Buzzin in Branson during October 2014

The beauty of the Ozark's Fall foliage at its peak is something to behold.

The beauty of the Ozark’s Fall foliage at its peak is something to behold.

Branson “Buzz of the Month” – The Branson autumn foliage will reach its peak color from the middle to the end of October

Buzzin in Branson” is produced monthly by the Branson Tourism Center as a service to its customers and others interested in what’s going on in Branson. In a concise and easy to read format, it conveniently provides pertinent and timely comments, information and a list of the major special events, shows and activities that are timely for the month being “Buzzed.”

Although it’s not on any event calendar etc., it is worth noting that typically, depending on the weather, the autumn foliage will reach its peak color from the middle to the end of October.

October is also an important month for those who want to see the full 2014 regular season performances of most Branson shows because it is the last month many shows will be performing their full regular season shows. Starting with their first November performance, most shows will be shifting into their Christmas show format. Except for those shows such as the Andy Williams Christmas Show, Christmas Wonderland and the Shoji Tabuchi Show that are strictly Christmas, most shows will be a blend of Christmas and highlights from their 2014 regular show.

Kids, locals and visitors alike, will enjoy the free “Harvest Festival” at “Branson Hills” near the “Home Depot” on Oct. 4 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Shoppes at Branson Hills & Branson Hills Plaza, it promises fun for all ages with free pumpkins for the kids, games prizes, face painting, a Bounce House, crafts, and candy for kids in costumes. On Halloween Day, Oct. 31 there will be a safe trick or treat event for kids, local or visitors, in costumes at both the “Tanger Outlets Mall” and “Branson Landing.”

Another unique October event is College of the Ozarks’ “Farm to Fork” event, on Oct. 25. It is a combination educational and culinary experience providing “a day of farm-to-table cooking with award-winning Executive Chef Robert Stricklin. Call the college at 417-690-2122 for costs and additional information.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

The following list of major October events and activities is sorted by date and contains a link or telephone contact for further information.

Oct. 1 – 31: Titanic Museum Attraction – Tribute to Musicians
Oct. 1 – 25: Silver Dollar City National Harvest & Cowboy Festival
Oct. 1: Titanic Jewelry Collection on Jewelry Television 12 – 2 p.m.
Oct. 4: Harvest Festival at Branson Hills near Home Depot Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 10: Limited Engagement – Bill Cosby
Oct. 11: 5th Annual Paint the Landing Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness 417-239-3002
Oct. 11Makenna & Brock Breast Cancer Benefit Concert, Branson Landing, 417-239-3002
Oct. 15 – 20:  Titanic Museum, Book Signing, Bruce Caplan, “The Sinking of Titanic,” 800-381-7670
Oct. 17 – 19: Branson Classic: 2014 Pickleball Tournament, 417-334-5927
Oct. 19: Limited Engagement Charley Pride
Oct 22: Limited Engagement – John Conlee & Ronnie McDowell
Oct. 24 – 25: Limited Engagement – Clint Black
Oct. 25: Farm to Fork, Keeter Center College of the Ozarks 417-690-2122
Oct. 31: Halloween TangerStyle or Treat at Tanger Mall
Oct. 31: Halloween Safe Street Trick or Treat at Branson Landing 417-239-3002

Please feel free to contact the Branson Tourism Center by calling 1-800-785-1550 for further information on what’s “Buzzin” in Branson or for assistance with show and attraction reservations or tickets or for lodging.


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