BigBam Specials!

If you’re bonked or just looking for some fun activities Waynesville is ready to greet all of the BigBam Riders. There is plenty of great eats and activities in Waynesville!

As you enter Pulaski County, stop by Click’s on Route 66 General Store – the official water stop between Lebanon and Waynesville. Complimentary water for cyclists and the store will be open at 6 am.

Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open special hours just for BigBam! Stop by for personalized tours, by friendly guides dressed in period costumes. Tours are available between 10 am and 8 pm, June 15th. Located on the Square in Waynesville. No admission fee, donations are appreciated, but not expected. Masks are required and provided.

Haute Dawgs 10% off for BigBam Cyclists! Whether you wheel into the Roubidoux Plaza for Waffle Sticks for breakfast or want to give the Dirty Dawg a try for lunch, you will love this hot dog eatery! (Make sure to try the spicy pickle! Delish!)

Drachenfutter Invites you to relax at their new outdoor patio – She has other activities “peculating” at this divine coffee shop/restaurant during your time here in Waynesville. Join them for live music and Missouri brews served up by Piney River Taproom‘s mobile-on-the-go! (Feed your inner dragon with the amazing coffee!)

Piney River Brewery Marissa has a special activity “brewing” – so check back for updates! But in the meantime, enjoy a growler from Piney, the first microbrewery in the state of Missouri to can beer. Undecided on which to choose – try a flight. Relax inside the taproom, or enjoy one of their outside tables. Order up a handmade pizza of your choice – (be sure to try the sauerkraut topping!) Piney River will also be serving up their cold brews at Drachenfutter’s!

Simply Fast Courier Service – Shuttle service, $5pp from the Waynesville Basecamp to your hotel is available In addition to the shuttle service, Simply Fast is available for deliveries; groceries, restaurants, etc. *Simply Fast Courier Service is not a taxi-cab service, they are unable to transport to and from other locations. Shuttle is only available to and from your hotel.

Check back often! We will be updating as businesses updates us!


Hopper’s Pub – Head on over for a fun evening of Trivia Pursuit! Order up a juicy burger and choose from 66 beers on tap. (Too many to choose from? Spin the wheel!)

Paradise Deli – Known for their hearty schnitzel, you also can’t go wrong with Ursula’s filling breakfast (starting at 9am), or brots. (Pick up some German deli meats and cheeses for an on the go treat!)

Sam’s Sweet Treats – Cool off with your choice of honey-flavored ice cream. Or choose from a variety of unusual popcorn. But the goodness doesn’t stop there! Sam is serving up breakfast and lunch too! She is open until 8PM! (Fire up your soul with the Spicy popcorn!)

New Businesses

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!

Lala Mali Food

A new food truck is now rushing to the scene!  Lala Mali serves Moroccan cuisine – burgers, kabobs, falafel and shwarma wraps with Mediterranean spices! Check Facebook to see where they will be!!

Lala Mali Food Truck
Image courtesy of Lala Mali, Waynesville, MO

Hen House Fried Chicken Company

Come and enjoy family dining! The Hen House Fried Chicken Company has fried chicken, fried seafood, and “samiches”. They are found along Missouri Avenue.

Hen House Restaurant, St. Robert, MO

Crocker’s Farmer’s Market

Fresh vegetables, fruits, handmade products, bread, jams, canned goods, and crafts are now available on Saturdays from 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.! Located at the Park Pavilion at Crocker City Park!


Petals and Bloom Flowers

Do you wish to have a fresh bouquet of flowers?  Or send a gift basket to family or to a soldier? The shop delivers flowers, natural gifts, and much more!  The shop is found at the main PX at Fort Leonard Wood.


Penaroyal Antiques & Collectables

The antique store moved to Crocker on Commercial Street! The old Bloodland bank teller counter is part of the newly renovated building. They have primitive, antique, Victorian items, furniture, and much more!

Penaroyal Antiques, Crocker, MO
Image courtesy of Penaroyal Antiques & Collectables, Crocker MO

Baldy’s Barbershop

Stop by the newly opened barbershop on Commercial Street in Crocker for men’s haircuts and shaves!  Baldy’s has renovated the former shop and recently opened! 

Baldy's Barbershop, Crocker MO
Image courtesy of Baldy’s Barbershop, Crocker MO

Have a new business opening up? Email us at email@pulaskicounty.org, call 573.336.6355 or stop by the Pulaski County Visitors Center, to learn about our Partner programs. We would love to meet you and share your business with tourists!

