The next day of our Livin' it up in Branson took us to the Silver Dollar City National Crafts & Cowboy Festival Hey, you still have time to grab some of the fun at The National Crafts & Cowboy Festival is September 13 - October 28 (Wed-Sun), but for now let me give you a glimpse at what we enjoyed.
We spent the whole day at the nation's largest festival of demonstrating craftsmen, with entertainment and activities saluting the Great American Cowboy!
We experienced many craftsmen working their trade
So much music to enjoy for all ages.
Of course a trip to Silver Dollar Saloon was in order
We also caught with a demonstration about Wild Mustangs.
Now I can go on and on (cause there are rides, food and demonstrations like Glass blowing)...
Ok Really now I must stop and leave something for you and your kids to experience. Oh! Dont forget to ride the train... You might just get robbed.
From Grandfathers Mansion to Extreme ride on Wild Fire... There is tons of fun and experiences at Silver Dollar City!
Festival history: Silver Dollar City began the fall crafts festival tradition in 1963, bringing in visiting craftsmen in addition to the park's growing resident crafts colony, with the goal of showcasing the makers along with the finished artwork. More than half a century later, a unique feature still is that all visiting crafters, as with the park's own, demonstrate their work so guests see the process, the skill and the creativity of true craftsmanship.
The focus on authentic craftsmanship was one of the reasons the U.S. Congress in 2010 proclaimed Silver Dollar City the "Home of American Craftsmanship." In addition to craftsmen, Silver Dollar City added features with another American icon several years ago, the cowboy, to carry on the festival as The National Crafts & Cowboy Festival.
Can't make it to this festival... Then you may want to visit during
AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS NOVEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 30, 2017
With over 6.5 million dazzling lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas Trees, two Broadway-style productions and a 5-Story Special Effects Christmas Tree. Plus, a Holly JollyTM Christmas Light Parade featuring Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & Friends. You'll take home beautiful Branson Christmas memories destined to last a lifetime!
ON AN ADDED NOTE>>>
Do not let a disability or chronic illness deter you or children from visiting this magical place. They are very accomodating for children and adults. With scooters and wheelchairs to get around with to a great first aid facility. I needed to have a plugin available in case I should need a treatment. I was told I could go there and they would not only allow me to do that, but they can also store my machine there when I need it and until I am ready ready to leave the park.