May 18, 2017

May you have a wonderful weekend

Art festivals, food festivals, and music festivals! I think this weekend needs to be a little bit longer so you can fit all of these great events around the state into your schedule.

Artosphere Arkansas’s Arts + Nature Festival

Artosphere: Arkansas’s Arts and Nature Festival celebrates artists influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives.
May 4, 2017 – May 20, 2017
Walton Arts Center
505 W. Spring St
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: Free and low-cost tickets for all festival family events and performances

27th Annual Crawdad Days Festival

5K run kicks off things on Saturday morning. Other activities include canoe rides, carnival, rubber duck races, children’s stage, and crawdad eating contest. The music includes country, rock-n-roll, and down home. If all of the above doesn’t keep you busy, enjoy looking at hundreds of vintage cars.
May 19, 2017 – May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Lake Harrison-Minnie Harris Park
200 S. Main Street
Harrison, AR 72601
Admission: Free

Arkansas State Championship Thumbpicking Weekend

A gathering of guitarists dedicated to the thumb-picking tradition made popular by Merle Travis. Weekend events include a one day master class, panel discussions, concerts and contests. For a detailed schedule of events and performers, visit us online at
May 19, 2017 – May 20, 2017
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Administration Building
Mountain View, AR 72560
Admission: Free

40th Annual Old Timers Day Arts & Crafts Festival

2017 welcomes the 40th Annual Old Timers Day Arts & Crafts Festival featuring hundreds of exhibitors from more than seven states covering six closed-off blocks on Historic Main Street. Carnival, food, and entertainment Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday, and Sunday. Arts & crafts Saturday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Event will be held rain or shine.
May 19, 2017 – May 21, 2017
Historic Main Street
704 Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956
Admission: Free

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World Championship Steak Cook-off, Parade of Cookers, 5K race/walk, unique arts & crafts, art show, car show, Baggo tournament, fishing tournament, food vendors, children’s area, and free concerts.
May 19, 2017 – May 20, 2017
Historic Downtown Square
211 West Main
Magnolia, AR 71753
Admission: Free

19th Annual Osceola Heritage Music Fest

Great weekend of music, food, and family fun situated right off of Highway 61, the Great River Road.
May 19, 2017 – May 20, 2017
Mississippi County Courthouse Square
200 W. Hale Ave.
Osceola, AR 72370
Admission: $10 per day adults, $5 per day ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under

33rd Annual International Greek Food Festival

A family-friendly weekend filled with food, fun and fundraising for local charities. Enjoy a vast array of food, cultural performances, shopping, and children’s activities. This year’s entertainment lineup will be better than ever! Local artists provide a lively mix of soul, jazz, blues, funk, and rock that’s sure to keep you entertained all night long.
May 19, 2017 – May 21, 2017
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
1100 Napa Valley Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72211
Admission: $3 or three canned food items for the Arkansas Foodbank



Jeanetta Darley

Arkansas Women Blogger member Jeanetta Darley is an artist, blogger, and sometimes homesteader. A native Arkansan, she creates art and writes about the day to day victories & failures with family, farming, gardening, cooking & life in general at

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