April 2022 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, MO

April 9th Dixon Spring Fling Historic Downtown Dixon, MO

Spring Festival with live music, car & bike show, food trucks, antiques, book sale, city wide yard sale and more. Fun for the whole family! 9 am – 5 pm, Dixon, MO 65459

Ongoing – April 15, 2022: Taste of Pulaski County Passport Edition Pulaski County, MO

Purchase a Taste of Pulaski Passport, then taste the Pulaski County goodness, collect your receipts, and turn it back in for a chance to win prizes! Be sure to check out their online auction. Various locations Throughout Pulaski Count

April 17, 2022: Easter Egg Hunt & Helicopter Candy Drop @ Ruby’s Landing Waynesville, MO

Come see candy dropped from a helicopter and join the fun in finding some of the 10,000 hidden eggs! 12 pm – 4 pm, Waynesville, MO 65583

April 23rd American Legion Auxiliary 2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair Saint Robert, MO

Local Crafters, artisans and vendors @ St. Robert American Legion 10am – 3pm, Saint Robert, MO 65584

April 23rd Crawfish Boil Waynesville, MO

Crawfish Boil and live music @ Pulaski Co. Ft. Wood Shrine Club 1 pm – 5 pm, Waynesville, MO 65583

April 30, 2022: Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day Crocker, MO

Learn primitive skills, fur trade, throwing tomahawks, shoot traditional muzzleloaders.

Free event and fun for the whole family 10 am – 2pm and Bonfire event begins @ 5:30 pm. Crocker, MO


WEEKLY

Saturdays 8 am – 12 pm Pulaski County Farmers Market – Waynesville, MO 65583

Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm Old Stagecoach Stop Museum – Waynesville, MO 65583

Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm The Swap Meet on 66 – Waynesville 65583 / Saint Robert 65584


MONTHLY

Frisco Depot Museum: Every Third Saturday 10 am – 2 pm Crocker, MO 65452

Free Donut Fun Run 5K: April 23rd beginning at 8 am, Roubidoux Park, Waynesville, MO 65583

Second Saturday Art Show: Every Second Saturday 9 am – 2 pm  Waynesville, MO 65583


SAVE THE DATE

May 27th & 28th Big Piney River Bluegrass Festival Saint Robert, MO

May 27th thru 30th Mid-America Freedom Rally Waynesville, MO

June 15th – 16th Big BAM – Bike Across Missouri @ Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

June 15th thru 18th Pulaski County Regional Fair @ Saint Robert Community Center & Pole Barn Saint Robert, MO 65584

Be sure to visit our event calendar for upcoming Signature Events, and other community events. Click to view our 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

Big BAM – While in Town

Pulaski County is excited to welcome the return of Big BAM riders to the Waynesville City Park, but it is important to know that there are note-worthy stops before you even reach Basecamp. Pulaski’s first water stop is at Click’s on Route 66. Complimentary water is available for cyclists and the general store will be open at 6 am. Make note of Hanna Hills Disc Golf as you depart Laquey. Consider booking a great afternoon of play on their 18-hole course later in the day.  Be sure to swing by Tiger Nutrition for an energy drink to help fuel you through a great day of exploring Pulaski or stop in at Master Doughnuts for an early morning treat.  You can find both off of Route 66, right on Ichord Ave. If you are looking for a heaty plate of biscuits and gravy swing into Westside Café, or Drachenfutter’s German Pancakes, both east of the Route 66 and Ichord Ave intersection.

After a quick break to catch your breath at Basecamp, take a look around you and see what’s there! Cooldown at the splash park or swim in our beautiful section of the Roubidoux! Get together with one of our local outfitters and float down the river for a couple of hours. Liberty Life Park Campground will be providing a shuttle to and from the park for float trips at their gorgeous location at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, so make sure to get your reservations as soon as possible! Bring one (or two) of your friends and rent a canoe, or if you would prefer to go your own speed, rent a one-person kayak!  Once you finish floating the river, take a walk on the Trail of Tears Memorial Trail and learn more about Waynesville’s history.

Wanting to get a good look at downtown Waynesville? Look no further than our Historic Downtown Waynesville Walking Tour! You can download an interactive online map or an online brochure, then learn more about the community as you walk around the square! Step back in time as you tour the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum on the northeast side of the Square. Special Big BAM hours are planned from 10 AM to 8 PM. Tour guides will greet you in period costume and share the rich history that occurred from the 1800s to the present. Great eats include Asian and German fare, Haute Dawgs, honey ice cream, soups & sandwiches, cheesy pizza, and juicy hamburgers.   While you’re out, be sure to stop in the various local businesses. Piney River Taproom Brewery will be offering sample flights of some local brews, along with the usual pints and amazing pizza. Hopper’s Pub will be having Trivia Night beginning at 6:00 PM. Waynesville has everything from ½ hour to hour massage studios, antiques, collectibles, and locally made items, to an impressive art gallery.

