Five Free Fall Activities in Branson

Looking for activities in Branson that give your wallet a break? Check out these budget-friendly suggestions to fill your itinerary this fall.

Add these five free activities to your itinerary for some serious fun this fall in Branson!

1. Take a Hike

Ready to get moving? Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks. Branson is home to trails that range from easy to difficult, so you're guaranteed to find the perfect hike. Want to be active but prefer the pavement? Follow this fall foliage walking/jogging tour through Downtown Branson and the Branson Landing. You'll also get some amazing leaf peeping done along your route!

2. Drive a Fall Foliage Tour

For a slightly less active - but just as beautiful - outing, venture out on one of these three driving tours around the area:

Ranging from over one to four hours, these tours showcase some of the best fall color the area has to offer.

3. Attend a Fall Festival 

Each fall, Branson celebrates the season's arrival with festivals dedicated to crafts, music, food, history and more. Some of the area's free fall festivals include the State of the Ozarks FestivalGrape & Fall Festival in Historic Downtown Hollister (just a few miles south of Branson), the Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival and more. See local artisans at work, enjoy hearing all types of live performances, and snack on specialty refreshments. What a way to celebrate and welcome autumn! 

4. Tour a Local Winery 

Learn abuot some of Missouri's finest wines produced at one of Branson's wineries. Several wineries offer free tours and tastings. Visit St. James Winery for a daily tour given at the top of each hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. While you're there, make plans to try out the on-site restaurantCurling Vine Winery is also a favorite destination for wine lovers. In addition to taking a tour, be sure to check out the enormous gift shop featuring the winery's own creations, a wide variety of specialty snacks, cheeses and more. 

5. Visit the Dewey Short Visitor Center 

Right on the shore of stunning Table Rock Lake, the Dewey Short Visitor Center is a beautiful place to spend a couple of hours (for free!). Stroll along the lakefront on paved pathways, and enjoy expansive views from the observation deck. Several exhibits featured inside the center include a state-of-the-art interactive map of Table Rock Lake, gorgeous wall murals, a replica of an Ozarks bluff and more. Who says you can't combine indoor and outdoor fun?

Make the most of your next Branson visit with more itinerary ideas found here. Booking a trip just for a weekend? Check out these essentials for the perfect getaway. We can't wait to explore with you this fall in Branson!