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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!

 
Apr 26 Sunday

Summerfest Uptown on Park Ave - Hot Springs

4/11/2015 - 10/10/2015
100 Park Ave, Hot Springs
A 7 block festival designed to showcase the beauty and safety of Historic Park Avenue. Park your car and walk the avenue. Enjoy an ecclectic mix of food, crafts and gif...
Apr 29 Wednesday

45th World Famous Armadillo Festival - Hamburg

4/29/2015 - 5/2/2015
403 C North Main, Hamburg
Town Square
Come out and enjoy the 45th Annual World Famous Armadillo Festival in Hamburg, Arkansas! We have arts & craft booths, carnival, food vendors, pageant, talent show, armadi...
Apr 30 Thursday

Pickin' in the Park - Wynne

4/30/2015 - 5/2/2015
201 County Road 754, Wynne
Village Creek State Park
Pickin' in the Park is a music festival unlike any other. There are no set bands or set performance times, but there will be music throughout the day, every day. You are ...
May 1 Friday

Art on the Creek - Bella Vista

5/1/2015 - 5/2/2015
312 Town Center West, Bella Vista
Wishing Spring Gallery
Booths will be set up along McKisic Creek's walkway, inside The Studio building, as well as throughout the grounds of Wishing Spring Gallery. You can also visit the Galle...
May 1 Friday

2nd Annual Balloons Over RussVegas - Russellville

5/1/2015 - 5/2/2015
P.O. Box 302, Russellville
Russellville Soccer Complex
Hot air balloon festival featuring hot air balloon flights, tethered balloon rides, powered parachutes, helicopter rides, and tandem skydiving opportunities for the publi...
May 1 Friday

34th Annual Toad Suck Daze - Conway

5/1/2015 - 5/3/2015
900 Oak Street, Conway
Downtown Conway
Supporting Education in Faulkner County, Toad Suck Daze is fun for the whole family. Events include local and national entertainment, arts & crafts, carnival, kids area,...
May 2 Saturday

Altus 36th Springtime Gala - Altus

PO Box 214, Altus
Downtown City Park at Corner of Hwy 64
An old-time spring celebration featuring entertainment, arts & crafts, games, music, food, and good times for all. Sponsored by the Altus Parks & Recreation Committee. ...
May 2 Saturday

Annual Mountt Judea Heritage Day Festival - Mount Judea

Downtown, Mount Judea
Downtown
This fun event celebrates the past with musical entertainment all day, horseshoe tournament, Dutch oven cook-off and lots of handmade crafts. There may be demonstrations ...
May 2 Saturday

Grills and Gowns - Carlisle

520 E 8th Street, Carlisle
Civic Center
Grills and Gowns is a fundraiser event that benefits the nonprofit Meals on Wheels program for Lonoke and Prairie counties. Featuring a grilling competition, Miss Heart o...
May 2 Saturday

Peach Blossom Festival - Nashville

107 South Main St., Nashville
Nashville Chamber of Commerce
The Southwest corner of the state was once the peach capitol of the US, until hard freezes and blight destroyed the industry in the late 1950's and early 1960's. To celeb...
May 2 Saturday

5th Annual Ft. Lincoln Freedom Fest - DeValls Bluff

687 Biscoe Street, DeValls Bluff
The Community Center(High School)
Along with tours to the actual Fort Lincoln, live entertainment, arts and crafts and carnival rides, there will be living historians and civil war reenactments. ...
May 7 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
May 8 Friday

Guided Walking Tour of Compton Gardens - Bentonville

312 N. Main St., Bentonville
Compton Gardens and Conference Center
10 a.m. Enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour of the native tree and plant garden at Compton Gardens and Conference Center. Tours run every Friday morning from March 27 t...
May 8 Friday

Free State of Yell Fest 2015 - Dardanelle

5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015
P.O. 208, Dardanelle
Festival and fireworks. ...
May 8 Friday

Kingston's 33rd Annual "Fair on the Square" - Kingston

5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015
100 Hwy 21, Kingston
Downtown
Kicks off on Friday night with a Gospel Sing. Saturday activities include a parade, music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, great food and more. ...
May 9 Saturday

2nd Annual Jasper Pig Roast and Concert - Jasper

PO Box 144, Jasper
Bradley Park
Come to the Pig Roast! Pork smoked over hickory/oak fire will be served with several sides. The Little Buffalo River Band will play music after supper. ...
May 9 Saturday

Bloomin' in the Bay - Fairfield Bay

P.O. Box 1370, Fairfield Bay
Ed Leamon Park
A celebration of spring, featuring the Van Buren County Master Gardeners annual plant sale, music, arts & crafts, food and fun....
May 15 Friday

3rd Annual Dermott Community Fest - Dermott

5/15/2015 - 5/16/2015
210 Gibson Circle, Dermott
Downtown Dermott
Formerly known as the Dermott Crawfish Festival, Community Fest carries the same tradition as it has for the past 30 years with great arts and crafts, live music, food ve...
May 15 Friday

