It’s a busy time in Pulaski County in September

September will bring with it several popular events to the area.

On the 8th and 9th: The 44th Annual Retiree Appreciation Days will take place at Fort Leonard Wood. Events will include a bus tour of the post, a retirement ceremony, lunch in an Army dining facility, a retiree dinner, a town hall meeting, and a health and benefit fair and expo. September 9th is the day for the annual Railroad Days festival in Crocker. Attractions will include a Railroad Parade and Float Contest, live music, cutest baby contest, Railroad Days pageant, Bake Off Competition, car show, farmers market, and street party. The festivities will begin at 8 a.m., the parade will start at 11 o’clock, and the street party will begin at 8 p.m. Also, on Saturday, the 9th, it’s a Patriot Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the city park in Waynesville. This all-inclusive, community-wide gathering will provide a fun day for families focusing on patriotism, music, fellowship, and community. The festival will include a remembrance area, and many free activities for families, including face painting, bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, music, and more. A 9/11 Tribute will take place September 11th from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., again in Roubidoux Park in Waynesville. This will be an event honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. First responders from across the region will participate in a physical tribute challenge. There will be static displays and equipment for children and families to see up close. The Dixon Annual Cow Days Fall Festival will take place September 15th and 16th. Waynesville’s Route 66 Hogs and Frogs Festival will be held September 22nd through 24th. The Dixon FFA Tractor Pull is on the calendar for September 29th.
An Extremicon will be coming to St. Robert on September 16th and 17th.