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September Brings Football, Fairs and Fun to Arkansas


Footballs and hot air balloons flying through the air, leaves changing from shades of green to red and orange, and of course, blinking carnival lights and fried food on a stick at county fairs. Throw in some live music and junkin’ and that shapes up to be what wonderful Septembers are made of in the Natural State.

September First Friday (Bentonville)

The Bentonville Square is turned into a giant neighborhood block party every month. The theme for September is Art & Culinary Festival.  There will be vendors, food trucks, music and activities. You will not want to miss out.
Venue: Downtown Bentonville
Date: Sept. 2
More Information: Click Here

ARKAST: Arkansas Podcast Convention (Little Rock)

ARKAST is the first podcast convention in Arkansas. You will be able to hear from the most successful podcasters in the Natural State, visit workshops that will show you how to get your own podcast started, and try out the best audio equipment technology has to offer. This is going to be an event to remember and maybe the beginning of your career change.

Venue: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
Date: Sept. 8

27th Annual AR State Hot Air Balloon Championship Races (Harrison)

This unique outdoor event began in 1995 and is held in beautiful Harrison, Arkansas. The festival will kick off Friday evening at the Anstaff Soccer Complex. The event will continue Saturday morning, with more balloon race competitions. The evening events will continue where balloons are tethered to the ground for the exciting Balloon Glow. In conjunction with the tethered balloons, there will be food and fun for the entire family. For a bonus tip: the best time and place to view the hot air balloons flying is Saturday and Sunday mornings from approximately 7 a.m. – approximately 9 a.m. at the Frist Baptist Church located at 1400 S. Pine St.

Venue: Downtown Harrison
Date: Sept. 9-11
More Information: Click Here

Photo Credit: Vintage Market Days of Little Rock

Vintage Market Days (Little Rock)

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. If you have never been, it makes for the perfect girls weekend in Little Rock. The September event is the perfect time to find new seasonal décor for your home.

Venue: Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Date: Sept. 9-11
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White County Arkansas Fair

Photo courtesy of Al Fowler.

White County Fair (Searcy)

Since 1935, the White County Fair has been a gathering place for families.It is one of the 10 largest county fairs in the country and was named a Top-10 County Fair by the National Fair Managers Association.

There will be events every night such as a demolition derby and rodeo. The fair has rides, food and fun activities for all ages. So, make plans to head to Searcy this month to enjoy the exhibits, funnel cakes, animals, rides, entertainment and more!

Venue: White County Fairgrounds (Searcy)
Date: Sept. 12-17
More Information: Click Here

Photo Credit: Monster Truck Insanity tour

Monster Truck Insanity (Van Buren)

Do you know a little boy who loves Monster Trucks? Then don’t miss the Monster Truck Insanity Tour that will be at the Crawford County Speedway on Sept. 17. The Van Buren monster truck lineup features some of the best trucks in the entire US!

Venue: Crawford County Speedway
Date: Sept. 17
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25th Annual Petit Jean Fall Swap Meet

If you love checking out antique cars, then you need to make plans to head to Petit Jean Mountain in September. There will be over 300 spaces available with antique cars, parts, crafts, and more for sale or trade. On Saturday there will be an open car show, and military vehicles will rally Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will be located on the tree-shaded grounds of The Museum of Automobiles atop Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton, Arkansas.

Date: Sept. 22-25
Location: Petit Jean Mountain
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Little Rocktoberfest 2022

Celebrate Oktoberfest with your fellow Arkansans while they present Little Rocktoberfest 2022. This year the event will be held at War Memorial Stadium. Local breweries will be there with the best brews that Arkansas has to offer. You will also get to sample one-of-a-kind beers that you cannot get anywhere else. There is also going to be a hotdog/potato salad dinner that comes with every ticket.

Venue: War Memorial Stadium
Date: Sept. 24

Get Down Downtown and Funnel Cake 5K (Searcy)

Get Down Downtown is a free, two-day, family-friendly outdoor festival featuring live music, vendors, games, rides and many more activities. The festival kicks off at 6 p.m., Sept. 23, and starts again at 10 a.m. Saturday. The headline act is The Marshall Tucker Band with opening act Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain. And there is something a little extra! There is a Funnel Cake 5k. You can run the 5K on Sept. 24 before the festival opens and get a voucher for a free funnel cake! We will run for funnel cakes!

Venue: Downtown Searcy
Date: Sept. 23-24
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Junk Ranch (Prairie Grove)

The Junk Ranch fall event is this month. It is a two-day junking festival held on a 35-acre farm. This event features a variety of vendors that will give you plenty to look at and treasure hunt from. The big red barn, the farmhouse, and the festival grounds will be full with over 250 venders. The farm becomes a junking paradise! The event takes place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. But early shopping begins Friday with the cost of a $10 admission. By going early, you get the best chance at finding a one-of-a-kind treasure. Enjoy!

Venue: The Junk Ranch (11195 Centerpoint Church Road, Prairie Grove)
Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 1
More Information: Click Here


Razorback Football –  WOO PIG SOOIE!

Back-to-school always signals the start of football season. The Hogs play at home three times this month, so grab some tickets and head to the hill to call the hogs!

September Home Games:
vs Cincinnati – Sept. 3 @ 2:30 p.m.
vs South Carolina – Sept. 10 @ 11 a.m.
vs Missouri State – Sept. 17 @ 6 p.m.

September home games for some of our other favorite Arkansas teams:

Arkansas State University
vs Grambling – Sept. 3 @ 6 p.m.

vs Southeastern Oklahoma – Sept. 10 @ 7 p.m.
vs Southern Arkansas University – Sept. 17 @ 7 p.m.

Arkansas Tech University
vs East Central – Sept. 10 @ 6 p.m.
vs Ouachita – Sept. 17 @ 6 p.m.

University of Central Arkansas
vs Missouri State – Sept. 1 @ 7 p.m.

Ouachita Baptist University
vs Southern Nazarene – Sept. 10 @ 6 p.m.
vs Harding University – Sept. 24 @ 6 p.m.

Southern Arkansas University
vs Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Sept. 1 @ 6 p.m.
vs Henderson State University – Sept. 24 @ 6 p.m.

Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion Concert Series

This month the Walmart AMP is hosting three concerts for you to choose from. Which one of these would be your top pick to attend? There are still tickets available for some of these.

Goo Goo Dolls– Sept. 18
Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin– Sept. 20
Koe Wetzel – Sept. 30
More Information: Click Here

Photo Credit: P.Allen Smith Moss Mountain Farm

Moss Mountain Fall Farm and Lunch Tours

The September Moss Mountain farm and lunch tour schedule has been released. There’s something magical about the changing of one season into the other. At Moss Mountain Farm at every turn, you can see this change occurring before your very eyes. A farm tour includes a guided tour through P. Allen Smith’s three-story Greek Revival-style home and guests will learn about P. Allen Smith’s authentic design approach that pays homage to the history of the farm.  You will be served a delicious farm-to-table seasonal lunch as well as tour Allen’s Terrace Garden, the Hidden Rose Garden, Hydrangea Allée, and his one-acre Vegetable Garden and Poultryville. This makes for a great mother/daughter or girlfriends’ day out. Check out the schedule and grab your tickets.

Venue: Moss Mountain Farm
Dates: Varies
More Information: Click Here

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