July 2021 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, Missouri.

July 2nd: Celebrate Freedom 5k – Free Color Run – Fireworks Celebration afterwards – Dixon, MO

July 3rd: Buckhorn Blast – Waynesville, MO

Cancelled July 4th: Independence Day CelebrationFireworks Show Only @ Fort Leonard Wood, MO

July 17th: Ultra Sweaty Santa – 6 Hour Endurance Event – Devils Elbow, MO

July 24th: Pulaski County Farmers Market Christmas In July – Waynesville, MO

July 31st: Outdoor Expo by the Fallen Outdoors – Hunting, Fishing, Food & Crafts, Kids Activities & Support – Waynesville, MO

July 31st Richland Independence Day (Rescheduled from July 10) – Vendors & Fireworks – Richland, MO


WEEKLY

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

Saturdays 8AM-12PM – Richland Farmers Market – Richland, MO

Beginning July 10th: Saturdays 10AM-4PM – Old Stagecoach Stop Museum – Waynesville, MO


MONTHLY

First Friday 6PM-8PM – Dixon Chamber First Friday – Dixon, MO

Third Saturday 10AM-2PM Frisco Depot Museum – Crocker, MO


SAVE THE DATE

August 6-7th: Route 66 Yard 100 Mile Yard Sale – Pulaski County, MO

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

September 17-18th: Dixon Cowdays – Dixon, MO

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

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

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

Missouri Outdoor Communicators “Fish, Float and Fun” Media Event

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau welcomed the Missouri Outdoor Communicators “Fish, Float and Fun Media Event”, the first week of June. The personalized event, which was postponed in May, consisted of seminars, tours, and experiences showcasing Pulaski County Missouri’s outdoor attributes and agritourism opportunities.

Planning for “Fish, Float and Fun began in February of this year. “We’re very excited for some of our members to come back to Pulaski County,” Kyle Stewart, executive director of Missouri Outdoor Communicators said. “We worked with Karen Hood of the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau to hold our annual conference in Pulaski County in 2016 – which was a great success – and we’ve been hoping we’d get to come back ever since. For our group, a variety of outdoor activities is a must, which Pulaski County has in spades. I’m positive there will be many great stories discovered during our time in the community.”

“In addition to spending time in Pulaski County for our annual conference several years ago, I’ve returned several times since to float, fish, and hike the natural areas. Pulaski County’s reputation for being a beautiful outdoor playground is absolutely spot on,” Stewart says. “Between the excellent fishing and floating as well as all the other outstanding outdoor opportunities available in the area, I’m very much looking forward to the media event and I know many of our members are as well.”

MOC members consisted of writers, authors, and broadcast professionals seeking experiences for future stories. Sessions included Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Cold Creek Mushrooms – building an agritourism business from farming, sales operations around the state, to table, National Park Service Trail of Tears, float trip along the Big Piney, Devils Elbow, kayak fishing along the Big Piney in Duke Missouri, caving expedition, fly fishing and tombstone tour. The welcome reception featured a delicious meal of local favorites, with Honey Chile’ Please creating a special dish showcasing Cold Creek Mushrooms.

Opening reception held at the Natural Cultural Arts Center, Waynesville, MO

Missouri Outdoor Communicators, chartered in 1994,  is a professional organization of media members that publish content for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and websites. Members may be in full-time employment, educators, author/editors, or freelance with a vested interest in promoting the unique outdoor opportunities found in Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Members have opportunities to visit destinations throughout the state during a spring familiarization session, and in the fall for their annual conference. MOC previously held its annual conference in Pulaski County in September 2016.   

Thank you to our area partners for providing insight into Pulaski County’s magnificent outdoors, warm people, rich history, and agritourism opportunities.

Presenters:

Heritage Cultural Arts Center – Marie Rybert and Rockman Chris

Cold Creek Mushrooms – Ron Selfors

NPS Trail of Tears – Luge Hardman

Roubidoux Grotto – Roger Preston

Roubidoux Fly Fishers – Herb Turner

Tombstone Tales – Downtown 66, Laura Huffman

Fish and Float activities

Guided kayak tour, southern Big Piney – Duke Missouri – Fallen Outdoors Kayak Anglers – Mike Unruh

Float trip, northern Big Piney – Devils Elbow, Missouri – Devils Elbow River Safari 

Agritourism – Farm to Table

Honey Chile’ Please

Piney River Tap Room

Host Location: Gasconade Hills Resort

For more information regarding the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau’s media, and group support services contact our Certified Travel Industry Specialist, Karen Hood-Simpson, CTIS. Services include working closely with the event planner, presentation of session options, coordinating partners, venues, catering, and entertainment, providing materials to promote the event, and attendee welcome services.

