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This Weekend in the River Valley, October 6-8, 2017

Cheree Miller
Feb 7 33 minutes read

Sorry we are running late with our post this week!!!  There are so many events to choose from! This is a longer post than usual, but could have been 3 times a long. We will post a special Fall Festival/Harvest Festival/Halloween Event post in the next couple of weeks to give y'all some planning time for events you may want to take your families to! If you know of any events that should be added to the post, please email me and let me know! In the meantime, scroll through our hand-picked list of festivals, concerts, and other events taking place in the River Valley this weekend!

Sunset Cinema

October 6, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville

Sunset Cinema is an outdoor movie theater which operates on the lawn of the Lake Dardanelle Visitor's Center. The cost is $1 per person, children under 12 are free. These family-friendly events brought over 1000 attendees last year. The fall feature film is Hocus Pocus. The movie will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. Activities will take place prior to starting at 5:30 p.m. Hocus Pocus is rated PG. 

Tiger Tunes

Continuing through October 7, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ouachita Baptist University, 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia

An annual fundraising event put on by the Ouachita Student Foundation to raise money for student scholarships. It is the same weekend as homecoming.

35th Annual Arkansas Senior Olympics

Continuing through October 8, 2017
Hot Springs, AR and Hot Springs Village, AR

Annual sporting events open to adults. Events include track and field, cycling, bowling, tennis, golf, 5k, 10k, walking, swimming, badminton and more. 

Amity Trade Days

Continues through October 8, 2017
Amity Trade Days, 843 S. Mountain Rd, Amity, AR 

Admission:  Parking $2

"Amity Trade Days" is an outdoor market with room for 650 vendors  under covered spaces and another 850 outdoor vendor spots. We have 20 acres for parking and  an on-site  RV Park for vendors. Amity means "friendship", so come to "Amity Trade Days" and shop, have fun, meet some new friends, and of course get some great deals.

2nd Annual Highway 79/Hwy. 63 Junk Hunt Loop

Continues through October 7, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Hub at The Pioneer Village, 200 Yaney St, Rison, AR

Rummage sale that runs through Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel, Rison, New Edinburg, Fordyce, Woodlawn and Warren. Setup along the route and off the beaten path! No need to call ahead, unless you want us to promote your sale on our Facebook Page. Indoor and outdoor booths available at the official Hub at the Pioneer Village in Rison.

2017 Herb Harvest Festival

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Administration Building, Mountain View, AR 72560

Admission: Pre - registration required

This year’s festival will connect the herbs and foods of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean Basin to the Ozarks. Join Dr. Arthur Tucker, Steven Foster, Susan Belsinger, Pat Kenny and Kathleen Connole for two days of lively exploration. Register with deposit to save your space! Workshop schedule: click here

Women's Outdoor Weekend

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Bull Shoals, AR 

Admission: $135

Ladies, open the door to all of your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During this 3-day, 2-night adventure, we will offer sessions on basic camping, nature journaling, introduction to kayaking, and much more. There will be lots of free time to hang out, laugh, and build new friendships. Space is limited and reservations are required. All meals and gear are included in the fee.

Arkansas Apple Festival

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Lincoln Town Square, 112 Boyer St, Lincoln, AR 

Founded in 1975, the Arkansas Apple Festival brings arts and crafts, fair food, kids activities and apples galore to the Northwest Arkansas Region every October. Just 20 miles down the scenic drive of Hwy 62 from Fayetteville, Arkansas this festival combines down home souther goodness with fresh harvest apples to give attendees just a glimpse of what life was like in the Apple Capital of Arkansas many years ago. Whether you come for the free apples slices, the great fair like and food truck goodies, or to buy your year supply of that favorite jelly sold on the square by the attending crafter, the Arkansas Apple Festival will not disappoint.

26th Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

October 6, 2017 - October 15, 2017
659 Ouachita Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 

Admission: Varies by event.

A 10-day all-pedestrian festival, makes its home in one of the most unique vacation destinations of the American South, the Historic Spa City of Hot Springs, with all screenings and parties held within easy walking distance. Each October, the city comes alive as film-lovers and filmmakers gather to immerse themselves in over 100 of the best international features and shorts the documentary world has to offer, and to attend unforgettable events. HSDFF offers one-of-a kind forums, tributes to industry greats, and numbers of noted guests and visiting professionals. Over the years, Hot Springs has hosted many of the greats in documentary film, and is known for its warmth and hospitality to filmmakers.

