Arkansas Ozarks

Set for May 2 – 7, the 2017 Bentonville Film Festival attendees will enjoy an inspiring lineup of narrative and documentary film screenings, industry-focused panel discussions, musical performances, celebrity spotlight events and much more. The annual family favorite, community event, “A League of Their Own” softball game will also return to celebrate that film’s 25th …
The Mark and Arlene Martin Hope for Arkansas Foundation will host its 13th annual Mark Martin Fan Appreciation Days on April 27- 29 in Batesville. Mark Martin and other NASCAR legends, including Tony Stewart and Bill Elliott, will be at Fan Appreciation Days signing autographs. Stewart will greet the public from noon to 1:30 p.m. …
Get ready for some great blues and zydeco, a slide guitar master, and the 2016 winner of the New Folk Award at the Kerrville Folk Festival when The Lyric Theater in Harrison hosts three concerts this spring. First is the blues and zydeco band Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots at 7 p.m. on March …
Food…glorious food!! Arkansas is home to some legendary restaurants, wonderful chefs, and amazing, tasty fare. And although the state has all varieties of halls of fame, it wasn’t until 2016 that the Department of Arkansas Heritage decided there needed to be an Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Rightly so…and about time! The Arkansas Food Hall …
NOTE: The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center announced today (Wednesday, March 8) that it is canceling the 2017 Bootlegger Daze due to the weather forecast for Saturday of a 100% chance of rain and a high of 39 degrees.  ———————————————— The town of Calico Rock officially kicks off its tourism season with its annual Bootlegger …
Professional and amateur cycling teams head to Fayetteville March 30 through April 2 for the annual Joe Martin Stage Race. Celebrating 40 years, this four-day, four-stage race will host 750 athletes from 27 countries and all 50 states. Today, the race is a draw for top domestic and international cyclists, but it had humble beginnings. …
Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border opens Feb. 18 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The free exhibit, a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border. Misrach, …
To celebrate the arrival later this year of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shapes America,” to the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, the museum is focusing on community sports throughout 2107. It will display a regional exhibit titled “Our Teams – Our Pride,” which features local sports history, and offer …
If you’re interested in getting into fly fishing, here’s a great way to do it if you’re in North Central Arkansas. Greg Seaton of The Little Red Fly Fishing Guide Service is offering free fly fishing classes in February. Classes will run four consecutive weeks beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. …