October 2022 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, MO

Pulaski County USA Signature Events Notated in Red

October 1st: 8th Annual Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K Run or walk this half marathon or 10K that starts out down Frog Hill, all finishers get a medal. Complete the Leapfrog 5k September 30th and get an extra medal for completing the challenge! Stay after the event and enjoy the Fall Fest too. Half & 10K begins at 8 am at East Elementary in Waynesville & Leapfrog 5K (Sept 30th) at 6 pm in Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

October 1st: Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race 65-mile or 25-mile leg-quivering bicycle race that promises stunning views of dramatic landscapes and a chance to conquer Superior Hill. Race begins 8 am at Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583 Stay after the race and enjoy the Fall Fest.

October 1st: Fall Fest Tons of fall fun; live music, a beer garden, fall photo taking area with photographer, food and craft vendors, truck and jeep show, and fireworks display at dark. Fest is from 12 pm – 11 pm at Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

October 1st: Fort Leonard Wood Oktoberfest  Volksmarch 1 pm – 3 pm and Oktoberfest begins at 3:30 with keg tapping. Live music, dancing, food, barrel tossing, stein holding competition, and more! Pershing Community Center 16593 Piney Hills Drive Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 65473 Events are Open to the Public Fort Leonard Wood Post Access Information

October 1st – 29th & Oct. 31st: Haunted River Float  (Friday & Saturday Nights) Experience the haunted half mile float down the Gasconade River in a raft in the dark with river monsters and other creatures! Corn Trail, Haunted Forest and House, Zombie Paint Ball, and other activities. The fun begins at 6 pm or dark.  22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, MO 65583

October 1st – 29th & Oct. 31st: Rising Haunted Attraction  (Friday & Saturday Nights) Mid-Missouri’s most horrifying haunt is back for a 7th season with new scenes, an expanded trail & even more monsters than before! 8 pm – 11 pm 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville, MO 65583

October 8th: 5th Annual Fall Craft Fair by American Legion Auxiliary Come get your holiday shopping started at this event full of crafters, local vendors, good eats and fun! 10 am – 3 pm at St. Robert American Legion 484 N. Outer Road Saint Robert, MO 65584

October 8th: 7th Annual Gearhead Bash Car, Truck, Bike, & Tractor Show a family friendly, free event to include music & food. Car show begins at 2 pm in Frisco Park, Richland, MO 65556

October 8th: Comedy & Charcuterie Charcuterie spread with social hour followed by comedy by Jaron Myers. Social hour with charcuterie beginning at 6 pm comedy show begins at 7 pm. Pre-purchased tickets required, Rendezvous Event Center, 743 Missouri Avenue Ste. 2 Saint Robert, MO 65584

October 8th: 12th Annual Waynesville Oktoberfest and Battle of the Bands Craft and food vendors, kids activities, games and prizes for the whole family and Battle of the Bands in the Gazebo. Fest 11 am – 4 pm and Battle of the Bands begins at 2 pm. On the Square in Downtown Waynesville, MO 65583

October 15th: Route 66 Challenge  Get clues and solve mysteries and challenges in one of the year’s most memorable events marking history and memories along Historic Route 66. Check – in at 7:30 am and Challenge begins at 8:15 am. Throughout Pulaski County, pre-registration preferred. 573-336-5121

October 15th: VFW 3168 Auxiliary Craft Fair  Craft and other vendors located inside the building and outside, a 50/50 raffle and food! 8 am – 2 pm 26050 Swindell Drive in Richland, MO 65556   

October 15th: Music in the Barn  Country music, food & fun with the Baker Band at The Barn 6 pm – 9 pm 3015 Hwy 28 in Dixon, MO 65459

October 27th: Micro Wrestling All Stars  Midget Wrestling Rodeo Rumble at Club Rodeo 6 pm – Midnight 819 Hwy Z, Saint Robert, MO 65584


FARMERS & Other MARKETS Weekly unless otherwise notated

Each Saturday 8 am – 12 pm Pulaski County Farmers Market  Near Roubidoux Campground in Waynesville, MO 65583

Saturday October 1st Begins at 9 am Dixon Farmers Market  Lions Club Park in Dixon, MO 65459 

Saturday October 8th & 22nd Beginning at 9 am at Crocker Farmers Market  Community Park Pavilion in Crocker, MO 65452

Saturday October 1st 7 am – 4 pm Buckhorn Swap Meet  Off I-44 exit 153 on Route 66 in Waynesville, MO 65583

Only October 15th 8 am – 2 pm The Swap Meet on 66  Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583


MUSEUMS & Other Monthly Events

Each Saturday 10 am – 4 pm  Old Stagecoach Stop Museum – The Square in Waynesville, MO 65583

Saturday, October 15th 10 am – 2 pm  Frisco Depot Museum – Crocker, MO 65452

Saturday October 8th 9 am – 2 pm  Second Saturday Art Show – Route 66 Community Art Gallery in Waynesville, MO 65583

Be sure to check out the PulaskiCountyUSA.com event calendar for additional community events: Pretty in Pink, Ladies Annual Fall Sale, Special Oktoberfest events, free monthly donut fun run, Walk for Life, bingo nights & much more!


SAVE THE DATE – Special Future Events to Mention!

December 8th – 26th Light Up Pulaski County  – Throughout Pulaski County

Pulaski County USA Signature Events Notated in Red

Be sure to visit our event calendar for upcoming Signature Events, and other community or local events. Click to view our full PulaskiCountyUSA.com calendar.

During these times changes can occur rapidly, contact event planner to confirm event details. In some situations masks and social distancing may be encouraged. If you do not feel well or have been sick, choose to not attend.  Please follow CDC recommendations, and local Health Department recommendations and health trends. 

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