26th Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off - Magnolia

5/15/2015 - 5/16/2015
211 W. Main, Magnolia
Downtown Historic Square
Featuring art show, pageant, cooker parade, 5K race, live entertainment, fishing tournament, car and motorcycle show, kids' activities, food....
May 15 Friday

Greek Food Festival - Little Rock

5/15/2015 - 5/17/2015
1100 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday....
May 15 Friday

Old Timer's Day Arts & Crafts Festival - Van Buren

5/15/2015 - 5/17/2015
PO Box 1518 , Van Buren
Six blocks of Main Street will be closed off to provide space for more than 200 exhibitors from more than seven states. A variety of food and entertainment will be avail...
May 16 Saturday

Chamber Spring Bluegrass Festival - Washington

P.O.Box 1543, Washington
lawn of the 1874 Courthouse
Bluegrass music festival featuring local, regional, and nationally known groups....
May 16 Saturday

Norfork Pioneer Days Heritage Festival - Norfork

13010 Hwy 5 South, Norfork
City of Norfork
Pioneer Days is a longstanding celebration of historical Arkansas filled with old-fashioned fun and entertainment for the family. The festival features a parade, historic...
May 16 Saturday

15th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest - Helena-West Helena

141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Cherry St. Pavilion
The Delta Cultural Center brings the best state and regional talent in gospel music. Styles range from traditional African-American gospel quartet to Contemporary Christi...
May 17 Sunday

10th Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival - Eureka Springs

PO Box 247, Eureka Springs
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa
Books in Bloom is a literary festival attracting writers from all over the country for an afternoon of presentations, readings, and one-to-one conversations. Recent autho...
May 21 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
May 21 Thursday

Talimena Motorcycle Rally "Cruisin For St. Jude" - Texarkana

5/21/2015 - 5/24/2015
PO Box 739, Texarkana
Arkansas Convention Center
Motorcycle Rally with two group rides, five places, points run, five meals (included with registration fee), two bands & prizes. Proceeds benefiting St. Jude's Research H...
May 21 Thursday

18th Annual Augusta Days - Augusta

5/21/2015 - 5/24/2015
1 Woodruff 899, Augusta
Downtown Augusta
Carnival, food vendors and craft vendors. fishing derby, 1 mile walk, 5K run, mud bog, horseshoe tournament, washer toss, bingo, mini tractor pull, boat races, fireworks...
May 22 Friday

Guided Walking Tour of Compton Gardens - Bentonville

312 N. Main St., Bentonville
Compton Gardens and Conference Center
10 a.m. Enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour of the native tree and plant garden at Compton Gardens and Conference Center. Tours run every Friday morning from March 27 t...
May 22 Friday

66th Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival - Salem

5/22/2015 - 5/23/2015
Post Office Box 649, Salem
Courthouse Square
Features a fish fry, street dance, open street market, food booths, Apple Pie 5K Run, Squirt Race, Terrapin Race, music, parade, All-School Reunion, and rodeo....
May 22 Friday

Good Ol' Days - Mount Ida

5/22/2015 - 5/23/2015
P.O. Box 84, Mount Ida
Montgomery County Courthouse
Live music, food, games, vendor booths, car show, and more. Friday: The Frontporch Stage presents an evening of gospel music featuring the Salt Creek Road band and New Le...
May 22 Friday

24th Annual Dinosaur Festival - Nashville

5/22/2015 - 5/23/2015
1301 West Johnson Street, Nashville
Nashville City Park
This festival features a 5K Glow Run on Friday night and a large ASA softball tournament, Dino Dig, bounce houses, games and more including Trax the Dinosaur on Saturday....
May 23 Saturday

31st Annual Randolph County Plow & Planting Show - Pocahontas

610 North Marr, Pocahontas
GEA Kilovista site, Birdell
Items planned: gospel and country music, old cars, tractors, trucks, tractor race and more. Facilities, programs, and services are open to all. We are an open hill countr...
May 23 Saturday

"Cruzin the Bay" Car Show - Fairfield Bay

110 Village PL. 2C, Fairfield Bay
Village Mall across from Conference Center
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Trophies for all categories. Food, drinks, music, fun. ...
May 23 Saturday

28th Annual Witts Springs Hillbilly Daze - Witts Springs

368 Windy Point Lane, Witts Springs
Town Park
Starts with a kiddie parade, then regular parade with floats, ATVs, horses and antique cars, followed by dinner of beans & corn bread, burgers and hot dogs for sale by th...
May 23 Saturday

2nd Annual Ozark Mountain Yoga Festival - Jasper

5/23/2015 - 5/24/2015
1845 W Farm Road 178, Jasper
Low Gap, Arkansas
Two days of yoga, music, healthy food and outdoor activities surrounded by the wonders of Ozark nature at the unique Circle Yoga Shala, a self-sustainable, organic farm i...
May 29 Friday

Guided Walking Tour of Compton Gardens - Bentonville

312 N. Main St., Bentonville
Compton Gardens and Conference Center
10 a.m. Enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour of the native tree and plant garden at Compton Gardens and Conference Center. Tours run every Friday morning from March 27 t...
May 29 Friday

