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Adventures in Arkansas this Fall Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism

We are fully embracing fall this weekend in Arkansas with these great events. Grab your pumpkins and get lost in a corn maze. Enjoy Southern artwork and some great blues music. You might want to kick back and watch the Corvettes or go on a ghost hunt. Learn more about ecology and sustainability as well as the music culture of Native America.

Razorback Spirit Squad

 Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

#16 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1) take on #1 Alabama Crimson (5-0)  Tide in Fayetteville this Saturday.
October 8, 2016
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Fayetteville, AR



12th Annual Schaefers Corn Maze At Lollie – Mayflower

Have fun at the corn maze with hay and train rides, a corn pit and playground. There will be full concessions, vendors, pumpkins, and flowers for sale.
September 24, 2016 – October 31, 2016
Schaefers Farm
863 Lollie Road
Mayflower, AR 72106
Admission: $8, $7 seniors/military, $6 children 3-12,


2nd Annual Scenes of the South Painting Competition – Helena-West Helena

Enjoy the beautiful images of the South as seen through the eyes of various artist. Competition entries consist of paintings in various media, including, oil, watercolor, and acrylic. All entries will be on exhibit during the months of October and November.
October 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016
Hunt Education Center
105 Missouri Street
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Admission: Free


King Biscuit Blues Festival – Helena-West Helena

One of the world’s most iconic blues festivals occurring in the heart of where the art form began, the King Biscuit Blues Festival celebrates its 31st anniversary in October 2016. This mega-festival routinely draws visitors from all over the world. Spanning five city blocks, the festival includes six stages, and more than 80 acts. Recent headliners have included the late great B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Keb’ Mo’, Dr. John, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal.
October 5, 2016 – October 8, 2016
Cherry Street
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342


Kenny Rogers – North Little Rock

GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers will perform at the Theatre at Verizon Arena on October 6 on his Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis.
October 06, 2016, Doors Open at 7:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm on October 06, 2016.
Verizon Arena
1 Verizon Arena Way
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Admission: $68 & $88


26th Annual Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend – Eureka Springs

For the past 26 years, Corvette enthusiasts across the Midwest and beyond have gathered in Eureka Springs, Arkansas the first weekend of October, to enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery and weather, the unique charm of the Eureka Springs area and just relaxing and having fun with hundreds of fellow Corvette fans. No bitter competition, no concourse preparation, no points to win or lose, just a lot of viewing and driving enjoyment with America’s Sports Car. All Corvettes, modified, restored, original or daily driver, from all years are welcome.
October 6, 2016 – October 9, 2016
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: $50


25th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival – Hot Springs

A 10-day all-walk festival, makes its home in one of the most unique destinations of the American South, the Historic Spa City of Hot Springs, with all screenings and parties held within easy walking distance. Known for its eccentric charm and unbeatable hospitality, the city of Hot Springs is an ideal place to mix and mingle with industry professionals, filmmakers, and celebrity guests far from the intensity of the Hollywood scene. Each October, film-lovers and filmmakers gather to immerse themselves in more than 100 of the best international features and shorts the documentary world has to offer, and to attend unforgettable events and parties. Through its 25 year history, Hot Springs has hosted many of the greats in documentary film and is known for its warmth and hospitality to filmmakers.
Sundays, October 7, 2016 – October 16, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Arlington Hotel & Spa
239 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Turkey Trot Festival

71st Annual Turkey Trot – Yellville

Enjoy free live entertainment, great food, and a variety of vendors in a family-friendly atmosphere around beautiful downtown. Additional events include a 5K run/walk and turkey dinner. For more information on the history of the Turkey Trot and about this year’s schedule of events read our article.
October 7, 2016 – October 8, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Courthouse Square
300 East Old Main Street
Yellville, AR 72687
Admission: Free


6th Annual Arkansas Paranormal Expo – Little Rock

Help support the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The Tower Building which was built in 1840, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur. The mission is to raise funds to help preserve this beautiful, historic building. The Arkansas Paranormal Expo has grown to be the biggest and most popular event of its kind in all of Arkansas. This year’s Expo will once again precede its honorable reputation. The talented A.P.E. organizers are adding even more vendors and speakers. Subjects such as UFOs, Bigfoot, The Supernatural, metaphysics, psychic phenomena, and ghost hunting will take the stage, proving in-depth education and intriguing insight. Enter the raffle! There will be a variety of items, such as a Ghost Hunt at MacArthur Museum, gift certificates, gift baskets, books, Haunted Tours of Little Rock tickets, a psychic reading with Darrin Owens: 30 Minute Phone Session, and Razorback items. Once again there will be free health screenings by the UAMS College of Pharmacy.
October 8, 2016 – October 9, 2016 , 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
503 East 9th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: $10 weekend pass, children under 12 free


8th Annual Conway EcoFest – Conway

Excitement for everyone! Food, activities, and music complement interactive exploration of both environmental connections and daily living that impacts personal and community health, and ecosystems. Learn more about energy, natural resources, recycling, agriculture, health, science/technology, outdoor activities, and more. You can enjoy animals, Innovation Alley, mazes, telescopes, cardboard car derby, experiments, exhibits, and a marketplace. Read more about EcoFest in our article here.
October 8, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Laurel Park / City Park
2310 Robinson / 2283 Prince St.
Conway, AR 72034
Admission: Free


Tipi Talks – “Native Music Experience” with John Two Hawks – Bentonville

John Two Hawks, Grammy- and Emmy-nominated recording artist, will perform his incredible award winning music and also speak about the rich culture of music within many Native American communities. Tipi Talks is a relaxed, enjoyable evening of sharing, laughing, and learning. Admission to the museum is free. Donations to John Two-Hawks are appreciated.
October 8, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Museum of Native American History
202 SW O Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Admission: Free

*Header Photo Courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism





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