What makes Silver Dollar City so unique? While the scenery, rides, food and atmosphere are all distinct, what really sets us apart are our demonstrating craftsmen. The effortless skill that these artisans display is breathtaking and worth the price of admission alone. Where else can you watch a woodworker carve life-like wooden figures or see a glassblower create delicate works of art or a candy maker craft incredible edibles right before your eyes?


Silver Dollar City specializes in entertainment but we also love to offer educational opportunities and capture our visitors' imaginations, and our live craft demonstrations do just that. It's wonderful watching children realize that glass pitchers, cutting boards, leather goods and ceramic pots don't just come from the store - they're handcrafted from raw materials by skilled artisans.


Silver Dollar City visitors can purchase the products made in these public demonstrations in shops throughout the park. Take home a bit of the creativity and pioneering spirit that makes America (and Silver Dollar City) so wonderful.


You can also become an active participant in our crafts scene at the Midwest Living Culinary & Craft School. You'll learn to cook up a variety of classic American dishes in a fun "classroom-in-the-kitchen"-type setting.

Baker - Frank Capps

Silver Dollar City's master baker Frank Capps creates delicious cinnamon bread and more daily at Sullivan's Mill.

March 12 - December 30

Midtown

Blacksmith - Wayne Rice

Silver Dollar City's blacksmith Wayne Rice demonstrates the art of transforming metal into beautiful works of art.

March 12 - December 30

Main Street

Buck Taylor's Cowboy Emporium

Meet western artists and craftsmen including Gunsmoke star and cowboy artist, Buck Taylor!

September 14 - October 29

Frisco Barn

Craft Demonstrations

The spirit of American Craftsmanship thrives at Silver Dollar City as craftsmen of the highest caliber create timeless works of art are created right before your eyes. See schedule for a complete list of demonstrations.

March 12 - December 30

Master Candy Maker - June Ward

Silver Dollar City's master candy maker June Ward creates delicious candies and chocolates for Brown's Candy Factory.

March 12 - December 30

Valley Road

Master Chip Carver - Pam Gresham

Silver Dollar City's master chip carver Pam Gresham creates ornately carved wood home décor items.

March 12 - December 30

Midtown

Master Craftsman Leather - Vada Swearingen

Silver Dollar City's master leather craftsman, Vada Swearingen demonstrates her beautiful leather creations.

March 12 - December 30

Hugos Hill Street

Master Craftsman of Culinary Arts - Debbie Dance Uhrig

Debbie Dance Uhrig is Master Craftsman of Culinary Arts at the Midwest Living® Culinary & Craft School.

March 12 - December 30

The Grand Exposition

Master Glass Blower - Shawn Watt

Silver Dollar City's master glass blower transforms fire, sand and water into beautiful works of art.

Valley Road

Master Glass Cutter - George Stiverson

Silver Dollar City's master glass cutter George Stiverson demonstrates the art of cut glass.

March 12 - December 30

Valley Road

Master Potter - Jeff Walker

Silver Dollar City's master potter, Jeff Walker, creates functional clay pots, bowls, and pie plates using his signature red glaze.

March 12 - December 30

Riverfront

National Harvest & Cowboy Festival Craftsmen

The Home of American Craftsmanship welcomes 125 visiting craftsmen during National Harvest & Cowboy Festival, September 14 - October 29, 2016.

September 14 - October 29

Silver Dollar City Stagecoach

The National Harvest & Cowboy Festival marks the homecoming of the historic Silver Dollar City Stagecoach, an authentic 1880s stagecoach that was part of the Overland Stage Line carrying mail and passengers out West before it became one of the first rides at Silver Dollar City in the early 1960s.

September 14 - October 29

Main Street