October 18, 2018

Happy Weekend, Arkansas!

Music, dancing, art, pumpkins and beer! There are some great events happening all over the state this weekend. No matter your age, interests or what region you live in, there is something for everyone! Happy Fall Y’all!

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival (Dyess)

This three-day festival honors Johnny Cash and the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood in Dyess, the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony. The event includes regional music, public presentations, food and craft vendors, demonstrations, and tours. It is a world-class music concert in the cotton fields surrounding the Cash home.

Venue: Dyess Colony Circle
Date: October 18 — October 20
Time: Varies
Admission: Events in the Dyess Colony Circle are free on Thursday and Friday. Tickets required for the main concert on Saturday. Click here for ticket details.
Contact: Click Here

Ballet Arkansas — Dracula (North Little Rock)

Based on Bram Stoker’s telling, Dracula is a full-length story ballet that features breathtaking original choreography by Artistic Director Michael Fothergill. Combining the beauty of visual art and mixed multimedia, Dracula tells the story of love and loss and keeps you on the edge of your seat all the while.

Venue: 3000 West Scenic Drive North Little Rock
Date: There will be four shows between October 19 — October 21
Time: Matinees start at 2:00, Evening Shows at 7:00
Admission: Tickets Required-Click Here for Details
Contact: Click Here

54th Founder’s Day Fall Festival (White Hall)

The White Hall Fall Festival will feature a glow walk, movie in the park, appetizer contest as well as craft and food vendors. There will be a small amusement park for the kids to enjoy. There will also be a BBQ contest, rib-eye steak (SCA Sanctioned) contest, dessert contest, White Hall’s Got Talent Show and more.

Venue: 101 Parkway Drive
Date: October 19 — October 20
Time: Click here for a schedule of events.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

ACNMWA Fall 2018 Networking Arts Events (Pine Bluff)

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) will be hosting a public networking event for art students, artists, art lovers and advocates. The events feature guided facility and exhibit tours following “Meet & Greet” networking sessions led by ACNMWA that include information about its annual stipends and programs benefiting Arkansas women artists.

Venue: Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Date: October 20
Time: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Admission: Free — Click here for free tickets
Contact: Click Here

Oktoberfest (Eureka Springs)

Head to Eureka Springs for the annual Oktoberfest. Sample the finest local microbrews, craft and seasonal beers in the quaint little European-like village nestled in the Ozark Mountains. The party will be right in the middle of downtown on Center Street.

Venue: Center Street
Date: October 20
Time: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: $20 (includes tasting mug and armband) $5/ nonbeer drinkers
Contact: Click Here

50th Annual Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival (Bella Vista)

There will be exhibitors and food vendors at the Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival. All of the products are handmade and handcrafted. There will also be a gallery tent, with vendors from the Wishing Spring Gallery.

Venue: 1991 Forest Hills Blvd.
Date: October 18-October 20
Time: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

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International Observe the Moon Night (North Little Rock)

Join the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock on the night of October 19 and explore the moon in space through their telescopes. If you have never seen the moon through a telescope, you need to. It is a glorious sight to behold. They will zoom in on features such as craters, lava plains, jagged mountains, valley floors, lava tunnels, and more.

Venue: 204 E 4th North Little Rock
Date: October 19
Time: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

5th Annual Car Show and Fall Festival (Osceola)

Head to Osceola’s Fall Festival and buy, sell and trade cars, trucks, and motorcycles early in the day. In the evening, Arts on the Square begins, and there will be live music with multiple acts/bands throughout the evening.

Venue: 200 W Hale Ave
Date: October 20
Time: 10 p.m. — 2 p.m. Arts on the Square 4 p.m. — 10 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: SouthArk Library

Musicfest 31 (El Dorado)

Head to El Dorado for an outdoor music concert at the Murphy Arts District Amphitheater. Musicfest 31 is a three-day festival featuring several artists including George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Bret Michaels, Justin Moore and more! Click the details below for the full lineup.

Venue: Murphy Arts District Amphitheater
Date: October 18- October 20
Time: Click Here for Event Schedule
Admission: Tickets Required — Click here for prices
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: Caddo River Art Guild

12th Annual Round About Artist Studio Tour (Arkadelphia)

The Caddo River Art Guild hosts the 12th Annual Round About Artist Studio Tour, a self-guided driving tour to studios of working artists. You can see original creations in painting, woodworking, jewelry, basket weaving, fused glass, photography, fiber art and more. Pick up a free guidebook with map beginning Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center in Caddo Valley, or at the Arkadelphia Arts Center at 625 Main Street in Arkadelphia.

Venue: 625 Main Street, Arkadelphia
Date: October 19- October 21
Time: Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Lake Frierson State Park Fall Fest 2018 (Jonesboro)

Head to Lake Frierson State Park and celebrate everything that is fall. The day will start with a fall colors hike and a scarecrow workshop. There will be pumpkin painting and leaf crafts ongoing throughout the day. The day will end with the Costume Kayak/Canoe Cruise followed by a bonfire and gourmet s’mores. Feel free to bring along your camp chairs and hang out with us for the day.

Venue: Day Use Area Lake Frierson State Park
Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: All Day
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-932-2615

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There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.