As the leaves of the Ozarks glow beautiful yellows, reds and ambers in autumn, so too does Silver Dollar City during the theme park’s Harvest Festival, September 14 through October 28. Harvest Festival features Pumpkins In The City, with tens of thousands of pumpkins glowing into the night, as well as daytime heritage crafts. No-scare family fun is around every corner! This year, the nighttime event grows even larger, as Valley Road is transformed with new façade and tree illuminations spanning from the top of The City to Echo Hollow, plus an all-new illuminated area hanging two stories above The City’s streets! Paired with thousands of radiating pumpkins and all- age dance parties in the Pumpkin Plaza, the 1880s theme park shines brighter than ever.
Before the nighttime fun, The City features a Harvest Festival each day, with visiting craftsmen who demonstrate their own unique crafts from across the country, from gourd-making and jewelry-making to sorghum harvesting and artistic pumpkin carving. Meanwhile, cowboys return to the park’s Carousel Barn at the Cowboy Emporium, featuring Western-inspired craft disciplines and Yellowstone and Gunsmoke star Buck Taylor, showcasing his acclaimed artwork. Across the street, cowboy chefs Justin Jackson and Mark Day demonstrate their own cowboy recipes each day of the festival, with a chuckwagon cook-off to end each afternoon!
Fall Entertainment and Tastes
Guests are entertained throughout the day, with folk, country and bluegrass performances by Dawson Hollow, Lindley Creek, Eastern Heights, Arbour Season and many other acts throughout the festival’s run. No one goes hungry, with pumpkin and fall-inspired flavors and aromas drifting through the streets of The City. A Tasting Passport offers five samples of those special autumnal flavors throughout The City for the foodies-at-heart.
For hours, dates and more information on Harvest Festival, visit www.silverdollarcity.com or call 417-338-7100.