21st Annual Spring Harbor Hop
Saturday, May 5
You know boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks has officially begun once the Spring Harbor Hop rolls around! This is the largest Poker Hop on the water, with over 40 amazing waterfront bars, restaurants, and marinas participating. Anyone can play. You can begin your hop at 1 of the 2 card stops located at Dog Days Bar & Grill, or at any of the stops on the list found on the Harbor Hop website. There you will find additional details and a complete set of rules too.
It's a good thing we've got 2 card stops for you to take advantage of, because you're going to want to stick around for a while and enjoy the awesome music of Mercer & Johnson from 1-5 pm. Once you're done hopping for the day, come on back for great entertainment all night long. The Baub Eis Band hits the stage from 6-10 pm, and after that we've got Pearl from 10 pm-close.
All it takes is an optional $20 donation per 7-card hand. Your first card is drawn when you sign up, and then you spend the day hopping from stop to stop, picking up a new card at each one. The hand is complete once the 7th card is drawn and is turned in when that happens. An optional bonus card may be drawn for an additional $5 if you think your hand needs a little help. All completed poker hands must be turned in by 7 pm to qualify for prizes.
3rd Annual Homegrown Festival
Sunday, May 6, 10 am -5 pm
The Homegrown Festival brings Missouri's best wineries, breweries, distilleries, and musicians to Dog Days Bar & Grill! Missouri is known as the "Show-Me State," and during this event, you're really going to be shown what amazing things are created right here in our great state. For just $10 you will get a glass for tastings at each vendor's table, and the proceeds raised from the entry fee will benefit a wonderful local organization, Kids Harbor.
Some of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks is lined up to entertain the crowd during this festival. Each band has been featured on the Homegrown Show at one time or another, which airs every Sunday at 11:00 am on 93.5. This year's bands include:
- Don't Mind Dying
A blues-infected rock 'n' roll band from Columbia. They have won many awards and they released their first full-length LP "I Drink With Ghosts" in 2017.
- Rosy Hips
They perform a retro rock 'n' roll soul sound with a modern Indie pop flair that is sure to get you on your feet. They currently have an album out and will be releasing another soon.
- Mood Ring Circus
An eclectic bunch of fellows from Springfield who love to hang out and make sounds for you to enjoy. They describe their genre as indiejamrock&rollfunkyfolkjazzgroovemusic!
- Many Colored Death
These guys are an alternative rock trio from Columbia. They were a crowd favorite at the Dog two years ago and we're anxious to have them back on our stage.
While you're enjoying all of that fantastic Missouri-made music, you can sample the many Missouri-made beers, wines, and more from each of our local vendors. This year brings a wonderful variety of some of the tastiest drinks in the state.
- Bur Oak Brewing Company
- Casa De Loco Winery
- Leaky Roof Meadery
- Logboat Brewing Co.
- O'Fallon Brewery
- Ozark Distillery
- Springfield Brewing Company
- Welpman Springs Brewing Company
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