Calling all area artists, craftsmen and vendors… the First Annual BRAC BBQ FEST is coming to Liberty Plaza in Historic Downtown Branson on Saturday, June 1st from 10am until 6pm.

This exciting NEW, family friendly community event features LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, FANTASTIC FRESH BBQ and DELICIOUS DRINKS, KIDS ACTIVITIES including FACE PAINTING and a BOUNCE HOUSE, and LOTS of ARTISANS, and CRAFTS PEOPLE such as yourselves to promote and sell your creations.  Best yet, ADMISSION IS FREE for the general public!  No charge to enjoy the artists and crafts booths and talented live entertainment on the stage.  Freshly cooked BBQ and other foods will be available for a nominal price.

We anticipate up to a thousand (or more) people to attend this event, which we know will grow in attendance from year to year.  Vendors who secure a booth space with us this year, will be granted first rights to participate next year.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds to help the Branson Regional Arts Council preserve the history and entertainment legacy of the Historic Owen Theatre built in 1936. In January 2018, the Arts Council moved into the theatre and dedicated it as BRANSON’S FIRST YEAR-ROUND COMMUNITY THEATRE. Later that same year, we developed a Youth Education Department providing opportunities for young people across our area to learn and participate in music, theatre, singing and dance. Our upcoming June 6th-9th production of SHREK the MUSICAL JR will feature over 50 talented performers ages 6-18.


BE PART OF THE FUN for a $35 donation to the Branson Regional Arts Council.  You’ll also get a ONE-YEAR INDIVIDUAL BRAC MEMBERSHIP worth $20, and YOU KEEP ALL $$ PROCEEDS you collect from the sale of your items… PRETTY GREAT DEAL, HUH?


There will be a limited number of booth spaces available in Liberty Plaza for 10’x10′ booth spaces.  All vendors must provide their own pop-up tent, tables, chairs, and any display items for your space.  There is no electricity available for the booth spaces.

CLICK HERE to register for a vendor booth, or contact us at or 417-336-4255. Tell us you want to GET A BOOTH AT THE BRAC BBQ FEST! Booth information and set-up times will be provided well before the event.

CLICK HERE to Download BRAC BBQ FEST Vendor Rules & Regulations.


  • Peter Engler Designs – Jewelry, woodcarvings, free gifts, oil candles and more
  • Joplin Peace Frogs – T-shirts, hats, bags, jackets, purses, decals and jewelry
  • EBBboutique – Acrylic Pour Paintings, Shadow Boxes, Leather Jewelry and Accessories
  • Carolyn Cambronne-Hayes – Framed and matted digital original art prints
  • Silver Jewelry Artist – Sterling and gemstone jewely by award-winning artist Jayme Woodall
  • Sticks, Spoons & More – Handmade wooden spoons, ladles and measuring cups
  • Taneyhills Community Library – Promoting summer reading for kids and library services
  • Scentsy – Scented Wax and Decorative Wax Warmers, and a variety of other home fragrance products.
  • Branson West Art Gallery – Original paintings, photography, jewelry, and wood carvings
  • Concept 24 By Design – Original Art, Crafts, and Prints
  • Salvation Army of Branson – Salvation Army Thrift Store Clothing Specials and community awareness


The Branson Regional Arts Council wants to help area residents let their talent shine in the 1st Annual BRAC Talent Show at the Historic Owen Theatre.
  • Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm (email for audition time slot)
  • Place: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616
All types of talent are welcome! Singers, magicians, comedians, jugglers, impressionists, or even talented pets will be considered. Family friendly performances only please!
All acts should be no longer than 3-5 minutes in length.
There is no cost to audition, and anyone with talent to share is invited to participate in this exciting event. There will be prizes for the top performers as selected by our panel of celebrity judges (to be announced). The public performance will be on Friday, November 16, 2018 and proceeds benefit the BRAC Youth Education Fund.
To audition, send an email with contact information and description of your talent to . Please put “BRAC Talent Show” in the email header.

Lunch & Laugh with the Comedy of Jim Barber and benefit the Branson Regional Arts Council too!

The Jim Barber comedy lunch show is playing through October 27th at the indoor Pavillion Theatre at the famous Shepherd of the Hills Attraction in Branson, Missouri.

Your meal includes: Garden Salad with fresh made Ranch Dressing, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Herbed Green Beans, Rolls, Texas Fudge Cake, and a drink.

LUNCH & SHOW TICKETS (Begins at 11:15 am – Tuesday thru Saturday)

  • $37.22 Adults (17+) – tax included
  • $24.37 Youth (4-16) – tax included



Enjoy a delicious lunch and be entertained by the creative comedy of internationally renowned ventriloquist Jim Barber and his wacky cast of characters!

Jim Barber is not only the Executive Director of the Branson Regional Arts Council, but has been featured on many national television shows including the Late Show with David Letterman. He’s hosted USO shows around the world entertaining our Troops, and was voted the Campus Comedy Entertainer of the Year, having performed at over 2,000 colleges and universities across the United States. As a Branson headliner, he has shared the stage with many notables such as Glen Campbell, Eddie Rabbitt, The Osmonds, Tony Orlando, and many more!

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience a fun show and delicious meal, and help raise funds for the Branson Regional Arts Council at the same time!