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October Fun At Lake Of The Ozarks! Here Are The Biggest Events You Won't Want To Miss

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October Events Not To Miss

It’s October: the month with possibly the most perfect weather for enjoying the great outdoors. This month, fall really arrives in all its glory and with it, abundant autumn events at the Lake of the Ozarks! Fall is a great time to live at — or visit — the Lake!

Check out LakeExpo's list of major October events, below...

Jacob’s Cave Fall Swapping Days

Mums For Sale At Jacob's Cave Fall Swap

photo by Janet Dabbs

Thursday, Sept. 30-Oct. 3: Jacob’s Cave is back for the final sale of the year! Starting Thursday, September 30th and going until Sunday, October 2nd, Missouri's largest swap meet featuring antiques, guns, fishing tackle, crafts, small animals, fowl, flea market items, and much, much more! This event is great for folks of all ages!

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Versailles Olde Tyme Apple Festival

Baskets Of Apples - Versailles Apple Festival

Thursday, Sept. 30-Oct. 3: Come out to picturesque Versailles, Missouri for the Old Tyme Apple Festival! Celebrate all things apple with live music, theatre performances and crafts galore! The event runs Thursday through Sunday. And don't miss the Apple Bash, a demolition derby on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m.

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Lake of the Ozarks Fall Big Bass Bash

Cole Anderson

Cole Anderson displays his 6.67-lb bass, which won the 2020 Fall Big Bass Bash at Lake of the Ozarks.

Saturday, Oct. 2-3: The Big Bass Bash is BACK! One of the largest angler events of the year, Big Bass Bash is famous for its $100,000 prize for the largest bass caught. Come out and try your luck to catch big bass and win bigger bucks! 

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Camdenton's Hay Days Fall Festival

Hay Days Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 9: Hay Days are here at last and Camdenton's Court Circle will be full-up with music, a petting zoo, bounce house, crafters and food trucks! The event is FREE and parking is available around the square. Come check it out!

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Cabin Fever Quilt Show

Cabin Fever Raffle Quilt

Saturday, Oct. 9: Cabin Fever Quilting days are back! Come see quilts on display, talk to experienced quilters and buy a chance to win a beautiful raffle quilt! This event is a great opportunity for all fiber artists, new and experienced, to meet and talk about their craft!

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 Fall Harbor Hop

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Saturday, Oct. 9: Don't winterize that boat yet -- get your poker run fun on with the Fall Harbor Hop! Draw cards at over 40 locations around the Lake and get a chance to win big bucks! Sign up now!

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18th Annual CADV Brunch 

CADV Brunch

Wednesday, Oct. 13: Come out for a “roaring” good time at the 18th Annual CADV Brunch with this year's “Roaring Twenties” theme! Enjoy a buffet of signature dishes, a live auction and a 50/50 raffle, all in your best 1920’s outfit! 

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Hot Summer Nights - “Autumn Days Cruise In”

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Saturday, Oct. 16: Hot Summer Nights has come and gone but the Autumn Days Cruise In has just began! The last of the Hot Summer Nights car cruise and family night, the Autumn Days Cruise is a great chance to spend the night out on the Strip and see some great rides! 

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Apple Butter Days And Fall Festival

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Friday, Oct. 22: Camden County Museum is back with Apple Butter Days! Crafters will be selling a variety of items and with craft demonstration, quilt raffle and apple butter and apple pies available, this is an excellent event for the whole family!

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Lake of the Ozarks Halloween Fun!

All around the Lake of the Ozarks, businesses and churches offer fun and family-friendly events for kids and adults alike! Watch in the weeks before Halloween for our run-down of where to go for Halloween!

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