Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A 70th Anniversary Tour Guide Reunion At Bridal Cave

The coming new year, 2018, marks Bridal Cave's 70th Anniversary! It was on April 14, 1948, that our amazing underground family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks began its journey to become the now popular show cave.  


WOW! 70 Years!
What you now know as America's most scenic cave tour was officially incorporated and construction began on April 14, 1948. On that day, work started on building the road to the cave, as well as the construction of walkways and a lighting system inside the cave. After 6 months of extremely hard work from some very dedicated people, Bridal Cave officially opened on October 16, 1948. We are proud to say that it has been in continuous operation ever since! 


Tour Guide Reunion
70 is a big milestone, and to get our exciting 70th Anniversary kicked off we will be hosting a Tour Guide Reunion on April 14, 2018, exactly 70 years after this incredible wonder got its start. Every single tour guide that was employed at Bridal Cave over the past 70 years is invited to come back and celebrate with us in style! 


Since the beginning, literally, thousands of folks have spent time as guides at our scenic Lake of the Ozarks attraction. To thank them for helping us make Bridal Cave what it is today, we will be offering complimentary tours to all guides and their immediate family all day on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Come back and see what's changed here at Thunder Mountain Park since you were a guide!    

That evening, we will be hosting a Tour Guide Social from 6-9 pm after the park closes. There will be plenty of intriguing stories being exchanged that night between the many tour guides that have worked here over the years. It will be interesting to find out how different things were from year to year, yet also very similar. 


We will have lots more details coming for everyone that is interested in attending this exciting tour guide reunion for Bridal Cave's 70th Anniversary. For right now, get the date set in stone on your calendar and start making plans to be here for what is sure to be an amazing event at our Lake of the Ozarks family attraction. We'll have some "Bridal Cave Family" Fun... As It Should Be!


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Our Giant Remodel Sale Is Happening NOW!

It's hard to believe, but the Visitor's Center/ Rock Shop at our scenic Lake of the Ozarks attraction is almost 30 years old! We think it's about time for a facelift, and that's exactly what will be happening over the winter. We need to reduce our current inventory in the gift shop to give the crews room to work, so Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park is having a great big remodel sale. 


Biggest Sale Ever
This sale is going on now, and it will continue until the end of the year. Perfect timing if you'd like to do a little early Christmas shopping for the rock hound in your family. There are lots of beautiful pieces that you don't have to be a rock lover to appreciate, so you may be able to find something for everyone on your list. (Don't forget to get yourself something nice too!) 

Even though the sale will extend through the end of the year, supplies are limited, and once they're gone, they are gone. This is the biggest sale that we have ever had, and some of the gorgeous items you can expect to get great deals on are: 

  • 75% off Amethyst Crystals
  • 75% off Rare Black Amethyst
  • 50% off Large Agate Slices and Bookends
  • 50% off Fossils
  • 50% off Mexican and Pakistani Onyx
  • 50% off Salt Egg Lamps, Salt Cylinder Lamps, and Salt Fire Bowls




New Look and New Product
While you are here taking advantage of this tremendous sale, get a good look at our Visitor's Center/ Rock Shop to hold in your memory. The remodel over the winter will include new windows, new carpet, new trim, and a fresh coat of paint both inside and out. 

America's most scenic cave tour will be running on the regular daily schedule and will not be affected by the remodel. You'll still be able to bring the family out and enjoy the amazing natural beauty inside Bridal Cave without interruption over the winter. 

To replace all of the items that we have for sale right now, new inventory will be arriving on February 1, 2018. As a matter of fact our GM, Steve, is in Orlando meeting with the importers to hand-select the unbelievable new items that we will have for you to enjoy next year. 


Now is the absolute best time to get the lowest prices on our fantastic rock and mineral selections. While you're here getting all the best pieces before they're gone, you can enjoy the beauty of fall that is evident everywhere that you look in Thunder Mountain Park and the natural wonders that await you inside Bridal Cave. Do a little shopping and enjoy a bit of Family Fun... As It Should Be! 



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Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Special Thank You For Some Special Helpers After Our Fall Festival

Our fall festival is over (for this year) and our scenic attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks is back to its regular breathtaking natural beauty. There were a LOT of decorations to remove, and we couldn't have done it as quickly or as easily without the help of a few local groups. 



