Sunday, September 14, 2014

Silver Dollar City, Branson


Silver Dollar City Attractions

Silver Dollar City Presents Fall's Best of the Classic West:
New Wild West Show Plus Stunt Show, Craftsmen & Music
for the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival 

September 12 - October 25
(Branson, Missouri 9/2014) The adventure-loving culture of the Great American Cowboy and 
the best elements of the classic West flavor the fall harvest features as Silver Dollar City 
presents a new high-action Wild West Show, the return of a stunt-packed Western stunt 
show, top craftsmen from around the country and live bands, all part of the National 
Harvest & Cowboy Festival.The Ozarks' leading fall festival famous for fine craftsmanship 
and fall harvest activities runs September 12 - October 25 at the Branson, Missouri theme 
park. 

The NEW Silver Dollar City Wild West Show captures the excitement of the legendary 
Wild West shows of the 1880s, presenting a trick riding troupe, a horse-riding female 
sharpshooter, trick roping and bullwhip artistry, comedy canines and Native American 
hoop dancing. Hosted by rodeo rider and roper A.J. Silver, named Act of the Year by the
International Rodeo Association, the show features Nakotah LaRance, 6-time world champion
Native American
Hoop Dancer whose skills were showcased in Cirque du Soleil's touring show "Totem."
Western action continues with the returning Western stunt show "The Pinkerton Man," with 
high-flying action and special effects, including dramatic 3-story falls, high-slide rappels, 
hero fights and pyrotechnic effects and explosions, with professional stunt men and women 
leading a cast of 14, plus live animals.
A major focus during the National Harvest Festival is craftsmanship, as the park features 
125 top craftsmen from around the country, including Best of Missouri Hands juried artists 
and a showcase of Western artists, all joining the 100 demonstrating craftsmen of Silver 
Dollar City. Featured festival crafts include weaving, jewelry making, stained glass, basket
making, gourd carving, leather crafting and painting. For its 5-decade presentation of 
craftsmanship, Silver Dollar City was named "The Home of American Craftsmanship" by 
the U.S. Congress.
Guests can experience the thrills of the Old West with a ride on the park's Western-themed 
world-famous wood coaster Outlaw Run, named Best New Ride of 2013 worldwide in an 
industry poll conducted by Amusement Today magazine, winner of the Travel Channel's Insane 
Coaster Wars: World Domination in Episode 2, and recently named one of the 12 biggest 
game-changers in the history of theme park attractions by CNN.com.
Additional Festival Features:
  • Legendary Western star and water color artist Buck Taylor returns, hosting "Buck 
  • Taylor's Cowboy Emporium"featuring a variety of Western crafts from water color to 
  • saddle making.
  • Western and bluegrass musicians perform in the Riverfront Playhouse, including 
  • Nothin' Fancy, Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band and The Bankesters.
  • Chuck wagon historian and chef Kent Rollins, a cattle rancher and chuck wagon cook 
  • whose talents have landed him on the Food Network's "Chopped," "Throwdown with Bobby 
  • Flay," and the new show "Food Fighters," demonstrates trail-side cooking.
  • Extreme Mustang Makeovers' mustang expert Fred Woehl tames and trains rescued wild mustangs during the festival. A horseman with 35 years' experience training horses, Woehl 
  • serves on the National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board.
  • Cowboy Poet Chris Isaacs presents stories and poems in the style that made him a 
  • three-time winner of the Academy of Western Artists "Will Rogers Award."
  • The Barn Dance returns with an open dance floor for guests to strut, slide and stomp, with 
  • live music by the Horsecreek Band.
Fall harvest activities from sorghum and apple butter making are demonstrated on the
Square and harvest-time foods are served up throughout the park,
 with favorites such as
homemade soups and stews, smoked turkey legs and hearty skillet meals cooked on open grills.
The Midwest Living Culinary & Craft School will feature fall recipe classes from fall favorite
comfort foods to iron skillet cooking.
The National Harvest Festival runs September 12 - October 25 at the Branson, Missouri theme park, 
open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays. 
Information: 800-831-4FUN(386) or www.silverdollarcity.com.
The National Harvest & Cowboy Festival is presented by Humana.

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