2014 ARKANSAS: July, August & September 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)
July 2-13, 2014 Fleur Delicious Weekend
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Fleur Delicious Weekend is a Celebration of all the Senses: Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste and Touch. A French themed weekend with a street fair atmosphere where lodging, boutiques, spas, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and music venues participate with French inspired indulgences in Food, Wine, Spririts, Art and Entertainment.
JULY 4, 2014 - There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 19, 2014 Bucks, Ducks and BBQ Cook-Off - Conway, Arkansas
The Arkansas Outdoors Expo is proud to introduce a new barbeque cooking contest to the expo in 2014: Bucks, Ducks & BBQ. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and classified as an official State Championship by Gov. Mike Beebe, Ducks and BBQ will have teams vie for the ultimate in culinary bragging rights–and even bigger prize money.
July 24-46, 2014 Annual Johnson County Peach Festival
The oldest outdoor festival in Arkansas. Peach eating contest and a peach cobbler, jam and jelly bake-off; gospel music on Court Square, arts and crafts, 4 mile run, frog jump contest and more!
(also: https://sites.google.com/site/johnsoncountypeachfestival/ )
July 25-26, 2014 31st Annual Altus Grape Fest - Altus, Arkansas
Come join the fun in Altus, the Arkansas Wine Capital. Grape stomp contests, Bacchus look-alike contest, fireworks, street dance, grape pie-eating contest, wine making contests and more!
August 7-9, 2014 38th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival
Watermelon Olympics, melon judging & auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and Southwest Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show. Attendance: 50,000.
August 7-9, 2014 35th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival
Cave City, Arkansas
Entertainment, parade, contests, and a watermelon feast. A rind thumpin' good time!
September 13, 2014 World Championship Squirrel Cook Off
Our event is the finest wild game cook off, anywhere. We focus on the ability of the team to create a meal out of the other brown meat squirrel (limb chicken/Tree Bacon). The teams are made up of 2 or 3 individuals who will combine squirrel (80% of the total meat) along with whatever other ingredients to create an entrée along with a side item. In past years we have had teams turn in dishes such as—tamales, pizza, sausage, cashew squirrel, stir-fry, gumbo, dumplings, fried, squirrel eggrolls, and many other amazing dishes. We have had teams from across the country compete for the title, so far 11 states have had representation. All of the squirrels are harvested using legal means and methods, teams shall provide their own meat, supplies and decoration. Special help can be given for meat supply if traveling across the country. Corporate sponsorship is available.