Pulaski County Missouri Fairs

It’s Fair Time!

June 2021

Pulaski County, Missouri offers up two fun-filled fairs in June. Rally your family and friends and head out for the excitement of carnival rides, tasty carnival foods, livestock, 4-H exhibits, and special events.

The Pulaski County Regional Fair is scheduled for June 16-19th, at the St. Robert Community Center and Fairgrounds. Other exciting events include an ATV Rodeo, Xtreme Bull Riding, and Cornhole Tournament. New in 2021 – a Dog Show featuring 10 categories and Best In Show. Follow along for new announcements on their Facebook Page.

Pulaski County Regional Fair, St. Robert, Missouri

The Tri-County Fair is scheduled for June 23-26th, at the Shady Dell Park in Richland, Missouri. Browse agricultural, crafts, animal exhibits, and youth livestock auction. Don’t forget the Truck and Tractor pull – on Friday and Saturday nights! There are also several grandstand events that will be announced, so be sure to Like their Facebook page.

Plan your weekend around events occurring throughout the summer, by visiting our online calendar.

Richland Tri-County Fair, Richland Missouri

2021 Travel Season Kicks Off

Pulaski County Visitors Center Resumes Weekend Hours

The Pulaski County Visitors Center is kicking off the travel season with two special guests!

Friday, May 28th features a book signing event, 3 PM until 5 PM, with former Mayor Luge Hardman.   “Small-Town Mayor”.   Her memoir is an enjoyable read and shares her insight into serving the community of Waynesville, MO.    Books are $20, cash only.  “Small Town Mayor” is also available at Lost In The Woods Antiques, Waynesville, MO, or on Amazon.  Be sure to connect with Luge on her Facebook Page – Small-Town Mayor.

On Saturday, May 29th, 5-time author, JB King will be at the Center to meet, greet and sign from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.  He is sure to share a story or two!  His latest book “Tales from the Blue II” is full of more great stories from his career with the Missouri Highway Patrol.  All 5 books are available at the Pulaski County Visitors Center, cash and credit cards are accepted.  Books are also available at Eclectic Originals, Waynesville MO, through JBKingBooks.com and on Amazon.    You will also want to connect with the “Frozen Tears”  Facebook Group, for discussions on the True Crime book detailing the 1977 murders in Pulaski County, MO.

The Pulaski County Visitors Center summer travel hours resume this weekend.    Open Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM, Saturday and Sundays 9 AM to 3 PM.  Our Missouri State Affiliate Welcome Center is located along Interstate 44, north of Exit 169 (137 St Robert Blvd., St. Robert, MO)  The Center features 3 rooms of information on tourist attractions throughout Missouri with a focus on Pulaski County,  and is a valuable resource for both travelers and locals.  The Center gift shop features books from other local authors; Terry Primas, Dan Slais, and Ron Long, as well as several of Route 66 historian Jim Hinkley’s books.

The Tourism Bureau administrative offices remain open Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.  To learn more about the Tourism Bureau activities and Partner Programs visit the Industry Section of our website.

June 2021 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, Missouri

June 4th-6th & June 11th-13th: A Fairy Tale Courtroom – Waynesville, MO

June 12th: Freedom Fest – Waynesville, MO

June 16-19th: Pulaski County Regional Fair – St. Robert, MO

June 18th: ATV Rodeo – St. Robert, MO

June 19th: Hangin’ For 8 Extreme Bull Riding – St. Robert, MO

June 19th: Kids Fishing Derby – Crocker, MO

June 19th: Pulaski County Pride Picnic in the Park – St. Robert, MO

June 23-26th: Tri-County Fair – Richland, MO

June 26-27th: Cave State Cruisers 33rd Annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show – Waynesville, MO

June 26th: 3rd Annual Car & Bike Show – St. Robert, MO


WEEKLY

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

Saturdays 8AM – 12PM – Richland Farmers Market – Richland, MO

MONTHLY


First Friday 6PM-8PM – Dixon Chamber First Friday – Dixon, MO


SAVE THE DATE

July 17th: Ultra Sweaty Santa – 6 Hour Endurance Event – Devils Elbow, MO

August 6-7th: Route 66 Yard 100 Mile Yard Sale – Pulaski County, MO

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

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

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

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