Folks are bustling about getting ready for the 60th Annual Dogwood Festival. Theme for the event is "Gem of the Ozarks Diamond Jubilee". The festivities will be taking place April 15-18 in Camdenton, Missouri. The Flowering Dogwood is Missouri's official State Tree. The Dogwood tree is fairly small and produces the beautiful flowers in early Spring. Dyes and inks have been made from Flowering Dogwoods. The wood of the tree is hard and is used to make things like tool handles, golf clubs and butcher blocks.
This year's Festival is filled with all sorts of activities that will be fun for the entire family. Many of the events are free. A Map is available for download to help you find your way to all the fun! The First National Bank is currently hosting a Fine Art Show that will run through the entire Festival. There is some pretty awesome talent at Lake of the Ozarks!
What would a Festival be without Corndogs, Cotton Candy and Lemonade? The Carnival opens at 5 p.m. on Thursday the 15th in the Middle School parking lot in Camdenton. Lots of great carnival food and wild rides! Over at the Camden County Museum there will be a Lake Area Woodworker's Display, as well as a Dinner Theatre Melodrama. You will be amazed at the creativity and talent of Ozark woodworkers.
Friday there will be opportunities to find some real treasures. Garage sales will be held all around the Lake area. Once you have the car loaded with your one of a kind finds, you will want to head over to the Middle school where the Lion's Club will have their Fish Fry. It makes my mouth water thinking about it! After dinner, the carnival will be opening again and the Little Miss & Mr. Contest will take place at Camdenton Middle School followed by live entertainment. The Miss Dogwood Pageant will be held over at Camdenton High School at 7 p.m.
So much to do and see! Lake of the Ozarks really is an exciting place to live. A lot of folks come here to see the site, play some golf and enjoy the year round activities. Many of them enjoy the area so much they decide to come back - and stay! We would love to have you come join our community and be our neighbor! We are able to help you find just the right home when you decide to make your move.
Lisa Elliott and the Team at Lake Real Estate Pros have more than 20 years experience helping people find the home of their dreams. Our staff is here to answer any questions you might have about moving to Lake of the Ozarks. Call us today at 573-365-7332 or visit our site at www.lakerealestatepros.com. Come enjoy the Festival and then give us a call. We'd love to meet you!