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Festivals & Fairs

Find food, crafts and outdoor music festivals around the state

With a popular selection of outdoor music festivals, craft fairs, art exhibitions and more, Arkansas is a prime spot to catch an entertaining special event. Fall festival activities are popular winter through summer, thanks to near-perfect Arkansas weather, but we know how to have a good time all year-round. Find fall festival activities, outdoor music, county fairs, food events and more below and buy tickets today!

 
Jul 25 Friday

31st Annual Altus Grape Festival - Altus

7/25/2014 - 7/26/2014
P.O. Box 293, Altus
Altus City Park & 4 Area Wineries
Celebrate the Grape at the Altus Grape Festival! Public grape stomping, wine tasting, arts & crafts booths, music, amateur winemaking competition, food and fun....
Jul 25 Friday

The 75th Annual Johnson County Peach Festival - Clarksville

7/25/2014 - 7/26/2014
101 N Johnson St, Clarksville
Court House Square
Come join us in downtown Clarksville and enjoy peach-themed eclectic foods and handmade arts & crafts. There are scavenger hunts, a 4-mile run, talent contests, live band...
Jul 26 Saturday

28th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Race - Heber Springs

1001 West Main, Heber Springs
Sandy Beach
Join us as boats of all shapes and sizes made of cardboard compete for speed and design. There is even a Titanic Award for the Most Dramatic Sinking....
Aug 7 Thursday

35th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival - Cave City

8/7/2014 - 8/9/2014
1033 N. Main, Cave City
City Park
Thursday night, Friday night, and all day Saturday. ...
Aug 7 Thursday

38th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival - Hope

8/7/2014 - 8/9/2014
P.O. Box 250, Hope
Fair Park
Festival celebrating Hope's giant watermelons -- three of which have been world's records over the past 35 years. Festival features arts & crafts, music, a major country ...
Aug 7 Thursday

Gravette Days - Gravette

8/7/2014 - 8/9/2014
PO Box 112, Gravette
Old Town Park
Parade, classic car show, 5K run, archery shoot, softball tournament, street dance, food, dutch oven competition, and family fun....
Aug 11 Monday

95th Annual Fulton County Fair - Salem

8/11/2014 - 8/16/2014
Post Office Box 910, Salem
Fulton County Fairgrounds
Features exhibits, entertainment, carnival, pageants, talent, rodeo, demolition derby and truck pulling. Special Veterans Day, Senior Day, and Kid's Day. ...
Aug 14 Thursday

43rd Annual Northwest Arkansas Bluegrass Festival - Harrison

8/14/2014 - 8/16/2014
13315 W Hwy 396, Harrison
Beacon Park, 5 miles northof Harrison city limits on Ridgeway Loop
Super nice park and facilities, great bands, jam sessions, and plenty of camping spaces....
Aug 17 Sunday

Newton County Fair & Rodeo - Jasper

8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014
PO Box 250, Jasper
At the Hub Convention Center
Carnival, kids’ day, truck pull, parade, Junior Rodeo and Little Britches Rodeo, Queen's Contest & Horse Show. ...
Aug 19 Tuesday

115th Annual Johnson County Fair - Clarksville

8/19/2014 - 8/23/2014
1586 W Oakland St, Clarksville
Fairgrounds
Carnival, pageants, Johnson County Idol, live entertainment, home crafts and displays, contests, animal & agricultural products competitions, food, games and more....
Aug 19 Tuesday

Sebastian County Fair - Greenwood

8/19/2014 - 8/23/2014
P.O. Box 8, Greenwood
Seb. Co. Fair Grounds
Fair with live animals, carnival rides, food, and commercial and home economics. Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. ...
Aug 26 Tuesday

72nd Annual Little River County Fair & Rodeo - Foreman

8/26/2014 - 8/30/2014
PO Box 315, Foreman
Exhibits, livestock shows, Lil Britches & Mutton Bustin contest, ranch rodeo, rodeo, carnival, and vendors....
Aug 28 Thursday

Newton County Bluegrass Festival - Jasper

8/28/2014 - 8/30/2014
PO Box 250, Jasper
Bradley Park
Join us at Bradley Park for three nights of fantastic bluegrass music. Plenty of great food and lots of fun. Music-filled weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday ...
Aug 30 Saturday

3rd Annual Legendary Blues Festival - Helena-West Helena

700 MLK Drive, Helena-West Helena
Downtown - Cherry Street Pavilion
People from all walks of life to come to enjoy the history and enjoy soul-stirring legendary blues sounds that were formed and are rooted right here on the Mississippi Ri...
Aug 30 Saturday