7th Annual Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Hill Wheatley Plaza, 629 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 

Admission: $5

The Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival is an event, which has come to be known as a quirky mix of music, art, food, drink, contests and kids activities, is as appealing to hipsters as it is to hippies both with or without kids. Music continues to be a the main focus of Hot Water Hills. The hand made Art Fair was in full force last year with artisans selling one of a kind art including paintings, pottery, jewelry and much more and we hope this year will be the same. Like all good festivals, Hot Water Hills will make it easy for you to enjoy a good beer, a can of Grapette soda, and a tasty assortment of food. Hot Water Hills opens Friday, and continues on Saturday. Bring a lawn chair and join the fun! Food, beer, wine, water and soda for sale on the festival grounds. Be friendly, have fun and please recycle!

11th Annual Owlfest

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Railroad Depot / Gazebo Park, 101 First St, McGehee, AR

McGehee's city-wide festival held downtown features free entertainment the whole weekend. Family friendly events include a 5K Run/Walk, carnival with children’s area and blow up bounce house and slide, petting zoo, two street dances with live music, Owl Hoot contest. Additional events include a beauty pageant, talent show, horseshoe tournament, motorcycle show, golf tournament, and last but not least food and arts & craft vendors.


October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Grant County Courthouse Square, 101 West Center St, Sheridan, AR

This annual event is held the first weekend of October in downtown Sheridan, Arkansas. You'll find Lumberjack Competitions, games and fun for children of all ages, arts and crafts, 5K run, a parade and much more. The event is held on the Grant County Courthouse Square.

Ride The Ozarks Rally

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Minnie Harris Park, 301 S. Main St, Harrison, AR

Guided rides, Beer Garden, Bike Show Poker Run, Vendors and Live Music by Southern Confession, Dan Benton Band, George Brothers, Hedley Lamar, Deadset Society and James White. 

Front Porch Blues Bash

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Miller Annex, 223 Cherry St, Helena-West Helena, AR

An ever-eclectic gathering of performers marks the Delta Cultural Center’s musical contribution to each October’s King Biscuit Blues Festival. The Delta Cultural Center’s Front Porch Blues Bash in the Miller Annex, just 1 block from the Main Stage, is one of the annual event’s closely guarded secrets. Though open to the public and free of charge, blues fans arrive early to claim a seat inside the venue and regularly pack the small space, with audiences spilling out onto Cherry Street. The Miller Annex, which can comfortably seat about 100, provides the most intimate venue at the festival, offering solo performers and small bands, newcomers and legendary veterans. The Front Porch Blues Bash offers a range of performers and musical styles that festival-goers may not find anywhere else during the three-day event of constant musical offerings. Brief lectures and award presentations also add to the unique vibe at The Miller. FREE LIVE MUSIC! 

The On Call Band

October 6, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 South Main St, Pine Bluff, AR

Admission: $5 members, $10 non-members, for ages 21+

Live jazz, blues, and rock and roll the first Friday of each month. The band covers rhythm and blues hits of yesterday and today.

Chris Long At Cregeen's

October 6, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Cregeen's Irish Pub, 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR

Recently discovered by at Bonnaroo, Chris Long is playing in the Arkansas while writing his solo debut album. Look for him to play favorites from past projects, covers, and a few on the new unreleased material.

Fly Fishers International South Council Fly Fishing Fair

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ASU-MH Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1000 College Ave, Mountain Home, AR 

Admission: $10; $20 per family; Free for Parent with child age 12 and under

On October 6 & 7, we will again be returning to "The Sheid" on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. We're really looking forward to this second year in this location and have some neat ideas and changes that we hope will make the Fly Fishing Fair enjoyable for all. Come learn about fly fishing, fly tying and everything related to the sport. Exhibitors and demonstration fly tyers. Free workshops for those interested in learning. Limited attendance in some. Seminars are open to all.

Harvest Homecoming

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Harrison Square, Harrison Square, Harrison, AR

Karaoke by Flutterby Friday and Saturday; Car Show starting at 9:00 am Saturday; Hot Dog eating contest 1:00 pm Saturday; Arts & Crafts all day Friday and Saturday; Ozark Bike Rally at Harrison Minne Park; BBQ on the Courtyard, and Local Food on the Square.

