Arkansas October 08, 2017
10 Harvest Festivals In Arkansas That Will Make Your Autumn Awesome
Arkansans usually laugh when the first of autumn rolls around. Sure we try hard to break out cozy sweaters and pumpkin spiced everything; but, it sure is hard to enjoy a latte while sitting in a sweat puddle. Inevitably, after the first few weeks of denial, the weather will eventually cooperate and we can comfortably snuggle and sip steaming ciders. Listed by date of occurrence, here are our 10 upcoming harvest festivals:
1. Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival (Eureka Springs)
Eureka Springs is all about rocking out during this four day long music fest. Come dance under the harvest moon October 12-15, 2017.
2. Turkey Trot (Yellville)
Get your gobble on at Marion County’s favorite festival. A Turkey Trot 5k and Miss Drumsticks Pageant are just two of the events happening. This fest takes place downtown October 13-14, 2017.
3. Chili Cook-off & Harvest Fest (Bytheville)
This year will be the 37th annual harvest fest in downtown Bytheville. Highlighted by a chili cook-off, this fest has plenty of food and a beer garden. Check out the different vendors October 13-14, 2017.
4. HARVEST! Festival (Little Rock)
Voted one of the best festivals in Arkansas by the Arkansas Times and Arkansas Democrat Gazette, this is a one day fest held October 14, 2017. This festival features an array of live music and a gumbo cook-off.
5. Arkansas Cornbread Festival (Little Rock)
A vital part of any southern meal, cornbread takes the spotlight for this festival in the SoMa area of Little Rock. Get a little taste of homecookin’ on October 21, 2017.
6. Celebrate Fall in the Gardens (Hot Springs)
Walk through Garvan Gardens and enjoy the signs of a lush summer turning to a colorful fall. The Gardens will have Hoptoberfest, a pumpkin patch, and a succulent topped pumpkin workshop for guests October 21, 2017.
7. Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off (Russellville)
Starting the day off with a breakfast buffet, Main Street Russellville will be filled with local vendors and carnival fun. The fest features a Chili cook-off and Pie & Cake Contest October 28, 2017.
8. Ozark Folk Festival (Eureka Springs)
Championed as America’s longest continuously running annual folk festival, this is a perfect fall weekend to spend in Eureka Springs. Take part in the 70th annual Barefoot Ball or compete in the Singer/Songwriter Contest between November 2-4, 2017.
9. Pioneer Village Fall Fest (Searcy)
Join in the historic fun of this preservation project turned fall fest. The Village will be a walk-through representation of White County’s late 19th century buildings. Learn a little history from period dressed volunteers and enjoy the craft vendors, petting zoo, and local music November 7, 2017.
10. Duck Fest (Stuttgart)
The duck capital of the world lives up to its name during the weeklong festival. Call in the fall at the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest or see who takes the crown at the Queen Mallard Pageant. Don’t forget to taste some of the entries of the Duck Gumbo Cook-off November 18-25, 2017.
Did your favorite festival make the list? What’s the best way to celebrate fall in Arkansas?
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