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August, 2015 Branson Events

No matter what time of year you come, Branson has a lot to offer in addition to the shows.
Let us know about any Branson Area Events we're missing

Road Work along Highway 76

August 31, 2015 thru September 11, 2015

Beginning Monday, August 31, 2015, the geotech firm working for the Highway 76 Complete Street consultant will begin boring along Highway 76 between Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and Rosalee Street. This activity will take approximately two weeks. No roads will be closed for the boring and the work will generally be behind the curb and should not affect traffic flow.

Please be aware of workers along this route during August 31 through September 11, 2015

Southern Gospel Cruises 2015 on the Showboat Branson Belle

August 30, 2015 thru September 6, 2015

Special event! At the Showboat Branson Belle, 4800 Highway 165 (located one-half mile south of Table Rock Dam on Mo. 165)

Southern Gospel Cruises – the Showboat Branson Belle features some of the best-known and best-loved groups in Southern Gospel music during Southern Gospel Cruises, August 30 - Sep 6, 2015.

These special Noon cruises include inspiring gospel melodies from Celebrate! performers, followed by these Southern Gospel greats:

  • The Talleys, August 30
  • The Freemans, August 31
  • Jim Brady Trio, Sept 1
  • The Nelons, Sept 2
  • The Taylors, Sept 3
  • Reggie Saddler Family, Sept 4
  • Brian Free & Assurance, Sept 5
  • Gordon Mote, Sept 6

Make reservations early!

visit's Showboat Branson Belle page

Baldknobbers Customer Appreciation FREE Outdoor Party

August 29, 2015

Attention visitors AND locals!

You are invited to a FREE Customer Appreciation Outdoor Party for everyone (local residents and visitors invited!) at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015. The party is in the parking lot behind the Baldknobbers theater. There will be music, prizes, games, and $1 hamburgers and hot dogs. Following the outdoor party, everyone is invited to a special VIP show for only $15. Call to snag tickets or for more information.

#BransonDeals #BransonAreaAppreciation #BransonParty #BaldknobbersShow

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Southern Gospel Picnic 2015 at Silver Dollar City

August 27, 2015 thru September 7, 2015

August 27 - September 7, 2015

Silver Dollar City hosts the Southern Gospel Picnic and Southern Gospel Nights, featuring some of America's leading gospel artists. Come to the park for the most acclaimed names in Southern Gospel music and a picnic feast of Chicken & Fixin's. Open daily. The festival features top groups from contemporary artists to traditional performing in the Red Gold Heritage Hall and in the Echo Hollow Amphitheatre, including:

  • Dove Award winners Jeff & Sheri Easter and The Isaacs
  • The Booth Brothers - Singing News 2010 & 2011 Fan Award stars and winners of Tenor of the Year, Lead Vocalist, Trio of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Favorite Artists; 2011 Dove Award nominee
  • The Hoppers
  • Gold City Reunion Concert
  • America's premier Southern Gospel emcee, Duane Garren, hosts all concerts in Red Gold Heritage Hall and Echo Hollow Amphitheatre.
  • Red Gold Heritage Hall schedule to be announced
  • Southern Gospel Nights – in the 4,000-seat Echo Hollow Amphitheatre each evening at 6:00 pm during the festival (seating begins 2 hours before showtime). Bringing top Southern Gospel performers together for big 2-hour nighttime concerts! Click here for the performers & dates.
  • Chow down at the picnic feast of Chicken & Fixin's featuring golden fried, apple-glazed and hickory smoked. Mmmmm!
  • New! Showboat Branson Belle Southern Gospel Lunch Cruises, August 30 - September 6, 2015

visit's Silver Dollar City page

Balloon Dayz in Branson 2015 (formerly Branson Balloon Festival)

August 21, 2015 thru August 23, 2015

A FREE event – bring your camera and video camera to capture some great shots of big, beautiful balloons in the sky!

New in 2015: This event is in the MORNING only due to the afternoon heat in August.

Location: The Branson RecPlex, 1500 Branson Hills Pkwy (this is the final year at this location. Next year it will be at a different location on a different date to accomodate growing attendance)

Fun activities at the Balloon Dayz:


Blankets and lawn chairs, photo and video camera are allowed at the event.

visit the Balloon Dayz Website

FREE Jerry Presley ELVIS LIVE Benefit Concert

August 16, 2015

See JERRY PRESLEY'S "Elvis Live!" concert Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm for FREE at the Jim Stafford Theatre

For free admission to the show, bring one canned food/nonperishable food item per ticket to help feed the hungry in our area (Salvation Army local chapter and Christian Action Ministry Food Pantry)

Call for tickets (open seating; go early!)