Bost Family Fall Fling

October 6, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Burfurd Pavillion, Century Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72903

Admission: Free for kids under 2, 3-12 is $10, and 13 and up is $15

It's a perfect day for the Bost Family Fall Fling! Come on out tonight from 5:30 to 9 at the Burford Pavilion on Century Drive and enjoy some food, fun, and family time!

Little Shop Of Horrors

Fridays & Saturdays, October 6, 2017 - October 13, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Pocket Community Theatre, 170 Ravine St, Hot Springs, AR

Admission: $15 adults; $5 ages 12 and under

A hapless floral shop worker raises a plant that feeds on flesh and blood. A musical in the style of early 1960s rock and roll.

13th Annual Fall Festival

Continuing on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays through October 31, 2017
Peebles Farm, 100 Woodruff 249, Augusta, AR 72006

Admission: $8, ages 2 and under free

A 60-acre pumpkin patch, hay rides, horse and wagon rides, cotton picking, play area with slides, tire swings and tunnels, tractor driven train rides, duck races, corn cannon, concessions, a pavilion, 6 acres of sunflowers. Barnyard, and a 16 acres "Arkansas the Bountiful" corn maze. Open on weekend nights for nighttime trips through the maze with bonfires. All activities remain open. Call about school and group discounts.

19th Annual Pumpkin Hollow Corn Maze

Continuing thru Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pumpkin Hollow Farm, 671 County Rd 336, Piggott, AR

Pumpkin Hollow Corn Maze - Challenges abound for this year's maze visitors as they attempt to navigate their way back. The 2017 maze design incorporates the number “25” in celebration of our 25th season. Corn maze flashlight nights available on “haunting” nights and by reservation for groups on week nights. Campfires and wiener roasts available by reservation for groups of 10 or more.

The Friendly Forest - designed by the folks at Pumpkin Hollow just for children, wimpy adults, and the faint-of-heart! Open now every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with new scenes and interactive displays. 

Forest of Fright - Pumpkin Hollow continues its tradition of horrifying haunted attractions (Horror in the Hollow) in 2017 with the classic Forest of Fright, turning 16 years old. Feeling like a walk in the dark forest? Warning: The Forest of Fright is darker than it may appear. (From 6:30 to 10:00 pm)

Bubba’s Butcher Barn - In order to be near his kin and friends in the Forest of Fright and Frightmare Farmhouse, Bubba moved into a new barn in 2014. Bubba has been busy all winter working on his tools and sharpening up his knives and saws. Folks who have claustrophobia or other dark phobias might want to reconsider their decision to enter!  Groups of 10 or more may also reserve a campfire site and wiener roast. (From 6:30 to 10:00 pm)

2nd Annual Zipline - One of the newest attractions at Pumpkin Hollow, a dual line zip-line, will be available on weekends for our 2017 season. Fly out over the pumpkin patch, through trees and then back again. Weight and age restrictions will apply. Please see our website and Facebook pages for restrictions and current information. (From 9:00 am to 10:00 pm)

Pumpkin Patch on Wye Mountain

Continuing on Sundays, Fridays & Saturdays through October 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wye Mountain Flowers & Berries, 20309 Hwy 113, Wye, AR

Admission: $6

Choose your pumpkin from the patch growing beside the beautiful sunflowers. Enjoy the funland with a tractor tire mountain, swings, maze, games, lots of slides and more! Ride the "Berry" choo-choo barrel-train and the hay wagon. Visit all the rabbits, goats, chickens and more animals in the barnyard petting area!

All You Can Eat Breakfast

October 7, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
7365 South Highway 247, Pottsville, AR

The Pottsville Masonic Lodge No. 333 will host an All-You Can Eat Country Breakfast from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. this Saturday, October 7. The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, milk, orange juice and coffee. The cost will be $6 per person and the event will be held at the lodge, located at 7365 South Highway 247 in Pottsville. The All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast serves as a fundraiser for Pottsville Masonic Lodge No. 333 and all proceeds will benefit the local community. Make plans to join others in the community this Saturday during the all-you-can-eat breakfast and make sure to come hungry!

Craft Fair - Second Baptist Church

October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Second Baptist Church, Clarksville, AR

The Second Baptist Craft Fair will have lots of crafts, food, friends, and fun! Bring the family out and register for great door prizes! All proceeds of the event will benefit local charities in Clarksville.