63rd Annual Clothesline Fair - Prairie Grove

8/30/2014 - 9/1/2014
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
At this Ozark Arts & Crafts Exhibition, which started in 1951, explore more than 100 craft booths with vendors demonstrating and selling their wares. Living history, ...
Sep 1 Monday

Tri-County Fair - Marvell

9/1/2014 - 9/6/2014
1794 Hwy 49, Marvell
Tri-County Fair Grounds
Celebrate the harvest with the Delta’s version of the State Fair, including animal and agricultural products, competitions, home-craft displays and contests, talent conte...
Sep 2 Tuesday

Three County Fair - McCrory

9/2/2014 - 9/6/2014
PO Box 416, McCrory
Three Co. Fairgrounds
Events include a beauty pageant, parade, rodeo, mud bog, musical entertainment and carnival....
Sep 4 Thursday

South Franklin County Fair - Charleston

9/4/2014 - 9/6/2014
PO Box 426, Charleston
Home economic and livestock exhibits, gospel singing, children's games, Bingo, horseshoe tournament, talent show, Prince and Princess contest, live music and those famous...
Sep 5 Friday

21st Annual Olde Miners Fall Festival - Huntington

9/5/2014 - 9/6/2014
PO Box 746, Huntington
Broadway Street
Arts and crafts, live entertainment, raffle items, reenactments, food vendors, many surprises. ...
Sep 6 Saturday

19th Annual Arkansas State Championship Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off - Lakeview

104 White Heron Circle , Lakeview
Park and Park Pavilion
Prize money given for International Chili Society champion and a People's Choice winner. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts vendors, boat show, car show, chili tastings, ...
Sep 6 Saturday

77th Annual Van Buren County Livestock Show & Fair - Clinton

9/6/2014 - 9/13/2014
2334 Hwy 65 S, Clinton
Van Burne Co Fairgrounds
Creative arts and livestock exhibits, carnival, music shows, "Farmer for a Day" for kids 10 and under, salute to Veterans, dog show and commercial exhibits....
Sep 8 Monday

Crawford County Fair - Mulberry

9/8/2014 - 9/13/2014
P.O. Box 224, Mulberry
Carnival games and rides, food and craft vendors, exhibits, pageants....
Sep 15 Monday

77th Annual Columbia County Fair & Livestock Show - Magnolia

9/15/2014 - 9/20/2014
100 Columbia Rd 13, Magnolia
Columbia County Fairgrounds, Old McNeil Rd
Monday: parade downtown at 5 p.m., Fair Queen at 8 p.m. Tuesday: talent show at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday: dance contest at 7 p.m., Thursday: Junior Livestock Sale and Tiny, L...
Sep 19 Friday

Old Time Fiddle Weekend - Mountain View

9/19/2014 - 9/20/2014
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
All fiddle all the time this weekend, with a special emphasis on traditional old time Ozark style. Nightl...
Sep 20 Saturday

Cane Hill Harvest Festival - Cane Hill

9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014
19495 Shannon Lane, Cane Hill
Cane Hill College
Annual festival with homemade apple butter, sorghum and lye soap. All you can eat country breakfast both days. Live music Saturday, country & blues on Sunday. Gospel, mus...
Sep 23 Tuesday

ACANSA Arts Festival - Little Rock

9/23/2014 - 9/28/2014
1501 North University, Little Rock
In September of 2014, ACANSA Arts Festival will welcome artists, art organizations and the public to central Arkansas. The Festival will feature visual and performing wo...
Sep 25 Thursday

6th Annual Mary's Pumpkin Path & Train Ride - Bryant

9/25/2014 - 11/8/2014
3705 Hwy 5 North, Bryant
Mary's Place
Train and hey rides, bounce house, hay mountain with tunnel, swing and slides, Western town with old fashion shoot out, treehouse, maze and lots of photo ops. ...
Sep 27 Saturday

27th Annual Bryant Fall Fest - Bryant

109 Roya Lane, Bryant
The Center at Bishop
This family friendly event features a pancake breakfast, parade, craft booths, business booths, food vendors, kidzlands, contests for kids - hula hoop and baby crawl, fis...
Sep 27 Saturday

67th Annual Chicken Fry - Dardanelle

PO Box 208, Dardanelle
Veteran's River Front Memorial Park
"Chicken Fry" this festival is to promote the poulty industry, which is the biggest industry and job provider in our area. Vendors and the public are invited to celebrate...
Sep 27 Saturday

