Wildflower Weekend – Early April – Petit Jean State Park

Spend a weekend discovering the colorful heralds of spring with Wildflower walks, talks, and evening presentations at the beautiful Petit Jean State Park.  All events relate to the celebration of wildflowers. Contact the park for a program schedule The 2011 event was held on the weekend of April 8th through the 10th. Petit Jean State […]

Valley Fest – Russellville, AR

Valley Fest, held in mid to late August on the Arkansas River at Russellville, is held yearly to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley. Events include live big name concerts, arts & crafts, carnival rides, food, games, tournaments, and more!

Mt Magazine Butterfly Festival – June 24-25, 2011

In it’s 15th year, the Annual Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival offers pageants, contests, exhibits, guided nature walks, a 5K race, and more! The festival officially begins Friday, June 24th at 8:00 am at the State Park with horticultural and butterfly seminars, nature walks with interpreters, and more. The Miss Butterfly Pageant will be held at […]

Mustangs on the Mountain – Petit Jean Mountain – May 29, 2011

This yearly event is held in the parking lot of the popular Museum of Automobiles atop beautiful Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton. The “show and shine” will be from 11:00am till 3:00pm on Saturday, May 29, 2011. For more info, contact either Rick Wood at (479) 489-5874 or the museum at (501) 727-5427.

Johnson County Peach Festival – Clarksville, AR – mid June

Since 1938, the Johnson County Peach Festival, held annually in Clarksville, has become the oldest outdoor festival in the state of Arkansas. This weeklong festival offers music, food, arts & crafts, several queen and princess contests, and games galore, including a terrapin derby, frog jump, greased pig chase, peach eating contest, peach pit spitting contest, […]

Bargains Galore on 64 – August 11-13, 2011

Each second weekend of August, Arkansas River Valley residents clean out the closets, garages, and sheds…others hook on their trailers and gas up their vehicles…and get ready for 160 miles of swappin’ and shoppin’ during Bargains Galore on 64! From Fort Smith to Conway and then on to Beebe, US Highway 64 becomes a non-ending […]