Branson Fall Festivals
As the balmy days of summer gradually give way to the crisp and cozy embrace of fall, there's a place where the spirit of the season comes alive like no other – Branson, Missouri. Through cherished American traditions and with joyful camaraderie, experience the beauty of autumn with your friends and family at one of Branson's many fall festivals.
When temperatures begin to drop, fall festivals abound in Branson! Major festivals such as Shepherd of the Hills' PumpkinFest and Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival will showcase hundreds of local and national crafters, merchants, and entertainers. Check out these celebrations below to see what's happening this fall in Branson:
Shepherd of the Hills Fall Craft Fair
September 8th - 10th, 2023
Walk through a wide variety of craft booths at only $5 per adult ticket and free entry for children 12 & under! The whole family can enjoy a game of mini golf while the "littles" explore Lil Pete's Playland which includes a petting zoo, treehouses, obstacle courses, and a play barn. Don't worry about leaving hungry, there will be food trucks, restaurants, and ice cream to feast upon while you listen to live music daily and partake in a multitude of activities for the whole family! Open for only three days, be sure to visit Shepherd of the Hills Fall Craft Fair this fall season!
Downtown Branson's Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts, & Music Festival
September 14th - September 16th, 2023
Looking for a FREE, family-friendly event where you can celebrate autumn's arrival in the Ozarks? Head to Historic Downtown Branson for the 50th Annual Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts, & Music Festival on September 14th - 17th! Beginning at 9 a.m. each festival day, you'll be able to explore Historic Downtown Branson while seeing hands-on demonstrations from artisans across the country! Don't forget to check out the Sleds of the Midwest Classic Car Show on Commercial Street while you're there!
Silver Dollar City's Harvest Festival
September 15th - October 28th, 2023
Silver Dollar City visitors will be able to participate in the theme park's annual Harvest Festival featuring Craft Days and Pumpkins in the City. You won't want to miss this glowing display of thousands of illuminated pumpkins and non-frightful fun for the whole family! Featuring new craftsmen weekly, chuck wagon cooking demonstrations in Cowboy Camp, an array of western authors, craftsmen and artists at the Cowboy Emporium, the "Garden of Giants" where hulking, half-ton homegrown pumpkins will be on display, and of course, delicious fall treats!
Still Waters Resort Harvest Festival
September 15th - October 31st, 2023
This September and October, the 9th Annual Still Waters Resort Harvest Festival will be held at Still Waters Resort. With the beautiful Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake as a backdrop, this festival is a great way to experience impressive autumn views and family fun all at the same time. The event will feature daily activities such as giant inflatables, live music, great food, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin chuckin', and crafts for kids!
Cedar Fest at Big Cedar Lodge
September 18th - October 31st, 2023
Grab your blanket, throw on your favorite flannel, slip on some boots and join Big Cedar for a fall celebration at Cedar Fest! They will celebrate fall by putting an autumn spin on some most-loved guest activities. A guided tram tour will take you to a pumpkin patch and after, enjoy pumpkin decorating, pottery painting, tie-dye, face painting, a balloon artist, outdoor activities and rides on their mechanical bull. After dark, the Swimmin' Hole Lawn comes to life with singin' jack-o-lanterns, bonfires, s'mores, movies (on select nights), and the Ozarks Lost Soul Maze.
September 22nd - October 29th, 2023 (Friday - Sunday, occasional Thursday)
Visit Shepherd of the Hills for a unique pumpkin patch experience during fall weekends with Shepherd’s PumpkinFest. If you’re looking for a fun daytime location to take your family this fall to pick out pumpkins, build a scarecrow, or take a hayride, you’ve found the place! From bounce houses and jump pads, to a petting zoo and even a rock climbing wall, PumpkinFest is the perfect place for family fall fun in Branson. Plus, don't miss out on one of the best views around from either the Inspiration Tower or the Copperhead Mountain Coaster!
McKenna's Pumpkin Patch
September 23rd - October 29th, 2023 (Open every day except Monday and Tuesday)
Bring your family out to Mckenna Family Farm this fall for pumpkins, bonfires, activities, and fall decorations for purchase! The Bounce Pillow is up and ready for kids of all ages to bounce. Other activities include a big bale hay maze, stuff to climb on, games to play, a great hay ride through the woods and a new pallet maze.
Fall Roundup at Sycamore Creek Ranch
September 29th - October 29th, 2023 (Friday - Sunday)
Enjoy fall with a nostalgic and rustic flare at Sycamore Creek Ranch this year. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting September 29th - October 29th, Sycamore Creek will hold its annual Fall Roundup, an exciting event with hot cocoa, bonfires, lawn games, a huge corn maze, the "Ranch Rider Super Slide," and more! Click here to watch their 2022 Fall Roundup highlight video!
Saturday Festival at Big Cedar Lodge
October 1st - 29th, 2023 (Saturdays)
During Cedar Fest, every Saturday in October will be considered Saturday Festival and is dedicated to a full day of fall fun! Take a walk through the Ozark's Lost Souls Maze, decorate pumpkins, take a fall tram tour, and tie-dye t-shirts to take home with you! Be sure to check out Big Cedar Lodge's event calendar to see what other events and activities you might catch during your visit!
Forsyth's Harvest Moon Festival
October 7th, 2023
Join the Forsyth Area Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the fall season! This year at the Harvest Moon Festival, you and your family will see a car show, dog show, food and craft vendors, Scottish Highland games, a Little Miss pageant, casting and archery, wagon rides, and so much more!
Hollister's Grape & Fall Festival
October 14th, 2023
Just outside Branson is the quaint city of Hollister, Missouri. Every year, they host the Grape & Fall Festival on Downing Street, a street lined with historic buildings inspired by the Tudor Revival style. At this event, expect to see activities such as the grape stomp, pup pageant, Color Me Grape 5K run, and more! There will be a variety of booths set up along the street, many selling handmade crafts and homemade goodies and produce, so come with your cars empty and your wallets full!
Veterans Homecoming Week
November 5th - 12th, 2023
Veterans are honored all year long in Branson, but Veterans Homecoming Week is always a special week-long commemoration for servicemen and women. Special concerts, reunions, dinners, activities and the city's annual Veterans Day Parade in Historic Downtown Branson will all be a part of the event November 5-12th.
Make the most of fall this year with one of Branson's festivals! Also while you’re in town, make plans to take a drive and see the area's fall foliage. Check out Branson's best fall hiking trails.