New Businesses in Pulaski – August 2022

We like to think of Pulaski County as a cool community in the Ozarks. We have friendly and welcoming communities, with thriving downtowns and lots of fun opportunities. The Pulaski County Visitors Center is always excited to share information about area businesses, activities, and opportunities with travelers and locals!

MJ’s Arcade and Cafe – St. Robert

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner!  Great eats any time of the day.  Hearty breakfasts are served Wednesday thru Saturday, starting at 7 am.  Lunch and Dinner until 9 pm.  Din in, or outside overlooking Route 66.  Can’t make it by?  Door Dash!

MJ's Arcade & Cafe, St. Robert, MO
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Radio Controlled Racing Company St. Robert This hobby shop offers a variety of kits and activities for youngsters and adults.  Stop by for all your radio control car racing needs!  Kits, cars, trucks.  Accessories to store your oils and lubricants, tools, and electronics.  If you have always wanted to get involved in the races at Outlaw Lane RC Race Track, this shop is the place to fix you right up!

Sweet P’s BBQ – Richland

Sweet P’s is fired up to serve you from their mobile food truck!  Pulled pork, brots, dogs.  Nachos in a variety of choices; Pulled pork, Farmhouse, and Chicken. Plenty of sides to choose from too….gotta try the ooey-gooey Mac and Cheese!

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Jimmy John’s– St. Robert, MO

They make the Sandwich of Sandwiches, using fresh veggies, hand-sliced cheese and meats and fresh baked bread. Stop in, use the drive-thru, or order delivery. Located at 151 Saint Robert Boulevard.

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Love Thy Neighbor Store – Waynesville

Thrift shop located at 204 North Lynn Street. Browse their selection of clothing; furniture; appliances; household items; kitchen items, etc.

Panda Express – Fort Leonard Wood

Wok’s for you! Order up your favorites in a bowl, plate, or a family meal; 2 large sides and 3 large entrees. It’s time for some Orange Chicken! Located within the Fort Leonard Wood PX Food Court

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Eclectic Originals – Fort Leonard Wood 

You will discover similar Missouri-made products as their downtown Waynesville location offers. Delicious chocolates and Combat Coffee. Beautiful artwork, pottery, handmade beauty and men’s care products, paintings, woodwork, jewelry, and crystals. And a large selection of Dixie Belle Paints and Paint Couture for your next project. Stop by either location for that perfect gift, or something special for yourself. This new location is at the Fort Leonard Wood PX.

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Welcome, Route 66 Association of Missouri!

2022 Motor Tour, September 23-25, 2022

Each September the Route 66 Association of Missouri hosts a motor tour along Missouri’s 340+ miles of Historic Route 66.  This is a great opportunity to make friends and experience locations up and down America’s Mother Road. 

Tour participants will be traveling between St. Louis and Lebanon, spending a good portion of the day in Pulaski County, Saturday, September 24th.  Although this year is a “free roam” tour, planned stops include Devils Elbow; the Elbow Inn, and a  photo opportunity at the Bridge, lunch in Waynesville, and a hoppin’ good time at the Hogs & Frogs Festival

Museums, Boutiques and More

While in Waynesville tour the downtown area.  Stop by the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum and learn more about the rich history of this building and the local area.  Connect with the Historic Downtown Historic Walking Tour available in print and an interactive online map

Roam through unique shops and boutiques featuring art, Missouri-made items, Route 66 souvenirs, and jewelry.   Area shops include; Route 66 Community Art Gallery, Eclectic Originals, Just Because, Endlessly Blessed Boutique, Westside Salon & Boutique, Drachenfutter’s on Route 66. Lost In the Woods AntiquesThe Pulaski County Farmers Market will be open until noon – for a variety of coffees, woodwork, and locally grown veggies, fruits ,and breads.  Stop by the National Park Service Trail of Tears Cherokee Encampment, and the peaceful Roubidoux Spring.   Participants will look forward to an array of delicious lunch choices. 