Click here for our awesome list of FREE stuff to do in Branson!


KidSTYLE Fashion Camp at Tanger Outlet Branson

August 15, 2015

Celebrate Tanger KidSTYLE Fashion Camp for kids 12 and under Saturday, August 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm! 

Three contestants will be selected onsite for a Celebrity Fashionista Makeover and receive a glamorous shopping spree! 

Here's more:

  • All kids get tips and trend advice from local stylists
  • All kids have the opportunity to show off their inner Fashionista at the GlamSlam Photo Shoot and post their look on Facebook
  • All kids take part in a grand prize drawing scavenger hunt
  • ...and more!
  • Grand finale performance with Buckets and Boards

A fun time for kids at Tanger!

visit's Tanger Outlet Branson page

1st Annual American TruckerFest 2015

August 13, 2015 thru August 15, 2015

American TruckerFest 2015

August 13 - 15, 2015; 9:00 am - 11:00 pm daily

At the Branson Events Center in Branson, MO, 2527 State Hwy 248 (formerly the Tri Lakes Center at MO 248 and Dawn Road)

FREE admission with Advance Registration; or $10 at the gate

The First Annual American Truckers' Festival is to convey America's appreciation to those who drive the trucks that deliver the goods we all need and purchase every day. The Festival's Motto--"If you got it, a truck brought it!"-- points out the debt of gratitude we all owe to the men and women who haul the goods from factory and farm to the store shelves.

The event features 3 days of entertainment and interactive displays, including a truck show, performances by well-known country artists and other performers, games and small events and more, and featuring a stage competition for the Best Singing Trucker. This competition will select winners from both male and female drivers.

Tractor Parking is available on- and off-site, with Shuttles provided for regular travel back and forth.

Attendees will be able to meet with representatives from many companies that offer products and services that are geared toward truckers. Truck and accessories dealers and other sellers will be present in booths and spaces where they can present their products, while Trucking Company Recruiters can have space in our 20,000 square foot Lobby Area, to make their presentations to the most important people in their industry: the Drivers.

Michelle Ivey Jordan is performing at the American Truckerfest Show. She recently won the competition to perform at The Iceman and's showcase in Downtown Nashville during CMA Festival!

Click here to register for the event with FREE admission

2015 Missouri State Fair - Sedalia, Missouri

August 13, 2015 thru August 23, 2015

The 2015 Missouri State Fair is August 13 through 23, 2015.

2015 theme: Show Offs Welcome

Celebrate its 113 year anniversary!

Location: 2503 W 16th Street, Sedalia, MO


  • Single day adult: $10 & Free Parking
  • Age 6-12: $2
  • Age 5 & under: FREE
  • Senior (60 and over) Everyday: $7 & Free Parking (Senior Citizen Discount Card, driver's license, etc.)
  • Advance tickets available for $8 (Purchase July - Aug 12; Available exclusively at Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm and Home Stores, and Walgreens Stores)

Big name concerts at the Pepsi Grandstand (dates & ticket prices/purchase here):

  • Happy Together Tour 2015
  • Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla
  • Justin Moore & Easton Corbin
  • Missouri Association Championship Truck & Tractor Pull Qualifying
  • Missouri Association Championship Truck & Tractor Pull Finals
  • John Michael Montgomery and Belles & Whistles
  • Gary Allan & The Swon Brothers
  • Casting Crowns & I Am They
  • Alabama & Michael Ray
  • The Fray & Andy Grammer
  • Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car National Tour Series

Click here to download a pdf of the Pepsi Grandstand seating chart at the Missouri State Fair


  • Gates Open Daily: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (use gate 6 after 10 pm)
  • Carnival Midway: open at noon on weekdays and 11:00 am on weekends; Midway closes between 11:30 pm & 1:30 am each day
  • Exhibit Buildings: Open to the public August 13-22: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and August 23 9 am - 6 pm

Click here for a map and directions to the Missouri State Fair

Click here for the daily highlights of the Missouri State Fair

Click here for the Fair Special Events

Click here for admission specials to the Missouri State Fair

Click here to see the list of great FREE entertainment at the Fair

visit the Missouri State Fair Website

Dive-In Movie at White Water - Big Hero 6

August 7, 2015

Don't miss the 2015 lineup of Dive-In Movies on the Surf's Up Wave Pool Big Screen during select Night Water nights at White Water. Movies start at 7:45 pm and are included with admission.

