September 21, 2017

Fall’s First Weekend

I don’t know about you but I am really for summer to wave a fond farewell and let us get on with fall. Let’s kick off the first official weekend of fall with some great events and festivals. There are car meets and bike rallies the get your motor going. Celebrate the arts in Arkansas or come together in the name of peace. Help support the native plants and encourage pollinators or immerse yourself in the traditions of the Ozarks.

20th Annual Petit Jean Fall Swap Meet

Sponsored by the Museum of Automobiles, there will be 600 swap meet and car sales spaces, an open car show on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and a military vehicle rally on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Automobiles.
September 20, 2017 – September 23, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Museum of Automobiles
8 Jones Lane
Morrilton, AR 72110
Admission: Free

ACANSA Arts Festival – Little Rock

Please join us for a 5-day celebration of the arts with live performances, exhibits, art education programs, training and activities. ACANSA Arts Festival encourages public appreciation of the arts, showcases and increases awareness of the arts in the region, enriches the cultural vitality of Arkansas and celebrates “southern place,” the meaning behind the word “ACANSA.”
September 20, 2017 – September 24, 2017
1501 N. University Ave.
North Little Rock, AR 72207

Bikes, Blues and BBQ – Fayetteville

Bikes, Blues and BBQ is a family-friendly, motorcycle rally benefiting local Northwest Arkansas charities.
September 20, 2017 – September 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Various locations
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: Free


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3rd Annual Go Native! Grow Native! Pollinator Event – Russellville

Free native seed giveaway and informational booths on pollinators, native plants, beekeeping, and various state programs. There will be three presentations beginning at 4:30 on non-native invasive, growing plants from seed, and Monarch butterflies & pollinators. Call for more information.
September 21, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
605 W. Main
Russellville, AR 72801
Admission: Free
Phone: 479-964-7200

Ozark Folklife Festival – St. Joe

Enjoy a day of traditional Ozark food, music, and demonstrations. Feast on BBQ or ham and beans with cornbread, while listening to fiddlers play or watching how wool is turned into yarn and felt or learning the process of making an instrument, like a mandolin.
September 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tyler Bend Pavilion
170 Ranger Rd.
St. Joe, AR 72675
Admission: Free

3rd Annual Arkansas Peace Fest – Little Rock

This year features speakers, music, food, children’s activities, art projects, and information about agencies that support Peace in Arkansas. The festival is a conjunction with 60th Commemoration of Central High Desegregation and Arkansas Peace Week.
September 23, 2017. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
2120 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Dr
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: Free

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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