Patriot Day Festival 2022

The public is invited to join together in remembrance of the tragic events which took place September 11th, 2001, Patriot Day Festival will focus on patriotism, community, fellowship and music, Saturday, September 10th, 10 am to 8:30pm, in the Roubidoux, Waynesville City Park.

The Opening ceremony kicks off with the WHS JROTC Color Guard, Presentation of Colors and National Anthem, followed by the invocation and Moment of Silence by Brigade Chaplain JAJ Travis Hairston.

The focus of the event features the Remembrance Area. Throughout the day various activities will going on, so plan to spend the day. Peruse the classic car show and vendor booths. And there are plenty of activities planned for the kiddos, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, festival games, face painting.

Various schools will be highlighting activities. Performances will be provided by the Richland School District, as well the Waynesville High School Band and Choir.

If you are looking for a new furry family member, the Waynesville-St Robert Animal Shelter will be showcasing available puppies and kittens from 11am-2pm.

Make sure to bring your chairs or a blanket and hang-out for live music from 3-8:30 pm. Songstress Ali Marie will be singing many of your favorites. Then start rocking it out with Dead Roads, and Nevermind the Scarecrow. It will be a fantastic evening of music in the park!

In addition to the festival, Food Trucks will be available at the Roubidoux Streatery, the Little Hero’s Playground, and the Splash Pad will be open. The Pulaski County Farmers Market will not be at their normal location. They will be joining Patriot Days on the festival grounds September 10th.

This event is coordinated by the Armed Services YMCA. Visit their website to see the full event schedule and connect with their Facebook for upcoming announcements.

September 2022 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, MO

Pulaski County USA Signature Events Notated in Red

**September 3rd Railroad Days Celebration 9am – 10 pm and ATV / UTV Rodeo beginning at 12 pm at Crocker Community Park in Crocker, MO 65452  Parade, festival, contests, music, kids’ activities, car show food and craft vendors. Frisco Depot Museum open 10 am – 2 pm **Free 5k fun run presented by HFPC in conjunction with Railroad Days Celebration in Crocker Park at 8 am.

September 9th – 11th & 16th – 18th Bloody Murder by Ed Sala presented by PFAA A mystery / comedy rated PG13, Fri & Sat showtimes begin at 7:30 pm and Sun showtimes begin at 2:30. Theater on the Square in Waynesville, MO 65583

September 10th Patriot Day Festival 10 am – 9 pm by Armed Service YMCA of Fort Leonard Wood An event focusing on on patriotism, music, fellowship, and community, as we remember the tragic events which took place September 11th, 2001. Kid’s activities, food trucks, crafts, petting zoo, bounces houses, several live music bands, local performances, and car show. Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

CANCELED → September 10th Hillbilly Daze 12 pm – 9 pm in Downtown Richland, MO 65556 Bring your banjo, harmonica and come sit ‘n jam while enjoying a game of Corn Hole, dinner, music, dancing, and FUN!

September 16th 2nd Annual  Dixon FFA Truck Pull Truck pull attracting over 90 competitors from across the area and state, will also have three pro classes, and local competitor classes. Begins at 6 pm, Dixon High School in Dixon, MO 65459

**September 16th & 17th  Dixon Cow Days 2-day fun-filled festival featuring arts & crafts booths, street dances, stage and music entertainment, parades, beauty pageants, food stands, and good, family fun! Enter the drawing for a live, healthy adult cow! Festivities begin at 11 am on Friday and 10 am on Saturday in Downtown Dixon, MO 65459 ** Free 5k fun run / walk presented by Health Futures Pulaski County will begin at 8 am on Saturday at Dixon Elementary.

