How about a festival for stirring up some fun?
Our colorful get-togethers celebrate everything from pigs and peaches to pickles, posies, bluegrass music, and butterflies. Come share the good times in the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks Region. Join the fun and excitement of our many colorful festivals and events with themes from pigs to peaches to bluegrass and more.
Bargins Galore on 64
Second weekend in August. 180 miles of flea markets and sidewalk sales on State Highway 64 from Altus to Morrilton. (501) 354-2393.
Early April. Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton. Wildflower walks, demonstrations, and green games. (501) 727-5441. www.ArkansasStateParks.com.
Mustangs on the Mountain
Late May. Show and Shine held annually at the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. (501) 727-5427.
Annual Antique Auto Show & Swap Meet
Mid-June. Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. Annual car show co-hosted by the Mid-America Old Time Automobile Association and the Museum of Automobiles. (501) 727-5427.
Annual Great Arkansas Pig Out
Last weekend in July. Morrilton. Stage events featuring nationally known and local talent, sporting events, arts, crafts, food, children's activities. All entertainment is free. (501) 354-2393.
Annual Fall Antique Auto Swap Meet
Late September. Held at Museum of Automobiles atop Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. (501) 727-5427.
Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous
Weekend after Thanksgiving. Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton. Visit the Mountain Man Camp and learn the skills of the mountain men and Native Americans. (501) 727-5441.
Christmas in the Park
Thanksgiving weekend through New Year's. Morrilton. Dozens of lighted Christmas displays at Conway County Fairgrounds. (501) 354-2393.
Walmart / CMN Talent Show
Held in early spring. Contact Natasha Wilson (479) 754-4502.
Annual Johnson County Peach Festival
Mid-July. Held at Clarksville, the oldest ongoing festival in the state of Arkansas. The festival indludes food and craft vendors, a 5k race, a peach pit spitting contest, water balloon toss, diaper derby, terrapin derby and more. The parade is held on the Saturday morning in downtown Clarksville. 479.754.9152.
Annual Johnson County Fair
Late August at the JC Fair Grounds. 479.754.2340
Annual Season of Thanks
Late November. Clarksville merchants hold Open Houses before Thanksgiving, and then offer Early Bird Sales the Firday after Thanksgiving from 7-10am. Lighting Ceremony & Annual Christmas Parade is the 1st Saturday in December. 479.754.2340.
Johnson County’s two rodeo arenas schedule several rodeo events throughout the year, playing host to local, state and National competitions—see the Chamber’s website for schedules: http://www.clarksvillearchamber.com/
Spadra Marina's Boat “Parade of Lights"
See Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves travel in the lighted boat parade along Dardanelle Lake in Clarksville - best seen from the bluffs of Spadra Park(two miles off I-40 on Exit 58)--6 pm nightly the weekend before Christmas. 479.754.5021.
Annual International Butterfly Festival/Mount Magazine State Park and Paris, Arkansas
Mid-June. Butterfly seminars, food, crafts, entertainment, parade, photography exhibit, children's activities and field trips. www.butterflyfestival.com. (479) 963-2244.
St. Joseph's Labor Day Picnic & Bazaar
Labor Day weekend, September. Paris. Games, entertainment, food, and rummage sale. (479) 963-2131.
Mount Magazine Frontier Days Celebration
First Saturday in October. Paris. Local entertainment, kids' activities, parade, log sawing, and nail driving contests. (479) 963-2244.
Annual Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival
Second weekend in March. Bigelow. Features seven acres of daffodils in 30 varieties, arts and crafts, and barbecue. (501) 330-2403.
Early April. Adona. Cypress Creek Park at Adona is the setting for a weekend of camping, cooking, and old-time bluegrass music. (501) 327-4214.
Biggest Little Motorcycle Rally in Arkansas
Mid May. Perry County Fair Grounds. (501) 889-2292
Fourche River Days
Held mid-May on the courthouse square in Perryville. Car & truck show, horseshoe tournament, bunco tournament and lots of entertainment. Admission is Free. For more information call the Perry County Area Chamber of Commerce at (501) 889-1571
Annual Bluegrass Festival
Second weekend in July. Hundreds of folks gather at Adona to play or listen to bluegrass music over a three-day period. (501) 327-4214.
Late September. Entertainment, food, games, ATV/tractor pulls, pageants, and live music. (501) 662-4508.
Global Village Day
Mid October. Heifer International celebrates its Annual Global Village Day with international entertainment and education at Heifer Ranch, near Perryville, Arkansas.
Taste of the Valley
Late April. Russellville. Award winning tasting party features the River Valley's finest food. (479) 967-1437.
Annual Wal-Mart/CMN Open Buddy Bass Tournament
Late April. Russellville and Lake Dardanelle State Park. (479) 452-4143.
Mercy Old Post Challenge
Late May. Russellville Old Post Park. (479) 967-3449 or 331-4660.
Annual Valley Fest
Third weekend in August. Russellville corporate games, rides, food, children's activities, events, exhibitions and contests such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, horseshoes, softball, and bicycling. (479) 968-7819.
Annual Ozark Memories Day Festival
Late September. Dover. Craft booths, food, parade, artisan exhibits, and music. (479) 331-2094.
Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff
Last Saturday in October. Historic downtown Russellville. (479) 967-1437.
Tri-Peaks Annual Motorcycle Show
Mid August (479)-890-3007.
Affair At Boqqs Mill Civil War Re-enactment
Early April. Dardanelle. Re-enactment of the skirmish at Boggs Mill, January 1865. (479) 967-1328.
Annual Old Time Day
Early June. Ola. A fun-filled day of arts and crafts, games, and good food.
Annual Hang Gliding Festival
Late August. Mount Nebo. Hang gliders from across the country demonstrate this exciting sport. (479) 229-3650. www.ArkansasStateParks.com.
Annual Civil War Days
Late August. Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle. Civil War encampment, drills, marches, living history demonstrations. (479) 229-3650. www.ArkansasStateParks.com.
Mount Nebo Chicken Fry
Late September. Children's activities, events, great food, and politicians. (479) 229-3328.
NOTE: See Calendar of Events for other Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks Festivals.