Homeschool Weekend
October 6 & 7, 2018

Join homeschool families from across the nation during Silver Dollar City's 16th Annual Homeschool Weekend, October 6 & 7, 2018! Provide exciting educational opportunities for your children during this 2-day event. Our Lesson Plans will help you create unique interactive experiences in a variety of topics. School has never been this much fun!


Take your family on the self-guided Homestead Tour for a firsthand look at early American history featuring 2 authentic log cabins, the Oak Trail one-room schoolhouse and a barnyard filled with live animals. Hear tales of the pioneer life, folk tunes from long ago and get a hands-on lesson with our schoolmarm.


Study science from beneath the earth's surface as you trek through Marvel Cave. Learn about our pioneer life with over 100 demonstrating craftsmen, enjoy the entertainment of over 40 live shows daily and our world-class National Cowboy & Crafts Festival!



Event Details


  • Registration at Guest Relations Horseshoe from 8:30am-Noon on Satuday (Pick up FREE goodies!)
  • Reserve your space today for Exclusive Homeschool Weekend Classes featuring Silver Dollar City attractions and craftsmen!

For reservations, meal tickets or questions about a class contact:

Silver Dollar City Groups Department 


Silver Dollar City National Harvest and Cowboy Festival craftsmen

Homeschool Weekend 2-Day Ticket

Reserve a special 2-day ticket for Homeschool Weekend by calling the Silver Dollar City groups department at 800.417.7770!

ADD A MEAL: Separate meal vouchers are available for purchase. Click "More Details" for pricing information!

More Details

Valid Oct. 6-7, 2018

Adult(Ages 12+) Child(Ages 4-11)
$53 $42


Homeschool Weekend Class Schedule

Space in these exclusive Homeschool Weekend classes is first-come, first-served. Reserve your space today by calling 800.417.7770 or emailing!

Note: Advance reservations are required. All pre-paid classes are non-refundable and will take place in inclement weather.

Baked goods are shown at Silver Dollar City.

Bakery Lesson

Learn the art of making one of our delicious treats from our amazing bakery staff. Measuring, weighing and other baking skills are all covered.

Location: Eva & Delilah's Bakery
Time: Noon (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 35 Minutes
Take-Home: Baked Good
Cost: $3.00 plus tax; Limit 10 per class

The Homestead Pickers pose for a photo at Silver Dollar City.

History Of Folk Songs

The Homestead Pickers, four Christian entertainers and recording artists, took on the task of compiling the folk music and lyrics of some of the most cherished folk songs of the world. The Pickers hope that learning can be made fun through studying and singing these selected folk songs.

Location: Pickin' Shed
Time: 1:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 40 Minutes
Take-Home: Songbook & CD available for optional purchase
Class Cost: Free

The Wilderness Church stands in Homestead Ridge.

Homeschooler's Childrens Church

Silver Dollar City pastor Kevin Day will deliver an energetic and interactive children's sermon geared for ages 1-11. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Location: Wilderness Church
Time: 3pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 30 Minutes
Take-Home: Children receive a small cross
Cost: Free

A craftsman stamps leather at Silver Dollar City.

Leather Stamping

Learn how to personalize a keychain as a Silver Dollar City master craftsman demonstrated the art of stamping on leather.

Location: Mountain Leather
Time: 1pm (Sunday Only)
Length: About 20 Minutes
Take-Home: Custom Keychains
Cost: $6.00 plus tax, limit 25 per class

Ornaments hang on a Christmas tree.

Christmas Ornament

Learn to use the counter change smocking method to create a fun Christmas Ornament for the tree! This class features hand-sewing skills and is recommended for students aged 7 and up.

Location: Becca's House
Time: 2pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 40 Minutes
Take-Home: Hand-Sewn Christmas Ornament
Cost: $6.00 plus tax; Limit 10 per class

Guests explore Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City.

Marvel Cave Mystery Tour

Be a cave explorer! Learn the history and science behind one of Missouri's deepest treasures.

Location: Marvel Cave
Time: Any Cave Tour (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 75 Minutes
Take-Home: Activity Sheet
Cost: Free

Note: Marvel Cave may close in inclement weather.

A craftsman demonstrates candle making at Silver Dollar City.

Classic Candles

Can you imagine what life would be like without electricity? Back in pioneer days, candles were the primary form of household light. Now it's your turn to learn some fun facts about this beautiful and once-crucial skill. Learn the rainbow technique and take home your own hand-dipped candles!

Location: Carrie's Candles
Time: 1pm (Saturday & Sunday) & 3pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 45 Minutes
Take-Home: Self-dipped farm animal candles
Cost: $5.00 plus tax; Limit 20 per class

A family watches a pottery demonstration at Silver Dollar City.

The Potter's Wheel

Did you know that pottery is considered one of the tools that changed the course of history? Whether it's for artistic or practical purposes, this craft makes for a fun challenge. In this class, you'll learn how to make a basic custom coaster. Take it home to paint it and decorate it!

Location: Hillcreek Pottery
Time: 10:30am & 3pm (Saturday Only)
Length: About 45 Minutes
Take-Home: Customized Coaster
Cost: $5.00 plus tax; Limit 15 per class

The Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train navigates the tracks at Silver Dollar City.

Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train

Take the last ride of the day on the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train. Learn a little about the history of the tracks and the train itself.

Location: Frisco Silver Dollar Line Train Depot
Time: 6pm (Saturday) & 5:45 pm (Sunday)
Length: About 30 Minutes
Take-Home: Picture of the train
Cost: Free

A craftsman displays taffy at Silver Dollar City.

Wacky Taffy

This tasty confection appeared in the Midwest in 1880. Today, Silver Dollar City taffy makers create over 75,000 lbs. each year. Now you get the chance to pick your favorite flavors while watching taffy making in action.

Location: Phoebe Snapp Taffy
Time: 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 45 Minutes
Take-Home: 1/2-pound bag of hand-picked assorted taffy (You choose the flavors)
Cost: $6.00 plus tax; Limit 15 per class

Homeschool Students Save Every Day

Can't make Homeschool Weekend? Silver Dollar City has another exclusive Homeschool Ticket offer.

On any day of the operating season, homeschool students can purchase a special one-day ticket that includes theme park admission and a meal voucher good for an entree, side and drink at select restaurants!

Pricing Information
Adults (Ages 12+): $49.64 plus tax
Children (Ages 4-11): $45.87 plus tax

Call 800.417.7770 to purchase your Homeschool Ticket today!

Offer only available with advance purchase through the Silver Dollar City groups department; not available at the front gate. Not valid with any other offer, discount or on previously purchased tickets.

Silver Dollar City father and son ride down the Lost River of the Ozarks