2015 Mudtown Days Celebration - Lowell

5/29/2015 - 5/30/2015
216 N. Lincoln Street, Lowell
Ward Nail Park
Good music, good food and lots of fun for the family. Car show, rides, youth talent contest, fireworks and more. ...
May 31 Sunday

20th Annual Hot Springs Music Festival - Hot Springs

5/31/2015 - 6/13/2015
468 Prospect Avenue, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The Hot Springs Music Festival’s mission is twofold: (1) to provide performance experience and mentorship opportunities to especially talented international pre-professio...
Jun 4 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win....
Jun 4 Thursday

30th Annual Steamboat Days - Des Arc

6/4/2015 - 6/6/2015
PO Box 997, Des Arc
Town Square
Carnival, beauty pageant, car show, gospel night, duck calling contest, concerts, arts & crafts, food vendors, dog show, children's activities, BBQ and chili cook-off, ba...
Jun 5 Friday

34th Portfest "Rollin' on the River" Festival - Newport

6/5/2015 - 6/6/2015
201 Hazel Street, Newport
Jacksonport State Park
Held on the banks of the White River at Jacksonport State Park, Portfest features national rock and country acts, family attractions and a beautiful setting. Hosted by th...
Jun 5 Friday

26th Annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair - Marshall

6/5/2015 - 6/6/2015
232 Nettle Trail, Marshall
Searcy County Civic Center
Friday program: "Writing and Interpreting the Civil War: Resources Authors Use." Saturday event: genealogy swap meet with family researchers and information on North Arka...
Jun 12 Friday

59th Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival - Warren

6/12/2015 - 6/13/2015
104 North Myrtle, Warren
Bradley County Court Square
The Pink Tomato Festival is the oldest continous festival in Arkansas. The All Tomato Luncheon and the Tomato Eating Contest are just part of this famous festival. Lones...
Jun 13 Saturday

A Diamond in the Ozarks Treasure Hunt™ - Cherokee Village

5 Kamian Lane, Cherokee Village
Celebration Central - Across from City Hall and Town Center
Join the fun where the prize is a diamond with an estimated value of $5,000. Whether you enjoy architecture, nature, hiking, golfing, swimming, gems, tennis, floating, o...
Jun 17 Wednesday

38th Annual Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival - Waldron

6/17/2015 - 6/20/2015
9423 Hwy 250, Waldron
Turkey Track Bluegrass Park
Features 16 bluegrass and bluegrass gospel bands....
Jun 17 Wednesday

Spring Carnival - Springdale

6/17/2015 - 6/21/2015
1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Pride of Texas brings fun for all ages. Armbands available....
Jun 18 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
Jun 18 Thursday

44th Smackover Oil Town Festival - Smackover

6/18/2015 - 6/20/2015
710 Pershing Hwy , Smackover
Tennyson Park
Celebrating our oil heritage with events including 5K run, rib cook-off, rod wrenching contest, arm wrestling contest, horseshoes, duck race, live entertainment, arts & c...
Jun 19 Friday

Surf the Bay Arkansas's Premier Watersports Event - Fairfield Bay

6/19/2015 - 6/20/2015
P.O. Box 1370, Fairfield Bay
Fairfield Bay Marina
Watersports festival featuring wakesurfing, flyboarding, paddle boards and kayaks. Live music, food and family fun....
Jun 19 Friday

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend - Eureka Springs

6/19/2015 - 6/21/2015
282 Spring Street , Eureka Springs
All Around Eureka Springs
Great blues music all around historic Eureka Springs....
Jun 20 Saturday

Western Days - Springdale

1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Cook-off begins at 4 p.m. Vendor booths, BBQ contest, cowboy quick draw, pony rides and more....
Jun 26 Friday

35th Annual Malvern Brickfest - Malvern

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
213 W. 3rd Street, Malvern
Malvern City Park
Malvern is the Brick Capitol of the World and Brickfest is our annual festival to celebrate our brickmaking heritage. 5K run, car show, arts & crafts, rib cook-off, beaut...
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....
Jun 26 Friday

Greenwood Rodeo - Greenwood

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
2009 Hendrix Road, Greenwood
Fair Grounds
Rodeo and parade draw cowboys and girls from all around the area. ...
Jun 26 Friday

18th Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival - Jasper

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
204 N Spring St, Jasper
Court House Square
This event celebrates Newton County’s title of "Elk Capital of Arkansas." You will find artists, crafters, and other vendors showcasing their wares as well as Elk Permit ...
Jun 26 Friday

15th Annual Red, White, Blue Festival - Mountain Home

6/26/2015 - 6/28/2015
PO Box 488, Mountain Home
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Campus
A family-friendly, community festival set in the Ozark Mountains features a parade, rodeo, car show, concerts, kids activities, food, fireworks and more....
Jun 27 Saturday

Celebrate Mulberry - Mulberry

PO Box 448, Mulberry
Kirksey Park/Fairgrounds
A fair to inform citizens in the community of the many services available though local businesses, organizations, churches, and government entities. Food, live music, chi...
Jun 27 Saturday

