Silver Dollar City: It’s home to all the excitement you could want on a vacation, and it’s located right in the heart of beautiful Branson. This theme park is renowned for its thrilling roller coasters, scrumptious eats, and exhibits that are educational yet fun. It’s one vacation spot where there’s truly something for everyone. Even better, the park offers a variety of festivals every year for even more good times. At the festivals, you’ll find food, performances, and activities to enjoy. And this summer, there are plenty of new festivals at Silver Dollar City that you may not have even heard of yet. Want to take your summer vacation up a notch? Take a look at the new festivals before finalizing your Branson itinerary.
New Festivals at Silver Dollar City
The new festivals at Silver Dollar City span the whole season. You can catch a never-before-seen festival anywhere from early spring to late summer.
New Festival No. 1: Festival of Wonder
Its name does not disappoint: The Festival of Wonder is nothing short of breathtaking. Taking place on Silver Dollar City’s grand stages, this festival features larger-than-life performances of several varieties. At the Festival of Wonder, you can see gravity-defying balancing acts, magic shows, and skilled acrobats — all of which are guaranteed to wow your whole group. One of the neatest performances has got to be the Earth Harp Collective. During the festival, this group plays the longest playable string instrument in the world. The instrument stretches the entire length of Red Gold Heritage Hall!
As a bonus, a big part of this festival is the food you can eat during the performances. There are over 40 new recipes to try (think you can sample them all?). Guests can munch on kabobs, fry bread, and several different kinds of grilled cheeses. Try some Louisiana-style, big-batch cooking or a “bodacious” brownie. There’s even the “World of Bacon” (which can only be as delicious as it sounds). This new festival only ran in April, so it’s retiring until next spring. While we’re sorry to see it go for the year, we’re excited for its return in 2018!
New Festival No. 2: Echo Hollow Concerts
Music lovers, rejoice — the well-loved Echo Hollow Amphitheatre has an all-new concert series this summer. Fans will recognize the amphitheater’s name from Silver Dollar City’s Country Music Weekend in September. As it turns out, Country Music Weekend was so popular that the park decided to introduce another concert series earlier in the year, too. At this concert series, you can hear music spanning the 70s, 80s, 90s, and more. This new series will run for two weekends. The first weekend, it runs from June 2 to 4. You can catch it again the following weekend, from June 9 to 11.
New Festival No. 3: Food Days
The third of the new festivals at Silver Dollar City is Food Days. It’s got “food” right in the title, so we figure it has to be good. Food Days centers around having the park’s guests sample unique foods that they can’t get any other time of year. At this festival, you’ll find unusual (yet incredible) flavors of cinnamon rolls, milkshakes, kettle corn, and, yes, funnel cakes — eight flavors of funnel cake, to be exact. You’re bound to find something delicious that you’ve never tried before! This festival runs from May 30 to June 9, then again from July 31 to August 20, so plan your vacation accordingly. It’s the perfect way to kick off or say farewell to your summer!
So many new festivals, so little time! If you’re struggling to choose which to attend, you’re not alone! Of course, while you’re at the park, don’t overlook the old favorites. Festivals like Star-Spangled Summer, Bluegrass & BBQ, the National Crafts & Cowboy Festival, Midnight Madness, and An Old-Time Christmas will always be must-sees. But if we’re speaking honestly, whatever festival you choose to attend — new, old, or both — you’re bound to have a blast at Silver Dollar City.
Taking a trip to Branson soon? After you’ve hit the new festivals at Silver Dollar City, you’ll need a place to come “home” to! Take a look at what we at Branson Vacation Rentals have to offer. With over 60 vacation rentals in Branson, we are sure to have something that fits your group’s needs. We have a variety of lodgings: cabins, condos, homes, lodges, and villas. Our spaces are located all over Branson — many nearby Silver Dollar City — so you can find the location most convenient for you. Plus, we’re able to accommodate anywhere from one to thirty-eight people, so you can bring the whole family and then some! If you’d like to hear more about how we can help you have a great vacation, or if you’re ready to book, give us a call at 417-832-9991 or shoot us an email.