September 17th Beer Bark & BBQ  12 pm – 4 pm Live music and dinner by Pulaski Co. Humane Society Enjoy a meal, live music and an auction to benefit Loving Paws Adoption Agency / Pulaski Co. Humane Society at American Legion in St. Robert, MO 65583

September 17th & 18th Extremicon Sat 10 am – 7 pm & Sun 10 am – 4 pm Guest celebrities, and artists, authors, comics, cosplay, cosplay contest, demonstrations, games, tutorials, vendors and more at Saint Robert Community Center in Saint Robert, MO 65584

September 23rd – 25th Hogs & Frogs Festival A three-day festival in celebration of WH Croaker with fun for the whole family! Motorcycle Show, Hogs & Frogs Cooking Competition, Exotic Hair and Beard Contest, Ms. Croaker Pinup Contest, Corn Hole Contest, Power Wheels Drag Race, great food, beer, live music and unique vendors giveaway of a motorcycle and much more! Downtown Waynesville & Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

September 25th World Food Championship Cooking Contest 11 am – 3 pm A Hogs & Frogs Cooking Competition! Win best tasting and receive a Golden Ticket from the World Food Championships to compete in Dallas TX for over $100,000 at Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65573

September 30th Leapfrog 5k A fun 5k for the whole family where all finishers will receive a medal, free hotdogs and hamburgers at the end for all runners and their families. Complete the Challenge and run the 10K or Frog Hill Half Marathon on Saturday Oct 1st to earn an extra medal! Run begins at 6 pm in Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

Beginning September 9th Haunted River Float (Friday & Saturday Nights in September and select dates in October) Experience the half mile float down the Gasconade River in a raft, in the dark, with river monsters and other creatures that will make you scream! Corn Trail, Haunted Forest and House, Zombie Paint Ball, and other activities. The fun begins at 6pm or dark @ Ruby’s Landing in Waynesville, MO 65583


FARMERS & Other MARKETS Weekly unless otherwise notated

**Each Saturday 8 am – 12 pm Pulaski County Farmers Market  Near Roubidoux Campground in Waynesville, MO 65583 **Special Location and time for PC Farmers Market on September 10th will be in Roubidoux Park from 8 am – 2 pm in conjunction with the Patriot Day Festival.

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

Saturday September 3rd Begins at 9 am Dixon Farmers Market  Lions Club Park in Dixon, MO 65459 

Saturday September 10th & 24th Beginning at9 am Crocker Farmers Market  Community Park Pavilion in Crocker, MO 65452

Saturday September 3rd 7 am – 4 pm Buckhorn Swap Meet Off I-44 exit 153 on Route 66 in Waynesville, MO 65583

** Each Saturday 8 am – 2 pm The Swap Meet on 66  ** New location beginning September 3rd! Swap Meet will be in Roubidoux Park near the StrEATery each Saturday – Waynesville, MO 65583


MUSEUMS & Other Monthly Events

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

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

Saturday, September 3rd & 17th 10 am – 2 pm  Frisco Depot Museum – Crocker, MO 65452

Saturday September 10th 9 am – 2 pm  Second Saturday Art Show – Route 66 Art Gallery in Waynesville, MO 65583


SAVE THE DATE – Special Future Events to Mention!

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

October 8th Annual Fall Craft Fair by American Legion Auxiliary at American Legion, St. Robert, MO 65584

October 8th *Battle of the Bands by Healthy Futures Pulaski County on the square in Downtown Waynesville, MO 65583 *Battle of the Bands will be in conjunction with Oktoberfest on the Square

October 15th Route 66 Challenge Throughout Pulaski County, Missouri

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. 

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

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.  Dine in, or outside overlooking Route 66.  Can’t make it by?  Door Dash!

MJ's Arcade & Cafe, St. Robert, MO
Image courtesy of MJ’s Arcade and Cafe, St. Robert

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!

Image provided by Sweet P’s BBQ

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.

Image courtesy of Jimmy John’s

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

Image courtesy of Panda Express

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.

Image courtesy of Eclectic Originals

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.
  • 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 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 https://www.missouri66.org/Motor-Tour. Make sure to Register by September 19th!

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 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. 

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