September Events in Branson

Labor Day weekend generally marks summer’s last hurrah, but there’s no stopping the fun during September in Branson.

With activities ranging from concerts and commemoration events to holiday sales, festivals and outdoor fun, your Branson getaway won’t be short on things to do … you just might have trouble getting it all in.

A Packed Labor Day Weekend

The month begins on a high note when Boogie Wonderland performs a free, live concert Sept. 1 at Branson Landing. Yes, they’ll play all the hits, so get ready for "dancing in September" starting at 7 p.m. More great music is on tap at Silver Dollar City, as the annual Southern Gospel Picnic  wraps up nearly two weeks of music focused on faith and family between Sept. 1-3. The cast of the Hughes Music Show at the Hughes Brothers Theatre celebrates the American worker with a special 8 p.m. show on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3), while Tanger Outlets entices shoppers with great deals during its annual Labor Day weekend sales.

Outdoor Fun Abounds

With the beautiful Missouri Ozarks always supplying a beautiful backdrop, September is a great time to get outdoors in Branson.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days at Table Rock State Park mark an excellent opportunity to connect with nature through hands-on activities and demonstrations of outdoor skills. The event is free and open to the public on Sept. 8-9.

Sept. 8 also brings the opportunity to support Together Forever, a Skylar Sanders Family Foundation, with the fourth annual Landing to Landing  canoe and kayak race. The race begins at Cooper Creek and goes to Branson Landing.

Commemoration Event

On Friday, Sept. 21, Branson salutes our veterans and extends a warm welcome to retired and active military during Veterans Appreciation Day. Join us as we pay tribute to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Free health and informational services provided along with your paid admission to this dedicated performance of Dolly Parton's Stampede dinner and show. 

Festivals for the Family

Festival fun goes into full swing beginning through mid-September at Silver Dollar City, which hosts the annual Southern Gospel Picnic  from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. You’ll encounter hundreds of performances from Grammy winners, Dove Award winners, top gospel acts and fan favorites, plus Southern Gospel Nights concerts each evening in Echo Hollow Amphitheatre.

Adding to the festive atmosphere, Silver Dollar City will be bursting with country music fan favorites from Sept. 7-9 during Country Music Weekend. Enjoy concerts featuring country music icons such as: Grammy Award-winning group Shenandoah, chart-topping group Lonestar, and Grammy and CMA Award-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, celebrating the band's 50th anniversary this year.

Attend the nation's largest festival of demonstrating craftsmen present a salute to the Great American cowboy, The National Crafts & Cowboy Festival, Sept. 12 - Oct. 27. The festival features the Silver Dollar City Wild West Show with a new act, trick riding and roping; plus, over 125 visiting craftsmen from around the country, Western music and art, a barn dance, wild mustangs and more.

Branson will be bursting with activities from Sept. 13-15 during the Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival. Enjoy homemade goodies, craft demonstrations, live entertainment, and more in Historic Downtown. Also beginning Sept. 13, running through October 31, is the Still Waters Resort Harvest Festival. This first annual event is open to the public Sunday through Thursday between 10 am – 8 pm and will include giant inflatables, live music, pumpkin patch, hay rides, pumpkin games and so much more!

During the weekend of Sept. 14 – 15 the premier car event, Shepherd’s Show N’ Shine, will be at the Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead. Featuring a wide variety of cars and trucks, this event is a chance for you to see anything from classic Chevy’s to pristine corvettes!

If you visit any of these festivals on Sept. 15, make sure to make your way to Branson Landing for the Blues, Brews, & Barbeque Festival. The 2nd annual music festival takes center stage offering unique and refreshingly cold brews on tap from Budweiser's Beer Truck and mouth-watering smells while you enjoy live entertainment. Plus - bounce houses, children's activities, ice-cream Floats by Kilwins and Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, Budweiser 'Rita Kiosks and more all to benefit The Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks.

Clearly, summer’s last hurrah is long lasting in Branson, where fun is in season all-year long. Click here to find more events happening in Branson and share your vacation photos on Instagram with us using #ExploreBranson.

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