New Harvest Festival - Craft Days & Pumpkin Nights September 25 - October 26
(Branson, MO 9/10/2019) Taking the lead on building a bigger Branson Fall with a family-oriented flair, Silver Dollar City is going full glow with more than 10,000 pumpkins lighting up the 1880s theme park well into the evening from September 25 through October 26, 2019.
The NEW Harvest Festival, CRAFT DAYS & PUMPKIN NIGHTS, presented by Humana, will transform Silver Dollar City into acres of towering carved sculptures and artisan-created masterpieces in the City’s biggest Fall in a nearly 6-decade history. Guests will see giant scarecrows, cats, owls, totem poles - even a nearly 3-story Pumpkin Greeter. First-ever extended Fall hours (9:00 pm weekdays/10:00pm on weekends) include a glow-in-the-dark black light dance party and specially-created pumpkin foods. The City’s rides will also soar into the evening, allowing for breathtaking views of a park aglow below.
Craft Days include juried craftsmen & womencreating unique pieces from hand-crafted jewelry to knives, baskets, treenware and wearable art. A new Makers’ Market, features a variety of craftsmen throughout the festival, including the popular trends of vintage decor, timeless embroidery pieces, heirloom rugs, crafted family signs and customized baby accessories.
For a limited engagement, the City will offer a new large-scale production show from Montreal, Canada. Cirque Éloize is action-packed lumberjack theatre with dancing, singing and acrobatics by a cast of nearly 2 dozen performers. (9/25 – 10/13)
“Silver Dollar City’s all new Craft Days showcases the talents of great American artisans by day. At night, thousands of pumpkins come aglow in this G-rated family experience. The event
includes thousands of life-size pumpkins as well as custom created illuminated pumpkin sculptures from 6’-26’ tall. While the event is extra kid-friendly, the streets will be filled with action-packed adventures for the entire family – from the fun of lighted pumpkins to the after-dark thrills of Silver Dollar City’s renowned coasters and rides,” said Brad Thomas, President.
The new effort is taking thousands of hours of manpower with the creative process starting more than a year ago and the building process commencing full gear this past winter. Dozens of Silver Dollar City “Citizens” have been part of carving, building, painting and assembling in order to have the entire Craft Days & Pumpkin Nights ready by September 25.
First-time craftsman is renowned Master Pumpkin Carver, Barry Brown from Denver, Colorado. Barry’s pumpkin-carved masterpieces have been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, in museums and seen around the world. Brown will be actively creating pumpkin masterpieces daily throughout the festival.
Park Hours for Craft Days & Pumpkin Nights
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 10:00am- 9:00pm;
Fridays, 10am – 10pm; Saturdays, 9:30am – 10:00pm.
PUMPKIN NIGHTS features thousands of pumpkin creations: