Bring out the flannel and the pumpkin-scented candles; it’s time for Autumn in the Ozarks!
Every year, the area of Branson presents a variety of fun fall festivals, harvests, and hayride events available for anyone and everyone in search of freshly brewed cider, tasty pumpkin treats, corn mazes, and really anything else that embodies the spirit of autumn. Most events take place between the months of September and November and are hosted in or near the Branson area!
Keep scrolling down to learn more about some of the best local festivals, events, and attractions you can enjoy this 2021 autumn season in Branson, Missouri!
Friday, September 24-Saturday, October 30
The Harvest Festival, Featuring Crafts & Pumpkins In The City, is presented by Humana® and is taking place at America’s favorite theme park, Silver Dollar City! Guests coming to the park September 24 – October 30th are in for a treat as thrilling rides, illuminated pumpkin displays, delicious food, amazing crafts, and live music are waiting in store for them.
Silver Dollar City will get visitors in the spirit of the season with fun at every turn and the pumpkin-izing of everything in sight! Other activities to enjoy during this most beloved annual festival include face painting, pumpkin-flavored desserts, tasty warm drinks, live music concerts, and enough lights to keep the park glowing and festive for guests. There’s something for everyone to enjoy during Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City, so make sure to mark your calendars for this autumn-tastic event!
If you love hayrides, cornfields, and pumpkin patches, Sycamore Creek Family Ranch is the perfect fit for you, your friends, and your family to visit this 2021 season. This local favorite ranch offers whole cornfields of fun with a 4-acre Corn Maze, a Cow Train, a 5k gorgeous hiking trail, an active bonfire(with S’mores available to purchase), farm animals including horses and alpacas, hayrides, concessions, and more!
If you and your family are looking to celebrate fall out in nature, turn your sights at Sycamore Creek this autumn season!
Address: 2657 Sunset Inn Road Branson, MO 65616
October 11,12 & 13: Friday & Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM | Sunday 9 AM – 1 PM
Branson’s very own Lady of the Lake Catholic Church is hosting their annual Arts & Crafts Festival, complete with 40+ booths selling various crafts, merchandise, and tasty food and drink. Admission and parking are completely free, and guests will have the opportunity to enter drawings to win prizes every day. Just another great reason to visit Branson, MO, this 2021 fall season!
Address: 2021 Vaughn Road, Branson, MO
Saturday, October 9
The Hollister Grape & Fall Festival takes place in historic Downing Street and offers not only a diverse collection of crafts and vendors but one show-stopping performance that sets the bar high in the realm of entertainment and tradition – Grape Stomping! This festival stems from a deep-rooted history based in the Ozarks and was intended to be a festival dedicated to celebrating another year of hard work and progress in the area.
Like the years before, the grape stomp brings much joy and laughter to guests while offering a variety of food options and a plethora of fun activities to enjoy, such as live demonstrations, children’s games, music, and various street performers. Mark your calendars for October 9, 2021! Festivities start at 10 AM and runs until 10 PM.
Address: Downing Street, Hollister, MO 65672
September 16, 2021 – September 18, 2021
This 2021 year, Historic Downtown Branson will once again host the Annual Autumn Daze Festival for its 48th consecutive year featuring live entertainment, handmade crafts, daily live entertainment, and much more! To sweeten the deal, this beloved event is completely FREE to the public!
Artisans will exhibit their work during the festival in Historic Downtown Branson starting Thursday, September 17, until Saturday 19. Hours are:
Thursday 9/16: 9 AM – 6 PM
Friday 9/17: 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 9/18: 9 AM – 4 PM
During all three days of the festival, FREE live music from some of Branson’s finest performers will take the stage to sing, dance, and everything in-between! Shoppers will find a wide variety of specialty items to browse in booths and on tables, including jewelry, wood crafts, clothing, books, hats, ironworks, knitted hats and gloves, and many other one-of-a-kind collectibles! Some vendors even showcase their skill in front of your very eyes!
Autumn Daze is hands down a wonderful Branson fall event to attend for one day, two days, or all three! While you’re there, make sure to check out their celebrity autograph booth, food court, and the Downtown Branson sidewalk sale!
*To keep guests and workers safe, each vendor will have hand sanitizer to use before and after touching the items, mask-wearing, and social distance spacing will be promoted.
Address: Awberry Parking Lot 100 W Atlantic St, Branson, MO 65616
Fridays and Saturdays in October – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM | Sundays in October – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whether you get the ‘General Ticket’ or the ‘The Great Pumpkin Ticket,’ guests planning to come to the 2021 Shepherd’s Pumpkin Fest is in for a good time! Activities and games are available for all ages, including a Jeep Hayride, Build-Your-Own-Scarecrow crafts, a Rock Climbing Wall, and plenty of photo opportunities for you, your friends, and your family!
If you’re a fan of autumn-themed sweet treats, make sure to enjoy Shepherd’s very own hand-dipped pumpkin spiced ice cream!
Other events available at Shepherd of the Hills Include:
- Corn Pit
- Pumpkin Painting
- Petting Zoo
- Treehouse Playland
- 9-hole Mini-Golf Course
- Yard Games
- Duck Water Race
- Kettle Corn
- Face Painting
- Pumpkin Bounce House
- Hay Maze
Other fun attractions on-site include Inspiration Tower, Sky Trek Ropes Course, and the Copperhead Mountain Coaster.
Saturday, September 18th: 10 AM – 6 PM
StateoftheOzarks Fest ’21 invites everyone to come to Historic Downing Street, Hollister, Missouri, for a fun day full of amazing crafts, local artisans, music, vendors, food, dance, and more!
Did you know Branson is known as being one of the most veteran-friendly cities in the U.S?
The annual Veterans Homecoming Week is a special time in Branson, Missouri, set aside and dedicated to honoring service members and their families through parades, events, and reunions. Events include the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Opening Ceremony, Veterans Village at Ballparks of America, WWII Bets Lunch at Veterans Village, Veterans Show at Clay Cooper Theatre, the 88th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Branson, and more. This annual Veteran’s Homecoming Week prompts all to honor and remember all of the brave men and women who served our nation.
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