The 22nd Annual Fiddle Festival kicks off at Branson Landing today with a free Big Smith concert at 8 p.m. On Saturday: preliminary fiddle rounds 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: Gospel Jamboree, 10 a.m. Fiddle Finals noon to 5 p.m. All free. DowntownBranson.org. Click Upcoming Events. 417-334-1548.
Weekend Events in Historic District
More free fun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Street fiddlers, food, arts and craft, children’s activities, cultural displays, sidewalk sales and vendors in the historic downtown district. A square dance Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Free trolleys to Branson Landing events. DowntownBranson.org. Click Upcoming Events. 417-334-1548.
“Lift Up” Concert Saturday
From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the “Lift Up” Concert will be at the Jim Stafford Theater. Raises funds for Southwest Center For Independent Living. Funds will enable the installation of wheelchair lifts on area homes. Performers include Barbara Fairchild, Lori Locke, Mike Cathcart, Buckets ‘N’ Boards and many more. Tickets $20. 417-335-8080. Visit www.swcil.org.
Gospel Music and Fried Chicken
Through Sept. 6, Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic features hundreds of performances by top names in Southern Gospel music onstage. Dine at House of Chicken & Fixin’s on the square. Echo Hollow Amphitheatre presents the Southern Gospel Nights concert series each evening. SilverDollarCity.com 800-475-9370.
“As Seen On TV”
Bed, Bath and Beyond next to the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Branson Hills Parkway is where you’ll find a “As Seen On TV” products. They’ve also have a new line of “lodge” décor for people furnishing cabins and condos. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. BedBathAndBeyond.com. 417-334-2550.
Head To The Oasis
Dine at Buckingham’s Restaurant & Oasis for a real treat. In the Clarion Hotel, 2820 W. Mo. 76. Say hi to Food and Beverage Director Joe Cuna. He recommends Prime Rib or Bourbon Glazed Pork Shanks. Great jungle décor. Friday and Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. Happy Hour in the Oasis Lounge, noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 417-559-0444 for reservations. ClarionHotelBranson.com.