Springfest is April 22 and 23 in Heber Springs
Ready for some weekend fun? It starts at noon today at Springfest in Heber Springs and goes through Saturday night.
A lot of the entertainment takes place at the Spring Park Band Shell:
11 a.m. Clogging Thunder
12 p.m. Jubilation Jazz
2 p.m. Ronald McDonald Meet and Greet
3 p.m. Prestin Garey concert
4:30 p.m. Blayk Puckett (Magic and Juggling)
5:30 p.m. EC Haynes (Four on the Floor Band)
Kids have numerous options for fun. Tickets to enter the Butterfly Pavilion are $3 and the first 125 children receive a gift. Everyone who visits the pavilion during the festival is eligible to enter a drawing to be the one to release all of the butterflies on Saturday. The winner will be announced around 6 p.m. Saturday and you must be present to win.
The Petting Zoo and an opportunity to pet and hug cute animals is $5. Pony rides also cost $5. Plenty of inflatables for ages one to 18 will be on-site. The cost is $10 to play in them all day or $1 per visit. Train rides for kids and adults cost $3 per ride.
While the festival is in its 29th year, this is the 10th year for the annual Volkswagen Car Show to be held during Springfest. Sponsored by The Mountain Top Volkswagen Club, you can enjoy an up close view of some VW classics.
Arts and crafts and food vendors will be plentiful throughout the park.
At the Heber Springs Municipal Airport, enjoy a classic car show, Fly-In, and Color Run. Gates open at 9 a.m. along with the car show of as many as 80 cars ranging from T- Buckets to Corvettes.
The Fly-In begins with a color drop from one of the airplanes at 10 a.m. You can also watch a flying demonstration and a “Touch and Go” spot landing competition. Explore 25 to 30 different makes and models of airplanes that will be on display. The pilots will be on hand to answer all of your questions.
At 10:30 a.m., the Color Run begins for any and all who would like to participate.
If running is not your thing, try cycling. Join the Greers Ferry Lake Trails Council in cycling Heber Springs and the surrounding area in the annual Ride Like a Mountain Man event. Or, just support a rider and show up for the barbecue lunch. The council is a non-profit organization building bicycling trails in the Heber Springs area for all to enjoy. Each year more trails are added thanks to contributions, grants and volunteer labor. All registration proceeds will benefit GFLTC. The cost ranges based on whether you do the 20- or 55-mile ride.