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

Cancelled → 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

Leaves are Falling, Autumn is Calling….

Do you know where you need to be?  Right here in Pulaski County USA!

Here are a few reasons why!

Get your scare on!

Haunted River Floats at Ruby’s Landing, Waynesville –  Plan a weekend of ghoulish fun!  ½ mile float in 9 man raft, corn maze, haunted forest, haunted house, zombie paintball, axe throwing, and escape room!  Friday and Saturday nights September thru October.

Rising Haunted Attraction –  Every Friday and Saturday night in October (and of course Halloween!!) Come check out central Missouri’s scariest haunt on dry land!  See if you have what it takes to survive terror like you have NEVER experienced before!

Pick Your Pumpkin!

Stories Pumpkin Patch – A wholesome family setting with fun outdoor activities for kids.  A petting zoo, punkin’ chunkin’ slingshot, barrel train, hay maze, super slide, corn box.  Don’t forget the hayride to the pumpkin patch!   

Image courtesy of Stories Pumpkin Patch, Richland, MO

Arts, Crafts, and Antiques

Fall Harvests – Stop by area Farmer’s Markets for Missouri-grown produce and homemade goodness.  The Pulaski County Farmer’s Market along the Roubidoux River, in Waynesville are open every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM.  The Lost in the Woods Farmer’s Market off Missouri Ave. St. Robert opens Thursday evenings at 4:30 PM through September 30th.

Arts and Crafts!  Join Route 66 Community Art Gallery for their 2nd Saturday events!  Join artists from throughout the area.  It’s never too early to shop for Christmas!

Triple Creek Antiques is hosting their Fall Market event on September 10th and 11th – Crocker MO

Fall Festivals; Remembering 9/11 Patriots Day Festival – September 11th, Mid Missouri Fall Extravaganza – September 18th, Annual American Legion Post Craft Fair – October 2nd  Route 66 OktoberFest October 9th

The Great Outdoors

Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind – October 2nd

Women’s Free Clinic – 12th annual 5k walk/run for Life – September 11th. Remembering  9/11 Patriot’s Day 9.11 Remembrance Ruck and 5k Fun Run.

Leap Frog 5k and Frog Hill ½ Marathon – October 1st and 2nd, great for families, kids, couples, and solo’s. Hard-charging runners to beginners.!

Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind – October 2nd, 65-miles of intense cycling, or choice of the 25-mile course.

Scenic Drives…

Hop in the car or on the bike and check out Pulaski County’s fall scenery along Route 66 or Frisco Driving Tours!

Be sure to watch our Community Events & Activities Calendar for more fall events and activities.

There’s more than you think in Pulaski County USA. Spend some time exploring our amazing communities. Take a fall float along our gorgeous riverways, reserve a cozy cabin or relax and unwind at our local hotels. Start planning today!

Image courtesy of BSC Outdoors, Dixon, MO

Fall Crafting Activities

Crafting is great fun any time of the year. With fall settling in and holidays just around the corner, crafting becomes of greater interest. Crafting is an enjoyable activity for families, couples, friends, or solo (time to meet new friends!).

Many businesses offer monthly activities and private bookings. Plan a crafting activity to celebrate a birthday, family reunion, bachelorette party, or just to wind down and have some fun.

Crafting helps ease stress, builds self-esteem, and gives a sense of satisfaction. It allows you to express yourself and learn new skills. It is a great social activity to interact with others.

Whether you are from the area or visiting family, attending military graduation, or just enjoying a get-away, check into alternative activities to enhance your time throughout our communities.

Some of the local offerings coming up in September and October!

Piney River Taproom – One Tuesday a month join the Piney Taproom Brewery crew for a paint and sip. The September event is scheduled for the 14th!

Image courtesy of Piney River Taproom, Waynesville, MO

Eclectic Originals – Fall projects include a “Boo Project” on September 18th and a seasonable “Truck Project” on October 26th.  Eclectic also provides walk-in projects, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with numerous cutouts to choose from.

