The summer and fall seasons are loaded with fun fairs, festivals and events at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information about getaway packages, lodging, dining, shopping, events and attractions throughout the Lake area, contact the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit the Bureau's website, FunLake.com.
WESTLAKE STREET MACHINE FALL FOLLIES CAR SHOW
The City of Laurie's Fairgrounds will be the host for the Laurie-Sunrise Beach Rotary Club's 8th Annual Westlake Street Machine Fall Follies Car Show on Sept 8-9. This custom motor vehicle show features many makes and models of cars, trucks, drag boats and motorcycles on display for motor vehicle enthusiasts. Vehicles will be judged in their respective categories. This event also features parts dealers, food vendors, a beer garden, a duck race and an "engine blow" raffle. All event proceeds will go to the Westlake Aquatic Center. For more information, call 573-374-9500 or 573-280-5552.
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
Hot Summer Nights will host the finale of its cruising series on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark on Sept. 14. The finale will feature all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles, a street party on the Bagnell Dam Strip and a tribute to wounded war veterans. Visitors attending the event will enjoy classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, contests, giveaways, helicopter rides, live entertainment and much more. For more information about Hot Summer Nights, call 573-964-1008 or visit CruiseHotSummerNights.com.
43rd ANNUAL HILLBILLY FAIR
Have a heaping helping of fun and great food at the 43rd Annual Hillbilly Fair Sept. 14-16 at the Laurie Fairgrounds. This good-hearted celebration of the Ozark Hillbilly offers carnival rides and games, food and craft vendors, a parade, live music, karaoke, a tractor pull and a variety of live demonstrations, including martial arts, dancing and a firefighter demo. For a full schedule of events and a map, visit the City of Laurie's website at CityofLaurie.com.
BATTLE OF MONDAY'S HOLLOW CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
Commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary with two thrilling reenactments of the Battle of Monday's Hollow at a Living History and Civil War Reenactment Weekend, Sept. 15-16, at the Missouri Trapshooters Association Grounds. The Civil War festival will feature a multitude of activities and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The reenactment of the Battle of Monday's Hollow will start at 1 p.m. each day and is expected to last 45 minutes to an hour. For more information, visit the Camden County Historical Society & Museum website.
2012 LAKE OF THE OZARKS AIR SHOW
Take flight with the 2012 Lake of the Ozarks Air Show on Sept. 22 at the Camdenton Memorial Airport. This full-scale air show presents a salute to our military, the return of the B-25 "Billy Mitchell" Bomber, the Team Vortex Air Show, a Ping Pong Ball Drop and brand new acts including the KC Flight Formation Team, the Dave Dacy Air Show & Wing Walker, the Free Fall Express Sky Dive Team, and Jet Truck racing. For more information about the air show, visit LakeoftheOzarksAirShow.com or call the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce at 573-346-2227.
SEPT. 30 - OCT. 7
GOLF WEEK ON THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS GOLF TRAIL
For golfers who love to golf at Lake of the Ozarks, it's like a dream come true: the first-ever Golf Week on the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail , Sept. 30 - Oct. 7. And it's no dream - it's an unprecedented, solid week of golf tournaments, golf exhibitions, golf clinics with PGA pros, great contests, deals and much more! The highlight of the week is the 2-day Golf Week Fall Invitational Tournament being held October 1-2 at Osage National Golf Resort and The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort. The best part is the tournament is FREE. All you have to do is book your lodging on the Trail for two nights during the tournament (Sunday, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2). For complete details on how you can participate in Golf Week, visit GolfWeekOnTheTrail.com.
33rd ANNUAL OLDE TYME APPLE FESTIVAL
The Olde Tyme Apple Festival, named the best festival in Central Missouri for several years by the readers of Rural Missouri magazine, enters its 33rd year in downtown Versailles. The festival's highlights include a grand parade, an Olde Tyme Fiddler's Contest, beauty pageants, apple pie contests, a wide variety of music concerts, roasted turkey drumsticks, kettle corn, numerous arts-and-crafts booths around the town square and much more. To find out more about the Olde Tyme Apple Festival, visit the Versailles Chamber of Commerce website at VersaillesChamber.com or call the City of Versailles at 573-378-4634, ext. 304.
27th ANNUAL FALL HARBOR HOP
Extend the boating season into autumn with this annual Lake-wide poker run on the water, featuring dozens of participating businesses. Participants will "hop" from Lakefront restaurants and marinas collecting playing cards to compete for the best overall poker hand. Prizes will be awarded for the winning hands. For more information on the Fall Harbor Hop, please contact the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit FunLake.com/HarborHop.
15TH ANNUAL APPLE BUTTER DAYS FALL FESTIVAL
Apple butter and apple pies are the centerpieces for this fall festival at the Camden County Museum in Linn Creek. Apple Butter Days festivities consist of craft booths and demonstrations, a quilt raffle, a chili and soup lunch, as well as homemade apple butter and apple pies. For information on the festival or for booth availability, call 573-346-7191.
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