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Arkansas Weekend Planner – October 9-11, 2015


Fall foliage and festivals; it’s a great time to be an Arkansan. Pack a bag and head out for some fun this weekend. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Natural State.

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30th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival

King Biscuit Blues Festival, one of the world’s most iconic blues festivals, celebrates its 30th anniversary in October 2015. 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. Here is a great post that will help you plan your trip to the festival.
Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015 – Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
Cherry Street
Helena-West Helena


52nd Wiederkehr Village Weinfest

Free wine tasting tours, rides through the vineyards, arts & crafts displays, Trauben Stube & Beer Garden, international a la carte cuisine, 1880 Wine & Gift Shoppe, polka dancing, stein stemmen (stone toss) & baum stossen (log toss), Grape Stomping Contest, Weinkeller Restaurant, carriage rides and horseback rides, car and motorcycle show, 11th Annual Dog Show (Dogs must be on leash.) Read more about Arkansas grapes and the festival here on OnlyinArk.com.
Friday, Oct. 09, 2015 – Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
On the Grounds of Wiederkehr Wine Cellars
Wiederkehr Village, AR 72821

Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks & Tourism.

Arkansas State Fair

The Arkansas State Fair is fun for all ages with carnival rides & games, great food, free concerts, breathtaking attractions, PBR bull riding, all centered around livestock shows, arts & crafts competitions, pageants and talent shows. Here is a wonderful Mom’s Guide to the Arkansas State Fair, go check it out.
Friday, Oct. 09, 2015 – Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015
Arkansas State Fairgrounds
$10 adults, $5 children and seniors


37th Annual Cabot Fest

Cabotfest began in 1978 as a small gathering to help lift the spirits of citizens after the tornado struck the town. Today, it is a family style festival that brings thousands to Cabot. Food, booth vendors, entertainment, family area, bingo and cricket spitting.
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 – Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
Downtown Cabot

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Vintage Market Days

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 – Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
Benton County Fairgrounds
Bentonville, AR
Admission: $10 Friday, $5 Saturday


24th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

The 24th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, presented this year by Deltic Timber Corporation, will launch a powerful opening weekend on Friday, October 9th.  First up will be the critically–acclaimed documentary The Primary Instinct featuring legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky who will attend the festival. On Saturday, October 10th, former St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock will appear at the World Premiere of Larry Foley’s The First Boys of Spring, while triple-crown champion jumper Harry deLeyer will host the screening of Harry & Snowman.
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 – Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015
Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs, AR

Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure

22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure

The Race for the Cure is a chance to come together to honor those who are surviving breast cancer and remember those who have lost the fight. Your participation in this event helps us provide significant funds to find the cures for breast cancer and bring awareness to our local community.
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
Downtown Little Rock
Admission: $26 online registration for 5K/2K

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Parker Homestead Festival

Bring out the whole family for a day of history, food and fun. Wagon rides, sorghum making, kettle corn popping, broom making, hay baling, cross cut sawing, and more old timey trades are demonstrated throughout the day. Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 – Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
16944 Homestead Road
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Admission: $7


Header photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks & Tourism

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