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Details for ZFEST 2018


Branson,Missouri has long been known for it's musical theaters, but the area has transformed into a major tourist mecca, with museums, amusement parks, shopping, dining and much more. In fact, Branson was listed among the “top 52 places in the world to travel to in 2018” by The New York Times.

Why have ZFEST there? Branson features great accommodations and the Ozark Mountains offer amazing roads for us to explore in our Z's. It's location in America's Heartland means we will meet Z's (and their owners) from all over North America. Our local ZFEST coordinator, Jim Stewart, is eager to show off his region.

There were simply hundreds of options to choose from as we assembled our official ZFEST activity offerings, but we had to narrow it down to afew. We certainly encourage you to arrive early, or stay late to enjoy all that Branson has to offer. Here are the special deals and events we have assembled for ZFEST 2018.


Branson Auto & Farm Museum Tour: The museum was founded in 2009 and rebuilt after being destroyed in a 2012 Tornado. This facility features hundreds of unique and classic automobiles and farm implements. Many of them are for sale too.  See more on the website at:  5-7 PM, Cost: $18 per person, at the door.


Official ZFEST Welcome reception at Chateau on the Lake. Hors d'oeuvres compliments of ZSCCA.  Adult beverages will be available at the Cash Bar.  5-7 PM,  Free to registered attendees


Dinner Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle.  From the website: “Step aboard our 1890s-style paddlewheeler and you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Ozarks, an exciting array of entertainment and a delicious 3-course meal prepared fresh in the ship's galley. With a magnificent variety show as well as special limited-engagement cruises throughout the year, the Showboat Branson Belle truly is America's Most Entertaining Lake Adventure”.  

8:00 PM Cost: $55 per person by pre-registration

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Panoramic Photo – The legendary Jay Best will be on hand to record our traditional Panoramic group photo. Site to be announced. There is no fee to be in the photo, but you must be registered for ZFEST. Prints are offered for sale by pre-order at the photo site from the photographer. They are produced and shipped to your home a few weeks after the event. Gather at 9:00 AM- Photo at 10:30 AM

Zedkhana finally returns!.. After 2 years of parking lot access issues, we're excited to have a dedicated remote location this time. This is a low speed test of parking lot skills, with a few shenanigans thrown in for good measure. This will be a fundraiser for Street Survival,with your donation collected at the event. 1:00 PM

Detailing Clinic – this is designed for the beginner to learn basic detailing techniques. 1:00 PM

ZFEST  Awards banquet and gala  The Grand Finale of ZFEST starts out at 5:30 PM with a Cash Bar Cocktail hour. We'll keep the speeches to a minimum, but this is where we present our annual ZSCCA awards and kudos. The charity silent auction will be brought to the final gavel near the end of the evening. We do expect to have vehicles on display from the local BMW dealer. Then, Of course, we will eat and enjoy some entertainment. Our traditional announcement of the location for ZFEST 2019 will conclude the evenings official activities.  6:00 PM Cost: $60 Per Person by pre-registration

All  Week

Silent Auction: ZSCCA is proud to continue our tradition of supporting the BMW CCA Foundations Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving program through a silent auction. Dozens of supporters have donated a variety of items. From Gift certificates to artwork, there's surely something you'll be excited to bid on. The auction will be open regularly throughout ZFEST, with final bids and payment occurring on Saturday night at the Banquet.

Drives:  The team has assembled several driving outings that feature epic roads. amazing scenery, historic landmarks, museums and shopping- some all on the same route!! Some keep you out most of the day and others are shorter. See the schedule or drive pages for more drive information.

Questions?  Let us know!