November 15, 2018

Be Thankful This Weekend

Duck hunting enthusiasts from all over the world will descend on Stuttgart in the coming week for the famous World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival. Illusionist Reza will amaze you with his ground-breaking “Edge of Illusion” show in El Dorado. Kids will be racing to the Robinson Center on the double to see their favorite pup in action at PAW Patrol Live! There are also plenty of opportunities to get outside to enjoy the sunshine and slight warmup expected this weekend. Oh, and don’t forget to get your Turkey and be thankful this weekend!

Photo Credit: Wings Over the Prairie Festival

Wings Over the Prairie Festival (Stuttgart)

Stuttgart annually hosts the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival. The festival is the largest outdoor expo in the Mid-South promoting the sport of duck hunting.  

Venue: 507 S Main (Stuttgart)
Date: November 17th- November 24th
Time: Click Here for Schedule of Events
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: Heritage Event Company

Antique Festival of the Ozarks (Eureka Springs)

Head to Eureka Springs to shop and view quality antiques brought by fine dealers from across the Midwest!

Venue: 207 W Van Buren,
Date: November 16th- November 18th
Time: Friday, Nov. 16th 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Early Bird Wine & Cheese, Saturday, Nov. 17th: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: Friday Adult Wine & Cheese Option: $12
Friday Evening, w/o Wine & Cheese: $8
Saturday and Sunday Adults: $6.00, Children 9-12: $3.00, Children 8 & Under: Free
Contact: Click Here

“Thankfulness”  Beats & Eats (Searcy)

The magic of Searcy’s  “Thankfulness” Beats & Eats is back!  Head to Searcy for Searcy’s longest community table, and eat together and celebrate what makes Searcy special. This event is on Arch Street near Art Alley and Sowell’s Furniture, just west of the Courthouse in downtown Searcy. There will be live music featuring Justin & Katie Cranford Lawson, Shelley Faulkner, Jana Haymond, Jason Coleman, fire pits, food trucks, live artists in Art Alley, magic show by Center on the Square, AJs Art Studio’s Krafty Kids Art Show, and other activities.
Venue: Downtown Searcy
Date: November 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Admission: Free (Food Trucks will be on site with food available to purchase)
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Choctaw Day (Wynne)

Forced to walk the Trail of Tears, the Choctaws lost their lands, their homes, their families and their lives; but never their heritage. Head to Wynne to celebrate that heritage by learning about history and culture directly from their nation. Some of the activities offered include stickball, beading, weaponry, social dancing, a Trail of Tears hike, and many more. Village Creek State Park’s food truck will be on location.

Venue: 201 County Road 754
Date: November 17th
Time: Hike Schedule- Hike 1: 9 a.m., Hike 2: 10:45 a.m., Hike 3: 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-238-9406

Smackover weekend

(Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism)

Holiday Light Extravaganza (Smackover)

You better watch out! You better not cry! You better not pout! I’m telling you why – The Holiday Light Extravaganza is heading to Smackover! The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources’ Oil Field Park comes to life with a variety of sparkling vignettes to delight the young and young at heart. Each lighted scene represents the sights of the winter holiday season. Enjoy over 300,000 lights as they twinkle and delight the youngster in all of us. After viewing the lights go in the museum to warm up with hot chocolate and do that last minute shopping in the gift shop. Make memories with your family at this Arkansas State Park.

Venue: 3853 Smackover
Date: November 16th
Time: Call for details
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-725-2877

Photo Credit: El Dorado Murphy Arts District

Reza- Edge of Illusion (El Dorado)

World-class illusionist Reza coming to El Dorado! More than a magic show, Reza infuses concert level production, masterful comedic timing and countless interactive moments, allowing the audience to experience the magic first hand. Perhaps Reza’s greatest secret is his uncanny ability to connect with his audiences and deliver his magic on a personal level. Reza’s recent tour and television appearances have reached over 30 million viewers from across the world on networks such as MTV, A&E, The CW, PBS, Reelz, CX, Fuji and Telemundo as well as live venues including the Alamodome in San Antonio, Philips Arena in Atlanta and Mundo Imperial Forum in Acapulco, to name a few. Reza’s new show “Edge of Illusion,” is a ground-breaking grand scale production which Reza simultaneously designed to connect with the audience on a personal level.

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Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail Grand Opening (Hot Springs)

Visit Hot Springs and be a part of the International Mountain Biking Association officially open the first phase of the Hot Springs Northwoods Trails. Food trucks will be on site. Free and open to all.

Venue: Cedar Glades Trailhead
Date: November 17th
Time: Ribbon Cutting is at Noon
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Contact: Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027 or bsolleder@hotsprings.org.

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PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue (Little Rock)

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Date: November 17th- November 18th
Time: There are three show times to choose from
Admission: Tickets Required-Click Here for Details
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Dazzle Daze (Conway)

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Head to Fayetteville for the best agility dogs in the region during this four-day event. It is free to the public. There will be great dogs, great people and great food.

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Time: Varies- Click Here for Details
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Only in Arkansas

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.