13th Annual Community in Unity Fall Fest 2017

October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
James School Park, S. Independence Ave, Russellville

Join local friends in the River Valley for some fall fun! There will be a parade, food, games, educational booths, and so much more! For more information please call Phyllis at 479-858-8491 or Chandra at 479-518-5087.

3rdAnnual Arkansas Honey Festival

October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bemis Honey Bee Farm & Supplies, 12501 Punkin Patch Rd, Little Rock, AR

Join Arkansas friends for the 3rd Annual Arkansas Honey Festival! This will be a fun filled, family friendly event that is open to the public. Enjoy educational workshops, honey tasting, a honey contest, and much more. There will also be live music, food trucks, hayrides, face painting, a petting zoo, a bounce house, and children's activities. The Bee Store will be open for shopping and additional vendors will be there as well. Admission is FREE!! All beekeepers are encouraged to enter the honey contest.

Gardening Basics For The Fall

October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Historic Washington State Park, 1874 Courthouse, Washington, AR

Admission: $25

Just because winter is almost here, doesn’t mean you must put your gardening tools away. Some of your favorite plants come from a healthy fall/winter garden. Join our historic gardener in a hands-on workshop geared toward fall and winter gardens and learn how to properly care for your plant beds over the winter.

Cossatot River Fall Clean-Up

October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Visitor Center, Wickes, AR

Join the staff at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area and members of the Arkansas Canoe Club for a Great Arkansas Cleanup event. A clean, beautiful park is something you can enjoy and be proud to share with future generations. Volunteers will help clean up the wild and scenic Cossatot River, access points, and surrounding roadways. Registration will be held at the park visitor center. The park will provide trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and other supplies. Bring your snacks, water, and pick-up sticks or grabbers. We also highly recommend wearing boots for this event. Lunch is provided. For more information contact the park at (870) 385-2201.

Artifact I.D. Day

October 7, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Visitor Center, Scott, AR

Solve a mystery! Have you ever wanted to know more about those “arrowheads” and pottery pieces that you found as a kid? Bring them to the visitor center to let our station archeologist take a look at them. Visitors are invited to bring up to five artifacts to be reviewed. (No appraisals.) 

7th Annual Arkansas Paranormal Expo

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. 9th, Little Rock, AR 

Admission: $10

The Arkansas Paranormal Expo is a benefit supporting the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The Tower Building, which was built in 1840, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur.It is our mission to raise funds to help preserve this beautiful, historic building. The Arkansas Paranormal Expo has grown to be one of the biggest and most popular event of its kind in all of Arkansas. The talented A.P.E. organizers are adding even more vendors and speakers! Subjects include, UFO's, Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, the supernatural, psychic phenomena, and ghost hunting will take the stage, proving in-depth education and intriguing insight. We are proud to showcase and support keynote speakers, local experts and forerunners of paranormal exploration.

Ouachita River Challenge

October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ouachita White River Park, 820 River Park Dr, Malvern, AR 

Admission: $75 entry fee for races, free for spectators

This is a kayak, bicycle and running race. First leg is a 5 mile float that starts at the Remmel Dam and follows the Ouachita River to the White Water Park. Next racers will mount bicycles for a 20K out and back bike ride and they will finish with a 5K run. The run takes place within the boundaries of the White Water Park.

Hankie Sachet Workshop

October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Heritage Resource Center, Scott, AR 

Admission: $5

Sachets have been used for thousands of years for a variety of reasons, including insect repellent and to induce sleep. Join us in making a modern version filled with aromatic ingredients that you get to take home. Reservations are required and space is limited to 10 participants. All necessary materials are provided. 

2nd Annual Arkansas Goat Festival

October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Perryville City Park, 801 AR-10, Perryville, AR

Grab Your Goats and Come On! Even if you don't have a goat, come anyway. Join us for this family-friendly fun event October 7, 2017 from 10AM-7PM. We will have a goat parade, costume contest for goats, goat races, "Nannies at Night" Goats in Lingerie fashion show, live music, food for any palate, vendors, and goats, goats, and more goats. The event will take place at the Perryville City Park. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on as there’s plenty of grass for everyone, but a limited number of benches. Bring a picnic or enjoy delicious fare from our food vendors. All attendees who come to the Goat Festival with a goat, dressed as a goat, or with goats on their clothes will get a door prize. Also, goat owners who pre-register their animals for one of the goat-events will receive a special thank you gift. 

