• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 27 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $17,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $17 Million dollars
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Best Time for Branson


TUG Member
Oct 2, 2005
Reaction score
Rock Island, Illinois

I'm trying to ascertain when is the best time to visit Branson, Missouri in the spring before it gets crowded. We went last year in October and it was perfect! We got great seats at the shows and there was minimal traffic. We were going to go this year but I just had quintuple heart bypass and had to cancel. We're thinking late April to mid-May. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dave Deopere


TUG Member
Dec 17, 2006
Reaction score

Your thinking is correct. That's a great time to visit! Obviously, the later the better as far as weather goes. Also, like anywhere else, it tends to rain more in April vs. May.

Also, avoid the very first week that Silver Dollar City opens. It can get crowded then. But that will be no problem with the dates you specified.

I would venture to say that if you liked October as far as crowds go, May will be even better. At least until Memorial Day anyway...
Last edited:


TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Jun 6, 2005
Reaction score
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grand Chateau
Marriott Shadow Ridge
Marriott Ocean Pointe
Marriott Destination Club Points
Hilton Grand Vacation Club Las Vegas Blvd
Grand Colorado on Peak 8
Spinnaker French Quarter Resort Branson
We ususally go to Branson 2 to 4 times per year. I generally find April's weather to be iffy at best. This year it was down right COLD and was almost a wasted trip. We've had better luck with May. Just keep in mind you're likely to get some rain during your stay. Probably our favorite months to go are May, October and December. November isn't bad but, it's just to early to really enjoy the Christmas lights. We prefer to wait until after Thanksgivng when there's a little more of a nip in the air and the Christmas season is in full swing.