As the summer heat gives way to the crisp breeze of autumn, Branson, Missouri transforms into a picturesque haven of vibrant fall colors and cozy experiences, making it the perfect destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway. If you’re planning a visit to Branson this fall, you’re in for a treat. From enchanting fall festivals to scenic wineries and captivating entertainment, there’s something for every couple to enjoy. Here’s a curated list of delightful fall activities in and around Branson in 2023 that will create cherished memories together.
1. Fall Festivals
Branson comes alive with fall-themed festivals that celebrate the season’s bounty and charm. From pumpkin patches and apple cider tastings to handmade goods and incredible entertainers, there’s no shortage of options. Just about every weekend throughout fall, you can find a festival. Here are a few festivals in September you won’t want to miss:
September 8th – 10th, 2023: Shepherd of the Hills Fall Craft Fair
Embark on a charming journey at the Shepherd of the Hills Fall Craft Fair from September 8th to 10th, 2023. Wander hand in hand through the fair’s enchanting atmosphere that includes a delightful petting zoo, cozy treehouses, playful obstacle courses, and an array of food trucks offering tempting treats. And what’s more romantic than sharing a scoop of ice cream? Admission is only $5 per adult, and children 12 and under can enter for free.
September 14th – 16th, 2023: Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts, & Music Festival
Immerse yourselves in the warmth of autumn at the Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts, & Music Festival, taking place from September 14th to 16th, 2023. This cherished event is your passport to celebrating the arrival of fall in the Ozarks. Stroll hand in hand through Historic Downtown Branson during the 50th Annual Autumn Daze Festival. From 9 a.m. onward each festival day, you can explore the vibrant heart of the city while engaging with skilled artisans from all corners of the country. While you’re there, make sure to experience the captivating Sleds of the Midwest Classic Car Show on Commercial Street.
September 15th – October 28th, 2023: Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival
For couples seeking a touch of adventure intertwined with autumn’s allure, look no further than Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival. From September 15th to October 28th, 2023, embark on a romantic journey within the festival’s embrace. Indulge in apple and pumpkin treats that ignite your taste buds, share exhilarating rides that promise thrills and laughter, and gaze upon the mesmerizing Pumpkin in the City display. As the night sky illuminates with thousands of pumpkins and masterfully carved creations towering over 30 feet, you’ll find yourselves immersed in a world where magic and love intertwine.
Check out this amazing list Explore Branson has curated of all the Branson Fall Festivals!
2. Wineries with a Fall View
Venture on a journey through the picturesque countryside, adorned with the stunning hues of autumn leaves, as you explore the local wineries. Sip on award-winning wines while enjoying breathtaking views. The best wineries to get a great view of the Ozarks include Lindwedel Winery and 4. Vino Cellars at the Lake/ Bistro 58.
3. Fall Activities to Enjoy the View
Take a leisurely drive or hike through the surrounding hills to witness nature’s stunning display of autumn colors. The Ozark Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop, offering countless spots for the perfect fall foliage photo. The Table Rock State Park and the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park are fantastic options for an intimate stroll amidst nature’s beauty. If you’re looking for adventure while you see the sites, check out some of Branson’s Ziplining.
4. Dining Experiences
Indulge in a culinary adventure as you explore Branson’s diverse dining scene. Cozy up in charming cafes or elegant restaurants that offer seasonal menus featuring locally sourced ingredients. From candlelit dinners to brunch dates, fall is the ideal time to savor warm and comforting dishes together.
Check out our Branson Food Lover’s Guide for a list of 6 Unique Branson Restaurants.
5. Evening Entertainment
As the sun sets, the city’s vibrant nightlife comes alive. Treat yourselves to a captivating live show at one of Branson’s renowned theaters. From musical performances to magic shows, the evening entertainment options are diverse and exciting. Don’t miss the chance to share laughter and amazement under the starry fall sky.
A romantic fall getaway in Branson, MO, promises an unforgettable experience for couples seeking both relaxation and adventure. The blend of fall festivals, winery tours, breathtaking foliage, delectable dining, and engaging entertainment creates the perfect ambiance for romance to flourish.\
Ready to make your autumn escape truly special?
Now is the ideal time to plan your romantic retreat. And with our current 4 Night Special, your getaway becomes even more enticing. Book a 4-night stay for select dates at Grand Oaks Hotel and you’ll receive the 4th night absolutely free! Join our Loyalty Program to unlock exclusive offers and enjoy the warmth of our hospitality against the backdrop of Branson’s fall beauty.