Category Archives: Bed and Breakfast Association of Arkansas News

Celebrate The Man In Black At The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

September 22, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival 2017The first ever Johnny Cash Heritage Festival is scheduled for October 19th through the 21st, 2017. The three day, world-class festival will be held in the field adjacent to the Cash Home in Dyess, Arkansas and features Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival honors not just the Man in Black but also the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood in Dyess, AR. During the Great Depression, Dyess was the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony for impoverished farmers. Cash’s parents settled here in 1936 as part of the program and Johnny graduated from Dyess High School in 1950. Consequently, Dyess makes the perfect setting for a festival celebrating the heritage of Johnny Cash.

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Learn Legends of Lost Conquistador Gold at Old Spanish Treasure Cave

April 28, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Old Spanish Treasure Cave in Sulphur Springs, AROld Spanish Treasure Cave, in Sulphur Springs, AR, is a living limestone cavern shrouded in the mystery and legend of lost Conquistador gold. If you’ve a taste for adventure and mystery, take a tour of Old Spanish Treasure Cave!

It’s a story that goes back more than 350 years.

Shortly after its discovery, Spanish Conquistadores searched the New World for riches. According to legend, a group of these intrepid explorers passed through the Northwest Ozarks. Lost, weak from illness and malnutrition, and assailed by natives, they secreted the treasure they were carrying in a cave.

Thereafter, Old Spanish Treasure Cave remained sealed with its secrets. In 1885 an old Spaniard from Madrid re-discovered the cave with the help of a couple of old maps. Though he and many others have scoured the caverns, no one has ever found the lost treasure.

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Attend Hot Springs’ First Ever 14th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

February 17, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

14th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe “First Ever 14th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” is just one more of Hot Springs’ claims to fame. Scheduled for March 17th, 2017!

What do the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Alfonso Ribeiro, and pro wrestler Ric Flair have in common?

They’ll both be at the 2017 World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs! Alfonso Ribeiro is this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshal and Ric Flair will be the Official Starter.

The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held in Hot Springs since 2003. The 98-foot long parade is held on Bridge Street, the “shortest street in the world in everyday use,” according to Ripley’s Believe It or Not. While the whole use of “shortest” for the street or the parade is debatable, that’s hardly the point.

So what is the point? Fun – and lots of it!

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Come Out For The Mountain View Bluegrass Festival 2016 Fall Session!

October 26, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival Fall 2016

November 10th, 11th, and 12th are the days to circle on your calendar for the 14th Annual Mountain View Bluegrass Festival at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas!

The Mountain View Bluegrass Festival is a bi-annual festival that takes place in two sessions: once in the spring and once in the fall. Both include three days that are filled to bursting with some of the best bluegrass you’ll ever hear in your life.

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Take A Bite Out Of The Cave City Watermelon Festival

July 15, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Cave City Watermelon Festival 2016Marty Stuart, Barrett Baber, The JJ Weeks Band, and more – plus the “world’s sweetest” watermelons – will be at the 37th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival: August 11th through the 13th, 2016! Will you?

Arkansas’ Cave City gets its name from the cave located in the center of town. The cave has five rooms and encloses the Crystal River, whose source remains unknown. Pottery, arrows, and human skeletons have been found in the cave.

Watermelons are Cave City’s other big claim to fame. “The world’s sweetest,” as a matter of fact!

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