Things To Do At the Lake of the Ozarks in September 2014

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Can you believe September is already here? Where did summer even go?!

If you’re not into summer heat and bustling crowds, there is no better time than fall to head to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Fall festivals. Jacket weather. S’mores and reminiscing over a campfire. The changing leaves. Gold. Red. Orange. Brown. Beautiful.

This month, there are several events you’ll want to check out, including:

  • 14th Annual Fall Festival in Osage Beach
  • Iguana Fireworks at Iguana Cove on September 11th
  • Grand Opening of Pickleheads Roadhouse September 11th – 14th
  • BIKEFEST 2014!
  • 45th Annual Laurie Hillbilly Fair

Check out a full list of events in September at the Lake of the Ozarks here.

5 Antique Shops to Visit at the Lake of the Ozarks

Photo Credit: Baishampayan Ghose

Photo Credit: Baishampayan Ghose

Sure, you can hit up the outlet malls if you’re really in the mood for a shopping spree!

But if you’re looking for an unexpected adventure. A chance for rare finds and interesting oddities, here are five antique shops worth checking out during your stay at the Lake of the Ozarks:

A Vintage Boutique – 1292 Bagnell Dam Blvd (Lake Ozark)

Osage Beach Flea Market – 1375 Bagnell Dam Blvd (Osage Beach)

Richard’s Relic Shack – Bagnell Dam Blvd. (Lake Ozark)

Village Antiques – 406 Hwy 5. (Gravois Mills)

Front Porch Antiques and Gifts – 5481 Hwy 54. (Osage Beach)

Do you know about any other antique shops that you’ve visited during your stay? Share it with us in the comments below!

Paddleboarding At the Lake of the Ozarks

Photo credit: Going Coastal

Photo credit: Going Coastal –

Boating. Water skiing. Boat tours. Cruises. Tubing. There’s no shortage of activities to take advantage of during your stay at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Add paddle boarding to that list! What is Paddleboarding, you ask?

According to Going Coastal, a new paddle board business in Osage Beach, this water sport is “one of the fastest growing water sports in the world”. It not only allows for a new view of the lake, but also provide a workout that will work your core.

Going Coastal offers an array of paddle boards for purchase, but also has demos throughout the summer so you can experience this leisurely sport first-hand. Give Going Coastal a call at 573-480-1623 or e-mail them here. Also, be sure to “Like” their Facebook page!

If you want a sneak peek at what Paddleboarding is all about, take a look at this video below.

Where To Grab Dessert at the Lake of the Ozarks

Randy's Frozen Custard

Photo credit: Randy’s Frozen Custard website

I don’t know about you, but no meal is complete without dessert!

People often ask where to get dessert while they’re at the Lake of the Ozarks.

When you’re staying with us, be sure to check out Randy’s Frozen Custard in Osage Beach. In case you haven’t experienced frozen custard, it’s so rich, sweet, and creamy. The perfect dessert on a hot Missouri day!

Randy’s provides a fun intro to Frozen Custard. Click here for a rundown.

If you’re struggling with what to get, you can’t go wrong with “Concrete”. It’s frozen custard with a mix-in of your choice. Choose from toppings such as M&Ms, Butterfinger, chocolate, strawberry, and many more. The sky is the limit!

Take a look at their menu and then get over to Randy’s for a cool-down summer treat.

Must See: Lake of the Ozarks “Hollywood” Sign


Photo Credit: Lake of the Ozarks Business Journal


Sandy beaches and a “Hollywood” sign. No, we’re not talking about Los Angeles. We’re talking about our very own Lake of the Ozarks!

When you come down to the lake, be sure to check out our very own “Hollywood” sign in Osage Beach.  Besides being very large and at the top of a hill, the sign also lights up at night with different colors. According to Lake of the Ozarks Business Journal, the sign is “12-feet tall by 87-feet long” and was by for by funds raised by the Lake Area Chamber.

The sign is red, white and blue for the Fourth of July weekend, pink and red for Valentine’s Day and green for St. Patrick’s Day.  It was most recently orange for Highway Safety Awareness Week (in reference to their orange barrels!).

The sign is located on West Highway 54 by the east entrance to Route 242. Be sure to check it out!!

Don’t Miss Out: Coupons in Camdenton!

Everyone loves a good deal, right?!

If you’re coming to the Lake of the Ozarks this summer, be sure to check out Lake News Online’s Radar Frog.

They have several coupons to save money at local restaurants and other attractions in Osage Beach, Camdenton, and Sunrise Beach.

A few of them include Imo’s Pizza and Big Bear Resort.

Don’t forget to check out our Local Area Guide for restaurants, attractions, spas, and more.

Remember: We are here to answer any of your questions about the lake!

Horseback Riding at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Families are always asking, “What should we do when we get to the Lake of the Ozarks?”

Hands down, one of the most memorable activities a family can do is horseback riding!

Even if you don’t have your own pair of cowboy boots, you are still welcome! Horses are beautiful, gentle creatures and offer a unique experience you and your kids will never forget. Be sure to bring your camera along!

There are a few places around the Lake of the Ozarks that we’d recommend for horseback riding:

  • Broken Gate Trail Rides: Broken Gait Trail Rides provide seasoned trail horses that you can lease or rent for a scenic horseback trail riding adventure through Central Missouri. We offer you the unique opportunity to experience Missouri’s natural beauty in a most natural way — by horseback! Give them a call at 573-796-6192.
  • Circle R Stables: Located at the Tan Tar A Resort on Lake Road KK. Their address is 7475 Tan Tara Est, Osage Beach MO 65065. You can reach them by phone at 573-348-8687.