5th Annual Family Fun Fest - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Dickey-Stephens Park
9a.m.-3 p.m. Includes a family atmosphere featuring live music and entertainment, a Kids & Teen Zone with inflatables, hands-on activities, exciting games, rock climbing...
Sep 27 Saturday

Big Dam Bridge 100 Finale Festival - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Argenta Arts Foundation hosts a family-friendly event to celebrate the riders of the Big Dam Bridge 100 Bike Tour at the finish line in Argenta. Downt...
Oct 3 Friday

32nd Annual Wild Duck Festival - Trumann

10/3/2014 - 10/4/2014
514 Industrial Dr., Trumann
Trumann Sports Complex
Horseshoe tournament, food, games, full carnival both days, hayrides, ponyrides, craft and vendors of all kinds....
Oct 3 Friday

46th Annual Hot Springs Arts & Craft Fair - Hot Springs

10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
308 Pulman Ave., Hot Springs
Garland County Fair Grounds
400 vendors, kiddie corner, free parking with golf cart ride to and from cars, many dining places especially the EHC Kitchen with homemade items. Open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm,...
Oct 3 Friday

Ozark Trail Festival - Heber Springs

10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
300 W. Main Street, Heber Springs
Downtown at the Courthouse
The Ozark Trail Festival includes a street dance, 5K/10K run, parade, music on the square, poker run, BBQ cook off, arts and crafts, costume contest, car show and more. A...
Oct 4 Saturday

24th Annual Hardy Homsteaders Day - Hardy

166 Riverview Road, Hardy
Loberg Park
Step back to a time when outdoor cooking and washing in a creek were the "normal" things to do. Chuck wagon cooking, music, dress contest, candle making, open fire cookin...
Oct 4 Saturday

Keo Fall Day - Keo

PO Box 35, Keo
Downtown Main Street
Fire Department car show, crafts, family activities, garage sales....
Oct 4 Saturday

35th Annual Frontier Days - Paris

301 W Walnut, Paris
Town Square & Logan
Car show, contests, hay ride, nail driving, log sawing, costume, concession, crafts, beauty pageant, kid zone, and turtle race. ...
Oct 4 Saturday

38th Annual Sherwood Fest - Sherwood

1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
Tentative Date. 5k run/walk, pancake breakfast, vendors of all kinds, entertainment all day, bands and dance groups, food vendors, kids zone, fireworks display at dark....
Oct 4 Saturday

Brinkley 31st Fall Fest - Brinkley

217 W Cypress, Brinkley
Music, food and games for children and adults....
Oct 8 Wednesday

29th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena-West Helena

10/8/2014 - 10/11/2014
PO Box 118, Helena-West Helena
Historic Downtown Helena-Cherry Street
One of the nation's foremost showcases of blues music. Held annually in October, tens of thousands of enthusiasts converge on historic downtown Helena to enjoy 3 full day...
Oct 11 Saturday

Oktoberfest at The Bay - Fairfield Bay

110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay
FFB Conference, Art & Visitor Center, Marina, Golf Course, Recreation Centers
Oompah-pah band, festive German cuisine & Bier Garten, singing & dancing, original arts & crafts, and professional storytelling - all wrapped in the natural color and bea...
Oct 25 Saturday

28th Annual Corning Harvest Festival - Corning

PO Box 542, Corning
Wynn Park
Live entertainment, antique cars, antique machinery, arts and crafts, commercial exhibits, kids area, 5krun, food and shirts....
Nov 21 Friday

2nd Annual Byrd's Mulberry River Rendezvous Festival - Oark

11/21/2014 - 11/23/2014
PO Box 601, Oark
Byrd's Adventure Center
Pre-1865 historical reenactment, historical demonstrations, competitions, traders, blacksmith, tomahawk and knife throw, rope making, primitive archery, historic and mode...
Nov 26 Wednesday

Little River County Courthouse Christmas Lighting - Ashdown

PO Box 160, Ashdown
County Courthouse
The historic 1907 Little River County Courthouse, which is still in use today, is a wonderland of lights during the holidays. Completely lighted from the dome to the lawn...
Jun 26 Friday

19th Annual Mt. Magazine International Butterfly Festival - Paris

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
301 W Walnut, Paris
Logan County Fairgrounds
Vendors, art show and sale, food, kids zone, 5K race, motorcycle rally, poker run and beauty pageant....
Oct 30 Friday

Mountain View Beanfest - Mountain View

10/30/2015 - 10/31/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Court Square in downtown Mountain View
Sponsored and promoted by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, this unique Arkansas festival has the famous bean cook-off.  You can also enjoy arts, crafts, and&nb...