Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival

Fall is a great time to visit Branson, Missouri. The leaves are beautiful, the weather is pleasant, and one of America’s top-rated theme parks pulls out all the stops. The Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival immerses guests in the delights of autumn.

A Christmas tree style tree made of pumpkins
Pumpkin Tree Near the Entrance

Silver Dollar City knows how to celebrate. This family-friendly festival is all fun and no frights. Formerly known as Pumpkin Nights, Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival offers fall-themed activities, food, and fun.

Apple Shack food stand with people standing around at the Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival
The Apple Shack

Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival

Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival typically runs from mid-September through the end of October. Guests can enjoy the festivities during the day and after dark.

Stacked lit jackolanterns at night

In addition to rides and attractions, Silver Dollar City is known for its selection of hand-made mementos.

Sign that says Barry Brown Master Pumkin Carver at Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival

The Blown Glass Factory is always on my must-see list. Throughout the day, glass blowers show off their craftsmanship in live demonstrations.

Sign out front of the Blown Glass Factory that also says See Glass Blowers at work inside.

During the fall festival, these artisans transform glass pellets into pumpkins right before your eyes.

Prefer the real thing? Custom-carved artisan pumpkins are available for purchase.

Purple and orange sign that says Custom Carved Pumkins

Fall Food

One of the best things about this Branson theme park is the variety of delicious goodies. And the Harvest Festival includes many favorites with a hint of fall.

Menu board with photos of several menu items.

A funnel cake is a must for any visit to SDC. But these tasty treats are even better with seasonal flavors like maple bacon pecan and salted caramel apple.

Funnel cake with pecans and powdered sugar
Candied Pecan Funnel Cake

The Rivertown Smokehouse overlooks the water ride, Mystic River Falls. Throughout the year, this eatery’s menu features savory BBQ. But in autumn, offerings include dishes with a fall twist, like Pumpkin Bread Pudding.

3 bowls of pumpkin bread pudding from Rivertown Smokehouse at Silver Dollar City
Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkins Everywhere

Nothing says fall better than pumpkins. And if you love pumpkins, Silver Dollar City is the place to be.

Sign that is surrounded by pumpkins that says Harvest Festival Crafts and Pumkins in the City.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are everywhere.

Pumpkins dressed up as a glass blower blowing a glass pumpkin at the Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival

The park’s Grand Expo area features Pumpkins in the City.

Pumpkins in the City Sign Surrounded by Pumpkins at the Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival

Here, pumpkins are transformed into spiders, owls, bats, and other friendly, fun critters.

Bats made out of pumpkins stacked on top of each other at the Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival

These fall decorations are fantastic by day.

Large man made out of pumpkins

But by night, the SDC shines even brighter.

Spider made out of pumpkins at the Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival

A stroll through Foggy Hollow treats guests to lights from the sky.

Strings of lights hanging down over a walking path
Foggy Bottoms

And if you feel like getting your groove on, you’re in luck. At night, there is a dance party for the whole family.

A stage decorated with large pumpkins with people surrounding it.
Dance Party

The Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival offers fun for both young and old. Enjoy the family-friendly shows. Ride the thrilling (or tame) rides. Devour delicious fall dishes. And, of course, pick up a hand-crafted pumpkin or two to remember your trip.

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