Fun Lake Area Events
Shorty Pants Lounge and Marina, as well as many other waterfront attractions, are still open this time of year, and everything seems to be a little less crowded than mid-summer. Visiting the area during the following annual events just adds to the fun.
Lake of the Ozarks Air Show - Sept 23
Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport
A day filled with exciting acts both on the ground and in the air. At one point, hundreds of ping pong balls will be released from an airplane and children are invited to race onto the field and grab them for prizes! An entertaining day for the whole family. A rain date is set for Sept. 24.
Fall Big Bass Bash - Oct. 7-8
An annual fishing tournament for amateur anglers with huge prize money up for grabs - over $220,000! It's a great chance to pick up some awesome prize money for enjoying a relaxing lake activity. You can stock up on your daily boating necessities at Shorty Pants Marina each day before you head out to compete.
18th Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament - Oct. 11
The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort
We are proud every year to be a part of this benefit golf tournament, and we hope that you decide to form a team and join us! All proceeds benefit many wonderful local organizations. There will be a shotgun start, cash prizes and 18-hole proxies, silent and live actions, box lunch provided by Mexicali Blues, and dinner and awards at our sister waterfront restaurant, Dog Days Bar & Grill. You can download a sign-up sheet on our website.
32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop - Oct. 14
Another fall event we look forward to every year! Shorty Pants Marina will be one of the many stops that you can cruise to by boat and pick up a card for your poker hand. A $20 donation allows you to collect your 7 cards from any of the stops on the list, and lots of great prizes will be given out once it's all over.
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Pumpkins, hay bales, and apple cider... oh my! There are some great pumpkin patches to visit while you're in the lake area, as well as many incredible fall festivals that are well worth checking out.
Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza - Sept. 30
A family friendly Fall festival event from 10 am - 6 pm to celebrate the season. Admission fees will be charged, with proceeds benefiting lake area organizations. The main attraction is the giant trebuchet that will launch pumpkins high into the air. There will also be face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, a corn crib pit, on-site pumpkin decorating, and more. Live music will be performed by the I-Berrys and the Norman Jackson Band.
Thunder Mountain Fall Festival - Daily in October
Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park, Camdenton
This already beautiful scenic attraction will be all dressed up for fall every day in October. In addition to the nature trails and cave tour, this month they have added: Face Painting, Duck Races, Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe, Corn Crib, Hay Bale Maze, Hay Bale Mountain, Fire Pits, and hundreds of pumpkins and fall decorations. On the weekends there will also be live entertainment and demonstrations like sarsaparilla making and pumpkin painting.
- 32nd Annual Turkey Festival - Sept. 30
- 38th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival - Oct. 7
- 17th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival - Oct. 14
Osage Beach City Park
- Apple Butter Days & Fall Festival - Oct 20-21
Camden County Museum, Linn Creek
The Cave Pumpkin Patch
123 Swinging Bridge Road
Brumley, MO 65017
This family owned and operated pumpkin patch is open Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10 am - 5 pm. The $6 admission fee for anyone over age 2 gives you access to tons of fun: Cave Tour, Corn Crib, Mini Golf, Duck Race, Water Balloon Sling Shot, Sand Box, Barrel Train, Bounce House, Hay Ride, Hay Bale Maze, and lots more. You'll also be able to purchase a pumpkin to take home, and even paint it while you're there if you like.
MECCA Family Farm
Roach, MO 65787
Open Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10 am - 5 pm, the MECCA Family Farm has a Corn Crib, a 150-ft Big Slide, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides, a 3-Acres Maize Walk, and lots of gorgeous scenic photo opportunities. You get access to all of that for the $5 admission price. You will also be able to pick and purchase your own pumpkin from the patch, and there are favorite fall flavors to buy like caramel apples, kettle corn, and more.
Stay In Our Vacation Rental Houses
Don't cram yourself into a small hotel room. Shorty Pants Lounge has two of the best vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks available to you year-round. They're each just a short walk from both the restaurant and marina, have an amazing lake view, and offer all the comforts of home for groups both large and small. There will still be many lovely days and nights to sit out on the porches, and when the seasonal chill gets to be a little too much, you can still enjoy the awesome view from indoors! (Or over here at the restaurant with us! We're seriously within walking distance.)
The Glass House offers 1500 square feet of living space and can easily house up to 8 guests, the Red House boasts 3,400 square feet of living space and can sleep up to 16. Plenty of room to bring the whole family or a large group of friends for a relaxing fall stay at the lake. You can check the availability of the dates that you'd like to stay at www.ShortyPantsLounge.com.
Once all of those awesome events are over and done with, there will be the Lake Stock Fall Crawl to look forward to, soon followed by holiday shopping trips, including Black Friday weekend! Start thinking about when you'd like to reserve the rental houses at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant and marina, then get those dates booked first before someone else beats you to it!
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