Showing posts from August, 2020

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is Bring Competition to Fort Leonard Wood!

It's almost BBQ time! One of the tastiest events of the year is coming to St. Robert. MO! With so many fall events getting canceled around the country and Missouri, if you're looking for some fall fun, you have to make plans to attend the Kickin' It Route 66 BBQ Challenge! This year, there will be some serious competition because the KCBS is known as the largest society of barbecue competitors and this is the first year they will be at the event! Whether you are a competitor, or just a spectator looking for some family fun and delicious BBQ, make plans to attend!  Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge  September 11th-12th, 2020 - FREE EVENT!  St. Robert Community Building  114 J.H Williamson Dr, St. Robert, MO 65584 KCBS is the largest society of barbeque competitor enthusiasts in the USA! We think there are going to be some of the BEST competitors we've had at our event! Some of these competitors have been on famous TV shows like Chopped and Pitmasters! There will

Haunted River Floats this September and October in Central Missouri!

Looking for something fun to do this fall? Ruby's Landing will be hosting their annual Haunted River Float! Enjoy a spine chilling trip down the river with other spooky activities to follow! The Haunted River Float will take place starting Friday, September 11th through Halloween! Read on to learn more about the Haunted River Float. The Haunted River Float  Ruby's Landing River Resort  22474 Restful Lane  Waynesville, MO  Friday, September 11th through Halloween  - Fridays and Saturdays Only!  The Haunted River Float  the biggest event of the year at Ruby’s Landing River Resort. Starting Friday, September 11th, 2020 immerse yourself in the frightening antics of our clowns, river monsters, and ghouls. Take a hayride to the put-in of the 1/2 mile float down the creepy Gasconade River is full of swamp creatures, snakes, and the unknown. Once you’re in the raft, there is NO TURNING BACK. Next stop, the corn maze. Aliens, and warlocks and zombies, oh my! Don’t get lost or you may en

Get Active in Central Missouri this October! 65 Miles of Cycling and 1/2 Marathon! 🚴🏃‍♀️

Fall is an absolutely gorgeous time of year - especially when you wind through the backroads of Pulaski County with scenic river views and stream crossings. This October, the Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind cyclist event will be back! If you're an avid cyclist, this is an event you won't want to miss. In addition to the cycling event, Frog Hill will be hosting a Half Marathon 10K, and Leapfrog 5k the same weekend. Read on to learn more about these events and how to sign up!  The Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 8:00am  Waynesville City Park  This is a 65-mile course with a total elevation of over 4,400ft for the full race. There will also be 10 miles and 25-mile race for various cyclist levels.  The first 3 places in each age group will be awarded. The age groups for Male and Female are: •Ages 14 -19 Under •Ages 20-29 •Ages 30-39 • 40-49 • 50-59 • Ages 60 and Above About the Race  This race became about when David (Dave) Kessler decided that he wanted to provid

Employee Spotlight - Judy Fortner!

 Fort Wood Hotels has five award-winning hotels in St. Robert, Mo , and this wouldn't be possible without our incredible employees! Our mission at Fort Wood Hotels is to serve our guests, our community, and each other. Our team of top-notch employees that make our mission a reality through community involvement and always serving our guests with Ozarks Hospitality! Read on to learn more about our Director of Sales & Marketing, Judy Fortner!  1. Q. How did you get started with Fort Wood Hotels? I met Steve Ehrhardt, owner of Fort Wood Hotels, through a committee I was on in Lebanon, Missouri. I was in the Lebanon Tourism Director position at the time and worked with him on the Friends of the Fort Committee. He informed me of a possible job coming open in a few months, the Director of Sales & Marketing.  I ended up applying and interviewing with Rick Morris, Director of Operations for Fort Wood Hotels, who I met previously at a tourism meeting as well as previously worked w