Ten Events to Add to Your 2020 Calendar

1. Kickin’ It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge: Saint Robert’s annual BBQ challenge has upped the ante and is now a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event! Whether you are competing or eating this event has something for everyone- a kid’s BBQ competition, a military cook off, live music, kid’s bake off, adult bake off, and a Sportsman show! March 27th & 28th at Saint Robert, Missouri.

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2. Mountain Man Experience: Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders’ annual fun day and rendezvous is a step back in time to the 1840s! Adults and kids will experience hands-on living history with primitive camps, blackpowder shooting, tomahawk throwing, blacksmithing, dutch oven cooking, and flint and steel fire starting. April 25th near Dixon, Missouri.

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3. Mid-America Freedom Rally: Freedom of Road Riders have been putting on this Memorial Day motorcycle rally since 1988. Thousands and thousands have showed up throughout the years for the camaraderie, the campfires, the field games, the bikes, the poker runs, the live music, the vendors, – and most importantly to remember and celebrate those who gave their lives for our Freedom. Sunday night’s Rolling Thunder tradition will give you goose bumps. May 22nd, 23rd, 24th, & 25th at Buckhorn, Missouri.

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4. Pulaski County Regional Fair: Summer’s most exciting four days! Kids of all ages will love the carnival rides, fair food, live music, ATV rodeo and bull riding competition. General admission is FREE and Friday and Saturday night’s concerts are also FREE. June 17th, 18th, 19th, & 20th at Saint Robert, Missouri.

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5. 40th Annual Old Settlers Days: Immerse yourself in a weekend of living history! This family-friendly festival is held on the banks of the Roubidoux at Waynesville City Park and features a mountain man encampment, Civil War soldier camps, vendors, festival food, period dances, period church services and battle re-enactments. Explore the nearby Trail of Tears Historic site, the Old Stagecoach Stop, dining and shopping. July 25th & 26th at Waynesville, Missouri.

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6. 48th Annual Railroad Days: Crocker’s Railroad Days celebrates the town’s heritage as a railroad boom town. The festival features a parade, live music, vendors, festival food, ATV rodeo and kid-friendly activities. September 5th at Crocker.

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7. 37th Annual Cow Days: Win a cow during Dixon’s almost-famous street festival! Cow Days, a two-day event, features live music, festival food, craft vendors, Kids Zone, car show, and a parade. September 18th & 19th at Dixon, Missouri.

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8. Frog Hill Half-Marathon & 10K: Named for the Route 66 icon Frog Rock, this half-marathon challenges runners to conquer Superior Hill. Waynesville’s central location on Interstate 44 between Saint Louis and Springfield, Missouri makes travel to and from Frog Hill Half a breeze. October 3rd at Waynesville, Missouri.

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9. Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bicycle Race: In it’s third year, Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind is making a name for itself with its 65-mile dirt road course through Pulaski County’s scenic and rugged Ozarks topography. Did we mention the 4,400 feet of elevation changes? Shorter course options are available. October 3rd at Waynesville, Missouri.

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10. Route 66 Challenge: Explore over 30 miles of historic Route 66 during this spectacular strategy competition! Limited space is available, register your team today! October 10th at Pulaski County, Missouri. 

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For more events in Pulaski County, Missouri visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Pulaski County USA (2019)

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Compiled by Mitzi Sparks, Pulaski County Visitors Center Representative

B & B Patriot Grill
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO 65583

Buffalo Wild Wings
136 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Bulgogi House
1018 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Café 56 (Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583

Cancun Mexican Grill
690 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Cracker Barrel Restaurant
128 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Della B’s Soul Food Café
1057 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Ichiban Japanese Grill
240 Marshall Drive
Suite 8
Saint Robert, MO 65584

OB’s Billiards
982 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Route 66 Diner
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Ruby Tuesday
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Waffle House
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Wagon Wheel Richland
103 South Main Street
Richland, MO 65556

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556

Whoa Nellie’s Gravel Bar
26650 Highway 17
Waynesville, MO 65583

Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival Band Schedule


Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival Flier

Buckhorn BlueGrass Band Line up..
Paige 4-5:30pm
Uncle And the Little Stinkers 5:30-6:30pm
Adam Johnston 6:30-8pm
Steam Boat Bandits 8-9:30pm
The Damn Neighbors 9:30-11pm
Arkansauce 11pm
Dave 4-5pm
Beige Pear 5-6pm
Go on Git 6-7:30pm
GrassFed 7:30-9pm
Chucky Waggs 9-11pm
Opal 11pm

For event details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/282745019339243

35th Annual Cow Days Festival Schedule of Events

35th Annual Cow Days Festival Schedule of Events

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Friday, September 20, 2019

12:00-1:30 p.m.- Pat and The Boys (Country/Rock)
2:00-3:00 p.m.- Donna & Friends (Country/Oldies)
3:30-5:00 p.m.- Flashback (Classic Rock/Rock)
5:30 p.m.- Opening Ceremonies (Invocation by Danny Bassett, National Anthem by Charity Mahurin)
5:30 p.m.- DHS/DMS Royalty Fall Festival Winners Announced
6:30-8:30 p.m.- Sax on the Beach (Variety/R&B/Pop/Current Hits)
9:00-11:30 p.m.- Alderwood (Variety/Country/Rock)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:00 a.m.- 2019 Youth Royalty Fall Festival Pageant (Infant to 5th grade)
12:00-1:30 p.m.- Helen Russell & Company (Variety)
2:00-3:00: Dixon Cow Days Fall Festival Parade on W. 2nd Street, downtown Dixon (Grand Marshal Connie Erisman)
*Float & equestrian entries check-in at DHS by 12:00 p.m. for 12:50 judging. Large non-judged vehicles & tractors check-in by 1:00 p.m.; all others by 1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.- Dixon Cruise-In (on west 2nd Street, near S. Pine St. in front of United Methodist Church)
3:00 p.m.- Future Dixon Dazzlers
3:30 p.m.- Ashley Minzes Destination Dance Studio
4:30-6:00 p.m.- Brad Sloan & Friends (Country)
6:00 p.m.- Close of Silent Auction (Next to Chamber Booth near Main Stage)
6:30-8:30 p.m.- The Baker Band (Country/Comedy)
8:30 p.m.- FREE MERCHANT COW GIVEAWAY & Other Announcements (see area businesses for your free tickets)
8:30 p.m.- Live Auction of Commemorative Cornhole Set
9:00-11:30 p.m.- Five Turn Knot (Variety/Rock/Country/Pop)
10:00 p.m.- PURCHASED TICKET COW GIVEAWAY (tickets available at Chamber Booth)

5:00 p.m.- Arm Wrestling Contests (Sign-ups start at 3:00 p.m.)

Food booths, crafts, music, vendors, games, auction, car show, karaoke, cornhole tournament, kids’ zone & more!
Main Stage sponsored by Axis Rejuvenation, The Bank of Missouri, and The Maries County Bank.
Cow Days Fall Festival is brought to you by Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce & Area Businesses, Sponsored in part by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

*All times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

For Cow Days Questions email chamber@dixonchamberofcommerce.com

For info visit https://www.facebook.com/DixonAreaChamber