The following three groups repurposed almost all of the fall decorations that we used to decorate the festival. All of us at Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park want to send a special thank you out to all of them by featuring each one in today's blog.   


Forget Me Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
The gang from this wonderful organization located in Linn Creek picked up our hay bales to use on their farm. The mission of the Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary is to provide aid and sanctuary to abused, neglected, abandoned, or donated horses that come to them in need. They are there to offer assistance to horses in peril by providing medical care, proper nutrition, and a health plan to restore them both physically and mentally for a new happy and healthy life. They often work with law enforcement and other agencies to fix situations that need attention. 



Continued fundraising efforts help to support their rescue programs, and they also strive to educate people and promote awareness about the issues involving the neglect and abuse of horses in our area. They have many ways that you can helps. You can sponsor a horse, adopt one, become a volunteer at the sanctuary, or provide donations in the form of money or items off of their wish list. To learn more about this wonderful group, visit www.MissouriForgetMeNot.org



Funny Farm Petting Zoo
The straw and corn from the Thunder Mountain Fall Festival were picked up by this family-fun attraction in Eldon. They describe themselves as "Backyard family fun with a kick!!" It's the only place at the Lake of the Ozarks where you can ride a Clydesdale. You can also get up close and personal with many other incredible animals, plus they offer tent camping, wagons rides, bonfires, a heated saloon, and availability for birthday parties. 

They are open year round, Thursday-Monday, and you can check the Funny Farm Petting Zoo Facebook page for their hours and where to find them. Yet another Lake of the Ozarks attraction offering some family fun, as it should be!  


photos from the Funny Farm Petting Zoo Facebook page
Scott's Concrete
Scott's Concrete in Camdenton is a good neighbor to everyone in the community, and they are always willing to help out local charities when the need arises. They offered their services to haul off all of the fall decorations that went to the Forget Me Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary.

This ready-mix concrete business has been serving the entire lake area since 1954, and they have batch sites in Camdenton, Eldon, and Climax Springs. The next time that you are looking for a trustworthy company for your home improvement projects involving concrete, as well as any commercial concrete needs, give these wonderful people a call. You can find them online at www.Scottsconcrete.biz.     

photo from the Scott's Concrete Facebook page
Once again, thank you to all three of these groups for helping us clean up our Lake of the Ozarks family attraction after the Thunder Mountain Fall Festival this year. Also, thank you to everyone that came out and had some autumn fun with us in October. The funt doesn't end there though! Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park are open year-round so that you can always enjoy a little Family Fun... As It Should Be!  

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Free Fall Decorations Available After Our Festival!

The 1st Annual Thunder Mountain Fall Festival is winding down. We are about to enter the final weekend of entertainment and demonstrations, and the last day to enjoy festival activities will be on Tuesday, October 31, aka Halloween. There are only a few more days to enjoy this extra-special fun at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park. (Although the park is tons of fun even when those things aren't going on!) Once it's over, we have to do something with all of those wonderful decorations we put up.  



FREE Fall Decor
Once our Lake of the Ozarks fall festival is over, we want to repurpose as many of the autumn decorations as possible. They are simply too gorgeous to go to waste once we take them down. That's where you come in. 

Beginning on Wednesday, November 1, from 9 am - 4 pm, we will be giving away all of the items we got from local farms that were used to decorate the park. If you have a use for straw, round hay bales, corn, or pumpkins, these will be available for FREE! This will completely be on a first come, first served basis, and we will not be able to hold items for anyone. 



There is one small catch. All of these items are "AS IS, WHERE IT IS." If you've been to the park, you know that we have decorations absolutely everywhere. You may have to trek up or down several flights of stairs to retrieve the decorations. Please make sure that you bring help to load your items because we will not have people on staff that day to do this for you, and once everything is gone, it is gone. 



The items we will have to give away are: 

  • Over 1,000 bales of straw that can be used for animal bedding, mulch, or planting grass. 
  • 30 large round bales of hay suitable for feed.
  • Over 2,500 pounds of corn for animal feed or deer hunting. 
  • A few hundred pumpkins that can be turned into pie, pumpkin butter, or even animal feed. 


