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.

Demonstrating Craftsmen

Seasonal Date


Blacksmiths

A self-proclaimed “ol’ plowboy” from Great Bend, Kansas, Kelly Tiede traded fields of wheat for irons in the fire when he became a blacksmith.

March 14 - January 01

Valley Road

Brown's Candy Craftsmen

Silver Dollar City's master candy makers demonstrate how to make delicious candies and chocolates.

March 14 - January 01

Valley Road

Carrie's Candles Craftsmen

Candle makers at Silver Dollar City dip into history as they demonstrate how settlers made wax candles.

March 14 - January 01

Midtown

Culinary & Craft School Craftsmen

Craftsmen at the Culinary & Craft School love sharing their passion for cooking with Silver Dollar City guests.

March 14 - January 01

The Grand Exposition

Duplicating Lathe Craftsmen

Watch our woodworkers in action as they spin tall tales and turn the lathe, creating rolling pins, biscuit cutters and more.

March 14 - January 01

Hugo's Hill Street

Granny's Lye Soap Craftsmen

Meet the Silver Dollar City craftsmen who still make lye soap the way it was created in the 1800s.

March 14 - October 27

Hugo's Hill Street

Hazel's Blown Glass Craftsmen

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

March 14 - January 01

Valley Road

Hazel's Cut Glass Craftsmen

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

March 14 - January 01

Valley Road

Heartland Home Furnishings Craftsmen

Master Craftsman Warren Cook creates home furnishings of exceptional quality and beauty at Silver Dollar City's Heartland Home Furnishings.

March 14 - January 01

Hugo's Hill Street

Hillcreek Pottery Craftsmen

Silver Dollar City's potters creates functional clay pots, bowls, and pie plates using their signature glazes.

March 14 - January 01

Riverfront

Mountain Leather Craftsmen

Silver Dollar City's craftsmen create beautiful belts, hats and more out of leather at the Mountain Leather shop.

March 14 - January 01

Hugo's Hill Street

Mountain Outfitters Craftsmen

Silver Dollar City's master knife makers demonstrate the art of creating hand-forged blades.

March 14 - January 01

Hugo's Hill Street

Phoebe Snapp Taffy Craftsmen

Silver Dollar City's craftsmen enjoy coming up with new flavor combinations like strawberry cheesecake and salted caramel.

March 14 - January 01

Main Street

Sullivan's Mill Craftsmen

Silver Dollar City's master bakers demonstrate how to create delicious cinnamon bread and more every operating day at Sullivan's Mill. 

March 14 - January 01

Midtown

Valley Woodcarvers Craftsmen

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

March 14 - January 01

Midtown