Uh oh...

It appears that you're using a severely outdated version of Safari on Windows. Many features won't work correctly, and functionality can't be guaranteed. Please try viewing this website in Edge, Mozilla, Chrome, or another modern browser. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

Read More about this safari issue.
Statewide Altus Eureka Springs Hot Springs Little Rock Paris Perryville Springdale West Memphis
Statewide Events 0

Weekend Buzz – Oct. 4-6


What’s the buzz about this weekend?  In the heart of Arkansas, there will be a honey festival and cheese dip championship on the same day! You might be able to plan your day to indulge in a little of both. If you are looking for a unique event, you might check out Arkansas’s funniest festival – the Goat Festival in Perryville. There will also be live music in Hot Springs, corvettes in northwest Arkansas and small-town festivals. Cheers to the weekend!

56th Annual Wiederkehr Village Weinfest (Wiederkehr Village)

The Wiederkehr Village Weinfest is this weekend!  Festivities begin early in the day with tours of the Historical Wine Cellars at 9 a.m. starting in the midst of the festivities and ending in the wine tasting room.  Food, music, games, dance and beverages fill the fest grounds. You will be able to take a stroll and browse through the quality Arts & Crafts Exhibits. Join the fun, either as a spectator or as a contestant in the many events such as the Stein Stemmen (stone toss), Baum Stossen (log toss), the Grape Stomp, 14th Annual Dog Show. Arts and Craft vendors, food, music, games, wine tastings, cellar tours, tram rides through the vineyards, carriage rides, horseback riding and beverages will fill the fest grounds. The famous Weinkeller Restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner. 

Venue: 3324 Swiss Family Drive
Date: October 5
Time: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: (479) 468-3611

2019 Arkansas Goat Festival (Perryville)

The family-friendly magic of the one and only Arkansas Goat Festival is this weekend. This festival is one of the most fun events around! There will be goats, Arkansas crafts, goat races, goat yoga, goats in people costumes, people in goat costumes, goat parades, live music, good food, a playground and more. Bring your goats and friends and stay all day.

Venue: Perryville City Park
Date: October 5
Time:  10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

2019 World Cheese Dip Championship (Little Rock)

The 9th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship is this weekend. You won’t want to miss one of Little Rock’s top food festivals with a day of fun and cheese. There will be warm, gooey cheese dip and fresh tortilla chips. Restaurants, culinary professionals, and amateur teams alike will compete for the title of World Champion, and YOU can be the judge. There will be great music, great food, and the chance to make history by casting your vote for People’s Choice Awards.

All proceeds from the annual World Cheese Dip Championship benefit Harmony Health Clinic, where thousands of patients each year access lifesaving and life-changing medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and specialty health services they could not otherwise afford.

Click here for a great story about last year’s event.

Venue: Clinton Presidential Center
Date: October 5
Time: 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: Presale tickets are $10 online ($15 at the gate) and children 5 and under are FREE
Contact: Click Here

5th Annual Arkansas Honey Festival (Little Rock)

The Arkansas Honey Festival is a family-friendly and educational event that celebrates honey and the bees that make it. Whether you’re a beekeeper or a honey enthusiast, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The day will be filled with workshops, honey tasting, honey contests, honey smoothies, honey extracting, and just about anything else you can do with honey! There will be food and fun for all ages. The kids’ area will be filled with activities, including crafts and tie-dyeing T-shirts. Stop by the food trucks to taste some great Arkansas cooking. The day will end with an award ceremony for the best honey in Arkansas!  If you’re an Arkansas beekeeper, submit your honey and/or creamed honey in the contest!

Venue: Bemis Honey Bee Farm (13516 Asher Road)
Date: October 5
Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

9th Annual Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival (Hot Springs)

There will be two days of music and art pops ups this weekend in downtown Hot Springs. Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Weekend has been a favorite of the region for nine years running. The family-friendly event showcases a full range of excellent music in a variety of styles, quality handcrafted art, free workshops delicious foods, craft beer and places for the kids to frolic always with an element of surprise and spectacle. In addition to enjoying the music you can stroll through the booths of regional artisans showing off their handmade goods, learn something new in the free workshops, fill up your belly at one of the food trucks, wet your whistle with craft beers on tap, watch your kids romp around Cardboard City or sit and enjoy the day among fellow music lovers.

Venue: 629 Central Avenue
Date: October 4-5
Time: Click Here for the event schedule
Admission: Click Here for ticket prices
Contact: Click Here

40th Annual Frontier Day Festival (Paris)

Frontier Day Festival is this weekend and will be held on the downtown square in beautiful Paris, Arkansas, this year! The best car show in the region and the longest-running festival in the region are joining together in one location this weekend. The day will kick off with a parade at 9 a.m. then head to the pancake breakfast hosted by the PHS Bank and then the opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. at the Eiffel Tower stage with special surprises. Plan to enjoy re-enactments from the Lawbreakers and Peacemakers with an Old West town set up on the south side of the square, Dutch oven cooking demos, and grab a free pumpkin sponsored by CASA all while shopping the downtown merchants and vendors. There will be fun live entertainment, and many food selections available. Kids will be able to play in the kid zone until their hearts are content. Also available this year are camel rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, pony rides and free pinewood derby races.  Also, after the festival, the Paris Riding Club is hosting a Junior rodeo starting at 7 p.m. It will be a full day of fun in Paris!

Venue: Paris, AR
Date: October 5
Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 479-963-2244 or Click Here

Ozarks Demolition Derby (Springdale)

Watch the action as drivers rev up their engines for a battle in Springdale this weekend.  Will your favorite driver be the last one standing to win $10,000 and ultimate bragging rights? Grab some tickets for all the action and find out! The gates open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.  All seats are General Admission.

Venue:1423 E Emma Ave, Springdale
Date: October 5
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $14 for adults and $9 for kids (ages 2-12)
Contact: Click Here

Left Bank Festival (West Memphis)

When Beale Street had a 10:00 curfew, West Memphis was wide-open with juke joints, clubs, gambling halls and the Plantation Inn. The Left Bank Festival explores those roots and celebrates the musical legend, Willie Mitchell. Willie Mitchell is generally considered to be the architect of the Memphis Sound. The musical guests are the legendary Hi Rhythm Section with special guest vocalist Don Bryant. There will also be a 5k/10k run, arts & crafts, food, catfish cooking competition, and beer sipping overlooking the Mississippi River. Festivities begin at 10:00 and conclude with the Hi Rhythm Section salute to Willie Mitchell.

Venue: 812 Big River Trail
Date: October 5
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Corvette Weekend (Eureka Springs)

Since 1991, 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 is a draw for many. All Corvettes, modified, restored, original or daily driver, from all years are welcome. Head to Eureka Springs this weekend to enjoy corvette weekend in a beautiful setting!

Venue: Eureka Springs
Date: October 4-6
Time: All Weekend
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Meet the

Learn more about .

A little about .

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.

Read more stories by Only in Arkansas

Like this story? Read more from Only in Arkansas

Silas Hunt Sculpture 4
Harding University 0

Join the Conversation

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Submit a photo

We select one featured photo per week, but we show many more in our gallery. Be sure to fill out all the fields in order to have yours selected.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 5 MB.

Regions Topics

What are you looking for?

Explore Arkansas

Central Arkansas

Little Rock, Conway, Searcy, Benton, Heber Springs

Northwest Arkansas

Fayetteville, Bentonville, Springdale, Fort Smith

South Arkansas

Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Arkadelphia

Explore by Topic