Chester’s restaurant has moved to Vista Plaza on Mo. 76 across from Wal-Mart and the Branson Mall. They’re known for Stuffed Burgers including one stuffed with baked beans and bacon! Also Fried Green Tomatoes and Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding. Tues. through Sat., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check their menu at EatAtChesters.com. 417-334-7838.
Free Fall Festival
Shepherd of the Hills Homestead and Outdoor Theater features free events including local artisans demonstrating crafts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 23. Live music by groups including Missouri Boatride from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Treats include locally made apple cider and black walnut jelly. For admission to the Outdoor Drama, Vigilante Ziprider, Inspiration Tower and Sons of the Pioneers Chuckwagon Dinner Show, visit OldMatt.com. 800-653-6288.
Celebrate American Craftmanship
The National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City starts Saturday and runs through Oct. 30. Enjoy fantastic crafters throughout the park. Don’t miss “A Craftsmen’s Reunion” featuring eight of the park’s most legendary and famous craftsmen who have displayed their work at the park over the years. SilverDollarCity.com. 800-831-4386.
You’ll Be Wide Awake
Be sure to see two-time CMA Instrumentalist of the Year and premier five-sting banjo picker, “Mr. Banjo,” Buck Trent. Daily at 9:30 a.m. except Sunday and Thursday at the Clay Cooper Theatre, 3216 W. Mo. 76, across from the Titanic Museum Attraction. “Oh, Yeah!” is Buck’s trademark line. ClayCooper.com. 888-222-8910.
Neil Diamond’s At The Mall
At 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, you’ll think it’s the Real Neil Deal when you see Keith Allynn perform “A Neil Diamond Tribute” at the Branson Mall Music Theatre in the Branson Mall. He learned Diamond’s “Hello Again” to impress a woman—now his wife, Diana. TheDiamondImage.com. 417-334-5412.
“What’s up, Dino?”
Pianist “Dino” Kartsonakis is growing organic carrots for his trademark carrot cake served along with nine other specialty cakes at his 24 Karrot Café in Chappy Mall, 204. N. Commercial in downtown Branson. Also homemade soups, sandwiches and specialty coffees. 24Karrot.com. 417-332-0999.