14th Annual Jubilee in June Festival - Hatfield

PO Box 6, Hatfield
Hatfield City Park
Begins with a parade at 10 a.m., live music all day, BBQ cook-off, vendors, games, and fireworks show at dark....
Jun 27 Saturday

26th Annual PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race - Emerson

1533 E Columbia Road 2, Emerson
On and near grounds of Emerson High School
Celebrates purple hull peas and hosts the world's fastest garden tillers in World Championship Rotary Tiller Race. World Cup PurpleHull Pea Shelling Competition, purplehu...
Jun 30 Tuesday

Rodeo Slack Performance - Springdale

1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
5 p.m. Join us for a sneak peak of the next four nights of fun at Rodeo of the Ozarks. Contestants enter in timed events only. With some 500 competitors, it is challengin...
Jul 1 Wednesday

Rodeo Parade - Springdale

PO Box 1909, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Join us to observe a patriotic display of cowgirls, floats, bands, entertainment and candy for the kiddos at our Rodeo kick off parade, Beginning at 3:00 pm, at the rodeo...
Jul 1 Wednesday

71st Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks - Springdale

7/1/2015 - 7/4/2015
1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
See some of the roughest and toughest cowboys and cowgirls from all around in one of the Top 5 Largest Outdoor Rodeos in the U.S. Gates open at 6 p.m. Mutton Bustin’ at ...
Jul 1 Wednesday

Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks queen pageant - Springdale

7/1/2015 - 7/4/2015
PO Bozx 1909, Springdale
Parsons Staduim
Competitors will participate in four days of interviews, speeches, modeling and much more to vie for the title of being the next Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks. Horsemanship an...
Jul 2 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
Jul 2 Thursday

Stars & Stripes Festival - Hot Springs Village

7/2/2015 - 7/4/2015
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Balboa Pavilion
July 4th celebration includes a variety of activities ending with a fantastic free fireworks display at Balboa Beach at dusk on Saturday....
Jul 3 Friday

Spa Blast July 4th Celebration in the Infield - Hot Springs

2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs
Oaklawn Racing & Gaming Infield
Oaklawn kicks off an exciting month with Spa Blast presented by Budweiser. The family-friendly event will conclude with a fireworks show that follows a free concert.Guest...
Jul 4 Saturday

15th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular - Camden

1283 Hwy 278, Camden
Gates open at 6 p.m. with festivities starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy a fun evening with family and friends as we celebrate God and country. And of course a great fireworks show...
Jul 4 Saturday

Fireworks on the 4th of July - Colt

PO Box 44, Colt
Behind the City Park
The Colt Volunteer Fire Department hosts a fireworks display. There will be refreshments and entertainment for all ages....
Jul 4 Saturday

Independence Day Parade and Celebration - Horseshoe Bend

1311 Strawberry Dr, Horseshoe Bend
Chamber Office
Small town parade starts at 10 a.m., ice cream social, pool party, flotilla on Crown Lake, fireworks at dusk....
Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th Freedom Fest - Greenwood

#14 Town Square, Greenwood
Town Square
Start the 4th with a pancake breakfast, move on to trolley rides and musical entertainment all day. Numerous vendor booths, free lunch and end the day with an awesome fir...
Jul 4 Saturday

Rodeo Parade - Springdale

PO Box 1909, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Join us to observe a patriotic display of cowgirls, floats, bands, entertainment and candy for the kiddos at our Rodeo kick off parade, Beginning at 10:00 am, at the rode...
Jul 11 Saturday

6th Annual Christian Waterfowlers Association National Meeting & International Waterfowl Festival & Outdoor Expo - Siloam Springs

7/11/2015 - 7/12/2015
434 Brush Creek Rd, Siloam Springs
Bill George Arena
Featuring Swamp People's Harlan "Bigfoot" Hatcher. The festival includes an expo, seminars, competitions, music, CWA benefit dinner, Sportsman's Chapel, and more....
Jul 16 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
Jul 18 Saturday

11th Annual Families Are Special BBQ Bash - North Little Rock

2200 N. Main, North Little Rock
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Silent auction, live auction and a king size barbeque grill to raffle. Barbeque lunch donated each year from six different area restaurants. Craig O'Neill will be our MC....
Jul 24 Friday

32nd Annual Altus Grape Festival - Altus

7/24/2015 - 7/25/2015
PO Box 293, Altus
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 Saturday

29th Annual World Championship Cardboard Races - Heber Springs

1001 West Main Street, Heber Springs
Sandy Beach
Races begin at 10 a.m. Boats of all shapes and sizes made of cardboard compete for speed and design. Titanic Award for the most dramatic sinking. Great food vendors, wate...
Jul 25 Saturday

3rd Annual Crystal Music Festival - Mena

PO Box 71, Mena
Board Camp Crystal Mine
Come enjoy a summer day with the family digging for crystals in the cool of the forest at the Board Camp Crystal Mine, near Mena, as well as kick back to listen to a vari...
Jul 27 Monday

