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SDC presenting National Crafts & Cowboy Festival through Oct. 28 |

SDC presenting National Crafts & Cowboy Festival through Oct. 28

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Nakotah LaRance, Native American Hoop Dancer, will perform at the National Crafts Cowboy Festival now going at Silver Dollar City.

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There are 125 visiting craftsmen at Silver Dollar City during this year’s National Crafts Cowboy Festival. The festival, already in progress, will go through Saturday, Oct. 28.

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 am

Updated: 11:00 am, Sat Sep 16, 2017.

SDC presenting National Crafts Cowboy Festival through Oct. 28


BRANSON, Mo. — Silver Dollar City features authentic, 1880s-style craftsmanship while celebrating the legacy and prestige of the Great American Cowboy during The National Crafts Cowboy Festival, running Wednesday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Branson, Missouri theme park.

More than 120 visiting craftsmen, including Best of Missouri Hands juried artists, will gather at the city during the festival joining Silver Dollar City’s 100 traditional craftsmen. Visiting craftsmen demonstrate leather working, copper color art, stone art, fiddle making, basket weaving, gourd painting and jewelry making.

The popular Wild West Show returns, featuring trick riders, eight-time World Champion Native American Hoop Dancer Nakotah LaRance, performing canines and a new marksmanship demonstration by sharpshooting champion Kala Howard, who fires at targets while riding horseback. The Wild West Show, hosted by trick roper and bullwhip artist A.J. Silver, runs through Sunday, Oct. 15.

Featured Western music acts include Western Music Association seven-time Female Performer of the Year Belinda Gail, three-time Group of the Year Miss Devon and the Outlaw, Entertainer of the Year and two-time Female Performer of the Year Kristyn Harris, plus The Malpass Brothers and The Home Rangers. The Western Barn Dance returns, giving all guests a chance to dance to a live band.

Watercolor artist and Gunsmoke star Buck Taylor shows off his and other artists’ work in Buck Taylor’s Cowboy Emporium, a cowboy art-lover’s dream, located in the Silver Dollar City Frisco Barn. Guests can enjoy cowboy-inspired crafts like saddle making, leather crafting, Native American jewelry making, antler art, moccasin crafting and turkey feather painting.

Authentic Chuck Wagon Chef Kent Rollins returns with his famous Food Network-featured cowboy cuisine, with daily demonstrations of how to cook up authentic, chuck wagon meals. Also in the Red Gold Courtyard, wild mustang trainer Fred Woehl, of the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse Burro Program Advisory Board, tames and trains rescued wild mustangs throughout October.

Harvest-time demonstrations include a mule-powered sorghum press, and food offerings include Harvest Skillets with vegetables and smoked ham, bacon-wrapped smoked turkey legs, slow-smoked prime rib and apple dumplings with homemade cinnamon ice cream.

Silver Dollar City is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Sept. 13-Oct. 28, for The National Crafts Cowboy Festival.

For more information, call (800) 831-4FUN (4386) or

The National Crafts Cowboy Festival is presented by Humana.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 am.

Updated: 11:00 am.

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