The Great American Chuckwagon Dinner Show in Branson, MO

The Playhouse Theatre at the Shepherd of the Hills 5586 W. Hwy 76Branson, MO 65616
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  • Come hungry! Audiences are served a huge feast.
  • Dinner begins one hour before show time.
  • Features fun tunes, impressive picking, tall tales, and poems honoring the heroic American cowboy.


from The Great American Chuckwagon Dinner Show
The Horn family started putting on cowboy music shows in the Black Hills of South Dakota 25 years ago. At the Circle B Ranch, Kemp and Michele Horn, with their children Michael, Katie, Megan, and Christy, did all of the ranch chores you would expect: shoeing trail horses, hitching up the wagon team, cooking biscuits, and putting on shows for ranch guests. They learned how to sing cowboy harmonies and entertain from the world-famous cowboy performers of the West Association's Chuckwagons.

In the early 2000s, the Horns brought their cowboy show to Branson, Missouri. They put on their Circle B Cowboy Supper Show for many years as “The Riders of the Circle B.” Michael, Katie, Megan, and Christy all pursued other careers after closing the Circle B in 2012. Now, Kemp, Michael, and Christy are coming out of cowboy retirement by request.

In addition to harmony singing, Kemp plays harmonicas, Christy plays acoustic bass, and Michael plays guitar. Accomplished mandolinist and long-time music collaborator Samuel Clanton joins the group for 2020. Samuel has a fine ear for harmonies, due in part to his Alabama gospel-singing upbringing. The Riders are adding one of Branson's best fiddlers to round out the stage lineup.

The dinner bell rings at 4 PM sharp. The cowboy entertainment runs from 5 PM – 6:15 PM. That means your wranglers can still catch the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama or the Shepherd's Christmas Carol in season.

Herb Roasted Potato Wedges
Campfire Beans
Chuckwagon Biscuits with Honey Butter
Seasonal Dutch Oven Cobbler
Choice of Water, Iced Tea, or Coffee

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great American Chuckwagon Dinner Show

Will the show end in time to also attend The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama?

The Great American Chuckwagon Dinner Show will be let out in plenty of time prior to the start of The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama. Trams will be waiting outside the Pavilion Theatre to transport all dinner show guests who also have tickets to the drama.

What type of food is served at the show?

The hot, hardy chuckwagon dinner includes beef brisket, a smoked chicken breast quarter, barbeque beans, Dutch oven tators, a hot ear of corn dipped in butter, a hot sour dough roll with honey, and Dutch oven campfire cobbler.

What does the child's menu include?

Children are served the same meal as adults. 

Are cameras or video recording allowed during the show?

You may bring your camera. However, guests are asked to refrain from using cameras or video recording devices until after the show is complete. Then, guests can take pictures with the performers during the meet and greet.

How long is the show?

The show is approximately two hours.