96th Annual Fulton County Fair - Salem

7/27/2015 - 8/1/2015
Post Office Box 910, Salem
Fulton County Fairgrounds
Features exhibits, carnival, beauty pageants, talent contest, Veterans' Day, Kids' Day, Senior Citizens' Day, rodeo, entertainment, truck pulling, and tough truck competi...
Aug 1 Saturday

3rd Annual Boati Gras - Fairfield Bay

151 Deer Run Trail, Fairfield Bay
Fairfield Bay Marina
Annual celebration featuring a boat parade, second line band, Cajun food and fun. Laissez les bon temps rouler! ...
Aug 6 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
Aug 6 Thursday

36th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival - Cave City

8/6/2015 - 8/8/2015
P.O. Box 663, Cave City
City Park
Crafts, concessions, entertainment. No dogs or alcohol. Bring lawn chairs. Free parking....
Aug 6 Thursday

39th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival - Hope

8/6/2015 - 8/8/2015
P.O. Box 1543, Hope
Festival celebrating Hope's giant watermelons....
Aug 13 Thursday

Mountains, Music and Motorcycles - Mountain View

8/13/2015 - 8/16/2015
1206 Cantrell Street, Mountain View
Court Square
Celebrating motorcycling in the Ozarks. Event is based at the Historic Town Square in Mountain View. Free concerts, biker night at the drive in, biker games, bike show,...
Aug 17 Monday

116th Annual Johnson County Fair - Clarksville

8/17/2015 - 8/22/2015
1586 W Oakland, Clarksville
Fairgrounds
At the Johnson County Fair you can enjoy live entertainment, carnival, pageants, Johnson County Idol contest, livestock, contests, exhibits, pet show, parade and more! ...
Aug 20 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
Aug 21 Friday

Frisco Festival - Rogers

8/21/2015 - 8/22/2015
317 W Walnut, Rogers
Downtown Rogers
A community event and fundraiser featuring live music, great food, fun activities and vendors in downtown....
Aug 23 Sunday

Newton County Fair & Rodeo - Jasper

8/23/2015 - 8/29/2015
Hwy 7 South, Jasper
Newton County Fair Grounds
Carnival, kid’s day, truck pull, parade, junior rodeo and little britches rodeo. Queen's Contest & horse show. ...
Aug 25 Tuesday

Sebastion County Fair - Greenwood

8/25/2015 - 8/29/2015
530 East Knoxville, Greenwood
Fairgrounds
Sponsored for the purpose of exhibiting creative arts and agriculture, the fair also features a carnival and bull fighting. The pageant starts on the 22nd, call for more...
Aug 28 Friday

Frisco Festival - Rogers

8/28/2015 - 8/29/2015
317 W Walnut, Rogers
Frisco Stage
Features live music, food, arts & crafts vendors and a carnival. Hours: Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m....
Aug 28 Friday

Blue Grass Festival - Jasper

8/28/2015 - 8/30/2015
500 Court St, Jasper
Bradley Park
Three nights of fantastic Blue Grass Music. This music filled weekend begins at 6 pm on Thursday and Friday then opens on Saturday at 10 am with fantastic Blue Grass rend...
Sep 1 Tuesday

Polk County Fair & Livestock Show - Mena

9/1/2015 - 9/5/2015
507 Church Avenue, Mena
Polk County Fairgrounds
Agricultural and home economics exhibits, canning, photography, gardening, homemade quilts, baked items, pigs, chickens, rabbits, cows, commercial exhibits, and more....
Sep 3 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
Sep 4 Friday

September First Friday in Downtown Bentonville - Bentonville

410 SW A St Ste 2, Bentonville
Sugar Days Theme: Taking you back to the 1800s and reenacting the famous bank robbery on the Bentonville Square in 1893. The event will be fun for the whole family! ...
Sep 5 Saturday

4th Annual Legendary Blues Festival - Helena-West Helena

700 MLK Jr. Drive, Helena-West Helena
On the banks of the Mighty Mississippi
People from all walks of life come to enjoy the history and the soul stirring legendary blues that were formed and are rooted right here on the Mississippi River. We have...
Sep 11 Friday

21st Annual Ash Flat Eagle Fest - Ash Flat

9/11/2015 - 9/12/2015
Ash Flat Eagle Fest, Ash Flat
Ash Flat Ball Park
Friday night street dance 6-10 p.m. with live band, food vendors, cash drawing & door prizes. Saturday 10-10p.m. a variety of live music, crafts, food vendors, street dan...
Sep 11 Friday

45th Annual Antique Automobile Festival - Eureka Springs

9/11/2015 - 9/12/2015
516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
Pine Mountain Village
Hundreds of vintage classics compete for prizes and trophies. Includes show with parade. ...
Sep 11 Friday

Nevada County Fair - Prescott

9/11/2015 - 9/19/2015
PO Box 307, Prescott
Nevada County Fairgrounds
The fair kicks off with a parade downtown. Handmade crafts, jelly, jam and other exhibits. Cattle, goat and hog show added to the fun at the fair....
Sep 12 Saturday