Don't Miss Our Final Festival Weekend
Fall festival activities are available daily during our regular business hours from 9 am - 4 pm, and you can access them all with your paid Bridal Cave tour admission. On Saturday and Sunday, you can also hear some entertaining live bluegrass music and watch pumpkin painting artists and sarsparilla makers. 


Once the festival is over for this year, our Lake of the Ozarks family attraction will still be open daily, rain or shine. Cave tours leave every few minutes, there are trails to explore, a lakeside pavilion to picnic at, and a gift shop full of all kinds of wonderful items. (Christmas is just around the corner!) We hope that you come back for the festival, and then again once it's over to enjoy the beauty of Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park in the winter too. 


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Friday, October 20, 2017

Gorgeous Fall Colors All Over the Lake of the Ozarks

Summer is a popular time to visit the lake area, but fall at the Lake of the Ozarks is an amazing sight to behold! The crisp, cool air has finally made its way to the area, and the leaves are beginning to turn all sorts of gorgeous colors. This is evident all around Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park, but you'll find lots of wonderful spots not too far from us that are a must-see too. 

photo from Funlake.com 
Ha Ha Tonka
This state park is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It marvelously combines the lake's natural beauty with intriguing history. Fall colors abound, and there are a series of trails and boardwalks carved out so you can easily explore for hours. There is a wonderful spring trail to experience, and you can climb the 316 steps to the trails leading to the castle ruins on the bluff, or skip the climb and drive to the trails up top.  

Lake of the Ozarks State Park
This state park boasts miles and miles of untouched nature to explore in a variety of different ways. There are trails to hike or bike, and even ride horses. You'll find open woodlands, sunny glades, small springs, streams, and bluff-top views. Camping is even available to those wanting to spend an autumn night under the stars. 

photo from Funlake.com 
Bagnell Dam
A drive across Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark gives you a great view of the Lake of the Ozarks on one side and the Osage River on the other, along with all of that amazing foliage surrounding the banks. There is a scenic overlook up the road from the dam which is a wonderful place to check out the seasonal changes, and Willmore Lodge is right there too. It has it's own gorgeous view from the historic building, plus a visitor center where you can find information about many other places to visit while you are in the area. 

Thunder Mountain Park
Now is an excellent time to explore Thunder Mountain Park. You can enjoy it by land on our trail, by water if you boat to us and park at the dock, or even from the air on our 100-foot tall fire tower. The tower has a viewing platform at 80-feet that gives you a 360° view of the land in all its glorious fall colors! 


Fall Festival Through October
In addition to all of the seasonal beauty that nature is providing us with, our Lake of the Ozarks family attraction is still all decked out for our Thunder Mountain Fall Festival. We've covered the entire place in pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales, and colorful mums. The best part about all of the locally grown fall decorations that we used in the park is that you can take some of that fall color home with you!


Since our fall decor is from local mid-Missouri farms, we are able to offer incredible pricing to you. Corn stalks and straw bales are only $3 each, those gorgeous mums are just $6 each, and we've got large pumpkins for $3 a piece. Right now, you can even pick up a pumpkin painted by our pumpkin painting artist for just $3, and since the festival is in it's last half, beginning on Saturday, October 21 you can pick up 1 FREE PUMPKIN for every cave tour ticket purchased. 

The Thunder Mountain Fall Festival will continue through the month of October, and it's open daily during our regular business hours, 9 am - 4 pm, and all activities are included with the purchase of a Bridal Cave tour ticket. On the weekends, we also have additional entertainment planned. So make your plans to swing by our scenic Lake of the Ozarks attraction while you're in the area enjoying all of that breathtaking fall beauty that Mother Nature has given us. It's a perfect activity for everyone to enjoy. Family Fun... As It Should Be! 


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pumpkin Decorating Tips and Fall Festival Fun Facts

The 1st Annual Thunder Mountain Fall Festival at our scenic family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks has been a big hit so far, and there are still plenty of great days left in October to enjoy it! Right now at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park we have over 1,000 pumpkins on site, all looking for a good home. Today we've got a few creative decorating ideas so you can turn the pumpkins you pick into something extra-special. 



