From Traveling Artisans to Lantern-Filled Sky
Silver Dollar City Unites Art and Illumination this Fall
Branson, Mo., 9/7/2023) With thousands of lit pumpkins by night, dozens of visiting acclaimed craftsmen, makers and artisans by day and an all-new twinkling lantern canopy sky, Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival kicks-off fall in the Ozark Mountains, September 15, glowing through October 28.
New for 2023, two-stories above the 1880s theme park’s Valley Road, hanging lanterns from a Canopy Sky cast a soft, warm glow of orange shades, coloring the winding pathway from the park’s highest point on Town Square to the Time Traveler roller coaster. Paired with the park’s thousands of radiating pumpkins and all-age dance parties in the Pumpkin Plaza with character meet-and-greets, the theme park shines brighter than ever.
By day, visiting artisans from across the country demonstrate their own unique crafts, from gourd-making and jewelry, to sorghum harvesting and artistic pumpkin carving. And, cowboys return to the park’s Cowboy Emporium, featuring Western-inspired craft disciplines and Yellowstone and Gunsmoke star Buck Taylor, showcasing his acclaimed artwork. Cowboy chefs Justin Jackson and Mark Day demonstrate their own cowboy recipes each day of the festival, with a chuckwagon cook-off every afternoon!
Guests are entertained throughout the day, with folk, country and bluegrass performances by Dawson Hollow, Lindley Creek, Eastern Heights, Arbour Season and many other acts throughout the festival’s run. And, no one goes hungry, with pumpkin and fall-inspired flavors and aromas drifting down the streets of The City, from pumpkin corndogs to cold ciders and lattes. A Tasting Passport offers five samples of those special autumnal flavors for the foodies-at-heart.
The pumpkin-packed, family-fun Harvest Festival, featuring Crafts and Pumpkins In The City, shines from Sept. 15 – Oct. 28 at Silver Dollar City.
Full schedule and general information: www.silverdollarcity.com