Where To Stay for the Big Bass Bash Tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks

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With fall just around the corner, it’s once again time for the Big Bash Bash at the Lake of the Ozarks!!

The tournament takes place October 4th and 5th and the biggest catch will walk away with $70,000. If you have yet to enter, you can do so here. We have plenty of vacation rental homes that are near all of the action.

Here are some of our deals that you’ll want to take advantage of for that weekend. These properties are closest to the weigh in at Alhonna Resort and Marina (9MM). Remember, when you book online or by phone – 866-273-2169 – use the Promo code: BASSBASH.

Jim’s Hideaway – 2 bedroom. Just $100 per night with our 10% discount.

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Sue’s Serenity or Senator’s Retreat – 3 bedrooms. Just $40 – $150 per night.

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Waterfall Cove – 4 bedroom. $225 per night.

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Upcoming Events at the Lake of the Ozarks in October

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/.

Coming Soon: The Versailles Apple Festival!

Summer is for spending hours on the Lake.

Fall is for festivals!

There are a lot of different fall events at the Lake of the Ozarks, but the Versailles Apple Festival is a must-attend.

This year’s festival is on October 6th — mark your calendar or be sure to book your stay with us that weekend!

As always, there will be fantastic live music and all things apple – apple pie, apple jam, apple juice, apple sauce, and more!

Do you have any tips for the festival?? If so, leave them in the comments section below.

Lake of the Ozarks Events This Fall!

Even though the finals days of summer are upon us, there’s a whole lot going on this fall at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here’s a snapshot of some must-attend events. Book your stay with us this fall and be sure to ask about our latest specials!

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2012: September 12th – 16th – www.lakeoftheozarksbikefest.com

Lake of the Ozarks AIR SHOW: September 22nd – ALL Day – www.lakeoftheozarksairshow.com

World’s Largest Pontoon Party at Captain Ron’s: September 22nd – ALL DAY – www.captainronsatthelake.com

Big Bass Bash: October 6th & 7th – ALL DAY – http://midwestfishtournaments.com/bigbassbashhome.html

Lake of the Ozarks Fall Harbor Hop: October 13th – http://funlake.com/harborhop/

16th Annual Fall Classic Open Bass Buddy Tourney – October 27th & 28th – http://alhonna.com/

Do you know of any other events?? Write in the comments below!

Pumpkin Carving Secrets

Needs some help for our Jack-O-Lantern contest?

Here are some tips that will help you along the way!

Remember, this is your shot to win $100 toward your next stay with us!

Definitely Don’t Lose Your Marbles — Remember sitting on the floor with your childhood friends, spending more time comparing your specialty marble collections than actually playing a real game of marbles? It’s time to climb the attic stairs and fish out your vast marble collection. Or stop by the dollar store and pick up some new ones (the clearer and less decorative the marbles, the better). After carving out your jack-o-lantern’s face, use a pen or other circular pointed object to punch a few holes into your pumpkin. Stick a marble in each hole, light a candle, and place it into the pumpkin. Your jack-o-lantern will be adorned with brightly illuminated marbles, casting a unique glow you can’t achieve by simply cutting holes into a pumpkin. Use marbles to depict your jack-o-lantern’s teeth, dimples, eyeball pupils, or other creative features.
It’s Okay to Be Seedy — After you’ve scooped out your pumpkin innards, pick as many seeds from those stringy guts as you can. While you’re picking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rinse seeds, and combine every half-cup of seeds you’ve picked with two cups of water. Sprinkle one half of a tablespoon-worth of salt into every one cup of seedy water. Have a salty tooth? Add more. Dump the entire mixture into a pot and bring to a boil on your stove. Simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes, then drain water from the seeds using a collander. Grab a flat oven pan, and coat the bottom using a tablespoon-or-so of olive oil. Spread your seeds onto the pan in a single layer. Set the pan in your oven and bake anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes, depending on how brown and toasty you like your seeds. Remove from heat, let cool, and enjoy. Trust us—once you pop the first seed into your mouth, it’s just not an option to stop.

Find more tips here!

Carve Your Best Jack-O-Lantern!

It’s that creepy, spooky time of year. Time to scour the pumpkin patches for the perfect pumpkin to carve!

This is a great activity to do with your kids or grandkids!

We are running a Jack-O-Lantern contest, where you have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate toward your next stay with us. Simply carve a pumpkin, snap a photo, and submit it to us on our Facebook page.

We’ll pick the winner and post all of the submissions on our Facebook page. Happy carving!

Interested in $50,000 Cold Hard Cash?

Do you think you can catch the BIG ONE?

The Big Bass Bash is coming up this next weekend, October 1st and 2nd.

If you are bringing the kids along, they can participate as well. The Big Bass Bash Kids Division is for kids 12 and younger.

Newest to this year’s bash is the Big Bass Ladies Division — the lady who weighs in the biggest bass will win an additional $1,000. Come on, ladies. Take home this year’s prize!