What's New for 2023 in Southwest Arkansas


Arkansas’s first sake brewery

Origami Sake is the first sake brewery in Arkansas. The sake will be made in Hot Springs using the city’s thermal waters and Arkansas rice, from Isbell Farms in England, will also be an ingredient in the sake, which is made from fermented rice. 
CONTACT: origamisake.co.

Arkansas rice

Majestic Park in Hot Springs

This new five-field baseball complex is for youth baseball games and tournaments. The baseball site has historic roots and was one of the first spring training sites in Major League Baseball history. The historic site hosted Major League Baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Jackie Robinson and more. 
CONTACT: majesticpark.org

Baseball field at Majestic Park in Hot Springs

New Racing Season at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort offers world-class Thoroughbred racing and casino gaming along with a newly opened hotel, spa and event center. Oaklawn has been one of the premiere Thoroughbred racetracks in the country since 1904, best known as home of the $1 million Arkansas Derby. Today, Oaklawn also offers a full house of fun and excitement day and night, all year long. Newly opened are a luxury hotel, spa and event center along with The Bugler, offering fine dining overlooking Oaklawn’s historic racetrack. 
CONTACT: 2705 Central Ave., oaklawn.com

Horse racing at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort