Signature Events

Weekend-Plans Worthy

Some people say that Pulaski County is always celebrating something. They’re right! Plan your Ozarks getaway around Pulaski County’s signature events!

Families love our signature events. Plan a barbecue themed weekend during Kickin’ It Route Barbecue Challenge in March. Stroll the carnival midway at Pulaski County Regional Fair in June. August brings the Route 66 Yard Sale 100 miles of bargains along America’s Mother Road. Athletes of all skill levels count the days until Frog Hill Half Marathon and Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind in October. Strategize for the win and relish in the Mother Road’s glory days during October’s Route 66 Challenge.

Pulaski County’s family-friendly events and activities happen year-round. Plan for the 4-day Memorial Weekend event – Mid America Freedom Rally (18+). Summer’s rising mercury reminds us that the Cave State Cruisers Car Show and Tri-County Fair are near. Step back in time, during Old Settlers Days July 30-31st. September features the Crocker Railroad Days, Patriot Day Festival, Route 66 Hogs and Frogs, and Dixon Cow Days. Changing colors of the Autumn leaves signals fall festivals, crisp days floating and catching the colors along the Big Piney or Gasconade River, and haunted attractions. Jack Frost brings festive Christmas parades, Light Up Pulaski, and other joyful holiday events.

For a complete listing of Pulaski County, Missouri’s events visit our online calendar.  

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Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge

Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned – Master Series Save the Date: March 25-27, 2022 The... Continue

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Frog Hill Half Marathon

A Froggin’ Good Time! September 30 & October 1, 2022 Whether you are a seasoned... Continue

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Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind

Pulaski County’s Leg-Quivering Bicycle Race October 1, 2022 Pulaski County’s Ozarks topography challenges Nasty Pulaski... Continue

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Route 66 Challenge

Explore Route 66 in Missouri October 15, 2022 Come for the games — stay for... Continue

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Pulaski County Regional Fair

The Best 4 Days of Summer June 15-18, 2022 Kickstart your family’s summer fun at... Continue

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Big Bam 2022

June 15-16th, 2022 – Waynesville Big Bam Missouri’s premier cycle across Missouri event is scheduled... Continue

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Central Missouri's Route 66 Yard Sale

2-Days, 100 Miles of Treasure Hunting! August 5-6, 2022 The fourth annual, three-county, Route 66... Continue

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Holiday Lights in Mid-Missouri

Visit the communities of Crocker, Dixon, Richland, St. Robert and Waynesville as they Light Up... Continue

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Taste of Pulaski County

Travel Pulaski County for great restaurants, discounts and prizes! March 7th – April 15th, 2022... Continue

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