If you head west from the square, make sure to stop in at Drachenfutter. Open at 7AM, you can relax and have a specialty tea or coffee or take some friends and play one of the board games that Drachenfutter provides. Mary also invites you to relax along Route 66 at their outdoor patio.

Welcome to Waynesville Party!

Drachenfutter is teaming up with Piney River Taproom and they’re planning a great night of activities with live music from Pyrosonic, a local band that plays everything from 60’s music to modern and a variety of genres. Piney River Taproom will be setting up their mobile tap on Drachenfutter’s patio so you can enjoy a good drink during the concert. Music starts at 6PM!

Explore More….

Visit the Pulaski County Library and enjoy the quiet environment and free internet access. Have you missed out on the latest movies? Beat the heat and see the newest movie at B&B Theater

You may also go up Waynesville hill and, after saying hi to our frog rock in residence, head on to see the sights in Saint Robert. Visit the free City of Saint Robert Museum and learn more about our local history. The Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course welcomes you to their 3-Par, 9 hole course and has clubs available at the Municipal Center for your use! Or if you want something quirky, Uranus has an outdoor miniature golf course. While you are there, check out the Slideshow Museum and grab a photo by the Neon Wall along the east side of the complex. Bring some friends and stop by Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center for a friendly shooting competition. Be sure to check out the Pulaski County Regional Fair down by the Saint Robert Community Center! Enjoy the Corn Hole Contest, with registration starting 7:30 PM and the event beginning at 8:00 PM.

Saint Robert also has a variety of hotels, spas, and restaurants for you to relax at and enjoy! Some of our hotels are even offering special room pricing just for those participating in Big BAM this year! And if you don’t feel like going out to eat, have your food delivered with one of the local delivery services! Need a ride while in town? Try calling one of Pulaski’s transportation services!

If you have booked a stay at one of the hotels, shuttle service to and from basecamp and the hotel is available. Contact Simply Fast Courier Service for the $5pp BigBam Special Rate.

Access our online map for easy directions to stops throughout Pulaski County!

BigBAM Room Deals

BigBAM is returning for another great year, and Pulaski County is right in the middle of it! This exciting, multi-day event is sure to be a blast, but after a long day of cycling Route 66, it’s important to make sure you have just the right place to rest for the night. Camping is always a great option, but if you are looking for a place to beat the summer heat, or just want something a little cushier than the ground, some of our amazing hotels here in Pulaski are ready to give special deals just for this event! Plus, each of the hotels is within a five-mile radius of Base camp and walking distance of multiple restaurants, giving you amazing access to great food so you can recharge for the next day! Each hotel has different amenities, making it easy to get just what you need to have a great trip through our beautiful county! Listed below are the hotels that have offered to provide special pricing for BigBAM this year. Be sure to call to get exact pricing, details on all room deals, and to book your room. Remember, the date is June 15th, and we can’t wait to see you here in Pulaski!

If you have booked a stay at one of the hotels, shuttle service to and from basecamp and the hotel is available. Contact Simply Fast Courier Service for the $5pp BigBam Special Rate.

Comfort Inn & Suites – 573.451.3203 

  • 20% off Best Available.
  • Book by 1 June.
  • They can call and ask for the BigBAM 2022 group or book online.
  • Is located 3.5 miles from Roubidoux Park Base camp.

Fairfield Inn – 573.336.8600 

  • 20% off Best Available.
  • Book up to event date.
  • They can call and ask for the BigBAM 2022 group.
  • Is located 3.8 miles from Roubidoux Park Base camp.

Baymont Inn & Suites – 573.336.5050 

  • $92 room rate, discounted from $120. 
  • Book up to event date.
  • Call and ask for the BigBAM.
  • Is located 3.9 miles from Roubidoux Park Base camp.

All Towne Suites – 573.451.2600

  • $70 room rate
  • Book up to event date.
  • Call and ask for the BigBAM2022 Room rate. 
  • Is located 4.1 miles from the Roubidoux Park Base camp.

Restaurants within .3 miles – Lucky House, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Ruby Tuesdays, Pappo’s Pizza, Mama Mia’s, and Route 66 Diner.

Holiday Inn Express – 573.336.2299

  • Call and ask for BigBAM Room Rate.
  • Book up to event date.
  • Is located 4.6 miles from Roubidoux Park Base camp.

Restaurants within .3 miles – Zloft Bar & Grill, McDonald’s, and Waffle House