July 24: Planes: Fire & Rescue (a Disney comedy adventure; rated PG)

July 31: The LEGO Movie (rated PG)

August 7: Big Hero 6 (rated PG)

visit's White Water page

Sales Tax FREE Weekend in Missouri 2015

August 7, 2015 thru August 9, 2015

Each year, the State of Missouri has a Sales Tax Free weekend to help families with Back To School shopping.

This year's Sales Tax Holiday will be from Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9, 2015. Certain back-to-school items are included in the sales tax exemption like clothing, school supplies, computers, computer software and other items. Items must be for personal use only. You can get more details on the Missouri Sales Tax Holiday by visiting the Missouri Department of Revenue's website.

We're sure you can put this information to good use while shopping in Missouri. Be sure to check this list for the cities opting out of the Sales Tax Holiday (these are locations where city sales tax will still be collected during the Holiday). FYI, Branson and Springfield are on the list.

Happy Back-To-School shopping!

visit the Missouri Department of Revenue Website

Tanger Outlet Mall - Missouri State Tax-Free Holiday Sale 2015

August 7, 2015 thru August 9, 2015

It's a great time to shop for back-to-school items!

Great outlet bargains at all your favorite brand-name outlet stores during Tanger Outlet Mall's Missouri State Tax-Free Holiday Sale.

Good news: Tanger is extending operating hours! Friday & Saturday open from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

It's a three-day sales event!

Fine print: Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from state sales tax (4.225%) for this time period only. Local and County sales tax will still apply.

visit's Tanger Outlet Branson page

Super Summer Cruise - 2015

August 6, 2015 thru August 8, 2015

At the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre, 5586 W Highway 76.

Branson's premier car event! August 6 - 8, 2015

It's a classic car show and cruise ending with The Midnight Cruise on Saturday, August 8, 2015

Click here for the 2015 Super Summer Cruise Schedule of Events

Click here for admission prices to the 2015 Super Summer Cruise

The Midnight Cruise route: The cruise is on Saturday night, August 8th at Midnight, and will begin at the intersection of Highway 76 and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. The route goes east along Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and ends at the intersection of Roark Valley Road. Click here for the Midnight Cruise route map.

Online car registration is here

Princess & Pirate Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle

August 2, 2015

Attention boys and girls! You're invited to dress in your most fun princess and pirate dress-up clothes and hop onboard the Showboat Branson Belle for a swashbuckling adventure!

Princess & Pirate Cruise dates, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Boarding begins at 10:00 am:

  • Sunday, July 19
  • Sunday, July 26
  • Sunday, August 2

Meet the Showboat's belles of the ball and jolly first mates - 10 fairy princesses and 10 pirates - for photos, hugs and high-fives.

More highlights include:

  • Entertainment by Pirate Magician Aaron
  • Princess Cassandre brings fairy tale songs to life
  • Enjoy a meal fit for a little king or queen
  • Fun-filled activities like tiara making, princess & pirate tattoos, balloon artist, bubbles and more
  • The GRAND FINALE to this 1 1/2-hour experience - a Princess & Pirate Dance Party on the top deck!


  • Adults (ages 12+) $30
  • Kids (ages 4 - 11) $15
  • Age 3 & Under Free

Silver Dollar City Season Pass Holders:

  • Adult (ages 12+) $25
  • Kids (ages 4 - 11) $12.50
  • Age 3 & Under Free

Kids Menu: Chicken Bites with Dipping Sauce, Potato Chips, Applesauce, Brownie with Sprinkles, Choice of Beverage

Adult Menu: Barbecue Chicken Breast, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Dinner Roll, Brownie with Sprinkles, Choice of Beverage

Sidewalk Sale at Branson Landing - End of Summer Savings

July 31, 2015 thru August 1, 2015

July 31-August 1, 2015 - 9:00 am

"End of Summer Savings" Sidewalk Sale at Branson Landing!

Visit Branson Landing on July 31 & August 1 to take advantage of wonderful savings during the End of Summer - Back to School Sidewalk Sale where retailers have deals lined up and down the sidewalks right outside of their store!

visit's Branson Landing page

79th Annual Ozark Empire Fair 2015 - Springfield, Mo

July 30, 2015 thru August 8, 2015


Address: 3001 N Grant, Springfield, MO 65803 (located at I-44 & Highway 13 at Exit 77) about 40 miles north of Branson

2015 is the 79th Anniversary of the Fair!

