Branson’s Autumn Daze features crafts, music, farmers’ market

Branson’s 35th Annual Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Sep. 18- 21, Thursday through Sunday, in Historic Downtown Branson.

More than 150 artists and vendors are expected, said Paula Gillispie, events coordinator for the Downtown Branson Main Street Association (DBMA). Booths will be arranged under and near large tents on a parking lot just behind Dick’s Old-Time 5 & 10. A one-block section of Commercial Street will be closed to traffic during the festival.

The festival is free. Operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Jewelry, pottery, quilts and dozens of other handcrafted items will be available. Snack foods will also be available.

Live musical entertainment will be offered throughout each day. Local dance groups, a dog training demonstration and other activities will be featured.

“We’re especially excited about Saturday activities,” said Dawn Erickson, DBMA executive director. “The Farmers’ Market held each Saturday in downtown Branson will join Autumn Daze in a special location on Commercial Street just south of Main Street. The Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Branson Business Owners and will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

“We also will have pets from the Taney County Animal Shelter available for adoption from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,” Erickson said. “We tried pet adoptions for the first time at Plumb Nellie Days in May, and every pup and kitten found a home.”

Additional details of Autumn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival can be obtained at 417-334-1548 or www.downtownbranson.org.


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