October Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

October is one of the best times to visit the Lake of the Ozarks. The busy summer season is behind us, the leaves are turning and it is still warm enough to go boating. however, there are also a lot of events happening all over the Lake area. If you are planning a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, you may want to add these events when planning your itinerary. 

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Versailles Olde Tyme Apple Festival

The 37th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival is proudly hosted by the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce. Thousands of festival-goers from all over the state enjoy this award-winning festival. For more information, visit versailleschamber.com/applefestival. 

When: October 1 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Versailles

Fall Big Bass Bash

Anglers will compete to see who can catch the biggest bass. Over $250,000 will be awarded! With a kids division, exact weight bonus, ladies bonus, bonus t-shirt contest and 30 winners bi-hourly, everyone has a chance to win big! For more information and to sign up for your chance to win the prize, visit www.BigBassBash.com. 

When: October 1 - 2 from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Weigh-in locations include Red Oak Resort, Alhonna Resort, Point Randall Resort, Red Fox and PB2

Oktoberfest Bluegrass Festival

Enjoy a day filled with music by The Grascals, American Folk and Bluegrass Martins. Beginning at noon, this festival includes bluegrass music, fun activities for kids and delicious BBQ. All BBQ proceeds will be given to the Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary. 

When: October 1 from 12:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Shawnee Bluff Vineyard 

Arts in the Park

Free for all children, families and friends! The event sponsored by Child Advocacy Council will feature crafts, musicians, dancers and science projects! 

When:  October 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Linn Creek City Park

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31st Annual Fall Harbor Hop

The Fall Harbor Hop will have over 40 locations on the water for participants to collect their poker hand. To participate in the Harbor Hop, visit any of the checkpoints, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation. After the first card is drawn at the checkpoint, visit six more stops. After your seven-card hand is complete, turn it in for your chance to win! For more information on the Fall Harbor Hop, visit www.FunLake.com/HarborHop.

When: October 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple Waterfront Locations

Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival

The Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival will feature fiber art displays, handmade artwork for sale including textile art, wearables, accessories and home decor. There will also be vendor booths offer fiber materials, tools and supplies including looms, spinning wheels, hand-dyed yarn, roving, specialty fabric, lace, books, embellishments and patterns. In addition, there will be fiber demonstrations including spinning and weaving. 

When: October 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Community Christian Church

Home, Lifestyle & Sport Show

With a wide array of vendor booths to entertain any member of your family, the Home, Lifestyle & Sport Show is unlike nay other Home Show in the area. From home remodeling ideas to hunting feat or boating equipment, this home show has everything you need. 

When: October 8 - 9 
Where: The Lodge of Four Seasons

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Apple Butter Days & Fall Festival

The Apple Butter Days & Fall Festival will feature craft demonstrations, quilt raffle, apple butter and apple pies. There will be many crafters with a variety of items. 

When:  October 14 - 15 open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days
Where: Camden County Museum 

Howl-O-Ween Festival 

The Dogwood Animal Shelter's Annual Howl-O-Ween Festival will feature crafters, vendors, pet costume parade, raffle, bake sale and Annual Alumni Parade. Come out and meet the Master of Ceremonies Captain Scalawag and Sparky the Clown. This festival is fun for the whole family - two and four legged!

When: October 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Dogwood Animal Shelter

Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza

With pumpkins being tossed to their "demise" every hour on the hour, this pumpkin festival promises you fun from start to finish. Events include Largest Pumpkin and Best Decorated Contact. This festival also features bounce houses, corn pits, hay rides, pony rides, face painting and games. There is plenty to keep everyone entertained, as there is something for every member of the family. 

When: October 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Ozarks Amphitheater

Visit The Lake of the Ozarks

Autumn is the perfect time to vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks! With fun, family events and beautiful fall scenery, your family will have a blast! Book your stay with Keys to the Lake by visiting our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com or calling 573-964-KEYS (5397).  

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