Fall is the best time of year to visit the Lake of the Ozarks if you’re into festivals. Here are a few festivals worth checking out!
In the Lake area, autumn means the Turkey and Apple festivals. First up is the Turkey Festival held in downtown Eldon Saturday, Sept. 24. The Olde Tyme Apple Festival in downtown Versailles is the following weekend, with the main event being Saturday, Oct. 1.
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When 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24
What to expect Turkey legs are a treat at this fest that also includes music, vendors and kids activities
Parade The festival parade features a wide variety of floats and walk-alongs. Don’t miss the action that starts at 10 a.m.
Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble 5K With a $15 entry fee, this walk/run starts at 7 a.m. from 111 S. Oak
Apple Jammin’ is the theme of this year’s fest. Expect some great music to be playing around the downtown square on Saturday where a multitude of craft and food vendors will also be set up.
When Friday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 2
- Friday Includes a car cruise, kid contests, sock hop and more
- Saturday Includes a parade at 10 a.m., booths, food, live entertainment, games for children and a car show
- Sunday Golf tournament at Rolling Hills Country Club
Tip Parking can be a bear at this popular fest, but a shuttle service is available to take visitors downtown from the Morgan County Fairgrounds off Highway 52.