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Fall In Branson, MO, October 23 - 30, 2017

Ozarkland Group Tours & Reunions

BRANSON, MO

October 23 - 30, 2017

(Fall in Branson)

Tour Includes

  • 8 days and 7 nights' accommodations
  • 14 Meals - 7 Breakfasts (B) & 7 Dinners (D) 
  • Attraction admissions/fees
  • Luxury Motorcoach transportation
  • Baggage handling for 1 bag per person
  • All taxes, gratuities on included items
  • Games, music, entertainment, and refreshment & snacks provided enroute
  • Mobile telephone available for emergency use
  • Gift for each person booked on the tour
  • Ozarkland Group Tours Escort exclusively

Highlights

  • Enjoy Sam Butcher's Precious Moments Chapel at Carthage, MO
  • All Hands On Deck - America's #1 Patriotic Show  
  • The Haygoods - from Boerne, TX & celebrating 25 years in Branson
  • The Texas Tenors - "the #1 vocal group in the history of "America's Got Talent!"
  • Raiding the Country Vault - NEW Show with top country music talent
  • Enjoy Silver Dollar City's Harvest Festival - Branson's single biggest attraction for over 50 years
  • Presley's Country Jubilee - Branson's Original Show on the Strip
  • The SIX Show - Incredible! Songs & Music Using Only Their Voices!
  • Clay Cooper's Country Express - an incredible entertainer, a super country music variety show
  • The Blackwoods - carrying on the family tradition and legacy
  • Pierce Arrow - Branson Hottest show
  • Shopping in Old Branson Town -unique shopping experience
  • SURPRISE stops for shopping, photos, and sightseeing 

Cost Per Person

$1481 pp double occupancy

$1831 pp single occupancy

$1368 pp triple occupancy

$1311 pp quad occupancy

Schedule

Day 1- Monday, October 23th. Texas to Oklahoma.  Pickup at San Antonio Airport Security Parking Lot. Depart at 6:45 AM. Lunch on your own at Luby's in DeSoto, TX.  Continue travel to Tulsa, OK. Stretch breaks enroute. Fellowship, fun, and refreshments/snacks provided on the way.  Check into the Hilton Garden Inn (918-392-2000) at Tulsa, OKUpon arrival, welcome reception provided by the hotel.  Welcome dinner provided. (D)

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 24th. Oklahoma to Branson, MO.  After breakfast provided at the hotel, travel to Carthage, MO to visit Sam Butcher's Precious Moments Chapel.  Lunch on your own at Precious Moments.  Continue travel to Branson.

Upon arrival in Branson, we see The All Hands On Deck Show at the Dutton Family Theater.  AMERICA'S #1 PATRIOTIC SHOW fresh off its three-year national tour is now in Branson.  The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show is an All-Singing, All-Dancing, All-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction filled with the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved for 70 years!  Featuring Broadway Veteran Jody Madaras and the rich sounds of the LIVE 9-piece Hollywood Victory Caravan Orchestra, classic commercials, tight harmonies, impromptu skits, and 42 of the greatest American songs ever written, The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show offers a musical message for all Americans with a full-circle patriotic salute celebrating the American way of life; reminding us of a time when our country was fully united.  Your baggage will be taken to the Quality Inn West while you are attending the show.  Show starts at 2:00pm.

After the show, on to dinner at The Golden Corral.  After dinner, we will check into the Quality Inn West, Award Winning Hotel, (417-334-8694), rest and refresh your selves for the evening show. 

Depart the hotel this evening to see The Haygoods all the way from BOERNE, TEXAS celebrating 25 years of performing in this town that's become their home and favorite place to be!  What started out as a 1 week contract playing in the gazebo at Silver Dollar City has turned into a 25-year whirlwind adventure with twists and turns, ups and downs and more stories and craziness then you could ever imagine!  They are celebrating it all with us in 2017 at Clay Cooper's Theater!  Billed as Branson's Most Popular Show!  The Haygoods bring the house down night after night with incredibly tight harmonies, innovative, energetic choreography, incredible special effects and amazing performances on over 20 different instruments!  With over 6 million people taking part in the Haygood experience, you'd better believe that there's more to this group than buzz!! They've got the goods, pure and simple! INCREDIBLE MUSIC, AMAZING SPECIAL EFFECTS, ONE TALENTED FAMILY!  72 SOLD OUT SHOWS LAST SEASON! 25th SMASH HIT SEASON!  EXPERIENCED BY OVER 6 MILLION WORLDWIDE!  Show starts at 7:30pm.  (B, D)

Day 3 - Wednesday, October 25th. Branson, MO.  Breakfast provided at your leisure at the hotel.  The morning is free; sleep in, go shopping at nearby local shopping areas, or perhaps go to a morning show (your cost).  Lunch on your own at a nearby restaurant.