  • Drachenfutters – Extensive menu featuring sandwiches, salads, fresh-made pastries, and their delectable coffees! Outdoor dining available.
  • Haute Dawgs – Your choice of scrumptious Nathan dogs, smothered and covered with chili and cheese. Or maybe try the Chicago Dawg! Relax at the outdoor patio of Roubidoux Plaza.
  • Hopper’s Pub – 66 beers on tap, juicy burgers, sandwiches and salads.
  • Paradise Deli – Hearty German fare, Urusla is known worldwide for her amazing Jager Schnitzel
  • Piney River Taproom Brewery – Stop by and try a flight of cool refreshing craft beers. Freshly baked pizza with a variety of topping choices! And yes, the sauerkraut is amazing on pizza! Indoor and sidewalk seating available.
  • Purn’s Thai Kitchen – Thai Fried Rice to Peppersteak, you will enjoy every bite.
  • Sam’s Sweet Treats – Known for her honey ice cream, Sam serves up lunch specials too.
  • Westside Cafe – Home-cooked meals, with breakfast served until 3. (Biscuits and gravy are amazing!)

Pulaski County’s 33 Miles of Fun!

While traveling Pulaski County’s 33 miles of the Route, travelers enjoy using our Route 66 tools which include an audio download, an interactive map, and printed brochure. These turn-by-turn directions and historic anecdotes enhance the experience.  Key stops include Uranus Missouri, an entertainment complex featuring a sideshow museum, miniature golf, general store, and their famous fudge.  George M Reed Roadside Park, is an original roadside park along Historic Route 66, in St. Robert, and the future home to the City of St. Robert Route 66 Neon Park.  The City is in the process of restoring vintage neon signs which will be erected in an open-air museum-like atmosphere, so watch for more information coming soon! 

A few off-the-beaten path Route 66 themed stops include the home-cooked meals of Route 66 Diner and the next-level tacos at Route 66 Taco & Wings Company.  It is also worth a few minutes to drop by the patriotic tributes; USO Chimney and Freedom Rock, rounding out your exploration of the City of St. Robert’s segment of America’s Mother Road. As you head into Waynesville browse The Swap Meet on Route 66,  open until 3pm,  and of course a stop by for a roadside photo opportunity of Waynesville’s famous W.H Croker aka Frog Rock.

With so much to do and see, plan to return again soon!  Future events include the Frog Hill Half Marathon and Tadpole 5k, the Route 66 Challenge – a motor tour trivia and mission game.  Or make room on your 2023 calendar to make Pulaski County your home for the week, enjoy more of Route 66, learn about military history, and experience a scenic river adventure!

To learn more about the  Route 66 Association of Missouri 2022 Motor Tour event visit is still open!

August 2022 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, MO

Pulaski County USA Signature Events Notated in Red

Tuesday August 2nd Pulaski County National Night Out  6 pm – 9 pm Farmers market vendors along with Law Enforcement, State Conservation, Fire Department, Local Civic Groups and more! – Farmers Market Pavilion near Roubidoux Campground in Waynesville, MO 65583

Friday & Saturday August 5th & 6th 100 Mile Route 66 Yard Sale  All along Pulaski County on Route 66 Two full days of treasure finding and bargain hunting all along Pulaski County’s 33 miles of Route 66, visit the event page for a list of sales locations and times!

Friday & Saturday August 5th & 6th Dixon ORA Rodeo @ Dixon Saddle Club in Dixon, MO 65459 Barrels, Poles, Ribbon & Team Roping, Mutton Busting to Open Bulls, Bareback & Chute Doggin’ Fri. at 7pm and Sat. at 6 pm.

August 12th & 13th Storiebook Moments Craft Fair  Friday 12 pm – 6 pm & Saturday 9am -3pm A variety of craft vendors inside and out with raffles throughout the day – Storiebook Moments 25330 Republic Road in Waynesville MO 65583

Saturday August 13th Fabulous Fakes Legends in Music Dinner show begins at 5:30 pm Celebrity Impersonators & dinner, its sure to be an entertaining time! – The Barn 13015 Hwy 28 in Dixon, MO 65459

August 20th @ 6:00 am until August 21st @ 12pm  Bad Dog Ultra 100 mile/50mile/100k/50k and 12-mile walk/run/ruck no frills race is the perfect event for first timers and seasoned runners – 25785 Red Oak Rd. in Waynesville, MO 65583

August 20th Dinner with the King – An evening of dinner and 90-minute performance by “the King of Rock n Roll”, multi-award-winning tribute artist Mathew Boyce. The Rendezvous Event Center – 743 Missouri Ave, St. Robert.

