Cornbread Had its Special Day in Little Rock

Cornbread Festival in Little Rock
Cornbread Festival in Little Rock

One of the foods most recognized as true Southern is cornbread. However, we do owe Native Americans a big thank you since they are credited with creating the first versions of this popular quick bread.

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You can celebrate this popular food at the annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival each fall in downtown Little Rock. The setting for the event is between 13th and 16th Streets on South Main.

Since its inception in 2011, the Arkansas Cornbread Festival continues to grow in popularity. Those in attendance can sample cornbread from each competitor then vote for the top prizes. A panel of local celebrities choose the recipients of the Judge’s Choice Awards. Cosmo the Cornbread Man is the popular mascot of the event and is on hand for photographs for the kids – and adults. His coloring books plus event aprons and T-shirts are also available for purchase as well as vendors selling local products and handmade crafts along South Main Street. For more details, visit