Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Silver Lining Guide: Fall

So the weather isn’t exactly what you had in mind when you planned your visit. That’s okay! We’ve got you covered with this guide to help you find the silver lining in your cloudier-than-expected adventure through the park. There are showsshopseateries and even indoor attractions to explore around every corner!

Shows & Entertainment

During Silver Dollar City’s National Crafts & Cowboy Festival, you’ll experience entertainment with a western flair that will keep you smiling all day long!

Silver Dollar City's Wild West Show - Red Gold Heritage Hall (Wed-Sun through Oct. 15)

The Barn Dance - Carousel Barn (Wed-Sun through Oct. 28)

Western Musicians - Riverfront Playhouse (Wed-Sun)
Belinda Gail - Oct 4-8
The Home Rangers - Oct. 11-13
The Malpass Brothers - Oct.18-22

Mean Murphy Rides Again - Silver Dollar Saloon (Wed-Sun through Oct. 28)

Demonstrating Craftsmen

Silver Dollar City is The Home of American Craftsmanship and there are always craftsmen demonstrating their skills throughout the park. Many demonstrations take place indoors. Stop by these locations to witness fine American craftsmanship in action and hear a story or two as well:

Sullivan's Mill - Milling & baking demonstrations and fresh cinnamon bread!
Brown's Candy Factory - See their signature peanut brittle being made and get a sample.
Hazel's Blown & Cut Glass - Witness fascinating demonstrations throughout the day.
Hillcreek Pottery - Watch this team of fine craftsmen at work.
Carrie's Candles - See the candle making process unfold before your eyes.
Phoebe Snapp Taffy - See taffy turned, flavored, colored and wrapped in one amazing demo.

In addition, only during National Crafts & Cowboy Festival, you can visit Buck Taylor's Cowboy Emporium in the Frisco Freight Barn. Meet former Gunsmoke star turned western watercolorist, Buck Taylor, along with a variety of artists, craftsmen and authors who keep the spirit of the west alive through their incredible work.

You might also consider taking a class at The Midwest Living® Culinary & Craft School. New fall classes are going on now!

Indoor Attractions

Firehouse Play Place

Silver Dollar City has four classic family attractions that are completely indoor! Plus, check out some historic buildings on Homestead Ridge, too.

Fire-In-The-Hole - This classic indoor coaster is a family favorite!
The Flooded Mine - Compete for the high score in this mine-themed shooting gallery.
Grandfather's Mansion - This kooky house is full of fun surprises.
Firehouse Play Place at Fireman's Landing® - A ball-a-palooza of cannons, targets and more!
McHaffie's HomesteadWilderness Church and Oak Trail School - Step into the past as you explore these authentic pioneer buildings.


Burrito Bowl at Percy's Southwest Grill

Of course, eating at Silver Dollar City can always be a delicious adventure and this is especially true during The Year of Food and Crafts. Try any of the following eateries with indoor seating and enjoy a mouthwatering meal or sweet snack:

Percy's Southwest Grill - Build your perfect meal full of southwest flavor!
Buffets at Molly's Mill and The Lucky Silver Mine - Delicious down-home cooking.
Riverside Ribhouse - Slow-smoked Silver Dollar City barbecue.
Crossroads Pizza - Wood-fired pizza, fresh salads and more.
Hannah's Ice Cream Factory - Cones, sundaes, shakes and floats in a variety of flavors.
Lumbercamp Restaurant - Char-grilled hamburgers and delicious appetizer baskets.
Wagon Works Grill - Grilled burgers, turkey legs, salads, wraps and kabobs.
Eva & Delilah's Bakery - Freshly baked bread, cinnamon rolls, pastries and more.


Dockside Letter Merchant

Explore scores of unique shops featuring hand-crafted itemscollectiblesapparel and so much more. Whether you’re searching for the perfect item for your home, a gift for a loved one, or just looking to leisurely browse, you’re sure to find unique items around every corner. Here are just a few favorites:

Farmhouse at the General Store - Farmhouse dècor plus apparel and gourmet foods.
Wilderness Road Blacksmith Shop - Handcrafted items, yard dècor and Lodge cookware.
Two Sisters Jewelry - Timeless jewelry in a variety of styles.
Cowboy Jepp's - Western wear, accessories, gifts and home dècor.
White River Bath & Body - Hand-crafted bath products and lotions.
The Greatest Gift - Inspirational Christian gifts and collectibles.
Crafter's Market - Handcrafted items from some of our favorite artisans.
Miss Kate's Quilts - Fabric, notions, patterns and hand-sewn items.
Canfield Creations Yarn Patch - Hand-woven, knit and crochet items and needlework supplies.
Lucky's Toys - Toys, games, kids' craft kits, candy and Fireman's Landing® souvenirs.
Dockside Letter Merchant - Personalized gifts and letter art photography.
White River Mercantile - Ladies' apparel, Vera Bradley, jewelry and gifts.
Heartland Home Furnishings - Handcrafted wood furniture and dècor.
Outdoor Missouri - Outdoor inspired items and garden accents.
Valley Woodcarvers - Hand-carved items and carving supplies.

If you find you’re in need of drizzly day accessories, umbrellas and ponchos for adults and kids can be found at The Hospitality House and Ozark Marketplace.

See the show schedule and start your Silver Dollar City adventure!

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