2014 ARKANSAS: JULY & AUGUST 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2015 - 2013 - 2012)
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 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 5-9, 2014 116th Tontitown Grape Festival
There's something for everyone at the Tontitown Grape Festival!! Grape Stomp, Spaghetti Dinners...Arts & Crafts...Free Live Entertainment...Carnival Rides & much more! FREE Parking and FREE admission!
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!
August 12-16, 2014 Benton County Fair - Bentonville, Arkansas
Exhibits of livestock (Goat, Sheep, Swine, Beef, Rabbit), agronomy and horticulture. Art exhibits, talent shows, carnival, commercial exhibitors. Livestock auctions, tractor pull, lawn mower pull, Live music. Benton County Fairgrounds & Expo Center.
August 19-23, 2014 115th Annual Johnson County Fair
Animal & Agricultural Products Competitions, Pie Baking Contest, Food, Games, Carnival, Pageants, Johnson County Idol, Live Entertainment, Home Crafts and Displays.
August 23-24, 2014
5th Annual International Waterfowl Festival & Outdoor Expo
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Christian Waterfowlers Association. Wild Waterfowl Cookoff, and a Duck & Goose Call Makers Competition. Other activities include our Blue Wings Kid's Zone & Fishing Derby, Duck & Goose Calling Championship, Waterfowler's Trap Shooting Competition, Dinner, Auctions for the Christian Waterfowlers Association, Ultimate Sportsman's Package Drawing and more.
August 23-30, 2014 Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Race
Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, barn dances. Attendance: 20,000.