- Published on Thursday, August 07 2014 10:11 AM
Written by Maria
Posted by Mark Ruda
Have Fun Catching Some Gangsters!
Branson in September is a great time to spend a wonderful vacation where colorful autumn leaves decorate the hillsides of the Ozark Mountain. Branson in September is best known also of its world famous live entertainment and festivals where everybody enjoys ultimate fun and excitement. One exciting festival that is celebrated in the Branson area is the Bonnie and Clyde Festival.
This festival which is always celebrated near the end of September allows everyone a chance to hear tales of the 1930’s historical events in the Ozarks. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were outlaws of the 1930s who became infamous with their mischievious behaviors. After their brief acts of stealing cars, robbing gas stations, and killing policemen, they were ambushed by angry sheriffs south of Gibsland, Lousiana.
This year marks the 4th Annual Bonnie And Clyde Days scheduled on September 27th for a great show of vintage cars with many exciting events for the entire family. The event will feature the largest Pre-WWII Car Show in the area. The parade of vintage automobiles will arrive in Reed Springs with a Greet Car Show Event with lots of awards, games, and prizes for participants.
In Reeds Spring at the Community Center grounds there will be entertainment throughout the day that includes schedulde reenactments about “Public Enemies of 1934”. The period clothing of the cast of characters incorporates with the vintage automobiles and weaponry on that period allowing everyone to step back in time to this truly infamous yet exciting part of history. Gospel, jazz and more local entertainers will be providing stage shows throughout the day. This free event is organized to recall the time of the infamous outlaws kidnapped a local man and had a shootout with law enforcement.
This wonderful event will not be complete without the participations of crafters and artists, kids’ activities, great foods, and vendors displaying different kinds of unique handcrafted products. The event is expected to include games and rides for children, antique shopping, historical presentations, and antique cars and aircraft.
If you want to feel and experience the resilience and the courage of the Ozark Mountain people during the Great Depression Era, watch the reenactments, historical speakers, entertainers, and vintage automobile enthusiasts during Bonnie and Clyde Festival historical gathering.
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