38th Ozark Quilt Fair - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring new and antique quilts for show and sale. ...
Sep 12 Saturday

38th Ozark Quilt Fair - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. New and antique quilts for show and sale....
Sep 12 Saturday

80th Annual White County Fair - Searcy

9/12/2015 - 9/19/2015
PO Box 1605, Searcy
White County Fair Grounds
County Fair offering rides, entertainment, rodeo, demolition derby, animal exhibits. ...
Sep 14 Monday

Crawford County Fair - Mulberry

9/14/2015 - 9/19/2015
Crawford County Fair, Mulberry
There is something for everyone that comes to the fair! We have a full carnival on the midway, food booths, pageants, a 4-H livestock auction, commercial exhibits, tracto...
Sep 16 Wednesday

Baxter County Fair - Mountain Home

9/16/2015 - 9/19/2015
1507 Fairgrounds Drive, Mountain Home
Baxter County Gairgrounds
Carnival ride, commercial booths, art, photography exhibits, canning, homemade pies and cakes, livestock exhibits, food, entertainment for the family....
Sep 17 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
Sep 18 Friday

Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival - Walnut Ridge

9/18/2015 - 9/19/2015
900 SW Front St., Walnut Ridge
Beatles Artists & Authors Symposium kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. Music entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Saturday is an all day event with three stages of live entertainment. ...
Sep 19 Saturday

Harvest Fest - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
An outdoor celebration featuring craft beer, live music, hayrides and food. ...
Sep 19 Saturday

2nd Annual Little Rock Bacon Fest - Little Rock

2600 Howard St., Little Rock
Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Bacon Fest features a 5K run with Bacon Stations, live music, bacon-themed cooking contests, bacon eating contest, beer garden, merchant booths, a kids' zone with inflata...
Sep 24 Thursday

7th Annual Mary's Pumpkin Patch - Bryant

9/24/2015 - 11/7/2015
3705 Hwys5 North, Bryant
Mary's Place
One price includes, hay ride, train ride, bounce house, swings and slides, hay mountain with tunnel, western town, 8-second ride, kid tractors corral, farm animals, picni...
Sep 28 Monday

Rodeo of the Ozarks Fall Carnival - Springdale

9/28/2015 - 10/2/2015
1423 E. Emma Ave., Springdale
Rodeo of the Ozarks
Pride of Texas will once again bring fun for all ages! Armbands will be available....
Oct 1 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
Oct 1 Thursday

25th Annual Corvette Weekend - Eureka Springs

10/1/2015 - 10/4/2015
3729 East Dogwood Place, Eureka Springs
Inn of the Ozarks, Land-O-Nod, Pine Mountain
Thursday: registration & hospitality at Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. Friday: Fuel Economy Run at Land-O-Rod, photo tour and picture at Victoria Inn, rides for kids, Br...
Oct 1 Thursday

Fall Carnival - Springdale

10/1/2015 - 10/4/2015
1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Pride of Texas brings fun for all ages. Armbands available....
Oct 2 Friday

18th Annual Junkfest 2015 - Bradley

10/2/2015 - 10/3/2015
P. O. Box 662, Bradley
Downtown park
South Arkansas's biggest garage sale. Music played by a live band. Good festival foods, coon dogs, clothes, tools, arts & crafts, and good old junk. ...
Oct 2 Friday

13th Annual Trade Days - White Hall

10/2/2015 - 10/3/2015
P O Box 20429, White Hall
A citywide yard sale that has been immensely successful for the past twelve years....
Oct 2 Friday

47th Annual Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair - Hot Springs

10/2/2015 - 10/4/2015
308 Pullman Ave., Hot Springs
Garland County Fairgrounds
A juried show with approximately 375 exhibitors. Petting zoo, bounce house and pony rides for children. Wheelchairs and strollers if needed. Golf carts to provides rides ...
Oct 2 Friday

31st Annual Harvest Homecoming - Harrison

10/2/2015 - 10/4/2015
120 W Stephenson Ave, Harrison
Historic Downtown Square
Arts & crafts, eating competitions, food concessions, live entertainment, 5k walk/run, car show, dance, and more....
Oct 3 Saturday

39th Annual Sherwood Fest - Sherwood

7400 AR 107, Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood's largest citywide event combines music, vendors, dance demonstrations, crafts, inflatables, music, archery contest, Cute Kids Contest, and castle building conte...
Oct 3 Saturday

85th Annual Terrapin Derby - Lepanto

100 Main Street, Lepanto
downtown Lepanto
Held along Lepanto’s Main Street, the Terrapin Derby features live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and special activities for kids. But there’s no doubt that on...
Oct 3 Saturday

Downtown Rogers Oktoberfest - Rogers

317 W Walnut, Rogers
Frisco Park
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features the Steve Meisner Polka Band from Whitewater, Wisconsin, Johnsonville brats and Oktoberfest beers from Premium Brands of NWA. ...
Oct 3 Saturday

