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The Grand Exposition is not all that's new for Branson's Silver Dollar City in 2006

by Press Release edited by Gary J. Groman a.k.a. The Ole Seagull
published: Dec 22, 2005

In addition to the new Grand Exposition, an $8 million expansion in a new region of Branson's Silver Dollar covered, in an article entitled, "New for 2006 - Silver Dollar City's The Grand Exposition," on Nov. 13, the theme park will be adding a new festival in 2006, the "Southern Gospel Picnic," and adding new features to their existing festivals.


The "Southern Gospel Picnic," is a glorious gathering of harmony, food and fellowship, bringing together the rich harmonies of gospel music and the home-cooked spread of an old-fashioned picnic August 31 - Sept. 10. Gospel greats such as Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Crabb Family, The McKameys, The Kingsmen and Gold City are featured, along with golden fried chicken with all the picnic-style fixings. Music continues under the stars as Southern Gospel Nights is presented each evening.


New Features being added to existing Silver Dollar City Festivals:


World-Fest, the popular spring spectacular, brings in the world-renowned Moscow Circus, with stunning acrobatics and visual pageantry, and the Zunyi Acrobats of China for their first U.S. performance. Hundreds of dancers, musicians and even stilt walkers from around the world perform. World-Fest runs April 6 - May 7.


Bluegrass & BBQ, the Midwest's biggest bluegrass and barbecue gathering, returns with the musical feast of American bluegrass music and an even bigger spread of all-American barbecue. Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs performs in a special concert May 28, and IBMA Entertainer of the Year Cherryholmes performs. Bluegrass & BBQ runs May 13 - June 4.


Kids' Fest features Jim Fowler's Life in the Wild, a stage show with live native and exotic animals such as grizzly bears, alligators, wolves, tigers, leopards and pythons. Also new, Extreme Parrots perform and the popular K-9 All-Stars return for the festival, June 9 - August 20.


The Festival of American Music & Crafts brings back the Salute to the Great American Cowboy with over 500 musicians and craftsmen filling the park. Country star Ricky Van Shelton performs in a special concert September 16. The festival runs September 14 - October 28.


An Old Time Christmas presents one of the nation's most acclaimed holiday events with the Gifts of Christmas Holiday Light Parade, the popular show A Dickens' Christmas Carol, and over 4 million holiday lights. The festival runs November 4 - December 30.


Silver Dollar City opens for select days in March, then opens for the regular season with World-Fest on April 6. For festival and ticket information, call 1-800-831-4FUN. For season passes, call 1-800-888-PASS. Information is also available at


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