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July 4, 2016  4TH OF JULY

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 16-17, 2016  7th 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.

July 20-23, 2016 - Annual Johnson County Peach Festival
Clarksville, Arkansas
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: )

July 29-30, 2016  33rd 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 9-13, 2016  118th Tontitown Grape Festival
Tontitown, Arkansas
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 9-13, 2016  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 11-13, 2016  37th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival
Cave City, Arkansas
Entertainment, parade, contests, and a watermelon feast. A rind thumpin' good time!

August 11-13, 2016  40th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival
Hope, Arkansas
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 23-27, 2016  117th Annual Johnson County Fair
Clarksville, Arkansas
Animal & Agricultural Products Competitions, Pie Baking Contest, Food, Games, Carnival, Pageants, Johnson County Idol, Live Entertainment, Home Crafts and Displays.


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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
Due to circumstances out of our control, we will no longer be able to produce and promote the Arkansas Outdoors Expo. We would like for another group of motivated individuals to take over what we started and continue to grow the show.  If you are interested in owning a fun and fast paced business please email Matt at  for the full run down.



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July 14, 2012  Grapes, Grains, and Growls - Little Rock, Arkansas
Over 100 different wines and about 100 different beers will be available for sampling. Proceeds will benefit the Pulaski County Humane Society and the North Little Rock Friends of Animals.


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August 19-20, 2011  ValleyFest 2011 - Russellville, Arkansas
The River Valley's premier festival with all proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs. Lots of Entertainment and fun - BBQ Cook-off, Fishing Derby, Horseshoes, etc.




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