Branson Festivals: Fun for Every Season
Each season offers a wide variety of festivals and events in Branson. From music and crafts to holidays and patriotism, there’s something to celebrate year-round here!
Holidays aren't the only occasions for celebrating in Branson. Check out these festivals happening throughout the year in 2020:
Country Music Days
Welcome fall to the Ozarks with the sounds of country music at Silver Dollar City's Country Music Days! From September 11-20, A lineup of country music groups and Saturday night celebrity concerts in the theme park's Echo Hollow Amphitheatre are sure to get you in the autumn spirit! Watch Silver Dollar City's website for performances to be added to the Country Music Days schedule.
Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts & Music Festival
You'll be in an actual autumn daze after attending Historic Downtown Branson's 47th Annual Autumn Daze Festival! Featuring artisans, food, entertainment and more, Autumn Daze is a must this fall. Visitors can get a jump on Christmas shopping with unique finds such as wood crafts, quilts, clothing, crocheted and knitted items, jewelry and collectibles. An entertainment stage will provide live music for shopping and strolling from Branson entertainers for both days of the festival. Autumn Daze is free to attend, so make plans to take in a whole weekend of fall fun!
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Head to the Branson Landing this fall and savor mouth-watering barbecue while listening to the blues ... all for a great cause! Proceeds from the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks. Children's activities will also be available during the evening event. Watch here for more information to be announced soon.
HARVEST FESTIVAL FEATURING CRAFT DAYS AND PUMPKINS IN THE CITY
Back to Silver Dollar City's lineup of festivals for the second year in a row is the theme park's Harvest Festival, which will run September 23-October 31. The Harvest Festival will include Pumpkins in the City, a pumpkin carving experience in Town Square. At nighttime, Town Square is illuminated by glowing pumpkins carved with the most intricate details. Character meet-and-greets, special nighttime rides and seasonal food items (think pumpkin spice lattes, funnel cakes, and more!) will all make this autumn festival one to remember.
On Saturdays and Sundays through the month of October and select weekends in November, a Fall Roundup will be held at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch. Celebrate fall with a carnival-style atmosphere that includes a four-acre corn maze, mugs of hot cocoa, gunny sack slides, crackling fires and more. Guests are guaranteed to experience fall in a way that honors the best of nature!
Still Waters Resort Harvest Festival
The third annual Still Waters Resort Harvest Festival will be held onsite at Still Waters Resort this fall. With the beautiful Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake as a backdrop, this festival is one the whole family will enjoy. The event will open to the public in September and October and will feature daily activities. Giant inflatables, live music, great food and drinks, pumpkin bowling and hayrides will all be available. Watch for dates and hours to be announced here soon!
State Of The Ozarks Festival
Celebrate the culture of the Ozarks with this day-long festival in Hollister, Missouri. Traditional and modern artisans, Ozarks mountain music, local food vendors, dances and more are all scheduled to be a part of the festivities. The State of the Ozarks Festival is free to attend and will be held on September 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Historic Downing District in Hollister (just a few miles south of Branson).
Hollister Grape & Fall Festival
Learn how one fruit in particular is intertwined with Ozarks history at the Hollister Grape & Fall Festival on October 10 in Historic Downtown Hollister. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., festival goers can participate in several themed activities, including a grape stomp, Color Me Grape 5k, children's events, shopping and more, while enjoying live entertainment throughout the day. You're sure to have a "grape" time!
VETERANS HOMECOMING WEEK
Branson is proud to honor veterans throughout the year. Held annually November 5-11, Branson's Veterans Homecoming Week will include special concerts, reunions, meals, activities and the city's annual Veterans Day Parade in Historic Downtown Branson.
Imax Military Film Festival
In conjunction with Veterans Homecoming Week, Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex will host its annual Military Film Festival November 6-9, featuring several award-winning documentaries of true military and war accounts. Admission for veterans is free and $5 for other guests.
Branson Landing's Winter Wonderlanding
Stroll down Branson Landing’s Winter Wonderlanding from Belk Department Store to Bass Pro Shops, and take in the extra Christmas decor while you experience all the shopping, attractions and dining options at the Landing this all month long in November and December. Santa has been known to frequent the Landing during this winter festival!
BRANSON'S FESTIVAL OF TREES
Also at the Branson Landing, Branson's Festival of Trees will display a unique exhibition of elaborately decorated Christmas trees and wreaths from various businesses and organizations. The exhibition will benefit Christian Action Ministries, which operates the food pantries and mobile food outreach program in Taney County. This year's festival is fron November 3-November 29, but watch the festival's website for more information.
An Old Time Christmas
With over 6.5 million dazzling lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, two Broadway-style productions and an eight-story, state-of-the-art Christmas tree (the centerpiece to "Joy on Town Square,") this holiday season at Silver Dollar City will truly be an unforgettable experience. An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City will run November through December. Be sure to top off your visit with a “loaded” hot chocolate, wassail or the theme park's famous apple dumplings.
Branson is the perfect family-friendly destination for celebrating every season! Find more event and festival information here.