Motley's Farm Pumpkin Festival - Little Rock

10/3/2015 - 11/1/2015
13724 Sandy Ann Drive, Little Rock
Motley's Tree Farm
Motley's Farm is a family farm open to the public. Lots of kids' activities and good stuff to eat. Pumpkin patch, farm zoo, hayride, pig races, cow train and play areas. ...
Oct 7 Wednesday

30th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena-West Helena

10/7/2015 - 10/10/2015
P.O. Box 118, Helena-West Helena
Historic downtown on the Mississippi River levee
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 three full...
Oct 9 Friday

33rd Annual Wild Duck Festival - Trumann

10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
PO Box 215, Trumann
Sports Complex
Community fest celebrating a near century of history in Trumann focused around our community's heritage of duck hunting, forest/wood products, and agriculture. Carnival,...
Oct 9 Friday

4th Annual Leslie Mountain Man Rendezvous - Leslie

10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
8 Pine Shadow Drive, Leslie
Behind Killebrew House
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The mountain folk once again descend on the historic town of Leslie for the annual Leslie Mountain Man Rendezvous. See pre-1840 history come alive. Public...
Oct 9 Friday

37th Annual Cabot Fest - Cabot

10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
PO Box 631, Cabot
Downtown
Cabotfest began in 1978 as a small gathering to help lift the spirits of citizens after the tornado struck the town. Today, it is a family style festival that brings thou...
Oct 9 Friday

52nd Wiederkehr Village Weinfest - Wiederkehr Village

10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
3324 Swiss Family Drive, Wiederkehr Village
On the Grounds of Wiederkehr Wine Cellars
Free wine tasting tours, rides through the vineyards, arts & crafts displays, Trauben Stube & Beer Garden, international a la carte cuisine, 1880 Wine & Gift Shoppe, polk...
Oct 9 Friday

Fall Festival Arts & Craft Fair - Van Buren

10/9/2015 - 10/11/2015
813 Main St, Van Buren
Autumn is welcomed in old-fashioned style as Van Buren opens historic Main Street for the fall festival. More than 200 exhibitors displaying fine artwork, handcrafted ite...
Oct 10 Saturday

8th Annual Augsburg Fall Fest - London

1380 Silex Road, London
Zion Lutheran Church at intersection of Highway 333 and Augsburg Road
German Lutheran community festival featuring German food, Dutch oven cooking contest, all-day entertainment, petting zoo, pony rides, games, bingo, antique tractor show, ...
Oct 10 Saturday

2nd Annual Drew County Fall Fest - Monticello

335 East Gaines Street, Monticello
Downtown Square
Enjoy outstanding live entertainment all day as you shop with an array of craft and food vendors for those one-of-a-kind Fall & Christmas decor items. This all-day block ...
Oct 10 Saturday

Fall Festival - Prescott

PO Box 307, Prescott
downtown around courthouse
Food and craft venders, games for all ages, entertainment, 5K, basketball tournament and more....
Oct 11 Sunday

3rd Annual Little Rock Pride Parade & Festival - Little Rock

PO BOX 250096, Little Rock
Grounds outside of Clinton Library
Family-friendly LGBT pride parade and festival. The parade travels through downtown Little Rock and the River Market ending at the Clinton Library Grounds, where the fest...
Oct 15 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
Oct 15 Thursday

Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Festivals - Rogers

10/15/2015 - 10/17/2015
317 W. Walnut, Rogers
John Q. Hammons Center
The 24th Annual Fall Craft Fest is held in three locations, the NW Arkansas Convention Center at the Holiday Inn/Springdale, the John Q. Hammons Convention Center adjacen...
Oct 15 Thursday

War Eagle Mill Craft & Culinary Fair - Rogers

10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
317 W Walnut , Rogers
War Eagle Mill
The War Eagle Mill Craft & Culinary Fair, located on the grounds of the Historic War Eagle Mill, a working water powered grist mill, celebrates its 42nd annual show in 20...
Oct 15 Thursday

Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Festival - Rogers

10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
317 W Walnut, Rogers
Frisco Station Mall
Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Festival is located indoors at the Frisco Station Mall. One of the largest crafts fairs in Northwest Arkansas, featuring hundreds of cra...
Oct 15 Thursday

The War Eagle Fair - Hindsville

10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
317 W Walnut, Hindsville
War Eagle Mill
The 24th Annual Fall Craft Fest is held in three locations, the NW Arkansas Convention Center at the Holiday Inn/Springdale, the John Q Hammons Convention Center adjacent...
Oct 15 Thursday

Sharp's Show of War Eagle - Rogers

10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
317 W. Walnut, Rogers
War Eagle Mill
Sharp's Show of War Eagle rounds out the craft fairs in the War Eagle Community, and is held adjacent to the War Eagle Fair. The fair has more than 250 booths offering vi...
Oct 15 Thursday

War Eagle Fair - Hindsville

10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
PO Box 796 , Hindsville
War Eagle Mills Farm
The War Eagle Fair began in 1954. It was started as a way for crafters from across the Ozarks region to display their works. It continues today over 60 years later with t...
Oct 17 Saturday

