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S’more Fun This Weekend – August 9 – 11


It may be your last big hoorah before the kids head back to school, but there is still time for S’more fun! Celebrate National S’mores Day in Mountainburg, compete in the Watermelon Olympics in Hope, play with fire in Little Rock or hunt for bargains across the state along Hwy 64. Check out our list of great activities from all over the state and have a great weekend.

Bargains Galore on 64 (Hwy 64 from Fort Smith to Beebe, Arkansas)

This weekend there will be 160 miles of yard sales, antiques, collectibles, and flea markets from Fort Smith past Conway to Beebe, Arkansas. Grab some friends and find some treasures and see some Arkansas countryside on the way.

Venue: Hwy 64
Date: August 8-10

Hope Watermelon Festival (Hope)

The Hope Watermelon festival features numerous activities including arts & crafts, food, entertainment and other family-oriented activities. Local civic clubs hold dinners featuring such down-home fare as locally grown smoked chicken and golden fried catfish. There will also be a 5k race, a dog show, a “Watermelon Idol” talent contest, watermelon Olympics and more!

Venue: Hope, AR
Date: August 8-10
Time: Click Here for a schedule of events
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Pink for Pietz (Mountain Home)

The annual Pink for Peitz Rodeo benefits the Peitz Cancer Support House, a community outreach of Baxter Regional Medical Center which provides comprehensive support services for cancer patients and their families. Presented by Rand Rodeo Company, The Pink for Peitz Rodeo includes popular events such as bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, goat untying, bull riding and mutton busting for kids. The celebrated Chicks-n-Spurs Drill Team will perform, and a Cancer Survivors’ Ceremony will be held each evening. Food and drinks will be available at the event.

Venue: Baxter County Fairgrounds
Date: August 9-10
Time: Activities begin at 6:15 p.m.
Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12
Contact: Click Here

Bluegrass Blast (Eureka Springs)

Head to Eureka Springs this weekend for some fun for the whole family with lots of FREE Live Bluegrass in the Basin Spring Park bandshell. Casey & The Attaboys and Old Salt Union will be performing.

Venue: Basin Spring Park
Date: August 9-10
Time: Music begins at 3 p.m. each day
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: Gresham McMillon

Arkansas State Championship Fiddle Contest (Mountain View)

You can watch fiddle players from across the region compete for the coveted title of Arkansas State Fiddle Champion in the park’s 1,000-seat Music Theater in Mountain View this weekend. The contest includes divisions for all age groups and offers cash prizes for all winners.

Venue: Music Theater- Ozark Folk Center
Date: August 10
Time: Click Here for Schedule
Admission: Free to watch
Contact: Click Here

National S’mores Day (Mountainburg)

What better way to celebrate National S’mores Day than to make s’mores?! Join park interpreters at Lake Fort Smith State Park and make your own delicious s’mores desserts and learn a bit about the tasty treat.  This event is free, and everyone is welcome to join. S’mores are available on a first-come-first-served basis as supplies are limited. Feel free to call the park and let them know you are coming.

Venue: Lake Fort Smith State Park
Date: August 10
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: (479) 369-1010

Fire & Glow Show (Little Rock)

Arkansas Circus Arts will have their Fire & Glow event this weekend. It is a fusion of fire, LED and Circus performances with acrobatics and aerial stunts and brand NEW choreography never performed in Arkansas!  You can enjoy a beautiful evening on Swan Lake at Wildwood Park for the Arts at sunset with vendors, local libations and food trucks plus a very special hourlong performance by Arkansas Circus Arts!

Venue: Wildwood Park for the Arts
Date: August 10
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required — Click Here
Contact: Click Here 

115th Annual Benton County Fair (Bentonville)

Check out the Benton County Fair this weekend for some family fun with food, music, and entertainment!

Venue: Benton County Fair
Date: August 6-10
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

AGFC Wildlife Conservation Presentation (Russellville)

Karen Westcamp-Johnson from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be at the Pope County Library to give a presentation on wildlife conservation efforts in Arkansas.

Venue: Pope County Library
Date: August 10
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

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