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Amazing Arkansas Weekend


Get hungry this weekend for BBQ & food trucks. Enjoy the arts with festivals, plays, and a picking porch. Or you might want to break out your cosplay costumes, bicycle helmet, or that little red wagon for a barn sale haul. Have fun all weekend only in Arkansas!


Bikes, Blues & BBQ – Fayetteville

One weekend each fall, a familiar rumble can be heard throughout Fayetteville as motorcycles descend upon Dickson Street for Bikes, Blues & BBQ. The annual festival is ranked among the top motorcycle rallies in the country. See our list of Top 14 Things to Do here.
September 21, 2016 – September 24, 2016
21 S. Block Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: Free


Conway Alliance for the Arts: ArtsFest – Conway

CAFTA presents Conway ArtsFest, an annual festival celebrating the arts in Conway, Arkansas. The 2016 Festival is scheduled for September 23 – October 1. ArtsFest offers a weeklong schedule of events all over Conway spotlighting stage performances, live music, and art shows. Read more about ArtsFest and explore the full schedule of events.
September 23, 2016 – October 1, 2016
Various locations
Conway, AR
Admission: Free


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Little Rock

A fun, family musical! Alexander’s day is bad: getting gum in his hair, getting smushed in the carpool, getting dropped from Paul’s first best friend to his third best friend, getting a cavity at the dentist, and a thousand other elementary school agonies. Don’t worry, (spoiler) Alexander makes it through.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, September 23, 2016 – October 9, 2016
Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre
501 E. 9th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: $12.50 general admission, $10 members


Barn Party: Pluck and Play – Springdale

Bring your instrument and a lawn chair for an acoustic jam session with local musicians on the lawn in front of the Cooper Barn on the museum grounds.
September 23, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
118 W. Johnson Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764
Admission: Free


1st Annual Spa Con – Hot Springs

We may not be the largest…YET, but we’re looking to make your enthusiast hearts go pitty-pat. Hot Springs Convention Center in conjunction with the Garland County Public Library is hosting a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention to be held annually and including not just comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, but a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, web-comics, and fantasy novels.
September 23, 2016 – September 25, 2016
Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

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Big Dam Bridge 100 – North Little Rock

Each year, thousands of cyclists from around the country descend on Central Arkansas for what has become the largest and most publicized cycling tour in Arkansas. See our full story here.
September 24, 2016, 6:00 a.m.
Big Dam Bridge
4000 Cook’s Landing Road
North Little Rock, AR 72118


Camden Barn Sale – Camden

South Arkansas’s largest juried arts and crafts festival held annually since 1968. Enjoy more than 100 craftsmen; local, musical entertainment; kids’ activities; and festival food vendors. The Barn Sale is held under the shade of massive old oak trees around the historic Tate Barn which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
September 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Oakland Farm
902 Tate Street
Camden, AR 71701
Admission: Free


Main Street Food Truck Festival – Little Rock

The festival will span six city blocks on Main Street as well as several blocks west on Capitol Avenue, offering street eats from more than 50 food trucks and food carts, artists at work, juried craft selections, buskers located on each block, children’s activities, well-stocked beer gardens selling the coldest beer in town, and a special visit from the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales! Main Street will be blocked off from 3rd to 8th streets and Main to Center streets on Capitol Avenue.
September 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Main Street Creative Corridor
101 East Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: Free


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