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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!

Aug 22 Friday

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 22 Friday

115th Annual Johnson County Fair - Clarksville

8/19/2014 - 8/23/2014
1586 W Oakland St, Clarksville
Carnival, pageants, Johnson County Idol, live entertainment, home crafts and displays, contests, animal & agricultural products competitions, food, games and more....
Aug 22 Friday

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 13 Saturday

Arkansas Science Festival - Jonesboro

9/13/2014 - 10/11/2014
Department of Psychology & Counseling, Jonesboro
Science festivals can be considered a celebration of science or a party for the mind. The Arkansas Science Festival will be the first formal science festival organized an...
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

28th Annual 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

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 10 Friday

Oktoberfest at The Bay - Fairfield Bay

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
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 16 Thursday

46th Annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival - Bella Vista

10/16/2014 - 10/18/2014
312 Town Center W, Bella Vista
1/2 mile south of intersection of AR 340 & AR 279
Sponsored by the non-profit Village Art Club, with all profits to finance art scholarships and continuing education for artists and artisans and children's art camps. 400...
Oct 18 Saturday

18th Annual Beebe Fall Festival - Beebe

321 N. Elm St., Beebe
This annual festival is fun for the entire family starting at 9:00 a.m. There will be live entertainment, vendor booths, carnival, a food court, an antique car show and a...
Oct 25 Saturday

4th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship - Little Rock

6004 Kenwood Road, Little Rock
The 4th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship will be held this year in SOMA and the Bernice Gardens from 11 to 3.The event will divide contestants into Professional and A...
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...
Feb 13 Friday

4th Annual MidWinter Hometown Jam - Eureka Springs

516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
The Auditorium
“Eureka Springs is one of the best live music cities in the state," said Mike Bishop, President/CEO of the Chamber and an entertainer himself. "We have such a variety of ...
Feb 14 Saturday

Chocolate Lovers Festival - Eureka Springs

516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center
A complete world of chocolate appreciation will be featured at the 11th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival including cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains,...
Mar 6 Friday

21 Annual Camden Daffodil Festival - Camden

3/6/2015 - 3/7/2015
P. O. Box 693, Camden
Downtown - 1st United Methodist Church
Tour four privately-owned daffodil gardens, historical home tours, downtown festival, children's activities, poker run, 5K run, Championship Steak Cook-off, civil war ree...
Mar 12 Thursday

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival - Mountain View

3/12/2015 - 3/14/2015
P.O. Box 133, Mountain View
Bluegrass Festival to be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the large auditorium of the Ozark Folk Center. Great bluegrass music all weekend long. Single day pass or...
Mar 20 Friday

Valley of the Vapors Music Festival - Hot Springs

3/20/2015 - 3/24/2015
629 Central Avenue, Hot Springs
Downtown Hot Springs
The Valley of the Vapors is an annual week long music festival that piggybacks on the dates of SXSW each March. Since 2005, The VOV has been bringing innovative performer...
Mar 21 Saturday

25th Annual Kite Fest - Eureka Springs

1 Spring Street, Eureka Springs
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. bring or buy kites to fly on the main plateau at TCWR, concession stands available. Fun for all ages....
Apr 11 Saturday

Kent Rylee Car Show - Rogers

317 W Walnut, Rogers
Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions
Car lovers can enter their classic car or truck or simply enjoy the ones on display. Kent Rylee Automotive solutions has prizes for best of show, best pre-sixty, best 60 ...
Apr 11 Saturday

8th Annual German Heritage Festival - Stuttgart

921 East 5th Street, Stuttgart
Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie
A 5K fun run/walk, brat wurst cook-off, lids activities, live music, vendors, Wiederkehr Farms, grape stomping, potter, baked goods, homemade for sale and much more....
Apr 16 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Alive After Five is a street market that happens in Downtown Jonesboro on the 3rd Thursdays from 5-8pm. An artisan, crafters and farmers market that also features a kids ...
Apr 17 Friday

Central Arkansas Corvette Club Car Show - Hot Springs

4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Bank of the Ozarks Arena
Corvettes of all ages are welcome, with a show competition to be held inside Bank of the Ozark Arena. ...
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,...
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...