13 reasons to attend the 13th annual Arkansas Literary Festival

If you’ve never been to the Arkansas Literary Festival (or even if you have!), here are 13 reasons—in no particular order—to give it a try. You’re a foodie “Literary” doesn’t only mean “about literature.” From a lunch-time journey through the Pork

Second year for The Steel Horse Rally in Fort Smith

Featuring live music, a parade, vendors, bike show, bikini contest, barbecue competition, and poker runs, The Steel Horse Rally takes place Friday, April 29-Saturday, April 30 on Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith. The Steel Horse Rally honors those who

Learn about mayhaws in El Dorado

The 4th annual Mayhaw 101 is approaching in El Dorado. At the free clinic, you can learn about this berry, gain insight into starting a mayhaw orchard, and take part in activities such as embarking on a boat tour at

Inaugural Buffalo Days in Hot Springs

A new festival is set to debut in Hot Springs this spring. The two-day event, which is called Buffalo Days, takes place April 22-23 and is named after an interesting occurrence that happened in town when six buffalo got away

Crawfest Time in Arkadelphia!

Looking for a fun festival to head to? If so, the Downtown Arkadelphia Crawfest is April 29-30! According to Tiffany McNeal of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance, the festival weekend has a lineup that includes a crawfish eating contest, a crawfish

Movie Connection: Bootlegger Daze in Calico Rock

Bootlegger Daze in Calico Rock is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Where does a festival like Bootlegger Daze get its name? From a movie of the same name that was filmed in Calico Rock

Meet Joe Bill Meador: Founder of the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival

Joe Bill Meador is the director and founder of the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival, an annual festival that celebrates the culture and railroad history of Fordyce. The festival, which lands April 18-23 this year, has been a part

Les bon temps rouler in la Petite Roche

Problem: It’s almost Fat Tuesday, and you’re in Little Rock, all dressed up with a feather boa and a bagful of beads and New Orleans is too far to go. Solution: Check out all the Mardi Gras celebrations happening right here

Events Celebrating Anniversaries in 2016 in Southwest Arkansas

Here are a few of the events and festivals celebrating anniversaries this year in Southwest Arkansas! Henderson State University in Arkadelphia is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that highlights the history of the university. The opening reception is

12th annual Chocolate Lovers Festival

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your significant other, family, or friends, the 12th annual Chocolate Lovers Festival in Eureka Springs is the perfect event. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at the