5 Family Friendly Things to do this Fall at the Lake

It is finally fall at the Lake of the Ozarks and that means a whole new array of events and fun things to do. For decades, the lake has been the place where families come to make memories … generation after generation.  That tradition is still alive and well today.  As the weather cools down and the leaves start to turn families have lots to choose from in the next few weeks. If you are looking for some family friendly fun this fall, keep reading.  We will talk about 5 family favorites in today’s blog. (Source: funlake.com/events) 

Pumpkin Chunkin Palooza

Sep 25, 2021 at Ozarks Amphitheatre

2629 MO Hwy 5, Camdenton, MO 65020

Email: tmorris925@yahoo.com

Hours of Operation: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Laurie/Sunrise Beach Rotary Club Presents ----- 2021 Pumkin Chunkin Palooza

Come enjoy a day of fun filled activities for all ages.  

The Pumkin Chunkin Palooza is a Lake of the Ozarks Family-Friendly Fall Event.


- Trebuchet Contest – Area schools build their own trebuchet and compete to see who can sling pumpkins the farthest

- Kids area with activities including – Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Pumkin Painting, Pirate & Magic Shows, Petting Zoo

- Vendors – including artisans, product sales and Food/Beverage

- Proceeds donated to local charities -  Lake Area Industries, Food for Morgan County, Share the Harvest and West Lake Aquatic Center


Eldon Turkey Festival

Sep 25, 2021 in Downtown Eldon

City Wide, Eldon, MO 65026

Phone: 573-392-3752

Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

There's something for everyone at the 35th Annual Eldon Turkey Festival! Shop till you drop as you stroll through vendor-lined downtown streets featuring homemade crafts, decor, jewelry, clothing and more. Sample delicious fare (make sure to enjoy one of our famous smoked turkey legs before you leave). Enjoy the parade, beer garden, Food Truck Village, children's carnival, bounce houses and other activities. Listen to live music and enjoy performances at several entertainment stages. You can't help but enjoy yourself at the Eldon Turkey Festival! You and your kids will be entertained!


Jacob’s Cave Fall Swapping Days

Sep 30, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021 at Jacob's Cave Meadowlands

23114 Hwy TT, Versailles, 65084

Phone: 573-378-4374

Email: jacobscave@earthlink.net

Hours of Operation: 7 am to 10 pm

- Missouri's largest swap meet featuring antiques, guns, fishing tackle, crafts, small animals, fowl, flea market items, etc.

- Set up and camp or just come browse the acres of crafts, goods, livestock, and various products at Jacobs Cave on North Hwy 5 between Gravois Mills and Versailles.


Big Bass Bash

photo credit: Fun Lake MO

Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021 - Lake Wide

Lake Ozark, 65049

Phone: 314-703-8462

Email: info@midwestfishtournaments.com

Big Bass Event for Amateur Anglers with 5 weigh in locations across The Lake.. IT COULD BE YOUR CHANCE TO CATCH THE BASS OF A LIFETIME! 

The Big Bass Bash is a bass tournament designed for amateurs only. Its unique format allows the weekend angler a chance to win big money like the professionals. Unlike most fishing tournaments which have a team arrangement where prizes are based on total weight, the Big Bass Bash format is distinctive in that it only takes one fisherman just one big bass to win. 

Anglers can launch from anywhere on Lake of the Ozarks. The Big Bass Bash will have four weigh-in stations to accommodate the anglers: PB2 (Grand Glaize State Park), Red Oak Resort, Alhonna Resort, & Point Randall Resort.


Versailles Apple Festival

photo credit: Fun Lake MO

Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021- Downtown Versailles

Versailles, MO 65084

Phone: 573-378-4401

Email: info@versailleschamber.com

Hours of Operation: Sat: 9am-5pm (Parade at 10:00 am); Sun: 9am-4pm

The 2021 Apple Festival will be celebrating the Missouri Bicentennial! Versailles has a lot of great history to celebrate! We're looking forward to seeing you October 2 & 3!

The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 42nd Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival. This award-winning festival is enjoyed by thousands of festival-goers from all over the state and beyond. Activities include a parade, many vendors selling wares, lots of food booths, a car show (at Versailles City Park), fiddle contest, apple pie and much more! See details and the full schedule at the website listed above.

Happy Fall From Lake Ozark Vacation Destinations!

We are so excited for fall and all the exciting events and activities here at the lake.  If you would like to do more than read about it, we invite you to come stay with us and experience it for yourself.  We have the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks and we know there is one that will be perfect for you and your family. For more tips and information about vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks, be sure to follow us on social media using the links below.   May you have a fun-filled fall!

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