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10th Annual Carving in the Ozarks
Carving in the Ozarks is an event focused on the art of chainsaw carving. Throughout the weekend of April 25-26, 2014, visitors of Eureka Springs will be treated to a number of exciting artistic displays that will have you never looking at a chainsaw the same way again! Typically 20 to 25 carvers participate in our event each year, creating a masterpiece right before your eyes. There are 2 carving events during the weekend. One on Friday starting at 8 AM and one Saturday starting at 8 AM. Saturday at 4 PM, our auction will take place, all pieces carved this weekend will be offered at auction, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting 2-3 local civic organizations and charities.
4th Annual Spring Arts & Craft Show
Carvers from around the Southeast take part in this event. Great gifts for any family member available, don't forget to vote for the Peoples' Choice Award.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of America's iconic automobile.
Fourth of July Fireworks
There are several locations for fireworks in the area...
- Enjoy family fun at the 17th Annual Independence Day Fireworks celebration at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge call 479-253-3790
- Holiday Island Recreation Center by the Barn contact Pam Hinson at 479-253-7700.
- 13th Annual Fireworks display at Ventris Trails End Resort. These fireworks are choreographed to music and are best seen by boat as they are projected toward Beaver Lake for an incredible effect as they reflect off the water of Beaver Lake.
Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival
Mountain Bike off road events. Short track, super D, Downhill, old served trials and cross country racing. Competitive and non-competitive mountain bike events. For more information, email DLTevents@yahoo.com.
For the past 2 years several category winners have stayed with us, maybe we're the lucky charm!
The Eurekean Multi-Sport Festival
A three-day multi-sport festival consists of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, road bike tour rides and racing on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday. Participants can enter individual events or take "The Eurekan" challenge.
Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival
The tradition continues! The Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival celebrates the American roots & musical tradition of Appalachia. This music of the Ozarks is a perfect blending of British Isles music with the rhythms of Africa and Jazz. Lively and soulful, Bluegrass will make you stomp your feet and get up to dance! You wont want to miss this festival featuring live performances by some of the premier performers of this truly American music. Friday night watermelon social, free music in the park from 5:30-8:30 pm, Saturday 1:00-7:00 pm and Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm. Headliners TBA in the Auditorium Saturday @ 7:30 pm.. Tickets available online or at the door. Check the website for full schedule. Performers TBA. Don't miss a minute!
Held every year on last weekend prior to Labor Day, this Volkswagen event hosts a BBQ Cookout for all pre-registered participants, Saturday VW Car Show and Swap Meet, including an afternoon Volkswagen Parade through rustic city streets of Eureka Springs. This three day event concludes on Sunday with a countryside VW tourcade through some of the most scenic areas of Northern Arkansas.
Banjo Rally International
The Banjo Rally International is tailored for players of 4-string plectrum and tenor banjos, but players of other acoustic instruments attend, perform and are always welcomed as well, including players of 5-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, guitar, piano, tuba, string bass, stump fiddle, washboard and even a few front-line horns (clarinet, trombone and trumpet- usually played by those who also play banjo or other string instruments). The skill level of players ranges from beginner to seasoned professional. Participants range in age from 10 to 95 years of age. Info and Tickets: Banjo Rally International, PO Box 328, Morton, IL 61550, Banjo Rally Hotline: 309-263-2518, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Antique Automobile Festival
Enjoy seeing hundreds of antique and restored automobiles from all eras and manufacturers. This show is open to all makes and models of automobiles.Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, Best Paint and Best Engine in both the Original and Modified categories. The show entries will be parade through town beginning at 11:00 am. Be sure to find a good spot along the route to view all the beautiful cars. Award presentation will begin at 4:30 pm at the Pine Mountain Theater. For more information call 800-6EUREKA.
Wood Carvers Jamboree
Woodcarvers from all over Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas converge to demonstrate their prowess and show their wares from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. There will be carvings, wood burnings, and wood turnings of all types. This popular event will also feature on-going demonstrations of carving techniques and plenty of friendly conversation.Contact Bill Payne, 1137 N. Hickory Place, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-251-8734 or email email@example.com
Bikes, Blues & BBQ
The first Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally was held in the year 2000 with just over 300 riders. Today, Bikes, Blues & BBQ is the largest motorcycle rally in the United States benefiting local charities. Attendance in 2012 was over 400,000. The ride from the campground to Fayetteville makes the trip worthwhile.
Our rental units go quick, make reservations today!
Eagle Watch & Fall Foliage Tours on Beaver Lake
October 1-31, 2013 Expert guides with 23 years experience inform passengers about the Bald Eagle's features, habitat and help sight the eagles on 1 hour cruises. For more information contact Belle of the Ozarks at 800-552-3803, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Haunted Hay Ride at Bear Mountain
This event is suitable for all ages, couples, singles, families or groups. Every night in October brings haunted hay rides. They start at dark and you go in an antique chuck wagon full of hay bales, pulled by a tractor. This isnt a gory, blood and guts, Freddie Kruger ride. Its more an Alfred Hitchcock, Pysco, thriller in the dark ride and sells out early every year.
For the past 23 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.?
War Eagle Craft Fair
This is the fair that started it all. Begun in 1954 by the Benton County Rug Weavers Association. It has become the premier juried show in Northwest Arkansas. There is so much history here you must visit their website to appreciate what 59 years has wrought. For more information by mail: Ozark Arts and Crafts Fair Assoc., War Eagle Mills Farm, 11037 High Sky Inn Rd., Hindsville, AR 72738 or War Eagle Fair, PO Box 796, Rogers, AR 72757, by telephone: 479-789-5358, 9-5 Monday thru Saturday or by fax: 479-789-2215.
MINIs in the Ozarks
Every Autumn, the Arkansas MINI Owners Klub (AMOK!) hosts the regions largest MINI event in Beautiful Ozarks. Now in its sixth year,MITO draws Minis from all over the U.S. to experience the awesome fall scenery and wonderful curvy roads of the region. For more information: 501-539-0388, email email@example.com
Mad Hatter Ball
Every year, the Eureka Springs School of the Arts throws a big party in Octoberthe Mad Hatter Ball! It is the largest fundraising event for the school and is held in the Crystal Dining Room at the Historic Crescent Hotel. A silent auction touts fantastic works of art and gift packages, allowing guests to support our cause "to cultivate, promote and encourage artistic expression by providing art education opportunities in a unique environment of beauty and creativity!" Fun and frivolity abound when guests show up with wild hats and costumes. Food, hat contests and a whole lot of dancing make it the perfect party.
Halloween can be a hair-raising experience, especially when you throw over 100 big cats into the mix. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge's annual Halloween party is the only time you can view our cats in the dark of night. The main compound is open for the whole family to experience the night habits of our lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, and more. Games, food, and a children's costume contest are all part of the one of a kind experience, and provides fun for all ages. The Spooktacular is the Saturday night before Halloween.
31st Annual Victorian Classic
31st Annual running of the VICTORIAN CLASSIC 10K Run-2 Mile Run- 2 Mile Walk in Historic Eureka Springs Arkansas . The Victorian Classic is a Rotary Club of Eureka Springs event to benefit, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge to help relocate rescued exotic cats from Riverglen Tiger Sanctuary and the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library. The 10K course is among the most scenic of any run slated each year in the region, with hillside views of hardwood forests, historic homes and businesses located along the Kings Highway and Highway 62 Historic Loop. The course includes challenging hills plus flat and fast ridge running stretches.