This year's theme: Summer's Biggest Party On A Stick!

Concerts at the Grandstand: (here's the schedule and pricing; seats 8,000)

  • Under The Sun Tour featuring Eve6, Uncle Kracker, Better Than Ezra, & Sugar Ray
  • Tyler Farr with Dylan Scott and Ben Gallaher
  • Outlaw Monster Truck Show featuring Demolition Derby and Figure 8 Racing
  • Chris Tomlin with special guest Christy Nockels
  • Motocross, SuperMoto, & UTV Racing Show
  • Knights of Valour Full Metal Jousting Tournament
  • Missouri Pulling Truck and Tractor Pull Tour
  • Hardee's Extreme Invitational Rodeo


  • Street performers
  • Incredible animals
  • Missouri Mule Tent
  • Shopping
  • Motor Sports
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • KidzZone entertainment & activities
  • Over 40 thrilling Rides
  • Livestock & Life & Arts Contest/Exhibits
  • NEW Midway games and rides!
  • Discovery & History exhibits
  • FREE local bands
  • Fair Food

Admission if purchased online here: Adults (age 13+) $5; child (age 6-12) $2; kids 5 & under FREE ; Superpass (admission and unlimited rides) $25 (admission at the gate: $8 adult and $4 child)

Parking: $5 per day

Here's a map of the Fairgrounds

Fair Hours: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (carnival midway opens at 1 pm; gates close at midnight)

You can buy Ozark Empire Fair tickets online, click here

visit the Ozark Empire Fair Website

Moonlight Madness 2015 at Silver Dollar City

July 18, 2015 thru August 2, 2015

New! Expanded Moonlight Madness dates for 2015 – July 18 through August 2, 2015.

Silver Dollar City stayed open late in 2008 for its first Moonlight Madness. It went so well that Moonlight Madness is now in its 8th season in 2015!

Great stuff:

  • Rides will be running in the DARK – try out the roller coasters, the Giant Swing, the rides in the Grand Exposition, and the water rides like Tom & Huck's RiverBlast and the American Plunge, and Outlaw Run!
  • The park's country music show, GAC Nights in Echo Hollow is FREE to Silver Dollar City guests, the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays
  • There will be special deals on meals and shopping. Bring your friends!

Moonlight Madness happens during Silver Dollar City's National KidsFest. There will be nightly street dances at 9:30 pm (Macarena, Electric Slide, The Chicken Dance, Cotton-Eyed Joe) at the Town Square and lots of fun!

Rides will be running until 10:00 pm!

The park will be open during Moonlight Madness from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm. If you arrive after 5 pm, admission is only $25!

visit's Silver Dollar City page

Night Water at White Water - 2015

July 3, 2015 thru August 22, 2015

It's back by popular demand!

Fridays and Saturdays from July 3 through August 22, 2015, White Water is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on all the dates listed blow!

Meet your friends and family under the stars to splash and play at White Water on these dates in 2015:

  • July 3 & 4
  • July 10 & 11
  • July 17 & 18
  • July 24 & 25
  • July 31 & August 1
  • August 7 & 8
  • August 14 & 15
  • August 21 & 22 (note: August 21 WW open only from 5 - 10 pm)


Be sure to check out the Night Water concession specials after 5 pm! Fries, pretzels, cotton candy, frozen lemonade and more!

If you arrive after 5:00 pm, park admission is only $25 (+ tax, age 12+).

New in 2015: Kids (age 4-11) are just $20 (+ tax) ALL Day, All Summer Long!

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Price Cutter $30 Tuesdays at White Water

June 1, 2015 thru August 11, 2015

Visit select Price Cutter, Country Mart, Ramey, Smitty's, Summer Fresh and Bistro Market locations in Missouri and purchase a one-day Adult ticket to White Water for just $30 plus tax (ages 12+). Tickets can be purchased any day, but can only be used on any one Tuesday the park is open now through August 11, 2015.

Plus, upgrade your ticket to a 2015 White Water Season Pass before you leave the park for just $45 + tax and enjoy 2 million gallons of fun all season long!

Please note: This offer is valid 5/26/2015 - 8/11/2015. Not valid with any other offer, discount or on previously purchased tickets. Tickets must be purchased at locations listed above. Limit 6 admission tickets per transaction. After 3pm, next day free does not apply.

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