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Arkansas Events June 2022

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The month of June brings entertaining and interesting festivals to the forefront of the Arkansas event calendar. Have you ever attended the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, Purple Hull Pea Festival, or Brickfest in Arkansas? Each of those festivals has a unique history and would make for the perfect day trip to experience Arkansas culture and history. There are also music festivals, car shows and baseball games to attend. June in Arkansas will be packed full of fun for anyone. Get out and enjoy the Natural State!

Lum & Abner Festival (Mena)

The LUM & ABNER Festival is Mena’s signature event and takes place the first weekend in June. Live entertainment is an emphasis of this festival as well as arts and crafts, great food, an impressive Lum & Abner Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show, Kiddie Korner with playground and bounce houses, the Lum & Abner 5K Run/Walk, the Lum & Abner 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Fishing Derbies, the RE/MAX Baby Crawlin’ Contest, the Arkansas Circus Arts and more! If you haven’t ever explored Mena, this festival weekend would be a perfect time!
Date: June 3-4, 2022
Location: Janssen Park
More Information: Click Here

The Spring Junk Ranch  (Prairie Grove)

The Junk Ranch is one of the best outdoor flea markets and vintage shows in Arkansas. If you love antiques,  handmade pieces and the all-but-forgotten, one-of-a-kind finds, then this is the show for you. Vendors offer a variety of merchandise, and their booth styles vary from curated spaces to areas where you dig for treasures in boxes and on tables. You can always enjoy the thrill of the hunt at The Junk Ranch!
Date: June 3-4, 2022
Location: 11195 Centerpoint Church Road (The Junk Ranch)
More Information: Click Here

Photo Credit: Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival

Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival (Warren)

Farmers in Bradley County have been raising tomatoes for sale since the 1920s. They chose a variety of tomato that would ship well if picked when the tops of the fruit just barely turned pink. In 1956, a group of Warren merchants decided to host an event to celebrate the tomato industry and to help promote business in the area. From this, the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival was born. It has since become a major summertime event! The Pink Tomato Festival is attended by 35,000 people each year from all over the country and even the world and has received state, national, and international recognition! Fun facts: Every Arkansas governor serving since 1956 has attended the festival. The Bradley County Pink Tomato was designated the state’s official fruit and vegetable by the Arkansas Legislature in 1987. You will not want to miss festival with a variety of events for all ages.
Location: Warren, AR
Date: June 10 – 11, 2022
More Information: Click Here

Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival (Waldron)

Located in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains near Waldron, Arkansas, Turkey Track Bluegrass Park is one of the largest bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi. Bring the whole family and enjoy wholesome family entertainment!
Date: June 8-11, 2022
Location: Turkey Track is located on Hwy 250, 10 miles southeast of Waldron, Arkansas
More Information: Click Here

Walmart Music Pavilion Cox Concert Series (Rogers)

Summertime is upon us in Arkansas and that means a lot of outdoor music events for the Cox Concert Series. The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion has a full line up with different genres. Which one of these would be your top pick to attend? There are still tickets available for some of these.
June 9- Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
June 10- Steely Dan
June 13 REO Speedwagon & Styx
June 17 Backstreet Boys
June 21 Chicago & Brian Wilson
June 23 Fitz and the Tantrums & St. Paul and The Broken Bones
June 25 Cody Johnson
June 28 5 Seconds of Summer
June 29 ZZ Top
June 30 Kenny Chesney

For Tickets: Click Here

Automobile Museum

64th Annual Petit Jean Swap Meet and Show

If you love checking out antique cars as well as hot rods, then you need to make plans to head to Petit Jean Mountain in June. There will be a Swap Meet, Car Corral and two car shows. In addition to the cars, there will be a host of vendors to check out. Spending a day at Petit Jean is always a fun day.
Date: June 15- 18, 2022
Location: Petit Jean Mountain
More Information: Click Here

 