Carve It
The most popular thing to do with any pumpkin this time of year is to carve it into a jack-o-lantern. Using simple shapes to carve eyes, a nose, and a mouth are a classic, but if you want to get a little fancier than that, here are a couple of places to find some free pumpkin carving templates.


Paint It
Skip the knives and scooping altogether and pull out your paintbrushes instead. You can paint a character or your favorite Halloween scene right on the pumpkin shell instead of carving it out. Another option is to paint the entire thing a solid color, and then maybe even add some stripes or polka dots. If you visit the Thunder Mountain Fall Festival on Saturday or Sunday, you can get some great inspiration from our Pumpkin Painting Artist from 1-4 pm.   



Bedazzle It
Heat up your hot glue gun and simply attach some cool stuff to your pumpkin. Just about anything can be used: buttons, jewels, bows, ribbons... You could even use tacks to make a cool design by sticking them into the shell. 

Stack It
Pick up a few pumpkins in various sizes, then stack them from largest to smallest. A long wooden dowel, which you can find at any home improvement store or craft store, placed down the middle should keep them from toppling over. This tower of pumpkins would look great on any front porch.

Message It
Use permanent markers or paint pens to write messages on your pumpkins. It can be a welcome sign, holiday greeting, or maybe something funny or spooky to give anyone that reads it a little giggle. 



*Fall Festival Fun Facts*
If you haven't made it to Bridal Cave yet this month, you probably don't realize just how much we've changed things around here for the best fall festival at the Lake of the Ozarks. You're in for quite a treat when you do stop by! We've got a few statistics here that are sure to intrigue you and make you want to visit us right now! 

  • There are more than 1,000 pumpkins in the park, which is enough to make over 750 pumpkin pies.
  • The corn crib holds over two and a half tons of corn kernels. If you're counting, that's over 8 million corn kernels... give or take. 
  • The over 5,000 corn stalks in the park are enough to cover almost a half acre in the field. 
  • Over 1,200 bales of straw were used to decorate the park. If we put them end to end, they would be almost 3/4 of a mile long. 
  • The park is covered in over 40,000 blooms from multi-colored mums. Not only is that a beautiful site to see, but it smells amazing here!
  • Over 1 million leaves were used to decorate. Well, that may be a slight exaggeration... we stopped counting at 750,000. (LOL!)
  • The amount of Family Fun... As It Should Be? INFINITE!!!!!!

The Thunder Mountain Fall Festival is open 7 days a week, rain or shine, during our regular business hours and tons of fun activities are included with your Bridal Cave tour admission. You can also pick up some wonderful fall decorations for your home, at inexpensive prices, that were produced by local mid-Missouri farmers. We also have entertainment and demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays with live bluegrass music from noon - 3 pm, sarsaparilla making from 9 am - noon, and our pumpkin painting artist is here from 1-4 pm. 


All of that excitement is in addition to the natural wonders that await you all year long at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park. An excellent place to experience Family Fun... As It Should Be! 


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Thursday, October 5, 2017

October Fun for the Whole Family at Bridal Cave!

Our Thunder Mountain Fall Festival is off to a tremendous start, the decorations and the natural scenic beauty around the park is breathtaking, and we've got tons of fun planned at Bridal Cave all month long! Have you had the chance to enjoy our brand new annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks yet? It adds even more fun and excitement to our family attraction! 


Beautiful Scenery
Bridal Cave is well-known as one of America's most scenic cave tours. It remains a constant 60° inside the cave, and you will see room after room of incredible mineral deposits, giant columns, stalactites and stalagmites, massive draperies, and so much more all created over millions of years of formation. 

Outside, in Thunder Mountain Park, you've got nature trails to explore and of course, that amazing lake view. Right now for the Thunder Mountain Fall Festival, we've also added all kinds of gorgeous fall decorations and so many pumpkins, you'd think we were a pumpkin patch! If you're looking for a fun way to spend a day this fall, it's time for a trip to visit us!  


