Fall Fun & Spooky Treat Trails 2021

Memory Making Fun & Spooky Treat Trails in Pulaski County, MO

No need to fear now that autumn is here, there are plenty of great fall – worthy activities that are bound to delight. Memory making is sure to transpire with one or more of these thrilling events to make your season perfect! Spend a memory making day at a pumpkin patch full of activities, dress your best in costume and gather treats and maybe some tricks, enjoy a family friendly festival or solve a treat trail mystery. If you like to be perfectly spooked, there are activities that will surely frighten the fearless.

Choosing something fantastically fun is easy to do in Pulaski County USA!

For The Treat & Festival Seeker:

October 29, 2021

Columbia College Trunk or Treat 3pm – 5pm  320 Ichord Ave Ste. A Waynesville, MO

October 30, 2021

Trick or Treat at The Farmers Market  8am – 12pm  Pulaski County Farmers Market @ Roubidoux Campground Waynesville, MO

Waynesville Annual Pumpkin Fest  2pm – 4pm  A Drive-Thru Event  Roubidoux Park  Waynesville, MO

Trunk or Treat at the Park 5pm – 7pm  Crocker Community Park, Crocker, MO

Trick or Treat on Main Street 5pm – 7 pm  Downtown Dixon, MO

October 31, 2021  

Monster Mash Trunk or Treat Begins at 10:30am Stone Brooke Center 500 GW Lane, Waynesville, MO

Bow & Barrel Sportsman Center Trunk or Treat 3pm – 7pm  22940 Harlan Lane, Saint Robert, MO

Richland Area Chamber of Commerce Trunk or Treat 5 pm – 9pm  McClurg Street, Richland, MO

Halloween in Uranus 5:30pm – 8pm  14400  Hwy Z, Saint Robert, MO

For The Mystery & Thrill Seeker:

Bootique Treat Trail & Murder Mystery Tour  October23rd  8am – 3pm

Hosted by Eclectic Originals Waynesville, MO

Haunted River Float  October 15, 16, 23 & 30 Beginning at 3pm last check in at 10pm

Ruby’s Landing 24474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, MO

Rising Haunted Attraction October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 & 31 8pm – Midnight

25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville, MO

For The Memory Maker Seeker:

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch Saturdays and Sundays in October  10am – 6pm 

23530 Republic Road, Waynesville, MO

If you’re in search of that perfect fall flavored treat, be sure to drop in to one of the many sweet treat bakeries or a unique cafe or beverage spots to fill that pumpkin spice and everything nice craving! There are also many other food and drink options available.


Upcoming Signature Events, and full PulaskiCountyUSA.com calendar.

During the pandemic changes occur rapidly. Contact event host to confirm event and to verify COVID procedures. In some situations masks and social distancing may be encouraged. If you do not feel well or have been exposed, choose to not attend.  Please follow CDC recommendations, and local Health Department recommendations and trends. 

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

Music, BBQ, Museums, and More!

October 14th: Cort Carpenter with Special Guest ChristiAna – Saint Robert, MO

October 23rd: Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cook-Off – Waynesville, MO

October 16th: Frisco Depot Museum – Crocker, MO

Fridays & Saturdays → October 1st thru 16th, 23rd & 30th: Haunted River Float – Waynesville, MO


WEEKLY

Saturdays 8 AM – 12 PM Pulaski County Farmers Market – Waynesville, MO

Saturdays by Appointment Only 10 AM – 4 PM Old Stagecoach Stop Museum – Waynesville, MO


SAVE THE DATE

November 6 Route 66 ROCKS – Waynesville, MO

November 10th – 13th Field of Heroes – Saint Robert, MO

November 11th Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Parade – Saint Robert, MO

November 27th Bad Dawg Ultra 12, 50 or 100 miles, & 50K or 100K Endurance Run – Waynesville, MO

December 9th – 26th Light Up Pulaski County Throughout Pulaski County

Upcoming Signature Events, and full PulaskiCountyUSA.com calendar.

During the pandemic, changes occur rapidly. Contact event host to confirm event and to verify COVID procedures. In some situations, masks and social distancing may be encouraged. If you do not feel well or have been exposed, choose to not attend.  Please follow CDC recommendations, and local Health Department recommendations and trends. 

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

City of St. Robert, Missouri Celebrates 70 Years

The City of St. Robert’s motto is “Come Grow with Us” and the growth has been tremendous over the last 70 years.

With the construction of Fort Leonard Wood in 1941, the region made its start with temporary housing structures and tents for the thousands that flocked to Pulaski County for work. Throughout the next 75 years, the “Fort” has grown to be the military’s third-largest training installation.

As the population in the area continued to grow locals were encouraged to charter the district as a Village in October 1951. Learn more about the City of St. Robert’s history at https://www.saintrobert.com/236/History-of-St-Robert.

Since those early years, the city now has over 100 city employees and over 400 businesses.

With an assortment of greenspace, lodging, restaurants, shops, and business services, St. Robert is a thriving community along the I-44 corridor. The city continues to welcome corporations and entrepreneurs to join the growing opportunities supporting military and tourism missions.

What beckons travelers and tourists to Pulaski County?

The Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers and Roubidoux Creek  

The waterways are playgrounds for fishing floating and family fun.

Relax along the Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers

Historic Route 66

Weaving through the heart of St. Robert, thousands of roadies get their kicks each year. The Mother Road welcomes generations of Route 66 enthusiasts from around the world. Must-stops along the Route include the hamlet of Devils Elbow, Uranus Fudge Factory, the George M. Road Roadside Park, and Frog Rock which overlooks Rt. 66 and the adjoining town of Waynesville.

The George M. Reed Roadside Park, an original roadside park located along Route 66, features a Marine tank placed in dedication to the “brave servicemen and women and their families who have sacrificed so much to protect our nation”. The Park will soon feature restored vintage Route 66 neon signs that originated from the local area and across 66 in Missouri.

The Military Tribute and Freedom Rock

Located on the northside of I-44 is a highly visited attraction by military families and travelers alike. The attraction features mural-type artwork on rock boulders by the military companies and battalions. The display features a massive 12 ft x 10 ft Freedom Rock, which is part of the 50 State Tour and is one of 3 locations in Missouri. The St. Robert Welcome Plaza highlighting the Military Branches of the United States Military.

Tribute Chimney of the Black USO

The effort to honor African American soldiers who endured segregation while in service to their country was spearheaded by the St. Robert Historical Preservation Committee. A tribute was established featuring the chimney of the Black USO of Ft. Leonard Wood. This Park is located on the west side of Missouri Avenue, leading to the entrance of Fort Leonard Wood.

St. Robert Museum

The city operates the museum located at the municipal center. It highlights historical information and static displays spanning 70 years of the community’s history. The museum is free to browse and is open 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday.

Congratulations St. Robert! The 70th Anniversary is traditionally known as the Platinum Anniversary, symbolizing strength, rarity, and endurance. Coincidence?

Things Are Ever-Evolving in Uranus!

Now open – Uranus Putt Pirates minigolf!   Located across the road from Uranus Fudge Factory, the course can be easily seen from I-44 between exits 161 and 163, and Route 66, near St. Robert, Missouri.  The 22-foot statue of the Mayor of Uranus, “Mega” Mayor, welcomes you for a day or evening of fun. The 18-hole course,+ the 19th “Glory-Hole”, offers plenty of shade, a waterfall, and convenient restrooms.

This popular entertainment complex has tickled tourists’ funny bones and bellies worldwide with their play on words.  It all began with their famous fudge at the Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store, many “moon’s ago”.  The eclectic store features amazing fudge flavors, saltwater taffy, Route 66, and Uranus Missouri souvenirs along with all kinds of collectibles and toys from days gone by.  Stroll throughout the complex which is filled with quirky sites; dinosaurs, the Guinness Book of World Record’s Largest Belt Buckle, aliens, vintage vehicles, a double-decker bus from London. Make sure to check out the Uranus Sideshow Museum you will be amazed. 

In addition to the mini-golf course, 2021 changes include the Uranus City Jail and most recently a Neon Wall along the east side.  The wall offers up a great photo opportunity day or night and features Ted Drewes, Uranus Missouri,  The Blue Whale, Cadillac Ranch, the Blue Swallow, Wigwam Motel, and Roy’s Cafe, all popular stops along America’s Mother Road from Illinois to California. 

Whether you just happen across Uranus or are planning a few days away to visit Uranus, you are bound to eat some fudge and chuckle your way to a great time!

October 2021 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, MO

October 1st: Leap Frog 5K – Waynesville, MO

October 2nd: Frog Hill Half Marathon and 10K Run – Waynesville, MO

October 2nd: Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race – Waynesville, MO

October 2nd: 5th Annual ALA Fall Craft Fair & Swap Meet – Saint Robert, MO

October 9th: 11th Annual Oktoberfest on the Square – Waynesville , MO

October 9th: 6th Annual Gearhead Bash Car, Truck & Bike Show – Richland, MO

October 9th: Hometown Truck & Tractor Pull – Richland, MO

October 14th: Cort Carpenter with Special Guest ChristiAna – Saint Robert, MO

October 23rd: Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cook-Off – Waynesville, MO

October 16th: Frisco Depot Museum – Crocker, MO

Fridays & Saturdays → October 1st thru 16th, 23rd & 30th: Haunted River Float – Waynesville, MO


WEEKLY

Saturdays 8 AM – 12 PM Pulaski County Farmers Market – Waynesville, MO

Saturdays by Appointment Only 10 AM – 4 PM Old Stagecoach Stop Museum – Waynesville, MO


SAVE THE DATE

November 10th – 13th Field of Heroes Saint Robert, MO

November 11th Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Parade Saint Robert, MO

November 27th Bad Dawg Ultra 12, 50 or 100 miles, & 50K or 100K Endurance Run Waynesville, MO

December 9th – 26th Light Up Pulaski County Throughout Pulaski County

Upcoming Signature Events, and full PulaskiCountyUSA.com calendar.

During the pandemic changes occur rapidly. Contact event host to confirm event and to verify COVID procedures. In some situations masks and social distancing may be encouraged. If you do not feel well or have been exposed, choose to not attend.  Please follow CDC recommendations, and local Health Department recommendations and trends. 

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