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A Mid-November Weekend


Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the menus are starting to be planned! But, if you are in central Arkansas and want to enjoy a low-stress Thanksgiving evening with friends, then head to Searcy this weekend and gather at the long table at their Beats & Eats festival and feast on fall-inspired treats from local food trucks. If you are in northwest Arkansas, do some shopping at the NWA market and then grab a play at the Walton’s Performing Arts Center. Country music lovers must check out the quaint town of Mountain View and see what their fall festival is all about. Enjoy the weekend!

Searcy Beats & Eats — Gather & Give Thanks (Searcy)

The longest Thanksgiving table is back in Searcy. This weekend it is time to Gather and Give Thanks! In downtown Searcy this Saturday night, there will be a gorgeous, extra-long table set up for festivalgoers to sit, sip, and visit. It’s going to be a great, cozy evening! Besides a community table being set up, there will be performances by Josiah Letchworth and Golden Rule, pie & fall-inspired sweets, food trucks, mystery theater tour with Center on the Square, a free hayride through downtown, games for kids, coffee, shopping, Christmas tree paintings, and more!

Venue: Downtown Searcy
Date: November 16
Time: 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Admission: Free (Food will be available for purchase)
Contact: Click Here

Arkansas Country Fall Fest (Mountain View)

This three-day Arkansas Country music festival brings together the vibrant music scene of the Natural State covering country, Americana, bluegrass, old-time music, and more. Performers include nominees and recipients of the Arkansas Country Music Awards and up-and-coming local artists. Make plans to be in Mountain View this weekend for this event featuring concerts, showcases, a songwriter’s contest, an all-new Arkansas Opry Show with dancing and live music.

Venue: Ozark Folk Center
Date: November 15-17
Time: Click Here for Event Schedule
Admission: Tickets Required- Click Here
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Native Foods: National American Heritage Month (Scott)

The savory smell of supper cooking fills us with hunger and brings back warm memories of shared meals. Not only did European and African traditions shape many of the same meals we eat in the South today, but the Southeastern American Indians also played a significant part. Join a park interpreter in learning about traditional southern foods inspired by the Southeastern American Indians. After learning about food influences through these different cultures, you will be able to try a variety of dishes. Food is always better when shared, so please bring your family and friends. Come early before the food runs out!

Venue: 490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott AR
Date: November 16
Time: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Admission: $3/person
Contact: Click Here

ComiConway 2019 (Conway)

ComiConway is Arkansas’ premier Comic, Anime, Sci-fi and Gaming convention. There will be over 100 pop culture vendors, top writers and artists guests and panels, cosplay contests for all ages, kids’ activities, a game room, and so much more! Events on Friday include a cosplay contest, Yule Ball, Escape Room, Magic the Gather tournament, GunPla contest, guest panel, vendors and more! Friday events are free and open to the public. Events on Saturday and Sunday require an entry fee to enter. Click the event schedule to find out more!

Venue: Multiple Locations in Conway
Date: November 15-17
Time: Click Here for Event Schedule
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Darci Lynne & Friends — Fresh Out of the Box (Little Rock)

There are still tickets available to check out singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, who won NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” at just 12-years old by the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show. Darci Lynne impresses audiences across the country with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable, show-stopping talent beyond her years. Accompanied by her musical friends including a divaesque rabbit: Petunia, a shy and soulful mouse: Oscar and a sarcastic older woman: Edna, singing through her friends helped the young entertainer find a voice inside she didn’t know she had, and helped her overcome a lifelong struggle with shyness. Darci and her friends are continually on the road bringing smiles to audiences across the country.

Venue: Robinson Center
Date: November 17
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

The Play That Goes Wrong (Fayetteville)

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! It is called “a gut-busting hit” by The New York Times and “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” by Huffington Post. This classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), this performance is fun to watch. It is

Recommended for ages eight and up. Grab your tickets now!

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: November 15-17
Time: Showtimes Vary
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

NWA Holiday Market (Springdale)

NWA Holiday Market is a Shopping Wonderland!  There will be over 150 vendor booths of local AND out of state vendors to get the best selection of gifts, décor, clothing, jewelry, health, beauty, food, children’s items and much more! Santa will make an appearance both Friday and Saturday to hear those special wish lists.

Venue: Northwest Arkansas Convention Center
Date: November 15-16
Time: Friday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Admission: $5
Contact: Click Here

Big Boy Steam Locomotive (Russellville)

The Big Boy Locomotive will be going through Russellville! The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world’s only operating Big Boy locomotive.

Venue: Main Street Russellville
Date: November 15
Time: 12:15 p.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Dollars for Diego (Jonesboro)

Diego Ranch Inc. is a nonprofit equine-assisted therapy program for children and adults with mental, emotional or physical disabilities. At Diego Ranch, they can learn the love of horses and heal through them. To support this nonprofit, check out their big event this Saturday. Outside entertainment will be free with music, coffee, hot chocolate and a live auction. The inside event is $20 to enter, and there will be food, drinks, a silent auction and entertainment.

Venue: Gamble Home Furnishings
Date: November 16
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

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There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.

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