October 28, 2018

Winterfest Prep (WOF)

Welcome to HalloWinterfest at Worlds of Fun

Yesterday was the last day of HAUNT but you'd never know that in the front gate courtyard.

Christmas decorations everywhere.

and they were even playing Christmas music over the PA system

Front Street Shops has completely converted over to Mistletoe

Everything inside the store is now Christmas.


Some of the seasonal shirts.

and a few more.

Apparently the info booth is going to be another store this year.

They have lots of lights in the remaining trees around the Americana Star Fountain plaza

The lights are starting to go up in the Planet Snoopy trees.  There was a big pile of them behind the Snoopy Boutique waiting to be installed.

The 12 Days of Christmas light sculptures have been installed at Le Taxi Tour.

This is new for this year.  Tinker's Toy Shop (which makes sense with the show next door in Moulin Rouge) is taking over what was Mrs. Claus' Kitchen last season.

Christmas light displays behind the pumpkins on the roof of the Europa restaurant.

Light displays on the hill in front of Le Taxi Tour.

A few more on the other side of the tree.

Light displays installed on Falcon's Flight's fence and on top of Autobahn.

It appears that the Crafter Booths will be spread around the park this year instead of hidden in what used to be Bicentennial Square.

Lots of star light sculptures on the fence by Zulu in Africa.

The "not candy canes" have the company of smaller light sculptures on the hill by the Chicken Patio restaurant in Scandinavia.

More decorations waiting to be installed were sitting backstage near Scrambler.

Getting Santa's House set up.

The Reindeer apparently are returning this year near Fjord Fjairlane.

Winterfest opens on November 23rd at Worlds of Fun

October 21, 2018

Craft and Cowboy Festival (SDC)

Welcome back to Silver Dollar City and to the Final Year of the National Crafts and Cowboy Festival.

Even before you make it into the park, you are greeted with numerous Fall decoration displays

You cannot help but smile when you see the numerous scarecrows on display.

The square is once again home to many different crafters.

The Big Wheel Lathe is once again a fixture on the square.

As is the cornucopia.

Several rows of crafters line all sides of the square.

A long time fixture of the Fall Festival - Bratcher Cooperage is back again demonstrating his amazing skills of creating wooden buckets.

There are additional booths along the Riverfront (which will not occur in the future) and out by the Red Gold Courtyard.

The Pottery Shop has some specially themed items for sale.

The Frisco Barn is once again home to the Cowboy Emporium

Many different artists have their works on display for purchase.

The famous of which is Buck Taylor.

In the Red Gold Courtyard, an original SDC stagecoach is on display.  They do several shows throughout the day telling of stories about the stagecoaches at the park and about stagecoaches in general.

Here is a different angle of the stagecoach so you can see it a little better.

Kent Collins is back with his Chuck Wagon Show, also in the Red Gold Courtyard.

Along with his assistant, he tells stories about live on the drive and share recipes and tips on Chuck Wagon Cooking.

His other assistant doesn't seem to be much help, but is an extremely cute dog.

This particular show featured peach cobbler and it was really good.

Here are some more crafters along the road to the Grand Expo.

The Final Craft and Cowboy Festival runs through October 28th.