A few weeks ago, we wrote about some of the “you don’t want to miss out” events at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Here are a few to add to your list in case you’re coming down to visit!
FREE 65th Anniversary Concert at Bridal Cave | Thursday, October 17th: Bridal Cave is one of the Lake of the Ozarks’ true treasures. Centuries ago the Osage Native American Indians discovered the pristine beauty that lies beneath Thunder Mountain. Local folklore tells of a legendary Native American Indian wedding ceremony held in the cave in the early 1800s. If THAT hasn’t got your attention, the live music will be Seven Bridges Road, the PREMIERE Eagles tribute band. For more information, check out the flyer for the event here.
5K Walk for World Sight Challenge 2013 | Sunday, October 27th: Head on over to the Laurie Fairgrounds for this World Sight Day, the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses. The event is hosted by Family Eyecare Associates. To participate, all you need to pay is a $25 registration, which gets you a commemorative t-shirt, food and prizes! Register online at http://www.lakefamilyeyecare.com/.
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.
Let’s talk turkey.
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.