Bonus Activities
When you buy a ticket to tour Bridal Cave, all of our awesome fall festival activities are included with your admission. Tour tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for kids ages 9-12, and children under 4 are free. Cave tours run every few minutes beginning at 9:00 am. We stay open until 5:00 pm until October 15, and after that we'll begin closing at 4:00 pm. 

Now for those bonus activities we talked about in addition to the incredible cave tour. We've transformed the park into an autumn oasis where you can enjoy: 

  • Face Painting
  • Feeding Giant Fish
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Duck Races
  • Pumpkin Chunkin Range
  • Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Huge Corn Crib
  • Minecraft-Inspired Hay Bale Maze
  • Hay Bale Mountain
  • Fire Pits
  • ... and MORE!
Every weekend in October, we will also have some fun demonstrations and entertainment lined up for you to experience too. 
  • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
    • 9 am - noon: Sarsaparilla Making
    • noon - 3 pm: Live Bluegrass Music
    • 1 - 4 pm: Pumpkin Painting Artist


Discount Shopping
You can get all of your fall decorations while you are here. We are able to offer some great pricing on them too, because all of our autumn beauty was produced by local farmers right here in mid-Missouri. Give your home some incredible curb appeal with: 

  • Gorgeous Mums - $6
  • Huge Pumpkins - $3
  • Straw Bales - $3
  • Corn Stalks - $3
It's a wonderful time to pick up some of the excellent items in our gift shop too. Christmas will be here in a couple of months, and right now we have lots of things on sale in the rock shop, plus all of our sportswear is on clearance!  


Family Fun!
Our family fun Lake of the Ozarks attraction always has something special to offer year-round, but this October we've gone out of our way to bring you even more! It's been wonderful planning, preparing, and putting on the Thunder Mountain Fall Festival at Bridal Cave, and we can't wait to share it with everyone this month. Come by and see it soon, and come back to see it often! Everywhere you look there is Family Fun... As It Should Be! 



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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

IT'S HERE! This Weekend the 1st Annual Thunder Mountain Fall Festival Opens!

Our Thunder Mountain Fall Festival is opening this weekend on October 1, and the staff at Bridal Cave has worked tirelessly to get it ready. Our scenic Lake of the Ozarks attraction looks even more gorgeous than usual with all of the decorations up. You'll be in the fall spirit the second you lay eyes on it. 


You will want to make sure to find the time to come out and experience our 1st Annual Thunder Mountain Fall Festival in person, because the photos in today's blog are only a fraction of the excitement waiting to be had! When you visit the park and purchase a tour ticket, you will not only get to see one of America's most scenic caverns, but you can also take part in all of the fun activities, demonstrations, and entertainment included! 


That tour ticket also gives you the additional benefit of getting some deep discounts on the beautiful fall decorations that are on sale at the park. We are very proud of the fact that all of the autumn beauty that we have for sale was produced by local farmers right here in mid-Missouri. It will be hard to find better prices anywhere in town. 

  • Gorgeous mums for $6 (We have hundreds!) 
  • Huge pumpkins for $3 (We have thousands!)
  • Straw Bales for $3
  • Corn Stalks for $3


We'll also have some delicious fall flavors for you to enjoy at our festival. These include pumpkin pie fudge, a caramel apple bar, cinnamon apple cider snow cones, and of course, s'mores and hot chocolate. As for the rest, you can expect: 
  • Face Painting
  • Feed the Giant Fish
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Duck Races
  • Pumpkin Chunkin Range
  • Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Huge Corn Crib
  • Minecraft-Inspired Hay Bale Maze
  • Hay Bale Mountain
  • Fire Pits
  • Numerous Family Photo Settings
  • On the weekends:
    • Sarsaparilla Making, 9 am - noon
    • Live Bluegrass Music, noon - 3 pm
    • Pumpkin Painting Artist, 1 -4 pm

One stop at our  Lake of the Ozarks family attraction this October will let you enjoy the crisp, beautiful fall weather, explore an amazing cave, take part in all kinds of fun family activities, and get all of your autumn decorations. Of course, you don't have to do it all in that one stop. You are welcome to join us again and again, every day in October! 


We'd like to thank our sponsor, Camdenton Farm & Garden Center, for all that they did to help us prepare for this exciting event. We've done everything that we possibly could to guarantee that Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park's Fall Festival is full of Family Fun... As It Should Be!!




