Branson, Missouri 2020
We are planning to meet in a new theater, The Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Lane, Branson, which allows us to have greater seating capacity than our prior location. This will help us to properly adjust for social distancing for services and for the masking ordinance currently in place for the city of Branson. We are permitted to remove masks during services but expected to use them in entering and moving around in the theater and in all other local businesses. Exceptions include children under the age of 13 and are listed entirely in the Branson ordinance which can be reviewed at https://www.bransonmo.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12751/Face-Covering-Ordinance-PDF . This city ordinance may be rescinded prior to the feast but we should anticipate it to continue during the feast at this time.
Branson is a widely recognized, family-oriented resort town located in the hardwood-forested hills of the Ozarks. Fall colors provide a stunning, millennial setting during the Feast. An afternoon drive through the spectacular scenery brings you into close contact with God's beautiful creation. Nearby lakes are Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. At Taneycomo, you can tour the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and conservation area for free.
In addition to its natural beauty, Branson is home to several museums, including the Veterans Memorial Museum and the Titanic Museum. Showboat Branson Belle and the Branson Scenic Railway present enjoyable excursions into the local countryside. Kids will love the go-cart tracks and miniature golf courses. Fritz's Adventure is a dynamic family attraction that brings the excitement of outdoor adventure into a multi-dimensional indoor environment! Music enthusiasts are treated to at least 90 live music shows. This year, the Sight & Sound Theater presents “Noah.”
Branson Landing offers waterfront shopping and dining in many upscale shops and fine restaurants. The College of the Ozarks is minutes away and is recognized for its unique values driven program. Campus services that are open to the public include dining and a gift shop.
The recently opened “Top of the Rock” Ancient Ozark Natural History Museum explores the rich past of the Ozarks. This venue also includes the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail. Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a nature preserve open for hiking, biking and tram tours.
Weather during the Feast is usually mild with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s.
Location of Services: The Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Lane, Branson, MO
First Service: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m. There will be no opening night service.
Taxes: Vary from 6 to 12 percent.