National Harvest Festival

September 10 – October 29, 2011, Branson Missouri


Guests flock to the harvest festival for home decor and holiday gifts. photo SDC

Silver Dollar City, known as the home of the American Craftsmanship, hosts hundreds of visiting craftsmen during the National Harvest Festival in Branson Missouri, USA.

New this year: Timberworks Lumberjack Show, Turning Wood Into Art Showcase, The Big Wheel Lathe returns and Chainsaw Carvers.

The Harvest Festival hosts Made In Missouri Juried Exhibit & Sale featuring Best of Missouri Hands Artists. There will also be hundreds of demonstrating craftsmen throughout the park sharing their expertise with onlookers. Read about Rex Morton, Master Craftsman.

America’s Largest Barn Dance
Join in Missouri’s Largest Barn Dance at the Red Gold Heritage Hall. Kick up your heels on the wooden dance floor for six forty-five minute sets per day. Live bands will be playing country & western and western swing tunes.

Bands performing at America’s Largest Barn Dance are – Texas In The Swing: September 10 -25, Horsecreek Band and Friends: September 10 – October 29, Missouri Travelers: September 28 – October 9, and Les Gilliam & His Silver Lake Band: October 12 – 29.

"Headed West" musical theater and dance production written for Silver Dollar City. photo SDC

Don’t Miss: Award winning production, Headin’ West at the Opera House. The 45-minute live musical production, created especially for Silver Dollar City, tells the timeless tale of American westward expansion during the 1860s. Enjoy the moving musical adventures complete with special effects, brilliant scenery, and talented actors in Silver Dollar City’s biggest show ever. Show is free with park admission.

Silver Dollar City’s Culinary & Craft School Classes – Learn to prepare The best of Ozarks cuisine, from smoking food to Grandma’s Chicken & Dumplings or a Fall Harvest Dinner cooking classes taught by Culinary Arts Craftsmen. Plus, learn innovative tips and tricks that are sure to surprise you! Small fee applies for all classes. Watch the website for future offerings and updated schedules.

Sign up for Culinary and Crafts School classes online before you go. Classes fill quickly.

Where to stay The Wilderness Log Cabins and Campground Make the Wilderness your home base for a Silver Dollar City vacation. Owned and operated by Silver Dollar City. 5125 State Hwy 265, Toll-Free: (800) 477-5164, E-mail.

Where to eat – For a real country breakfast, start your day off at Molly’s Mill Restaurant. Molly’s Breakfast Buffet. Served from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., every day the park is open through October 29, 2011.

For more information about Silver Dollar City,  or phone: 800-831-4FUN. The park is located between Branson and Branson West, Missouri, on Highway 76.

For more information about Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
For written materials, write to Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB, PO Box 1897, Branson MO 65615.

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glass blower

Watch glass blowers and purchase custom made works of blown glass art. photo SDC



  1. Sylvia Maddox says

    I am attempting to reach Teresa Flatness to purchase a pair of earring I have lost that she made and I purchased while at Silver Dollar City. Could you please put her in contact with me. Thank you.