“I’m in the beginning planning stages to organize a Bootique Treat Walk throughout Waynesville. It will also be a murder mystery tour with each participating store having a clue. Watch for details!” – Cheryl Keeton, Owner

Image courtesy of Eclectic Originals, Waynesville, MO

BoPeep Ceramics – 1000’s of ceramic options offered in greenware and bisque. Choose your artwork to work on at home, or spend time in our community area. Ceramics make great gifts from decorative items to items you can use in your kitchen. Ceramics artwork can be enjoyed by all ages from toddlers to seniors. Start working on your Christmas decorations and gifts today!

The Blue Bee at Willis Farms – Welcome to the farm! The Blue Bee is an arts and crafts store specializing in make-and-take kits for on-the-spot craft time, or take them home. Workshops are Thursdays from 6 pm-8 pm or you may reserve for special dates.

“The Blue Bee is built on the foundation that CREATIVITY is how we CONNECT with ourselves and with others.” – Bethany Willis-Jones, a veteran wife,

Image courtesy of The Blue Bee

The Art Lab – Offers painting classes for any occasion. Kids’ classes and adult classes are available.  Walk-in hours are Tuesday-Saturday, or book your private party!

“October we will be doing our Carnivores paint event as well as our paint your pumpkin events. Watch for details!” – Sunju Petersen, Owner

Route 66 Community Art Gallery – Third Tuesday Paint Class is slated for September 14th.  Come on and express yourself during their acrylic pour painting class!

“The Art Gallery offers a variety of educational activities each and every month.  You may also book private photography lessons or acrylic pour painting class” – Jax Welborn, Owner

For more details or activities throughout Pulaski County, visit our online Community Event and Activity Calendar.

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September 2021 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, MO

September 4th: 49th Railroad Days – Crocker, MO

September 11th: Remembering 9/11 Patriots Day Festival – Waynesville, MO

September 15th: Culpepper & Merriweather Circus – Crocker, MO

September 17th: 1st Annual FFA Truck Pull – Dixon, MO

September 18th: Mid Missouri Fall Extravaganza – Waynesville, MO

September 18th: Frisco Depot Museum – Crocker, MO

Canceled → September 25th: Food Truck Festival & Swap Meet – Saint Robert, MO


WEEKLY

Thursdays 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Farmers Market & Artist Showcase – Saint Robert, MO

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

Fridays & Saturdays September 10th – October 16th 3 PM – 10 PM Haunted River Float – Waynesville, MO


SAVE THE DATE

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

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

Cancelled → October 9th: Route 66 Challenge – Pulaski County, MO

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

Celebrate Missouri, With Ice Cream Socials

Missouri’s Bicentennial

August 10, 2021, marks the 200th anniversary of Missouri statehood. Missouri 2021 encouraged communities across the state to commemorate the day with ice cream socials! Nothing brings people together like ice cream, and an ice cream social is the most appropriate way to celebrate Missouri since the ice cream cone is the official state dessert!

Ice Cream Socials in Pulaski County, Missouri

 Gypsy Sam’s Sweet Treats
(229 Route 66 East, Waynesville) From 5 PM-7 PM, August 10th celebrating Missouri’s bicentennial with free sample cones to everyone!  Register to win various door prizes, and a chance to win a 4oz cup of ice cream each week, for 1 year!

Missouri Governor Parson visiting about Ice cream with young entrepreneur Sam Keeton
Photo compliments of Gypsy Sam’s Sweet Treats

I Love Ice Cream And More

(690 Missouri Avenue, Saint Robert)  Join I Love Ice Cream and More as they celebrate Missouri’s 200th birthday, from 2 PM-5 PM for a free mini ice cream cone and yummy birthday cake!  Let’s celebrate the Great State of Missouri.

Creamy ice cream creations are a focus of I Love Ice Cream and More.
Photo compliments of I Love Ice Cream and More

Everyday is a great day for ice cream!

It’s long past time for you to indulge and discover the top locations for creamy delicious ice cream.  So check out the Ice Cream Trail, grab up some friends, load up the car, or plan a motorcycle ride for a sweet, cool, treat in Pulaski!