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An Amazing Fall Weekend – Nov. 1-3


Arkansans are busy prepping for our first hard freeze of the season, and it’s beginning to look a little bit like Christmas. The Walmart Toyland event taking place in Downtown Bentonville this weekend is sure to delight children and adults alike. Get ready to start those lists for Santa! History buffs will enjoy the Civil War event at Historic Washington State Park, and there is a fishing derby in Russellville and the World’s Largest Yard Sale in Jonesboro.

Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Civil War Weekend (Washington)

The Civil War was one of the most trying times in our nation’s history. During Civil War Weekend at Historic Washington State Park, visitors will walk the streets of a town touched by the hand of war. There will be interpretations of the many conflicts of the area when Washington was Arkansas’s Confederate Capitol. Re-enactors from across the region will present living history demonstrations, including combat scenarios, throughout the weekend. Guided tours of the many historic homes and buildings of the town will be available, as well as surrey rides. Contact the park for a detailed program schedule.

Venue: Historic Washington State Park
Date: November 2- 3
Time: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $10, Children $6
Contact: Click Here

The Hot Springs Renaissance Faire (Hot Springs)

Take a step back in time with The Hot Springs Renaissance Faire! Enjoy the merriment of a renaissance faire with jousting, one-of-a-kind shows, live-action sword fighting, re-enactments, music, comedy, and so much more! Raise your tankard, eat a turkey leg, and enjoy the fellowship as you stroll through over forty shops searching the treasures of the ages! Enjoy our three stages of rich theatrical acts, engage in lively conversation with one of our village cast, or a pirate, a fairy, a knight, or even Queen Elizabeth 1st, herself! Spend your day with our artisans such as blacksmiths, jewelry makers, and weavers as they display their wares with many demonstrating their arts.

Venue: Garland County Fairgrounds
Date: November 2-3
Time: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required- Click Here
Contact: Click Here or Call 501-802-4864

World’s Largest Yard Sale — Fall 2019 (Jonesboro)

The World’s Largest Yard sale is this weekend! This event has become the largest collection of yard sales in Northeast Arkansas. The yard sale will feature product vendors, artists, and many booths with household items, clothing, baby gear, and more.

Venue: 5003 S Stadium Boulevard, Jonesboro
Date: November 2
Time: 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Admission: $3 fee at the gate
Contact: Click Here

The Final Little Rock Night Market of the Year (Little Rock)

The Final Little Rock Night Market of the year is this weekend. There will be food trucks, local makers and artisan vendors, music and much more! It’s more than just a market; it’s a nightlife experience.

Venue: Little Rock River Market
Date: November 1
Time: 5 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

A Comedy of Tenors (Rogers)

Make plans to see the A Comedy of Tenor performance in Rogers this weekend. In this hilarious sequel to Lend Me a Tenor, we have one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris, and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hotblooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom high jinks, and madcap delight.

Venue: Arkansas Public Theatre (Victory Theatre)
Date: November 1-3, November 7-10
Time: Multiple Show Times Available
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

First Friday — Toyland (Bentonville)

This is the biggest toy event you may ever see. Kids and parents can go crazy together and have a blast. Walmart fills the Bentonville Square with its toy vendors wanting to show you the latest toys. Some of the toy vendors give out toys, and all of them let you play with them! Try to get there as early as you can, because around 4 p.m. it gets more packed than any other First Friday.

Venue: Downtown Bentonville
Date: November 1
Time: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Fishing Derby (Russellville)

There will be a Fishing Derby at Lake Dardanelle State Park this weekend. There is room for 80 children (aged 6-12) to fish and compete to win prizes between 2 age brackets. There is a $10 entry fee for competitors (food is included in entry price for children).  Fishing will take place on the bank, and you will need to bring your own fishing supplies. Fishing will begin at 8 a.m. and go until 11 a.m. Food and prizes will be given out from 11-1 at the Pavilion at Lake Dardanelle State Park.

Venue: Lake Dardanelle State Park
Date: November 2
Time: 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Admission: $10 to compete
Contact: (479) 223-1544

Photo Credit: Murphy Arts District

The Cleverlys — Live Saturday Night! (El Dorado)

The Cleverlys will be performing in Eldorado this weekend. They are a one-of-a-kind comedy/music blend coming from the remote part of the Ozark Mountains, near Cane Spur, Arkansas. They have traveled all over the United States, performing at music venues and some of the nation’s largest festivals like Stagecoach, Telluride, CMA Music Fest, and even the Grand Ole Opry. The New York Times wrote, “If Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, and Spinal Tap spawned a litter of puppies, it would be the Cleverlys.”

Venue: Griffin Restaurant
Date: November 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required- Click Here
Contact: Click Here

Header Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks and Tourism

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