19th Annual Beebe Fall Festival - Beebe

PO Box 724, Beebe
Beebe Ballpark
Join us for a day of family fun! Carnival, Kid Zone, live entertainment all day, vendor booths, an antique car show, food vendors and more!...
Oct 17 Saturday

26th Annual Rison in the Fall Festival - Rison

PO Box 405, Rison
Pioneer Village
BBQ cook-off, music, pageants, and car show....
Oct 23 Friday

31st White Hall Founder's Day Fall Festival - White Hall

10/23/2015 - 10/24/2015
P O Box 20429, White Hall
White Hall City Park
Fun activities, food, crafts and business booths, carnival, music, dessert contest, local and noted entertainment. Saturday breakfast in the park at 7 a.m. Parade at 10 a...
Oct 23 Friday

19th Annual Lake Village Fall Festival - Lake Village

10/23/2015 - 10/24/2015
PO Box 752, Lake Village
Town square
Featuring a pancake breakfast, 5K walk/run, tractor show, bluegrass music, car show, dog show, bounce house and slide for kids, carnival, performing arts, and beauty page...
Oct 24 Saturday

2nd Annual "Good Ole Boys" Back Yard BBQ Cook-Off - White Hall

P.O. Box 20100, White Hall
In front of White Hall City Hall
This was a huge success last year and will be an annual event in conjunction with the White Hall Founder's Day Fall Festival. There are two categories: chicken and pork r...
Oct 24 Saturday

Corning Harvest Festival - Corning

Rhonda Sollis, Corning
Wynn Park
Featuring antique cars, antique farm equipment, arts & crafts, commercial exhibits, food, 5K run, kids area, live entertainment and shirts....
Oct 24 Saturday

2nd Annual Ouachita Fall Foliage Festival - Mena

524 Sherwood Ave., Mena
Janssen Park
The Ouachita Fall Foliage Festival kicks off with the CMA Run for the Son Rise 5K Race. Activities through the day include a Couch Potato Contest, a Kids Activity Korner ...
Oct 29 Thursday

33rd Annual Beanfest and Outhouse Races - Mountain View

10/29/2015 - 10/31/2015
PO Box 1504, Mountain View
Downtown
Beans and cornbread, music, dancing on Courthouse Square, handmade crafts and outrageous outhouse races. The Bean Fest Cooking Champion and the Arkansas Outhouse Races Ch...
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...
Nov 3 Tuesday

Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead) - Jonesboro

PO Box 490, Jonesboro
Arkansas State University Museum
Face-painting, crafts, music, and delicious food are part of this ancient Hispanic and Latino celebration. ...
Nov 5 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
Historic Downtown
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
Nov 7 Saturday

Gravette Renaissance Family Festival - Gravette

407 Charlotte St SE, Gravette
Old Town Park
We have a renaissance fair that other fairs like Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Muskogee come to! We dress up in period clothing, have jousting matches, games, music, fo...
Nov 17 Tuesday

4th Annual Gravette Renaissance Festival - Gravette

407 SE Charlotte Street, Gravette
Old Town Park
Society of Creative Acronysm helps the library put this event on every year. Vendors participate in selling wares and food. Participants from Kansas City Renaissance and ...
Nov 19 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
Nov 27 Friday

80th Annual World's Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival - Stuttgart

11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015
PO Box 1500, Stuttgart
Downtown
One of the biggest and best festivals in the Arkansas Delta. Thousands from across the country flock to the event to celebrate the town's moniker as the "Duck Capital of ...
Dec 3 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
Dec 5 Saturday

21st Annual Ash Flat Christmas Parade - Ash Flat

PO Box 100, Ash Flat
Santa gives out goodie bags, refreshments served, and pictures with Santa....
Dec 7 Monday

Rogers Christmas Parade - Rogers

317 W Walnut, Rogers
Downtown
7 p.m. This evening parade features floats, vehicles and marching units with thousands of holiday lights. ...
Dec 7 Monday

Festival of Trees @ the Bay - Fairfield Bay

12/7/2015 - 12/11/2015
110 Village Pl. 2C, Fairfield Bay
Across from the Village Mall
A splendid display of Christmas trees at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center. Walk around at your leisure taking in the beauty of a winter wonderland!...
Jan 1 Friday

First Day Hikes - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
Get your year off on the right foot with a hike! The trails of Hobbs State Park Conservation Area offer something for everyone! Take a half-mile stroll alo...
Feb 6 Saturday

Arkansas Men's & Women's State Chili Cook-Off - Fort Smith

13106 White Bluff Road, Fort Smith
Elks Lodge
Charity cook-off. Raffle items and chili tasting kits. Doors open at 9 a.m. Chili turn-in at 1 p.m. Chili, charity, and fun!...
Sep 3 Saturday

5th Annual Legendary Blues Festival - Helena-West Helena

700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Helena-West Helena
On the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River
People from all walks of life come to enjoy the history and soul-stirring legendary blues that were formed and rooted right here on the Mississippi River. Participants ca...