This afternoon, we see The Texas Tenors bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel, Classical and Broadway style to their award-winning Branson show at the Starlite Theatre.  #1 vocal group in the history of NBC's "America's Got Talent", #1 out of 220 Branson attractions/shows on TripAdvisor.com, Top 10 Billboard Recording Artists, Stars of the 3 time Emmy Award winning PBS Special, "You Should Dream", and Vocal Group of the Year & Legacy Group of the Year by Bransonshowawards.com!  The Texas Tenors burst onto the national scene and never looked back. Since then, the group has performed more than 600 concerts, selling out around the world.  In their first PBS special, "You Should Dream", which aired nationwide December 2013.  The Texas Tenors brought their own signature blend of breathtaking vocals, humor, harmony and cowboy charm. If you have never seen The Texas Tenors, (JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen) they bring a unique blend of Country, Classical and Broadway with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm that will lift your spirit and melt your heart! Their stage presence is powerful and their passionate performance is an emotionally exhilarating experience.  Through their efforts with charities like "Homes For Our Troops" and "The Mission Project," The Texas Tenors are bringing their positive message of following your dreams and hope for a brighter future with them wherever they go.  Their debut album "Country Roots-Classical Sound," now remastered, exemplifies their commitment to the preservation of timeless classics and inspirational themes. This album soared to #1 on both the classical and country charts in 2010 and remains a top seller in the industry!  The Texas Tenors "You Should Dream" has risen to #7 in its 27th week on the charts.  Show starts at 2:00pm. 

Dinner provided at the Starlite Theatre, then after dinner free time to explore the theatre before our next show.

Our next show also at the Starlite Theatre is "Raiding the Country Vault," the newest production in Branson, MO and has tapped top country music industry talent to take audiences on a journey through the greatest hits of Country Music - America's most beloved genre.  "Raiding the Country Vault" arrived in Branson to great fanfare, opening at The Mansion Theatre in early May 2016.  Rising quickly to the #4 slot in just 12 weeks for Branson shows/attractions on TripAdvisor, the show has received great reviews on the popular social media site - "This show was awesome! It took us from the earliest country music to very recent. The musician performers were fantastic! All had major credentials, and together formed a brilliant, perfect cast. This show is at the very top of my list, and I've seen a lot of fabulous Branson and New York shows! See this show! You won't be disappointed!" according to a recent post by D Harris.  "Having the most talented lineup of performers is essential to putting on a production like 'Raiding the Country Vault'," said Producer Sir Harry Cowell. "The songs are definitive country music hits and all of our musicians have the extraordinary skill and experience to bring that music to life."  The show brings chart-topping Nashville stars together with musicians who have played behind Country music's most iconic acts, performing a set list featuring the biggest hits and the history of America's most beloved music genre. "Raiding the Country Vault" features a set list of country music's most renowned favorites by celebrated artists including: Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Charlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, and many more.  Show starts at 7:30pm.  (B, D)

Day 4 - Thursday, October 26th. Branson, MO.  After Breakfast provided at your leisure at the hotel depart for Silver Dollar City.  

Enjoy Silver Dollar City; Branson's #1 attraction for over 50 years, this internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park treats guests to an experience unlike any other.  Nestled amidst the naturally beautiful Ozark Mountains, Silver Dollar City features a dozen delightful restaurants, 40 live shows daily and 60 unique shops.  Known as The Home of American Craftsmanship... Where Shopping Is An Adventure, you can meet over 100 craftsmen demonstrating the art of woodcarving, glass blowing, pottery, blacksmithing and so much more!  Enjoy autumn with beautiful golden and red leaves everywhere; the NEW National Harvest & Cowboy Festival will be taking place and the sights are breathtaking and takes visitors back to the pioneer days, as dozens of demonstrating craftsmen create works of art ranging from fiddle making and weaving to soap making and jewelry, all with period-correct costumes and tools. Bluegrass and folk bands play traditional tunes that would have been the soundtrack to the cowboy days of old. Dancers and other performers put on interpretive shows that evoke the pioneer spirit.and provides arts and crafts, and food, thankfully, is modern although festival goers may be able to catch a few frontier cooking workshops demonstrating cast-iron skillet or dutch oven recipes (lunch on your own).  Enjoy the 6 stages and live shows at your leisure.  Return to the hotel to rest and refresh before dinner and the evening show. 

