Midwest visitors hoping to get rid of winter worries or economic troubles will want to look at Branson, Missouri’s newest seasonal festival. An “Ozark Mountain Spring” brings together the mild weather, affordable Branson lodging, and Branson entertainment known world-wide. Visitors to Branson can look forward to many traditional spring events as well as a host of new ones.
The festival encompasses one of the newest Branson events, the “1st Annual Great American Pie Show”. The Pie Show is sponsored by Taste of Home Magazine and will feature the best homemade pies from around the country. Winning pies will be presented by celebrity guest judge, Al Roker of NBC. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $2,500 as well as a 4 day/3 night vacation. Recipe entries can be submitted to Taste of Home Magazine until March 13th, 2009.
Another new addition to Branson in March of 2009 is the grand opening of America’s only Beatles Museum. The museum is a project headed by Louise Harrison, sister of Beatles member George Harrison. The museum will feature memorabilia from around the world including never before displayed items from Louise’s personal collection. The museum will be a showpiece of the twenty thousand square foot, Beatles themed Starlite Theater in Branson. The theater is also home of the popular Branson show, Liverpool Legends which has been praised as the “Ultimate Beatles Experience”.
One of the biggest changes coming to Branson for Ozark Mountain Spring is opening of the Branson Airport. For the first time most visitors will be able to fly directly into Branson instead of going through airports more than an hour away. To celebrate the grand opening, the airport will be hosting the Branson Air Show, May 8-10. This air show will be one of the top 10 in the nation and features world famous aerobatic acts such as the USAF Thunderbirds, the Golden Knights, aerobatic teams, static displays of vintage and modern aircraft and much more. Aviation buffs and visitors looking for an affordable afternoon will enjoy the Branson Air Show.
In addition to all the new spring events, the live music, shopping, and dining Branson has long been famous for will be open for business to cater to all visitors. The Ozark Mountain Spring is the perfect kickoff to the year-returning visitors will find lots of brand new entertainment, and new visitors will see why Branson Missouri is one of the most affordable and highest rated vacation destinations in America. Families and groups can save money on travel expenses by booking a spacious Branson cabin which has more than enough room for a large family or group.
An “Ozark Mountain Spring” runs March first through Memorial Day in Branson, Missouri. For more information on the many spring activities available or to get a quote on a Branson condo or cabin rental, contact Thousand Hills at 1-800-864-4145 or online at www.thousandhills.com.