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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fun Fall Festivals Near Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park

It's almost time for our Thunder Mountain Park Fall Festival! (You can see the evidence of it all over the park already!) While all the autumn-themed fun doesn't officially start until October 1st, there are a couple of other exciting events happening near Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park to keep you entertained until then. Both of these annual events are well worth taking the time to check out!   


-Saturday, September 23
Lake of the Ozarks Air Show
This awesome event honors our military, aviation, and more with a day full of exciting acts, both in the air and on the ground. It takes place at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport from 7:30 am - 4 pm. (If it's rained out, the event will take place on Sunday, September 24 instead.)



Parking is available at the airport for $10 per vehicle, or you can park at Camdenton High School for free and take the shuttle running from 8 am - 3:45 pm. Bring along blankets, chairs, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and anything else you might need to enjoy the show on a nice, fall day. You may not bring outside food and drinks, but there will be concessions available, and no coolers are allowed on the grounds. Also, leave your pets at home for this one. Only service dogs will be allowed. 


photo from Funlake.com
As for the entertainment, get ready to see magnificent feats of daring in the air, and on the ground too. There will be vendor booths and static displays to check out, plus live entertainment. Many different types of planes will be showing off what they can do in the air, and some will even be racing super-fast cars on the ground. The Free Fall Express Skydivers will make an appearance, and the kids will be able to win fun prizes by picking up one of the hundreds of ping pong balls being dropped on the field from above. This year there will also be a kids' area to play in. They can bounce all day from 10 am - 4 pm for only $5 per child, and if you pay for 2 children, you can get a third child's admission for free. 

-Saturday, September 23Aaron Tippin Concert
Following the air show, Ozarks Amphitheater will feature Aaron Tippin in concert. Doors will open for a tailgate party at 5 pm, and the show begins at 6:30 pm. If you show your parking receipt from the Air Show, you'll get free parking for the concert! Don't forget, you can always pick up Ozark Amphitheater concert tickets in the gift shop at Bridal Cave before the show, and if you take a cave tour the day after the concert & bring in your ticket, we'll give you 25% off of your Bridal Cave admission!   



-Saturday, September 30
Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza
Ozarks Amphitheater will also be the site for the Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza from 10 am - 6 pm the following weekend. The 4 Lake of the Ozarks Rotary clubs have organized this event to raise money for local charities, clubs, and non-profit organizations. Admission prices are $8 for anyone age 13 or older, $5 for children ages 5-12, and Family Passes are available for $20 each. Kids under 5 may enter for free. 

The main event is centered around the giant trebuchet, which is a machine that was used in medieval times to hurl stones or other large objects at their opponents. For this event, one was built to chuck pumpkins far and wide, just for fun! 



It's quite a sight to see. There are also lots of other fun events planned throughout the day for both kids and adults. These include: face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, a corn crib pit, on-site pumpkin decorating, Missouri wine tastings, craft beers, food vendors, and more. There will even be a largest pumpkin contest. You can enjoy an awesome day full of fall fun and donate to some worthwhile causes at the same time! 

And then...
The next day, October 1, is the official opening day for our Thunder Mountain Park Fall Festival. We gave you sneak peek at the preparations already under way in last week's blog, but just to refresh your memory, here is some of what we're planning for everyone, every day in October: 


  • Fall Treats (pumpkin fudge, a caramel apple bar, rock candy, hot cider, red hot cider snow cones, hot chocolate, and more)
  • Fire pits and s'mores
  • Face painting
  • Duck Races
  • Jumbo tic-tac-toe
  • Bean bag toss
  • Corn crib
  • Hay bale maze and hay bale mountain
On the weekends, we'll also have live bluegrass music from noon - 3 pm. There will be sarsaparilla making from 9 am - noon, and a pumpkin painting artist from 1 - 4 pm. 



So right there you've got 2 full weekends of family fun to take advantage of before the grand opening of our very own Lake of the Ozarks fall festival. Take this time to enjoy the season with the people you love, and make sure to bring them to hang out with us at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park for lots of Family Fun... As It Should Be!   



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