Silver Dollar City's American Music and Craftsmanship Festival

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Each fall, Silver Dollar City is pleased to present the American Music and Craftsmanship Festival (September 4 - October 25). As the leaves begin to change, Silver Dollar City will give you the chance to immerse yourself in the heart of America! During the festival, Silver Dollar City presents at least 14 unique musical performers every day. Musical arrangements will include Bluegrass, Gospel and traditional Country music - all of the music that has made our country great for more than 100 years!


  • The American Family Stage features some of the popular and talented musical families from around the country.
  • From September 19 - 27, legendary Gospel singer Gary McSpadden will host Southern Gospel Nights featuring the best Gospel performers in the country for 7 inspirational and heart-warming performances.
  • September 27 and 28 is when the KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest takes place. See young musicians via for a $1000 first place award.
  • The Bluegrass Now Stage presents 2 nationally known touring acts each day. These include The James King Band, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, David Parmley and Continental Divide, Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show, The Larry Stephenson Band, The Chapmans, and many more fantastic musicians
  • From October 1 - 5, Silver Dollar City will have a homecoming week bringing back all of our most popular performers from years past including: The Chosen Few, The Village Singers, Liberty Bluegrass Boys, Umy and The Goodtimers, Bluegrass Brigade, and more
  • Every day, Silver Dollar City will host a Barn Dance complete with country or western swing dance bands the perfect chance for your family to shake your hips together!


  • An exact replica of President Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home, featuring historically accurate furniture, a flag maker crafting Old Glory, and many images of one of America's greatest presidents!
  • An exact replica of writer Mark Twain's childhood home. This exhibit features a master storyteller, ragtime piano player, and movies about Tom Sawyer, America's original bad boy made good!
  • A 'Sheep to Shawl' demonstration of wool dying and spinning.
  • An old-fashioned start-to-finish barn raising.
  • The wildly popular 'Missouri Mule Jump' on the square.
  • More than 100 visiting craftsman who are still plying their trade every day.
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Silver dollar city is a great place to take the family if they are wanting a fun-filled day. You couldn't ask for a better amusement park! The rides are adventurous and the shops are filled with great souvenirs. The family loves it when we head to branson, they know where we will end up. Great job branson!!
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Me and my family have been going to silver dollar city for about ten years now there is so much to do, from fire in the hole to competing with the whole family in the great american shootout. The coolest thing for me was watching them make different things.
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A wonderful family getaway!! Silver dollar city is so much fun even though the lines are long the park is full of wonderful things to do. I would highly recommend the saloon show, both of my kids loved it (3yrs and 5 years ) . We will be coming back again very soon. I would recommend silver dollar city and branson to anyone i knew.
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