FARMERS & Other MARKETS Weekly unless otherwise notated

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

Each Saturday 8 am – 12 pm Richland Farmers Market – Shady Dell Park Pavilion in Richland, MO 65556

Saturday August 6th Begins at 9 am Dixon Farmers Market – Lions Club Park in Dixon, MO 65459

Saturday August 13th & 27th 9 am – 1 pm Crocker Farmers Market – Crocker Community Park Pavilion in Crocker, MO 65452

Saturday August 6th 7 am – 4 pm Buckhorn Swap Meet – Off of Route 66 near I-44 Exit 153 in Waynesville, MO 65583

Each Saturday 8 am – 2 pm The Swap Meet on 66 – Corner of HWY F & Route 66 in Waynesville 65583 / Saint Robert 65584

MUSEUMS & Other Monthly Events

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

*1903 Pulaski County Courthouse Museum – On the Square in Waynesville, MO 65583 *Open by appointment only

Saturday, August 20th 10 am – 2 pm Frisco Depot Museum – 10th Street in Crocker, MO 65452

Saturday, August 13th 9 am – 2 pm Second Saturday Art Show – Route 66 Community Art Gallery in Waynesville, MO 65583

Saturday, August 20th Free Donut Fun Run 5K beginning at 8 am in Waynesville

SAVE THE DATE – Special Future Events to Mention!

September 3rd Railroad Day Celebration and ATV / UTV Rodeo Crocker, MO 65452

September 10th Patriot Day by Armed Service YMCA of Fort Leonard Wood at Roubidoux Park, Waynesville, MO 65583

September 10th Hillbilly Daze Downtown Richland, MO 65556

September 16th & 17th  Dixon Cow Days Fall Festival in Downtown Dixon, MO 65459

September 17th & 18th Extremicon Saint Robert, MO 65584

September 23rd – 25th Hogs & Frogs Festival Waynesville, MO 65583

September 30th Leapfrog 5k Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

October 1st Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K East Elementary School in Waynesville, MO 65583

October 1st Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

Pulaski County USA Signature Events Notated in Red

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

To add your Pulaski County event to our Event Promotion Program, visit our online calendar

New Businesses – July

We like to think of Pulaski County as a cool community in the Ozarks. We have friendly and welcoming communities, with thriving downtowns and lots of fun opportunities. The Pulaski County Visitors Center is always excited to share information about area businesses, activities, and opportunities with travelers and locals!

Smile! Nutrition  – Waynesville, MO

If you love Health Nutrition Ave in St. Robert, and you find yourself in Waynesville needing your fix, swing by the Phelps Medical Center, where you will find Smile! Nutrition. All your favorite, delicious and nutritional teas, shakes, and snacks are calling for you!

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The Rendezvous Event CenterSt. Robert, MO

Is here to help you and those you love make memories that will last a lifetime. From weddings to bridal showers, birthday parties, family functions, and even small corporate events, The Rendezvous equipped with a stage and state-of-the-art sound system, will ensure every event is a hit. They also are planning some exciting events and activities!

Streit Up Boutique  St. Robert, MO

A family-owned boutique that caters to all women, of all shapes and sizes! Stop by and browse their large selection of comfortable and beautiful apparel.

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St. Robert Self Storage –St. Robert, MO

Climate-controlled self-storage, a great location for a safe and secure location for boats, cars, and RVs.

US Cellular(Atlantic Wireless)St Robert, MO

Provider offering wireless plans, phones & devices, plus accessories for home & car connectivity.

Have a new business opening up? Email us at, call 573.336.6355 or stop by the Pulaski County Visitors Center, to learn about our Partner programs. We would love to meet you and share your business with tourists!

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.