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Arkansas's festivals are about as varied as its landscape, and as wide-ranging as your interests. Into racing? Choose from toad, tiller, outhouse, or cardboard boat racing.  Into the arts? Choose between documentary film, fine arts, crafts, or theatrical festivals.

Arkansans love to celebrate food, as evidenced by peach, tomato, grape, purple hull pea, and watermelon festivals. There are also steak cook-offs, ethnic food festivals, chili-cooking contests, and lots of barbecues and catfish fries. Is music more your thing? You can hear blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, country, bluegrass, and more at festivals in the Natural State.

The bottom line is that Arkansas has an event with your name on it. Every region of the state celebrates its unique heritage and history through events that bring people together for fun, food, and fellowship.

For more information on getting your festival or event listed on the Arkansas Calendar of Events, go to the tourism development tab on this website, email felisha.rice@arkansas.gov or call 501-682-5240.