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Monday May 20th 2019



Shakin’ in the Shell 2018 Promises Classic Cars, Casino Party and Dog Show Written By Clyde Lobb

Tom Braum, MC of the Ugly Dog Contest, shares the stage with Willa Wultz, Owner of The Haven of the Ozarks Photo by Paula Andersen

Kids enjoy the “Bouncibles” Photo by Paula Andersen

The 2018 Shakin’ in the Shell and Classic and Custom Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show takes place beginning Friday evening September 14 and continues all day Saturday September 15 on Needles Eye Road in Shell Knob Missouri.   The Festival begins with Photoa funky Friday Night, September 14. (5pm-10pm – Band starts at 7pm Friday) A great evening to enjoy good music with Earl and Them. Earl Cate is a legendary guitar player who has played and toured with The Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bo Diddley, Little Feat, and many others. His bands have shared the stage with Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Boz Scaggs, Elvin Bishop, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many other rock legends of our time. Enjoy great food and drink, and many of our vendors will be up and ready for early-bird shopping – get your pick before the crowds on Saturday. Be the first to check out Jug ‘N Plug’s “Man Cave Booth.” Bring your partner, your kids and even your dog! The new “Dog House” will provide you and your furry pal a friendly place to “bark” and eat.  

Super Fun Saturday, September 15! (10am-8pm Saturday)  From games to live animal workshops to contests and tournaments, we’ve filled every corner of time and space with entertainment and activities! We have a huge amusement area that includes a rock climbing wall, rides, bouncy houses, bubble soccer, carnival games, and bungie jump. Discount tickets for the Amusement Area are available at the Shell Knob School, Arvest Bank in Cassville and Blue Eye Elementary School. We will also have our annual Horseshoe Tournament, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Lip Synch Contest, Little Mr & Miss Shell Knob, and Shell Knob Diva contests! You won’t want to miss the Dickerson Zoo Live Animal Workshops throughout the day that include two eagles (and many other animals) up close and personal! Come, Sit and Play Dog House (10am-4pm Saturday) All pups and their owners can rest in the shade, participate in creative activities, munch on free dog treats, and lap up plenty of fresh water at the Dog House. Bark in the Park (11am-2pm Saturday – contest is 1pm-2pm) Fuzz Whackerz is putting on a pawfect dog show! Furry friends and fellow animal lovers will enjoy special events and contests for dogs! Expect some new and creative activities and really cool prizes! Haven of the Ozarks will be on site with dogs for adoption.

On Saturday, September 15th, the 29th Annual Classic and Custom Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show begins with registration at 7:30 am, judging at 10:00 am and the awards presentation at 3:00 pm.  Pre-registration for the Show is available by contacting Don Erickson at 417-858-3094.

Rockin’ Saturday Night! (4pm-8pm Saturday)  From 4pm-8pm, we’re having a Casino Party with poker, craps and blackjack! Have a few beers or some wine and chow down on yummy food from our amazing food vendors while you play and have fun. As a special bonus, everyone will have the opportunity to play one-on-one against Professional Gambler Mike Caro! Would you like to see the fest from 75 feet above? Grab a ride in the tethered hot air balloon basket and look over the fest site, the lake and all the land around us!! 6pm to 8pm will be another live concert with Switch It Up! This very talented, local group was a huge hit last year, so they’re back to rock the crowd!!!

Questions?  Contact the Shell Knob Chamber Office at 417 858 3300 or check out the web site at  



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