2020 Social Events
Saturday, April 25
Camp Cookout - Campfire Dinner & Potluck
6:00PM - Come Join us at the Community Firepit for a Campground wide cook out! We’ll have Hamburgers and Hotdogs and other goodies with our special grilling sauces that we carry in our gift shop. Have you been wondering what they taste like? Join us for this event and check them all out! We love so many of them that we can’t pick just one! As always, this meal is included with your stay to say thank you for choosing to stay with us!
Sunday, May 10
Mother’s Day Breakfast
8:00AM - Join us again this year for our most popular event of the year – a celebration of our mother’s – our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast! We’ll have Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Biscuits and Gravy, Pastries, Fruit, Juices, and More! As always, this meal is included with your stay to say thank you for choosing to stay with us! Everyone is welcome to join us for some hot breakfast this morning!
Saturday, May 30
Tropical Luau Theme Potluck & Tie Dye (BYO Shirt or Purchase One of Ours for $5 per shirt)
Tie Dye At 3 PM, Potluck at 6 PM – Summer is almost here and camping is in full swing. Join us by the pavilion for some tie dye fun! All supplies and dyes provided. You are welcome to bring your own item to dye or we will have T-shirts available for $5 each. Then at 6 PM, we’ll continue the fun with a tropical themed Potluck under the pavilion! Think tropical and bring your favorite dish to share! It’s going to be a blast! And as always, this meal is included with your stay to say thank you for choosing to stay with us!
Saturday, June 13
Taste of Missouri Campground Cookout & Potluck and Ice Cream Social
6:00PM - One of our favorite things to do when visiting somewhere new is eat like the locals do. Here’s your chance! Join us under the pavilion for this Taste of Missouri Potluck. We’ll have local favorites like Missouri BBQ, Toasted Ravioli, Pizza with Provel Cheese, Gooey Butter Cake, and more. Bring your favorite Missouri dish or share your favorite local dish from where you are from and get to know each other!
Then for dessert, try some delicious locally made Ice Cream created by students right here in Columbia at the University of Missouri. Our favorite is the Tiger Stripe. You should definitely give it a try, it won’t disappoint. As always, this meal is included with your stay to say thank you for choosing to stay with us!
Saturday, June 20
Father’s Day Breakfast
8:00 AM - Join us again this year for a celebration of our father’s – our annual Father’s Day Breakfast! We’ll have Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Biscuits and Gravy, Pastries, Fruit, Juices, and More! As always, this meal is included with your stay to say thank you for choosing to stay with us! Everyone is welcome to join us for some hot breakfast this morning!
Saturday, July 11
Christmas in July Weekend with Elf Spaghetti Supper – Site Decorating Contest, Cookie Decorating and Live Music
5 PM - Decorate Your Sites! Enjoy Campground Décor – Warm Cookies at Check In
7 PM - Christmas In July Silly Minute to Win It Games with Prizes (For All Ages!) and Christmas Goodies Bar (Candy, Cookies, Bread)
2 PM – Cookie Decorating
7 PM – Elf Spaghetti Supper Potluck
8 PM – White Elephant Gift Exchange
The Fun Begins at 5 PM Friday Night and Continues through Saturday. We’re excited to host our first annual Christmas in July weekend this weekend! Decorate Your Site to win prizes and free camping this weekend. Don’t forget to cast your vote at the front desk for best decorated camp site. Site Judging with take place Saturday night at 8 PM.
Join us in the Meeting Room at 7 PM Friday Night for Minute to Win It Christmas in July Games with Prizes.
Then on Saturday, enjoy all the decorations and Cookie Decorating in the Meeting Room at 2 PM. Be sure to wear your favorite Ugly Sweater or Silly Christmas outfit to have a chance to win prizes or free camping!
Then at 7 PM Saturday evening, let’s celebrate the spirit of the season with an Elf Spaghetti Supper! Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, and drinks provided.
Anyone interested in a white elephant gift exchange, please bring one wrapped or gift bagged item to exchange and sign up with the Front desk upon check in. Gift Exchange will take place under the pavilion after the Spaghetti Supper!
Saturday, July 25
– Tie Dye Weekend & Pizza (BYO Shirt or Purchase One of Ours for $5 Per Shirt)
5 PM - Join us by the pavilion for some tie dye fun and pizza! All supplies and dyes provided. You are welcome to bring your own item to dye or we will have T-shirts available for $5 each.
Saturday, August 15
Ice Cream Social
3 PM - It’s hot in this August heat and there’s not a better way to cool off then with an ice cream cone! Come join us under the pavilion and grab yourself a cool treat. We’ll have locally made ice cream available for our guests this weekend, so come pick your favorite flavor or try a new one.
We hope you’ll try the Tiger Stripe, it’s our favorite! As always, this meal is included with your stay to say thank you for choosing to stay with us!
Saturday, August 29
Fiesta Taco Party & Potluck
7 PM - It might not be Taco Tuesday, but it’s always Taco Time! Join us under the pavilion today for a Taco Bar Potluck. We’ll provide everything you need for delicious beef tacos and their toppings and drinks. Please feel free to bring any sides or desserts you might like to share and enjoy the evening with your neighbors and Cottonwoods staff!
September 21 thru November 2
First Annual Pumpkin Glow Evenings Begins
Come See All of our Hand Carved Glowing Pumpkins and Halloween Décor! Grab A Selfie with our Halloween Décor. Take your Photo with Mr. Bones and enter for a chance to win free camping or other great prizes! Free and Open to the Public. Try your skills at our Halloween Scavenger Hunt – Complete the Hunt and Win some Delicious Halloween Candy!
For Those staying at our campground with Little Ones, Grab Your Magic Pumpkin Seeds and plant a magic pumpkin in our magic pumpkin patch and see the happy pumpkin that grew overnight in the patch for you and your little ones to decorate the next morning! Free for park guests. $5.00 per pumpkin for out of park guests.
Saturday, November 21
1 PM - We are grateful for so many things this year and every year. We want to show our guests how grateful we are for your presence and your continued support of our small business. We hope you will join us today for a Friendsgiving dinner and potluck. We’ll provide Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and Rolls. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share and get to know your neighbor!
Friday, November 27 - January 6
Christmas Light Display
If you are staying with us or are in the area, we hope you will take a drive through our park and enjoy our Christmas lights display along with our 18 foot tall Frosty. Grab our Scavenger Hunt List from the office and see if you can find all the Christmas items and win a small gift. Come see us on select Friday evenings and we’ll even have warm cookies and hot cocoa for you. Please keep posted for special cookie dates. While you are here, drop your letter to Santa in our special box and receive a letter back from Santa in the mail. Be sure to include your return address on your envelope!
December 12, 2020
Cookie & Candy Exchange – Open to the Public
Join us today for an Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookie and Candy Exchange! Bring 2 to 4 dozen (or more if you desire and you just love to bake!) of your favorite cookies and candy to share. We will have tables setup for everyone to share their cookies and candies. Vote on your favorite cookie and candy and enter your goodies as well. Winners will win a prize! We’ll even give a prize to the best Ugly Christmas Sweater we see (but please know that we don’t require a Christmas sweater, we just want to see your beautiful face and taste your wonderful creations!)