3 Route 66 Inspired Events this Summer and Fall in the Fort Leonard Wood Area

Route 66 is a nostalgic and celebrated stretch of highway nestled in the beautiful Ozarks that brings visitors from around the state, nation and world! If you have been looking for a reason to get out and explore it, we have 3 Route 66 inspired events that may be just the reasons you were looking for. Read on to get the scoop and save the dates! 

Route 66 Yard Sale - August 5-6, 2022

Imagine 2 fun-filled days of treasure hunting over 100 miles along historic Route 66! It is a great opportunity to discover some great finds, meet friendly people and explore the roadway that “attracts 100’s of thousands of tourists from all over the world.” 

Here is a list of Community Garage Sale locations in Pulaski County. 

-The Swap Meet – Junction of Route 66 & F Hwy, St. Robert, MO – Confirmed 2022

-First Baptist Church of Waynesville – 25475 Highway 17, Waynesville, MO

-Eclectic Originals – 225 Historic Route 66 E, Waynesville, MO

-Route 66 Community Art Gallery – 107 Historic 66 East in Waynesville, MO – Confirmed 2022

-Pulaski County Farmer’s Market – 225 Historic Route 66 E, Waynesville, MO – Confirmed 2022

-Buckhorn Swap Meet – Buckhorn exit overpass – South Hwy 17, Waynesville, MO

-Buckhorn Baptist Church-26195 South Hwy 17, Waynesville, MO

There will also be lots of home locations, last year there were over 100 yard sales registered in total. The 2022 list will also be updated as people register. Be sure to check out the Route 66 Yard Sale Page for more information.

Route 66 Hogs & Frogs Festival - September 23-25, 2022

This Festival centers around Waynesville Missouri’s Premier Motorcycle Show. New attractions are still being added, but so far here is the tentative schedule they have posted. 

Friday 9/23

11am-5pm – Kid’s Day

5pm-7pm – Pin Up Girl Contest

7pm-8:30pm – Stand Up Comedy

Saturday 9/24

8am-10am - Motorcycle Show Registration

10am-3pm – Pork BBQ Cooking Contest

5pm-7pm – Beard and Exotic Hair Contest

7pm-10pm – Live Music Concert

Sunday 9/25

TBA – Sunday Service

10am-1pm – Frog Leg Cooking Contest

11am-2pm – Power Wheels Drag Racing

2:30pm – Awards Ceremony

In addition to the scheduled events, there will be numerous vendors with interesting custom merchandise, lots of fun food options and some of the most talented tattoo artists in the Ozarks at the Roubidoux River of Ink. To learn more about the event or how to become a vendor click here

Route 66 Challenge in Saint Robert, MO - October 15, 2022

The Route 66 Challenge is a road game, not a race, in which the 33 miles of original Route 66 in Pulaski County is the actual game board. Participants compete at solving the clues they receive in their official “Adventure Envelope.” The clues lead competitors to different locations and tasks for points. It is a game of strategy that includes mini-detours that can give you an extra edge or work against you. The prize for the winning team is $150 PLUS $150 for a selected charity. But only 40 teams total can participate, so click here to find out more and then click here to register soon! 

Simply the Best Lodging Near Fort Leonard Wood

We hope you enjoyed this blog and are inspired to come and experience the legendary Mother Road in some different ways. We learned about all of these at visitpulaskicounty.org. Be sure to save the dates and book your lodging in Pulaski County soon. You can choose where to stay near Fort Leonard Wood based on location and the amenities you prefer with the Comfort Inn, Fairfield Inn and Hampton Inn in Pulaski County. At Fort Wood Hotels, we are here to make your stay an exceptional experience at one of our award-winning hotels and we are confident you will not find higher quality hotels near Fort Leonard Wood at a better value. If you would like to hear about more fun things to see and do when you visit Pulaski county, we have links to our social media channels below so you can follow us on your favorite platform. 

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