2nd Annual RussVegas Tailgating Classic

October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
City Park, 3340 Pleasant View Rd, Russellville, AR

The RussVegas Tailgating Classic promises to be another fabulous and unique event in the River Valley. Sponsored by Friendship Community Care, and hosted by the RussVegas Foot Races Foundation, the day holds something for everyone! Tailgating, Corporate Games, Dragon Boat Races, Baggo Tournaments, and the Arkansas Razorbacks -vs- South Carolina on the big screen, all at Pleasant View Park. The event accompanies the 2nd annual RussVegas Triathlon as well. So, come out for a great day of family fun, alongside athletes from around the country and have a great time!

7th Annual Main Street Food Truck Festival

October 7, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Main Street Creative Corridor, 500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 

Over 50 food trucks, dozens of craft vendors, a variety of entertainment buskers, and much more back to downtown Little Rock. This year, it will again span six blocks North and South along Main Street and three block East and West along Capitol Avenue.  Every block will be loaded with plenty of food, entertainment, and beer. Organizers are seeking 600 volunteers to assist with the event.

Autism Speaks Walk

October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR

Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. The commitment of individuals like you plays a critical role in raising the funding needed to fuel innovative research and lifelong supports and services. Working together, there is no limit to what we can achieve!

Antique And Classic Boat Show

October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Dr, North Little Rock, AR

Heartland Classics, a chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, is sponsoring a show of antique and classic boats. Some of the antique boats shown will have completed an Arkansas River run from Muskogee, Oklahoma to Pendleton, Arkansas, near the Mississippi River.

3rd Annual Shine Your Ride Auto Show

October 7, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ASU Beebe, 1000 W. Iowa St, Beebe, AR

Domestic and import car, truck and bike show. $20 registration fee. This is the 3rd Annual Shine Your Ride fundraiser auto show to benefit the Sunshine School in Searcy, Ar. This school provides care for severely disable person of all ages at no cost to the families.  The Sunshine Schools serves Woodruff, Ceburne, White, & Prarie Counties. One of the original General Lee Dodge Challengers used in the filming of the Dukes of Hazards will be on hand!

BBQ & Blues On The Levee

October 7, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Walnut Street, 319 Phillips St, Helena-West Helena, AR

$7,100 PRIZE PURSE! Categories include Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket. You must compete in all four categories to qualify for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.

Fall Canoe Float

October 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Maumelle Boat Launch, Little Rock, AR 72223

Admission: $40 per canoe

Enjoy the crisp cool air of fall on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain’s lowlands. If we are lucky, we will see the start of fall’s colors on the Little Maumelle’s bald cypress trees. Prior paddling experience is not necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Please wear clothing you do not mind getting wet. Lifejackets are provided. Advance registration and payment required.

St. John’s Harvest Fest Bazaar & Dinner

October 7, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm
St. John’s Catholic School, West Main St, Russellville

This is the church’s largest fundraiser for St. John’s Catholic School! Since 2007 it has been an annual event in the River Valley. It includes fun and food for adults and children and there are also kid and adult games, a silent auction, bingo, concessions, live entertainment and a BBQ chicken and pork dinner. The dinner is from 4:30-7 PM or earlier if the food runs out. Dinner includes a full meal with dessert and costs $12 for adult meal and $5 for child meal. (Kids under 3 are free). A max of $34 for family (immediate family).  The St. John’s Harvest Fest Bazaar & Dinner usually see about 1,500 people attend the event. It's a great way to kick off the fall season. All proceeds go to benefit St. John’s Catholic School.

1stAnnual Family Fall Festival

October 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Victory Worship Center, 9152 Market St, Dover

Please join Victory Worship Center of Dover and local friends for the first annual Family Fall Fest! There will be games for the kids, food, and acoustic worship around a bonfire to end the evening! It will be fun for the whole family.

