Dogwood Parade in Camdenton is a favorite of locals and visitors
Area residents always look forward to signs of spring each year, evidenced most noticably by the early redbud blossoms, and followed shortly thereafter by the dogwoods. Most years the dogwood blossoms coincide with the Dogwood Festival (April 16-19) which is a favorite local draw for residents as well as tourists. It always has been a favorite of mine.
There's nothing like a small town parade - with the marching bands, the floats, and of course, the Shriners! As always, there's the annual craft fair, the carnival, art show, 5k run, the annual Band Boosters silent auction and golf classic, music, and more - a little something for everyone. It's a weekend I enjoy every spring as it reminds me of earlier and simpler times.
For a detailed schedule of events visit the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce website.
Oh, and did I mention the fish fry? The Camdenton Lions Club fries up some nice fish!
(This was originally posted at http://www.PostcardsFromTheLake.com )