The Lake of the Ozarks Oma Noma Days is this Weekend!!

It's time to turn back time to the 1920-40s this weekend on the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip with the Annual Oma & Noma Heritage Festival.  This event is created to celebrate some of the Lake of the Ozarks pioneers and help depict the history of the Lake of the Ozarks as well as the construction of the Bagnell Dam.

Today, many people buy a Lake of the Ozarks Home to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and watersports; however, back in 1931 it was just an idea that started with the brave steps of two people.  Oma and Noma Degraffenreid were the first local residents to actually cross the Bagnell Dam and each year we celebrate their brave pioneer spirit with the Oma Noma Days.

The event is this weekend, Saturday May 19th.  You can expect the Bagnell Dam Strip to be filled with vintage autos, trucks tractors & equipment, bluegrass, blues and old Ozark live music, storytellers, Ozark crafters and a variety of other displays.

Here is the schedule of the event:

Luby's Stage                
  • 10:00 AM    Don Graves - Old-Time Mountain Dulcimer
  • 11:00 AM    Little Mr. and Miss Contest
  • 12:00           Rock and Roll Music
  • 1:00 PM      Dog Show and Pageant
  • 2:00 PM      Ozark Mountain Cloggers
  • 3:00 PM      David Mays - Country Music
  • 4:00 PM      Old Fashioned Contest
    • Bubble Gum Blowing 
    • Peanut Spitting
  • 4:30 PM      Donut Eating Contest
  • 5:00 PM      Pie Eating contest
  • 5:30 PM      Rock and Roll Music Show (including Hula Hoop contest)
Other activities


  •    Corvettes Through the Ages Show
  •    Photowalk Display at The White House
  •    Historical Exhibits at 6 Merchant Locations
  •    Toupe 1931 Street Performers
  •    Street Musicians
  •    Ham Radio Demonstrations
  •    Shuttle Wagon
  •    Food Vendors
  •    Lake of the Ozarks Blues and BBQ at the Dam
Shops, attractions and restaurants will be open along the historic Bagnell Dam strip with many offering old time price specials - you will even see many of the Merchants dressed in 1920's - 1930's costumes!!  Be sure to visit the Bagnell Dam Strip to enjoy a look back at the history of the Lake of the Ozarks and see why so many people want to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks!!

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