Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Camdenton Hosts the 66th Annual Dogwood Festival April 14-16

Just up the road from Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park, Camdenton is getting ready to host their 66th Annual Dogwood Festival. This event is a highly anticipated, fun weekend for the entire family. Some exciting things to look forward to are a parade, crafts, music, entertainment, food, and more. 


This popular Lake of the Ozarks annual event celebrates our beautiful state tree, the Flowering Dogwood. You will find many of these gorgeous trees all around Thunder Mountain Park, and in the spring they are in full glory. White blossoms are the most common, but you will also see pink dogwood trees around Missouri.      

The Dogwood Festival holds the record for the longest continuously running festival in the lake area. It takes place in various areas around town. Beginning this Thursday, April 14, the carnival opens up in the Middle School parking lot at 5 pm. Friday and Saturday is when the majority of the festival will be taking place, beginning early in the morning and closing with the carnival each night. Below is a list all of the scheduled events. 

photo from CamdentonChamber.com 


(*denotes free admission, subject to change)
Thursday, April 14th

Carnival
5 – 10 PM — Middle School Parking Lot, S. Bus. Hwy 5
[$20 Wrist Band from 5 –9 PM]

Friday, April 15th

St. Anthony’s Church Garage Sale
7 AM – 4 PM—N. Bus. Hwy 5*
Our Savior Lutheran Church Garage Sale
8AM-4PM — 442 E. Hwy 54*
Fine Art Display
9 AM – 4 PM — First National Bank*
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
4 PM-8PM—547 W Hwy 54
[Adult $9/Child 5-12 $4]
Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30 PM, Melodrama, 7 PM
Camden County Museum[$15] 
Shoe Box Float Display
5:30 PM— Middle School, S. Bus. Hwy 5*
DECA Craft Show
5:30 – 8 PM — Middle School, S. Bus. Hwy 5*
Food & Craft Booths
5:30 – 9 PM — Middle School, S. Bus. Hwy 5*
Baby Contest
6:30 PM —Camdenton Middle School Little Theater*
Carnival
5 – 10 PM — Middle School Parking Lot 
[$20 Wrist Band from 5-9 PM]
Live Entertainment
LOZ Dance
6 PM-7 PM—Middle School Parking Lot*
Live Band
7 PM - Middle School Parking Lot*

Saturday, April 16th

Pancake Breakfast
6:30AM – 10 AM — United Methodist Church, W. Hwy 54
[$6/child $3] 
Fine Art Display
9 AM – 3 PM — First National Bank*
St. Anthony’s Church Garage Sale
7 AM-1 PM—North Hwy 5*
Our Savior Lutheran Church Garage Sale
8AM-Noon, — E Hwy 54*
DECA Craft Show
9 AM – 4 PM — Middle School*
Food and Crafts
10AM – 6 PM — Middle School Parking Lot*
Dogwood Festival Parade
10 AM — Downtown Camdenton*
Young Eagles Flights
Noon – 3:30—Camdenton Airport, S. Hwy 5*
Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30 PM, Melodrama, 7 PM
Camden County Museum[$15] 
Carnival
10AM – 10 PM — Middle School Parking Lot 
[$20 Wrist Band from 5-9 PM]
Live Music*
Middle School Parking Lot
Xanadu Dance
Noon
Woodie & Cleda Cochran
1:00 PM
Mitch Shields & Guest
2:00 PM
Dog Contest [cutest,ugliest]
3:00 PM
Iron Celtics Balloon Release
4:30 PM
Britt Small
5:00 PM
The Ginnings 
6:00 PM



The Camdenton Chamber of Commerce website features detailed information about the entire event, including a map of the craft show and list of vendors. If you need additional information, call 573-346-2227. It's looking as if it will be a beautiful weekend to get outside and enjoy the Dogwood Festival. Our Lake of the Ozarks family attraction is only a few miles away from all of the action. Before or after you go to the festival, come on over and tour Bridal Cave or take a gorgeous nature walk in Thunder Mountain Park. Maybe you can go on a Dogwood spotting hike. 




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