Branson 2012-Fall Update: September 10, 2012

Cooler temperatures are now upon us for the Branson 2012-Fall season. Good rains in the last few weeks have greened up the hills and the Ozarks are beautiful.  An early morning road-trip through the hills will make a perfect start to your day in Branson and the Ozarks.

It's time to check out festivals in the Ozarks where music and food along with the brisk fall temperatures make festival going a fun and relaxing time. You can check out some of the fall festivals in the area on our  fall-fest  page. I had hoped to have some daytrip & roadtrip pages up for fall festival time but I still have some work to do on these pages.

Silver Dollar City's National Harvest Festival runs from September 13-October 27 and is a perfect place to celebrate festival time in the Ozarks. Cowboy Poets, Western Stunt Shows, Western Musicians, Visiting Craftsman and plenty of fall festive food is yours to enjoy at this special place. Another special place is Downtown Branson where the fall season kicks off September 13-15 with the Autumn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.

Branson 2012-Fall: Update at Andy William's Moon River Theater

Andy has brought in a superb group of entertainers to celebrate his 75th year of entertainment, so you may want to make some plans to see one of these shows in the next few weeks. Andy continues to recuperate and though he plans to perform during the Christmas season, the fall season may be limited to short appearances with some of his guests if he is able. The Guest schedule is:

Sept. 10-15: Debbie Reynolds  with special guest Bob Anderson

Sept. 17-22: Frankie Avalon with special guest Bob Anderson

Sept. 24-29: Jack Jones with special guests Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

Oct. 1-6: The Osmonds

Oct. 8-13: Pat & Debby Boone

Oct. 15-20: Ray Stevens with special guests The Lennon Sisters

Oct. 22-24: Clint Black with special guest Paul Harris

Morning and Matinee shows during the fall at the Moon River Theater include The Cat's Pajama's Vocal Band and the Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Oh What A Night. As always, Andy's Moon River Grill, (Where the Stars come to eat) is open before and after the show.

Branson 2012-Fall: Roadtrip Rest Stops

Since the road-trip is our theme and our focus in the coming months, we thought you might enjoy some roadtrip news about other parts of our great country. I enjoy the rest stops and the various unique places to be found on American roads so I wanted to share a interesting article from This is their post of the 7 Best Road Trip Rest Stops in America. Check it out at: link removed

Branson 2012-Fall: Dining

If you're like me, part of the attraction of vacation time is the Dining. I find it interesting to learn what visitors and locals alike think of the dining in these parts. For that reason our Branson 2012-Fall edition wanted to highlight a blog about just that…dining. You'll find other interesting information about family fun in Branson as well. Check out for some fun info.

Branson 2012-Fall: Coupons & Discounts

We all like to save money, even while on vacation and though Branson and the Ozarks is one of the least expensive vacation destinations in America, we still want to find discounts when we can. On your way to Branson and while in Branson, you'll find lots of places advertising discounts. Most of these will be tied to time-share resorts or vacation clubs and to receive the discounts requires attendance at a promotion of their place.

Now these can be great deals for some people while offering some deep discounts if you check them out. Some visitor's though do not want to go this route but would still like to take advantage of any other discounts that are available. I want to share with you a website hosted by some frequent visitors to Branson who have made it a point to find the best discounts available-no strings attached. Go see what's available at

That's all for now. We'll be back with more news soon.

Return from Branson 2012-Fall to Branson 2013