Dude Perfect  (Little Rock)

Chances are that if you have kids in the home, then you have heard of Dude Perfect. Dude Perfect is an American sports and comedy group that make videos depicting various trick shots, stereotypes, and stunts. They have a popular YouTube channel with over 57 million subscribers. They will be in Arkansas this summer and as of now, there are still tickets available.
Location: North Little Rock
Date: June 23, 2022
More Information: Click Here

Brickfest (Malvern)

The Malvern Brickfest commemorates the importance of bricks to the history of Malvern and Hot Springs County. Since 1887, the brick industry has played a leading role in the area’s economic development. Acme Brick is the only remaining brick plant in Malvern and Perla and they are very involved in the festival by providing souvenir bricks, making the brick for the Brick Car Derby, Best Dressed Brick, Brick Toss and bricks for all trophies given for the different activities. On top of all this, they provide a display of its product and donate 10,000 bricks as a prize in the Saturday night prize drawing. Music is provided to the public at no cost beginning Friday evening and all day Saturday along with other events that include Car and Truck Show, Motorcycle Show, Watermelon Eating Contest, Kid’s Coin Hunt, Scavenger Hunt, Dog Show, 5K Run, Brick Car Derby, Brick Toss, Best Dressed Brick, Baby Contest, Baby Back Rib Cook-Off and more.
Date: June 24-25, 2022
Location: Malvern City Park
More Information: Click Here


Photo Credit: Purple Hull Pea Festival

Purple Hull Pea Festival (Emerson)

The Purple Hull Festival is a small-town festival with a one-of-a-kind world championship sporting event— the tiller race. The existence of the tiller race as well is due to one man. In early 1990, Glen Eades decided his little community needed some shaking up.“We were so boring we didn’t even have a cop,” says Glen. Glen started to work to gain support for an idea he had. He approached then-Mayor Joe Mullins about beginning a festival that would pay homage to the one major delicacy grown in every local backyard garden of any worth, the purple hull pea. And thus, the Purple Hull Pea Festival was born. At one of those early meetings, Glen proposed the idea of a tiller race. Mayor Mullins remembers thinking, “Glen, I don’t know what you’ve been drinking, but you need to change brands.” Thankfully, Glen’s ideas prevailed, and now Emerson is host to one of the most unusual – some would say weirdest – award-winning festivals in the south.
Date: June 25, 2022
Location: Emerson, AR
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Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Ozark Folk Center (Mountain View)

Have you ever had the chance to take a class at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View? Summer would be the perfect time to take a trip and enjoy downtown Mountain View and take a class at the Ozark Folk Center. During the month of June there will be classes on stained glass, paper quilling, knitting, blacksmithing, jewelry making, jig dancing, quilting and more. Take a peek at their schedule and find a class that looks interesting to you. Try something new!

Location: Ozark Folk Center
Dates: Classes are offered on a variety of days in June.
More Information: Click Here

 

During a baseball game between the NWA Naturals and the Frisco RoughRiders on July 4, 2016. (Alan Jamison, NWA Naturals)

Minor League Baseball in Arkansas

Arkansas is fortunate to be home to two minor league baseball clubs. The Arkansas Travelers are a Minor League Baseball team based in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The Travelers are affiliated with the Seattle Mariners. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are based out of Springdale and are an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Attending the games of these ball clubs is always fun because they have activities for the crowds, themed nights and the best ballpark food. Take time this month to head to a game with friends or family. During the month of June, there are several promotions nights at their home games. Several of those include fireworks! Check out their schedule and find a promotion night that best fits you!

Arkansas Travelers Baseball
Date: Home Games will be June 7-12; June 21-26, 2022
Venue: Dickey-Stephens Park (North Little Rock)
Tickets: Click Here

Arkansas Natural Baseball
Date: Home Games will be June 1-5, June 14-19 and June 21-26
Venue: Arvest Ballpark (Springdale)
Tickets: Click Here

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