One of Arkansas’ Oldest Festivals – Tontitown Grape Festival!

July 9th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Tontitown Grape Festival 2018The annual Tontitown Grape Festival is one of Arkansas’ largest and oldest festivals. In fact, 2018 is Tontitown Grape Festival’s 120th anniversary! Come celebrate, August 7th through the 11th, 2018!

Tontitown Grape Festival is a tradition in Northwest Arkansas that goes all the way back to 1898. The event draws folks from all over for 3 days of spaghetti dinners, carnival rides, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and much more.

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All Aboard for the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad!

June 29th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas and Missouri RailroadStep back to a slower, gentler time with a ride aboard beautifully restored, turn-of-the-century cars on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad!

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find the time to slow down and take it all in. One great way lessen that pace and get some much needed down-time is aboard the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad.

The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad offers special, passenger train services that allow you a chance to experience a bygone era. Travel over the Boston Mountains in turn-of-the-century passenger train cars. Cross over high trestles with stunning views and through the depths of the quarter-mile long Winslow tunnel.

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Can You Dig It? Where To Find Quartz Crystals in Arkansas

June 18th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Where to find Quartz Crystals in ArkansasThe quality and availability of naturally occurring quartz crystals in Arkansas is rivaled only by Brazil. If you’re a fan of quartz crystals, a visit to Arkansas’ Ouchitas is most definitely in order.

Whether you love crystals or are just looking for something neat to bring home as a vacation memento, you should visit Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains. The area is known for its abundant deposits of quartz crystal. And by “deposits” I mean that, in some areas, you could once simply scoop the crystals up off the ground like so many pebbles.

Of course, by now, most those easy to scoop-up crystals are … already scooped up. Today, one has to either rely on a rock shop for crystals in Arkansas – or go mine your own. But wait. Before you invest in a headlamp and pick axe, there’s something you should know about “mining” quartz crystals in Arkansas.

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Get Set for Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival 2018!

May 19th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival 2018The 28th annual Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival kicks off summer with an all-star lineup of blues artists, plus food, vendors, and more. Don’t miss the “best little blues festival in America” – June 22nd – 23rd, 2018.

The 2018 Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival is the continuation of a nearly 30-year, Arkansas tradition. People come from all around, every year, to soak up some of the finest rock and blues around. This year’s festival sees headliners Hadden Sayers (Friday) and Victor Wainwright & The Train (Saturday).

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Soak Up 3 Days of Blues at Eureka Springs Blues Weekend

May 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2018Eureka Springs Blues Weekend is an annual event that sees local, regional, and national blues artists performing in and around historic Eureka Springs. Come see why American Blues Scene magazine rated the annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend as one of the top ten most beautiful blues festivals in the world! June 14 – 17, 2018, Eureka Springs, AR.

Celebrate Father’s Day with three days of incredible music at Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2018! Blues legend, John Mayall, is headlining with special guest Carolyn Wonderland – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other musicians on the schedule include: Selwyn Birchwood, John Nemeth, Fast Johnny Ricker, Tony Redman, Brick Fields, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, and a host of others.

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Don’t Miss RiverFest 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend!

April 27th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

RiverFest 2018!Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Little Rock, AR this year at RiverFest 2018! RiverFest, a 41 year-old Arkansas tradition, is 3 days of music along the Arkansas River from major national, regional and local acts. May 25th through the 27th, 2018.

RiverFest, which kicked off in 1978, is back again with a hot lineup of some of today’s most exciting music stars. Since its inception, the event has become Arkansas’ largest outdoor music festival, drawing thousands to the area each year. Past stars to grace the RiverFest stage include Willie Nelson, James Brown, Gavin Rossdale, Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow, and Kris Allen.

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34th Annual Little Rock International Greek Food Festival

April 20th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Little Rock International Greek Food Festival 2018Don’t miss the largest ethnic festival in Arkansas! The 34th Annual Little Rock International Greek Food Festival promises great food, live entertainment, tours, and much more! May 18th through the 20th, 2018 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock, AR!

Souvlaki, gyro, spanakopita, baklava. If reading those words set off your salivary glands, then you do not want to miss the 2018 Little Rock International Greek Food Festival.

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Visit and Explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

March 30th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR
photo: Kevin Dooley

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a beautifully designed art museum in Bentonville, AR. The museums’s noteworthy collection contains important works from a broad swath of American artists, from Colonial times up to the present.

The first thing you notice upon arrival at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is the museum itself. The design, by architect Moshe Safdie and engineer Buro Happold, is a piece of art in and of itself.

The stunning glass-and-wood design is nestled around two spring-fed ponds in the forest.  Two bridge pavilions stretch out over the water to give the museum its name. This winning combination of nature and design make for an inspirational experience. The Crystal Bridges facility includes galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, a library, sculpture garden, and a glass-enclosed gathering hall that can hold up to 300 people.

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Discover Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway

March 17th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Discover Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic BywayAmerica’s largest alluvial plane also holds one of Arkansas’ most scenic motorcycle rides. Come discover Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway in the Arkansas Delta region.

The Eastern Arkansas Delta region is situated within our nation’s largest alluvial plain. An alluvial plane is a vast and ancient flatland created over the eons by continual flooding. In this instance, the culprit is the Mississippi River and a millennia of erosion, silt deposits, and course changes.

Arkansas’ Delta region sounds rather violent and ugly when described like that but nothing could be farther from the truth. The area is lush, beautiful, and contains some of our nation’s most gorgeous country, including Crowley’s Ridge Parkway.

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The First Annual Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival

February 16th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival 2018The first annual Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival will be held in the Historic Hot Springs Central Theater, March 17th and 18th, 2018! Don’t miss this exciting, inaugural event!

Women have long been an integral part of the film industry – and not solely as the object of the lens’ adoration. The Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival (HSWFF) celebrates women as filmmakers and artists in their own right.

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