Old Settlers Days – 2022

Come experience the Living History encampment featuring the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders located along the banks of the beautiful Roubidoux River at the Waynesville Missouri City Park, July 30-31st.  Peruse the period crafters and enjoy the great food vendors.  Visit with the Muzzleloaders and learn about life in the 1800s. The Civil War Ladies Aide Society will feature their living history display along with demonstrations throughout the day.  You will also want to check out the Revolutionary War Living History display.

Opening ceremonies kick off with a “bang” on Saturday, July 30th at 10 AM.  Old Settlers Days activities run from 10:15 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, and 10 AM to 3:30 PM on Sunday.  In addition to the Living History encampment and displays, there will be activities for the kids; Face painting, coloring, and games,  in addition to craft vendors and tasty festival foods!

Special Activities on Saturday:

11 AM Civil War Infantry Drills 

11 AM-2 PM Local band “Ali Marie” onstage

2 PM Civil War Infantry Drills 


10 AM until 3:30 PM – The Living History Encampment vendors and children’s activities.

Old Settlers Days Food and Crafts

Come hungry!  Cool down with a cup of frozen, fresh squeezed lemonade from Chuckwagon Lemonade.  Choose from 10 regular flavors of sno-cream at Snowie’s. They also offer up 5 sugar-free options!  No one will want to pass up Fire Roasted Corn or Flavored Pickles and Jerky.  An annual favorite returns; Williams Kettle Korn, purchase an extra bag for movie night!   Amy, from Amy’s Smoke Stack, will be serving up her delicious BBQ.  Paradise Deli is offering their delicious German brats and sauerkraut.  Haute Dawgs famous Nathan dogs will fill your tummy and are smothered and covered with generous toppings of your choice.  And don’t forget to finish off with a delish cone from Ruby’s Ice Cream or Sam’s Honey Sweetened Ice Cream!

Browse Unique Vendors During Old Settlers Days

Hope N Dreams Market Place – Offering banana, pineapple, pumpkin,  zucchini, and Amish bread, brownies, ooey-gooey butter cake.

The Cactus Blossom – Just 2 sisters who love to craft. They dabble in a bit of everything; dog toys/bandanas, hand-made soft fishing lures,  sewing rag quilts, and other rag items,  custom vinyl creations, and epoxy tumblers.

Beading After Dark –Hand-made jewelry, quilting runners, mug rugs, key-rings.

Mette Enterprises – Specializing in knife-forging and chainsaw carvings

Personalized Pallet Signs – hand-made wooden signs, homemade all-natural bath bombs, and dog treats. 

Nana’s Creations – Butterfly magnets, Christmas ornaments, Aldi keychain quarter holder, crocheted potholders/hot pads, hats, scarves, headbands, purses, and towel toppers.  

Cosmic Creations – A large selection of rocks and crystals.

Old Stagecoach Stop Shuttle Service on Saturday

While at the Waynesville City Park, take the shuttle to the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum.  The museum is open on Saturday (only).  Tour guides, dressed in period costumes will share the interesting history of this building and the local area.  Special guests; David Chuber, a retired historian from the Fort Leonard Wood U.S. Army Engineer School History Office, and his wife Teresa will share information about medical instruments and practices during the Civil War. A free shuttle will be running to and from the park to the Square, on Saturday.   They invite you to stop by, have a seat, and cool off while learning about the past.  

Image courtesy of the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville, MO

Parking Options

Parking is available around Waynesville Square. Please use the inner spaces (Blue) around the courthouse and leave the outer spaces (Yellow) for customers, shopping, dining, and conducting business downtown. A parking lot is located on the east side of the park off Benton Street. Handicapped parking is available at Little Hero’s playground parking lot and at the east side of the park. The event planner will block off Olive Street/North Street, parking attendants will be on-site to allow access for those needing Handicapped parking, as spaces are available. There will be no parking on North Street between Olive and Roubidoux Drive.

For more information about Old Settlers Days visit the Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society Facebook page.