Locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy more than 15 participating restaurants and entertainment spots along the Historic Bagnell Dam Boulevard during the 2023 Lake Ozark Fall Crawl on Saturday, Nov. 4.
“Fall is a great time to visit the Lake Of the Ozarks,” says Lagina Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging Association. “This event was created to welcome folks to the Lake area and the Bagnell Dam Strip during the slower shoulder season to enjoy our little piece of paradise off the water. It’s a great way to experience the Lake of the Ozarks during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year and to try some new restaurants or businesses you might not have tried yet. We encourage everyone to make a weekend of it — enjoy some great food and drinks, do some shopping and some sightseeing and take in the beautiful fall scenery!”
The Historic Bagnell Dam “Strip” in Lake Ozark is the original tourist area of the Lake of the Ozarks and has seen a renaissance over the last several years with new businesses and restaurants popping-up every year.
The Fall Crawl is hosted by the Miller County Business District and highlights many of those new restaurants and entertainment venues.
The Fall Crawl officially begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, however, The Encore Lakeside Grill and Sky Bar is hosting a Pre-Crawl Party from 1-4 p.m. for early arrivals.
Additionally, there’s a pre-crawl “Kick-Off Party” on Friday night, Nov. 3 at Ugles Cantina. Those that attend the Kick-Off Party at Ugles on Friday night can enter to win a prize package worth over $1,500. The package includes a two-night stay at The Resort at Lake of the Ozarks, a $100 gift card for The Encore Lakeside Grill and Sky Bar, a wine basket and gift card from Shawnee Bluff Winery, four tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game during the 2024 season as well as a variety of Lake of the Ozarks swag items.
On Saturday evening, shuttle buses will run from 4 p.m. until 12 midnight and will have preset stops at nine of the participating Fall Crawl venues. Fall Crawl shuttle service wristbands will be available on Saturday for $10 at each participating Fall Crawl venue, or crawlers can also purchase their shuttle pass wristbands early during the Friday night Kick-Off Party at Ugles Cantina for only $5.
Participating Fall Crawl venues include Ugles Cantina, The Encore Lakeside Grill and Sky Bar, Mathany Family Vineyards, JJ Twig’s Pizza and BBQ, Icehole Bar, Tucker’s Shuckers Oysters and Tap, Brick House Gastropub, Lucy’s at the Lake Martini Bar, SNAFU Bar, Rock Island Line, Roxie’s Roadhouse, Alley Cat’s Pizzeria, The Cuddy Cabin, Lucky’s Bar and Grill, Casablanca Bar and Grill and Shawnee Bluff Winery, all of which are located on Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark.
Additionally, the following five lodging accommodations are offering overnight specials for the Fall Crawl: The Resort at Lake of the Ozarks, Osage National Golf Resort, Shawnee Bluff Winery, Lake Days Condo Rentals and Majestic Oaks RV Park and Campground.
For more information on the 2023 Fall Crawl, including shuttle stops and participating lodging accommodations, please visit www.funlake.com/lake-fall-crawl.
The nation’s “Best Recreational Lake” and “Best Lake for Water Sports” has activities and events for every age and interest. To learn more about these, plus dining and accommodation options, call the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) at 1-800-FUN-LAKE, or visit the CVB’s award-winning website at www.FunLake.com.