Depart the hotel for dinner provided at McFarlain`s Family Restaurant, then on to see Presleys' Country Jubilee in their theater.   No trip to Branson is complete without a stop to see the Presleys', Branson's First Family of Entertainment.  Four generations of entertainment that Regis Philbin said is " A really magnificently talented family.  When you come to Branson you've got to see their show!"  Don't miss Branson's First Family of Entertainment - The Presleys'!  Paul Harvey credited the Presleys' as being the "Founders of Branson's entertainment phenomenon."  When they built Branson's first LIVE music theatre in 1967, the Presleys' laid the foundation that would help Branson, Missouri become the live music show capital of the world.  Today, Presleys' Theater is surrounded by more than a hundred shows and attractions - making Branson one of America's top vacation destinations!  The Presleys' blend of country, gospel, bluegrass and hilarious comedy has become a family tradition.  Now millions of people around the world watch the Presleys' every week on RFD-TV.  Come see why Presleys' Country Jubilee is still THE show to see in Branson!  Visit a Branson landmark and enjoy the Presleys' Country Jubilee.  Show starts at 8:00pm.   (B, D)

Day 5 - Friday, October 27th. Branson, MO.  Breakfast provided at your leisure at the hotel.  The morning is free; sleep in, go shopping at nearby local shopping areas, or perhaps go to a morning show (your cost).  Lunch on your own at a nearby restaurant.

This afternoon we will see The SIX Show at the Hughes Brothers Theater.  The curtains will open to reveal the SIX brothers' incredible choreography and unforgettable vocals and you'll swear there's a guitar or drum set somewhere on stage - but there are no instruments, tracks or lip-synching.  This isn't a barbershop quartet act or your typical acapella group - it's a musical medley that showcases the amazing talent of this group of brothers.  The show is almost indescribable as this incredibly talented vocal band consistently delights audiences with original arrangements of music from all decades and genres in six-part harmony.  A perfect mixture of powerhouse vocals and family-themed humor, The SIX Show is one of those shows you'll want to see over and over again.  Dubbed 'an orchestra of human voices,' these brothers don't use traditional instruments in their Branson show. Instead, they provide their own instrumentation and sound effects with the use of their terrific vocal abilities as they perform a large selection of hits from Elvis, Frankie Valli, Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, MC Hammer, Coldplay, Journey and more.  The SIX Show has continually received rave reviews from visitors who just can't get enough of this group's energetic and electrifying performances.  SIX is truly a one-of-a-kind show that you won't find anywhere else in town, so get ready to experience the incredible showmanship and unforgettable vocals of these brothers.  SIX is a remarkable show featuring six real brothers.  Recreating the sounds of the instruments the brothers (Jak, Kevin, Lynn, Barry, Owen, & Curtis) that range from the bass to drums and even a trumpet thrown in for a song or two!  They actually come from a family of ten brothers, no sisters, and are the six oldest in the family. (Apparently Arnold and Joyce Knudsen wanted a girl.)  Each brother had a natural gift for music and creating melodies so they began singing gospel at church and performing at talent contests and community events.  They quickly gained popularity and made their national television debut on the Donnie and Marie show in 1978.  Then in 1995, the brothers were blessed to turn their musical passion into a fulltime career, and have never looked back.  Show starts at 2:00pm.

After the show, dinner provided at The Golden Corral, then back to the hotel to rest and refresh for the evening show.   

