See Branson's Finest Craftsmen and Cowboys
The National Craft & Cowboy Festival at Silver Dollar City is an annual event in Branson which is held from September 13 to October 28, 2017. This fall event features the Ozarks’ best craftsmen and authentic cowboys. As one of the most popular attractions in Branson, the festival offers visitors a unique fun way of celebrating the festivities as they get to see the agile cowboys show off their talents in trick riding, shooting, and stunts. Also featured in the festival are craftsmen demonstrating their skills on weaving, quilt making, soap making, glass making, and fiddle making. In addition to this, you can explore the work of more than 125 craftsmen, taste regional delicacies and dance to bluegrass and folk music.
During the festival, the New Texas Trick Riders will showcase their trick riding, whip acts, fancy stunts, and trick shooting atop their hardworking stallions. You will also get to see the Western Stunt Show which features professional stuntmen and women during the country’s largest festival of demonstrating craftsmen and showcasing the talents of cowboys. Debbie Dance Uhrig, master craftsman of Culinary Arts will teach guests some of her favorite recipes in the state-of-the-art kitchen of Culinary & Craft School. A delicious breakfast buffet will be served at Molly’s Mill Restaurant throughout the festival until October 26.
As you spend a great time at the National Craft & Cowboy Festival, you will get to enjoy many thrilling rides and exciting attractions in Branson that Silver Dollar City has to offer. Don’t miss to experience an exhilarating family ride with Fire-In-The-Hole where you and the kids will ride through a dark Ozark night, filled with mysterious sounds and mischievous acts. Try to ride also with the Giant Swing that sends you soaring at forty-five miles per hour on a full two hundred and thirty degrees from one side of the barn to the other. Be sure to see Grandfather’s Mansion and find your way through mystifying rooms, mirrored walls, slanted floors, and dizzying effects.
Bluegrass and folk music are traditional tunes played during the festival that would have been the soundtrack to the cowboy days of old. Singers, dancers and other performers put on interpretive shows that evoke the pioneer spirit. There are delicious food that you can taste in the festival, but there are festivalgoers who can catch a few frontier cooking workshop that is demonstrated on cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven recipes.
Autumn in Branson is a sight to behold. Many of Branson visitors choose this time of year as they find it fantastic to see the beauty of the changing leaves, and the mild weather. There’s nothing like a scenic walk through the park as bluegrass music is playing and the smells of frontier cooking fill the autumn air.
If you love to listen Bluegrass music, thrilling rides down the tracks, enjoy some good family fun, and feel of the old west, the National Craft & Cowboy Festival at Silver Dollar City is the perfect way to celebrate the fall holiday.