park, such as Indian Tacos and Wrangler's Buffalo Chili. Fall specialty desserts include an array of pies: Pumpkin, Peach, Pecan, Peanut Butter, Strawberry, Blackberry Cobbler and more.

The festival runs September 10 – October 29, open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and on Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Information: 800-831-4FUN(386) or www.silverdollarcity.com 
Visit www.explorebranson.com for information about Branson.
For more information about top events in Missouri take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Missouri