Depart the hotel this evening to see Clay Cooper's Country Music Express in his theater.  Clay Cooper's Country Express has something for everyone!  Enjoy live music, singing, dancing, hysterical comedy and more!  From George Jones to Hunter Hayes, from the Doobie Brothers to Bruno Mars, Clay and his cast of 24 veteran entertainers will bring you a high energy performance filled with variety - country, gospel, patriotic and more!  Don't miss New York's number one cowboy, trick roper, and gun-slinger, Johnny Lonestar; eleven amazing dancers led by Clay's multi-talented wife, Tina Cooper; a seven-piece band; Branson's funnier than funny comedian, Matt Gumm; outstanding youth entertainers, Colt & Caden Cooper; and "Oklahoma's little sweetheart" Ezrah Noelle!  Their unbelievable talent, hysterical comedy, and down-home personality bring guests back time and time again. They definitely have something for everyone!  Clay Cooper has been performing for Branson audiences since the age of 16, originally coming to Branson to perform with a kid's band known as the Texas Goldminors.  Clay loved singing and playing bass, and loved meeting new people. What better place to do it than Branson!  He continued performing in several Branson shows and now celebrates his 29th season performing. Clay Cooper's Country Music Express is great for all ages 2-92.  The unbelievable talent, hysterical comedy and down-home personality bring our guests back time and time again.  Clay's show is proving to be one of the best shows in Branson!  Show starts at 7:30pm.  (B, D)

Day 6 - Saturday, October 28th. Branson, MO.  After Breakfast provided at your leisure, depart for our morning show.

This morning we go to the Dutton Theater to see The Blackwood Singers featuring R.W. and Donna Blackwood; they have been awarded 8 Grammys, 27 Dove Awards, 5 All American Music Awards, the Publishers Choice Diamond Award, and the coveted Living Legend Award in Gospel Music.  The list of entertainers they have performed with is a Who's Who list of music greats, including Johnny Cash and June Carter, Dolly Parton, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Roy Rogers, and pop icons such as Frankie Avalon, Cher, and Sammy Davis Jr.  With a high-energy morning show, the family will feature their famous harmonies, many of their huge hits, and lots of laugher and heartwarming stories from their 81 year musical history and share some of their favorite gospel, country, and patriotic music that is sure to be one of the highlights of this year's show lineups in Branson! Larry Gatlin, of the Gatlin Brothers, said, "Some of the happiest times of my life have been listening to great gospel music, played and sung by R.W. Blackwood, Sr.'s kids.  He was one of my very first hero's."  The Blackwood Singers gospel music lineage is iconic in American Music history.  Not only were they inspirational to Elvis Presley but to millions of country music fans.  Gospel music is a tradition in Branson, and that tradition continues.  Show starts at 10:00am.

Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

This afternoon we will enjoy the Pierce Arrow Show in their theater.  As the hottest and most family-friendly show in Branson for over 15 years, the Pierce Arrow Show is one of the top shows in the area. Full of fun music, beautiful gospel songs, and some of the funniest comedians in Branson, this two-hour show is hilarious and energizing for the whole family.  Join the Pierce Arrow Quartet for this fantastic show. Composed of Dan Britton singing bass, Scott Fraker singing baritone, Tony Turner singing tenor, and Travis Sprat singing lead vocals, the Quartet gives audiences a show full of expert harmonies and upbeat entertainment.  Also among the cast is nationally known James Sibley, Branson's newest and funniest comedian, who has appeared on the well-known television show My Name Is Earl and written many skits for Saturday Night Live.  As a comedian of many accomplishments, Sibley will leave you laughing and wanting more.  Expect a truly unforgettable show with the Pierce Arrow Show, as it is full of hilarious comedy, talented musical harmony, and high-caliber entertainment.  Show starts at 3:00pm.

After the show, dinner provided at Bob Evan's Restaurant.  Return to the hotel after dinner to rest and get ready to depart for home Sunday morning.  (B, D)

Day 7 - Sunday, October 29th. Branson to Texarkana, AR.  After breakfast provided at the hotel, we will enjoy a scenic drive to Russellville, AR. "Surprise" stops for stretch breaks, photos, and shopping. Lunch on your own at a restaurant in Conway, AR enroute to Texarkana, AR. Continue travel via IH 40 to Little Rock, AR and IH 30 to Texarkana, AR. Check into the NEW Holiday Inn & Arkansas Convention Center Hotel (870-216-2000), 5200 Convention Parkway, Texarkana, AR.  Enjoy a NEW full service hotel! Farewell dinner provided at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 8 - Monday, October 30th. Texarkana to San Antonio, TX.  Homeward bound after breakfast provided at the hotel. Lunch on your own at Luby's in DeSoto, TX. Continue travel to San Antonio. Stretch breaks enroute. Take time to recall the many musical memories and other great experiences we have enjoyed and shared with our friends (old and new) on the tour. Back home by 4:30 PM. (B)