What to know
The Arkansas Cornbread Festival builds community by raising awareness about SoMa Little Rock through celebrating Southern culture and heritage through food, artisan crafts, and music. Music, family activities, unique and fun vendors, food trucks, enticing aromas, and the promise of family fun has drawn thousands each year to downtown Little Rock. Bonding over cornbread is a southern tradition, and once you’ve had a taste of South Main in Little Rock (SoMa), you’ll have to come back for more. Cornbread and side dish entries are judged by everyone attending the festival (most popular wins prizes) as well as a panel of celebrity judges who award blue ribbons. Live music and other fun activities round out the day.