Cancel your plans for the weekend because you don’t want to miss these amazing programs and events happening around the state. Have a fun time at the Frisco Festival or dance on down to the rod run. Find your own treasure at the rock show or watch the horses and wagons GO! GO! GO! at the chuck wagon races. Study the fascinating fan history or slip and slide in downtown Fayetteville. There is something for everyone, so get out and make memories in the Natural State this weekend.
33rd Annual Frisco Festival – Rogers
Get ready for the 33rd Annual Frisco Festival! We are hoping to make this year the best one yet! There will we have live music on both Friday & Saturday. We have an expanded kid zone that will include magicians, street performers and games. Southern BMX Stunt Show will be performing on Saturday. We will have dancing, food and craft vendors and a BBQ contest. There are still more surprises planned so stay tuned! This is going to be a fantastic way to end the summer!
August 25, 2017 – August 26, 2017
301 W. Chestnut
Rogers, AR 72756
42nd Annual Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run – Mena
See more than 200 classic and antique cars and trucks. Friday night show & shine on N. Mena Street. Saturday fish fry and games will be at Queen Wilhelmina State Park with a Saturday night street dance and concert on S. Mena Street. Vendors and concessions will be available at all locations.
August 25, 2017 – August 27, 2017
Mena Street and Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Mena, AR 71953
Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show – Mountain Home
Vendors offer fine gems, minerals, fossils, and unique mineral-related jewelry for sale. Kids’ games, demonstrations, displays, geode cracking, free hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing, KTLO live radio broadcast on Saturday. Arkansas State Geologists present geological information on minerals and fossils of the state. This annual event is fun and educational for all ages. Join us in the wonders of the interesting and beautiful treasures of the earth. Concessions provided by the Clarkridge Fire Department.
August 26, 2017 – August 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Baxter County Fairgrounds
1507 Fairgrounds Drive
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Admission: $2 adults, free for ages 12 and under, scouts in uniform, & active military with ID
32nd National Championship Chuck Wagon Race – Clinton
The event includes five divisions of chuck wagon races, Snowy River Race, bronco fanning, mule race, equine clinics, camping, trail rides, concerts, non-denominational church services, western trade show, and food. To find out more about the Clinton Chuck Wagon Races read our full article here.
August 26, 2017 – September 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Bar of Ranch
2848 Shake Rag Rd.
Clinton, AR 72031
Admission: $30 adults, $15 children
Secret Codes: The Language of the Fan – Texarkana
“Secret Codes: the Language of the Fan” is an interactive lecture on the history of fans and their use as a social weapon. The lecture includes vintage film clips and demonstrations. Participants will receive their own folding fan and have the opportunity to practice their fan-wielding skills. Refreshments provided and reservations required.
August 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
P. J. Ahern Home Museum
Texarkana, AR 71854
Admission: $3 for TMS Members; $8 for non-members
3rd Annual Dickson Street Slide – Fayetteville
Soldier ON Service Dogs is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Dickson Street Slide! Come out and slip and slide your way down our 1000′ water slide, or join the fun at our Community Village and KidZone! Proceeds support Soldier ON Service Dogs’ mission to provide quality trained service dogs to local Veterans living with PTSD and/or Traumatic Brain Injury.
August 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
324 W Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: $25 for Triple Slide, $40 for Unlimited Slide
Amplify Fest is gearing up for their SIXTH annual concert event with 16 of today’s top Christian artists set to perform at the free, two day festival. The festival is a live, open-air concert held on a 20 acre grass field on the property of Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton, AR August 25 – 26. The venue is easily accessible from Interstate 30, located on the south service road, next to the Saline County Fairgrounds and the Bernard Holland Baseball Park. Read more here.
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