Events Ahead: Frisco Festival and Slug Bugs

Jill M. Rohrbach
Northwest Arkansas has a couple of fun events coming up this weekend, and both of them are great for the whole family.

The Frisco Festival, located in Rogers, is a family festival honoring the town’s railroad heritage. The 26th annual Frisco Festival is Aug. 27-28 in the historic downtown. Signature events include: Chilisalsapeno Competition, Kid’s Connection, Frisco Chicken BBQ, Frisco Idol, several car shows, and non-stop main stage entertainment starting and ending with Friday and Saturday night street dances. Admission is free. Call 479-936-5487 or visit for more information.

If you’re a fan of the game “Slug Bug,” plan to visit Eureka Springs Aug. 27-29 for the 18th annual VW Festival, Swap Meet and Tourcade. This is one of the biggest Volkswagen events in the Midwest. The event is based at the Inn of the Ozarks. There are registration fees for participants, but the event is free to spectators. Visit or phone 800-552-3785 for additional information.

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