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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Cowboy Festival
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:15:26 AM »
Is the Cowboy Fest out again? I didn't see anything listed on the website. Their latest webpage is not all that user friendly, so maybe I'm overlooking it.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Run to the Lights
« on: October 01, 2020, 03:02:38 PM »
For those that participate in this annual race, I just read that Run to the Lights has been cancelled for this year.  If you're already registered, you'll be getting an email about it soon. Bummer, but I understand the reason why.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC website
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:09:53 PM »
Have you looked at the SDC website lately?  I don't think I've really looked at in a year, but i did today, and I think it's awful.  It's not as exciting, or unique, to view at as it used to be, and I think it's harder to use.  I couldn't find the whole month calendar anywhere - just the click on phrase for a specific days' events.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Starbucks in the park?
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:38:31 AM »
I read on another site that Starbucks was coming to the park offering only hot and iced coffee.  I don't really believe, but anyone else have info?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Silver Dollar Saloon Mugs
« on: February 14, 2020, 04:28:36 PM »
The hubs came home with a couple glass mugs from the Silver Dollar Saloon that he found in a flea market for $2.  What year did they quit selling them?  These look like they have never been used. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Black Friday
« on: November 29, 2019, 08:37:34 AM »
Anyone attending Black Friday? If so, will you post if the jam/jellies/salsas are on sale? Last year they were 25% off, so I bought several that we like.  I don't see them listed this year, and it's the only thing I would be interested in.  Let us know!

Branson Talk / Fritz Adventure Park
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:12:18 AM »
SDCFans, I have two buy a ticket, get one free passes for Fritz's Adventure good through Dec. 31.  Message me, and I'll drop them in the mail for you. Sand, Shave, HowDo, Tiffany? Need a pass?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Showboat Branson Belle
« on: November 20, 2018, 07:27:45 PM »
Has anyone been on the Belle for New Years Eve?  Need to decide quickly if it's worth it before they're sold out.  Entertaining two thirty-somethings from the east and west coast, and would like to get them on the lake.  This is only the second year it's been offered, but hoping it will be fun.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Refill Cups
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:06:39 PM »
Today I was told by two separate vendors that all refills regardless of year must pay the current refill price of !.75. I showed both vendors the $1.25 price on my cup and was told that price is no longer in effect.  I argued with the second vendor, so she pulled out the memo sent out through the park last week stating no more forever prices on older cups!  Flat $1.75 no matter the year of your mug!  >:(

Law Enforcement Day tomorrow at the City! Free admission for law enforcers. Anyone going to see the filming of the Mike Huckabee Show at the Opera House tomorrow? There are also K-9 demos at Riverfront.  Should be a good day!

Terry Sanders posted a statement on FB written by Cedric Benoit to let everyone know that a meeting took place two weeks ago informing him that this would be their last year at the City.  While I don't usually stop and listen to a full set, I always enjoy the familiarity of walking by and hearing them play.  They will be missed.  I hope this doesn't mean Danny Eaken and the Pickers are next. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Festival of Wonder
« on: April 10, 2018, 12:23:08 PM »
William Close and Harp and Hang tomorrow!  Can't wait!  Who's going?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Season Pass
« on: January 03, 2018, 09:00:26 AM »
Did I miss my chance to order passes at the lowest rate?  Usually I have them ordered by now, but am out of town and it slipped right by me.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Dried Flower Shop
« on: October 23, 2017, 01:52:00 PM »
This is as good a place to post this as any, so here goes!  Hubs and I went to Hollister's Fall Grape Festival this year, and it happened to be our anniversary.  The first display we saw was a couple with a very cool antique car selling (giving away) dried flower arrangements. One of the baskets looked identical to one we bought on our first anniversary many years ago.  We started talking with the couple running it, and here's the story:

For many, many years this couple operated the dried flower business at SDC beginning in the 70's. They ran it until their shop got pushed so far back that they weren't able to generate enough business to continue.  They took their business to craft fairs.  A couple years ago, this man had a stroke and his wife decided to help with rehab by having him fill baskets.  It worked!  He's doing very well!  To reduce the overload they decided to  give their flowers arrangements away!  Such generosity and kind people! As they told their story, we shared that we bought a basket of flowers on our 1st anniversary.  Hubs noticed a photo on their table and said that he remembered them being the couple we bought them from in the 70's. So, we took the basket that looked just like the one we bought years ago. They had their wedding album with them and showed us the photos.  Such a cool afternoon!  Junior, you probably met these people.  I can't remember their names. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Gluten Free at SDC!
« on: August 01, 2017, 05:18:47 PM »
This post isn't for everyone, but I have to commend SDC for their efforts to provide a safe meal for visitors with celiac. Hubs and I purchased tickets for Dessert on the Porch, even though I planned to take my own gluten free dessert in order to be safe.  One of the ladies at the Culinary School let me know that they were preparing a cheese and gf cracker plate with fresh fruit for me. She wanted me to verify that the packaged food they bought would be ok, and also, let me know the fruit would not be served cut because they didn't want any airborne flour to land on it, thus making me sick. I can't speak highly enough about this experience!  SDC rocks!

Each food vendor has a notebook that lists every ingredient listed at their stand.  While there are many gluten free choices on park, there are only a few I feel confident recommending mostly because of shared surface contact, utensils, etc.  Here are my favorites -

- hand cut potato chips. Most of the seasonings are gluten free.  Ask about them - I haven't ckd out all of them.
- spiral potatoes on a stick. Again, ck the seasonings served on the side
- spiral potatoes w/hot dog.  They use Nathan hot dogs
- kettle corn - nothing in the pot but corn, oil, sugar
- pork rinds - I haven't ckd out the bbq rinds, but a very thorough cleaning goes on before they switch flavors.
- ice cream - If you ask, they will wash the scoop and dip yours from an untouched container of ice cream
- Copper Kettle Candy - 90% of the products sold are made on site.  They make only one type of fudge, truffles
   per day so little chance of contact.
- Taffy Shop - all flavors of taffy are safe
- Frozen lemonade
- Call ahead of time and they will bring a g free Shephed's Pie to you at your chosen time/place.  I haven't tried

There are many other places, including the buffets, that offer gluten free, but most celiacs would never risk anything from a buffet.  If you can verify something safe that I haven't tried, please add to this post.

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