Category Archives: Arkansas Events

The 2017 Heber Springs World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

June 23, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

World Championship Cardboard Boat Races 2017Get set for the 31st annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races! This beloved and wacky annual event is scheduled for July 29, 2017, 10am at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs, AR.

Heber Springs’ Cardboard Boat Races began as a novelty in 1987 to help drum up a little more summer tourism for the area. If they had had any idea how successful and popular this event would be, they probably would’ve started up sooner! Every year contestants, spectators, and film crews from across the country come to witness the spectacle – and spectacle it truly is!

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Johnson County Peach Festival!

June 12, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Johnson County Peach FestivalCome take a bite out of history, and maybe a few peaches as well, at the longest running festival in Arkansas! The 2017 Johnson County Peach Festival celebrates its 76th anniversary July 20 – July 23!

Peaches! Is there any other fruit that so embodies summer? Their golden hue and shape reminiscent of the sun and sunsets. Their delicious sweet juiciness so perfect for snacking on during hot summer days and desserts for hot summer nights. The Johnson County Peach Festival has been celebrating both this humble, delicious fruit and the area’s successful peach industry since 1938!

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Come Out For the 40th Anniversary of Little Rock’s Riverfest!

May 12, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Little Rock's Riverfest 2017The 40th anniversary of Little Rock’s Riverfest is four days of food, arts, live music, and celebration on the banks of the Arkansas River. June 1st through the 4th, 2017.

Riverfest, held every summer in Little Rock, AR is the state’s largest single event with upwards of 200,000 festival-goers attending. The roster of national acts playing Riverfest helps explain the heavy attendance. This year’s lineup includes Wiz Khalifa, Justin Moore, Cage The Elephant, Billy Currington, Morris Day & The Time, and many many others!

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Sample Savory Suds at the 2017 Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival!

April 7, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs Craft Beer FestivalIt must be spring: it’s almost time for the annual Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival! This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, from 4pm to 8pm at the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market Plaza.

The very first Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival was only three years ago but the festival has grown in leaps and bounds. Last year’s event was supposed to attract upwards of 650 people. More than 1,000 showed! And why not?

The Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival attracts not just a few craft breweries from around the region but a stupendous number of great craft breweries from all around the US! Last year saw more than 100 different breweries in attendance offering over 400 beers to sample.

The Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival is like a who’s who of craft breweries, all under one roof.
A beer lover’s paradise.

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Celebrate Spring At The 24th Annual Camden Daffodil Festival!

January 27, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Camden Daffodil Festival

Camden, Arkansas is getting ready to present hundreds of thousands of daffodils at the 24th annual Camden Daffodil Festival. The happy return of this popular festival is scheduled for the weekend of March 10th and 11th 2017!

Nothing heralds spring quite like the blossoming of flowers. If you’re hankering for the color and warmth of spring, come out to Camden, AR on the second weekend of March for acres and acres of gorgeous, multi-colored daffodils.

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Celebrate The Holidays With Lights of the Delta 2016!

December 12, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Lights of the Delta 2016Come see one of the largest Christmas lighting festivals in the Mid-South: Lights of the Delta! More than 6 million lights and nearly 50 major motion displays spread over 40-acres. Now through December 27th, 2016!

Lights of The Delta has been brightening the Arkansas holiday season for twenty years. The annual drive-through attraction is so large and popular that it’s even earning national recognition!

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Discover Arkansas’ Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends!

November 28, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas' 20th Annual Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends!Pine Bluff Arkansas’ 20th annual Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends is all fired up and ready to suffuse you with the glow of the holidays. Now through December 31st, 2016.

Pine Bluff’s genuinely breath-taking tribute to the Christmas season is now open! Arkansas’s largest drive-thru display of holiday lights has become a holiday institution. Celebrating 20 years, the 1.3 mile-long attraction boasts more than 280 displays in 180 locations!

Well over 110,000 people attend the Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends each year, putting it right up there with some of the biggest festivals in Arkansas. So who can blame folks for continuing to come, year after year?

Not only is the Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends absolutely free to visit but you’ll never see anything like this drive-through display. You’ll see famous characters and situations, some animated, all artfully created with light.

Driving through the course will fill you with warm memories and the joyous spirit of the holidays. There’s even a picture station, so you can preserve your visit in a keepsake photo.

Every year, The Pine Bluff Festival Association accepts orders for Memorial/Honor Stars. Each star is “In Honor of” or “In Memory of” the person or organization that you choose. Your star will also receive recognition in the Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends program as well as be added to the “Memorial Star” lighted billboard.

The deadline for 2016 Memorial/Honor Stars passed on October 25th, 2016 but they are already taking orders for next year. Consequently, now is the perfect time to order a star for next year!

Donations and purchases made at the Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends go towards making next year’s display bigger, better, and brighter.

Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends

November 15th through December 31st, 2016
6pm to 9pm
Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park
Pine Bluff, AR 71602
pineblufffestival.org

Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends Lodging
Wherever your Arkansas getaway takes you, there is bound to be a locally owned and operated, Arkansas Bed & Breakfast Inn somewhere nearby. So, why not let them show you a whole different way of staying! Lush accommodations, nutritious breakfasts, personalized service, and an insider’s knowledge to local places to go and things to see. That’s the Arkansas Bed & Breakfast Inn experience. Don’t you deserve the best?

Bathe In the Glow of Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights!

November 21, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights 2016Come out to Garvan Woodland Gardens between November 19th and December 31st, 2016 for the Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights display. This stunning, annual spectacle attracts thousands of visitors each year!

Garvan Woodland Gardens is a must-see Arkansas attraction no matter what time of year you’re here. Once this world-class, botanical garden transforms itself for the holidays, however …

Well, let’s just say that Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights display is one for the bucket list.

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Attend the 2016 World Championship Duck Calling Contest!

October 17, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 World Championship Duck Calling ContestThe 81st annual World Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival is almost upon us. Scheduled, as usual, for Thanksgiving weekend: November 25th and 26th, 2016.

There’s a reason why Stuttgart, AR is known as the “Duck Capital of the World!” One of the biggest and best festivals in the Arkansas Delta is held here each year – and has been since 1936! Thousands of folks from across the country flock to Stuttgart for the event each year.

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Up, Up, And Away at the Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship!

August 12, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State ChampionshipThe 21st annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship is just weeks away, scheduled for September 9th, 10th and 11th, 2016 in Harrison, AR.

Everyone knows you can enjoy a gentle, panoramic view of a ride in a hot air balloon – but did you know they also race them? Come to Harrison, AR on the weekend of September 9th through the 11th and see for yourself at the 2016 Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship!

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