2ndAnnual Farm to Fork Dinner

October 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Depot Park/West C Street, Downtown Russellville
PRICE: $50/person

Uncommon Communities of Pope County will host the 2nd Annual Farm to Fork Dinner on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The Farm to Fork Dinner will take place at 6 pm on West "C" Street with a reception at Depot Park.  The Farm to Fork Dinner aims to showcase River Valley grown ingredients prepared by local chef Amanda Jones from the Arkansas Tech Career Center Culinary Program. Guests will savor a fantastic al fresco meal surrounded by Historic Downtown Russellville. William Blackart will provide music for the evening. Limited tickets will available on Eventbrite, at the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce, and at Main Street Russellville until September 23rd or sold out. Tickets are $50 each for the reception and four-course meal. The mission of Uncommon Communities is to promote and enable community and economic development by restoring and vitalizing our business districts and our communities. For more information on becoming involved with Uncommon Communities contact Tonya Oates at [email protected] or Tabatha Duvall at [email protected].

ATU Concert Chorale & Chamber Choir Concert

October 8, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Russellville, AR

The ATU Department of Music presents the Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir in concert on October 8 at 2:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Russellville. The concert is free and open to the public. 

Rogers And Hammerstein's The King And I

Continuing through October 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Baum, 495 W. Dickson St, Fayetteville

The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on Margaret Landon's novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The musical's plot relates the experiences of Anna, a British schoolteacher hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the piece, as well as by a love to which neither can admit. 

32nd Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival

Continuing through October 7, 2017 from 1:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
MainStage, 116 Cherry St, Helena-West Helena

Presented in the fertile birthplace of Delta blues on the banks of the Mississippi River on land where cotton is king and the blues artists sing, the King Biscuit Blues Festival has presented America’s unique gift to the world – the Blues – for the past 32 years in a backdrop as authentic and memorable as they come. What makes KBBF unique. The Biscuit this year connects the legacy of native sons with an unparalleled lineup that’s the best of the past, present and future of the blues. What Makes 2017 Special.

Fall Kick Off at Holly Springs Homestead

Continuing through October 31, 2017
Holly Springs Homestead Century Farm, 217 Polk 184, Mena

Holly Springs Homestead, is the place to be this fall! Join us for Fall Fun on the farm! You can get lost in the corn maze, enjoy a beautiful ride through the country and see the sights on the hay ride, admire acres of the sunflowers, learn something new at the Crops of Arkansas display or one of our many on-farm educational events, step back in time for some old fashioned play in The Kids Farm, and experience a real pumpkin patch – see how they are planted, watch them in various stages of growth and take one home!

Schaefers' 13th Annual Corn Maze

Continuing through October 31, 2017
863 Lollie Rd, Mayflower

2 MAZES WILL BE AVAILABLE (4 Miles of Trails) One for the younger and One for older children and adults.  The children’s maze will be a separate maze.  Click Here for the past mazes that we had the pleasure to create for maize’rs…  Prices and Hours are available at this link. TIPS: Use backpacks instead of strollers for babies and toddlers. Bring plenty to drink! It can get very hot in the maze! Take your time. You can find your way out. There are NO shortcuts or quick exits. Enjoy the exercise, the farm fresh air, and the challenge of solving the Schaefers Family Farm Corn Maze!  *If you are pregnant, have a heart condition, asthma, arthritis, claustrophobia, or have small children, please be aware that the Mazes can be strenuous.

Photography Exhibit Tree Creatures

Continuing through October 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs

Susan Julie Gonzales’ photography career has been motivated by a love for all things natural and a strong sense of the spiritual in the universe. These guiding principles have led her to develop an amazing portfolio of tree images she calls “Creaturas Arbóreas—Tree Creatures.”  The images of faces and living creatures in the bark of trees may cause one, as Susan says, “to never see trees the same way again.” Susan’s first “Creatura Arbórea—Tree Creature” was “El Feto - The Fetus.” The collection has grown to over one hundred completed images in both silver gelatin (traditional darkroom) and digital work. Susan has shown her photography in California and Arkansas.  Art Exhibits in the Magnolia Room are free and open to the public.

Southeast Arkansas District Fair & Rodeo

Continuing through October 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Hestand Stadium, 420 N. Blake St, Pine Bluff

The Arkansas Rodeo Association will be celebrating their 49th anniversary as they bring the excitement of the rodeo to the Hestand Stadium Fairgrounds for our 78th Annual District Fair and Rodeo. The ARA will feature the top 15 Cowboys each night in Bareback Riding, Breakaway Roping, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Cowgirls Barrel Racing, Junior Barrel Racing, Team Roping and Bull Riding. Each performance will include a calf scramble with cash prizes, clowns, Grand Entry and Flag Presentation. Rodeo performances will begin on Thursday night, October 5th and last through Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

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