A summer tradition, the 40th annual Ice Cream Social takes place Aug. 21 in Fayetteville. Enjoy ice cream, cake, live music, living history, and children’s activities at historic Headquarters House, built in 1853. Tour the gardens and house, and learn its part in Civil War history. Proceeds benefit the Washington County Historical Society’s educational programs for children and adults. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Family tickets are $15. Headquarters House is located at 118 E. Dickson St. in the downtown area. Visit Washcohistoricalsociety.org or call 479-521-2970 for more information.
Offering a variety of fun for all ages, the 21st annual Valley Fest in Russellville is Aug. 20-21 at Old Post Road Park. Activities include bingo, midway games, and amusement rides. Competitive events offered are softball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and horseshoes. On the food side, there’s also a barbecue cook off. This is a major fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley. Admission is $5 for parking. It increases to a $10 parking fee after 5 p.m. on Saturday. For details visit Valley-fest.org or call 479-968-7819.
A one of a kind event for Mountain View, the 6th annual Mountains, Music & Motorcycles event is set for Aug. 20-22 with a majority of the festivities taking place on the courthouse square. There will be biker games, a poker run, and a bike show. Prizes, games, music and food will be part of the fun for the whole family. Visit Yourplaceinthemountains.com or call 870-269-5004 for more information.