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2016 ARKANSAS: MAY & JUNE 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 20152012 - 2010)


May 4-7, 2016  46th World Famous Armadillo Festival
Hamburg, Arkansas
Armadillo races, meat eating contest, arts & crafts, rides, pet show, antique tractor & engine show and entertainment.

May 7, 2016  Mayhaw Festival
El Dorado, Arkansas
The Mayhaw Festival is a street fair with craft vendors, WING DING (chicken wing cook-off), antique car show, Newton House tours, 5K Run, Mayhaw jelly, and bluegrass music. It is a great day of family fun held the first Saturday of May on the grounds of the Newton House Museum.

May 7, 2016  Fayetteville Foam Fest - Fayetteville, Arkansas
The craft beer appreciation event raises funds for Feed Fayetteville.

May 8, 2016  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 20-21, 2016
Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off - Magnolia, Arkansas
28th Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival and 26th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-Off. This will also be the 65th Anniversary of the Sidewalk Art Show. This year’s festival is sure to be grand as there are several new events being planned along with some fantastic music acts.

May 20-21, 2016  4th Annual Dermott Community Festival
Dermott, Arkansas
Formerly known as the Dermott Crawfish Festival, carries the same tradition as it has the past 30 years of great arts & crafts, live music, food vendors, crawfish, t-shirts, carnival rides, street dance and more.

May 20-21, 2016  25th Annual Picklefest - Atkins, Arkansas
From the Mr. Dill Pickle & Miss Sweet Pickle pageants to the ALWAYS popular Pickle Juice Drinking and Pickle Eating contests, there is no shortage of fun and excitement at Picklefest! Food and Craft vendors top off the festivities and there's even a Rodeo!

May 20-22, 2016  International Greek Food Festival
Little Rock, Arkansas
Medley of Greek and Middle Eastern cuisines. Indoor Old World Market offers exceptional imports, artwork, pastries and coffee bar. Live entertainment.


June 9-11, 2016  Farm Fest & Delta Smoke BBQ
Wynne, Arkansas
This is the 8th year of the Delta Smoke BBQ Contest at FarmFest!  It has become such a success, the total purse has grown to $10,000 in prize money! The contest has 4 main categories; Beef Brisket, Pork Shoulder OR Boston Butt, Pork Ribs, and Chicken. In addition, there will also be an Anything But, Margarita, Bloody Mary, and Sauce contest.

June 9-11, 2016  16th Annual Art of Wine Festival
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Good food, good friends and good wine--all the ingredients necessary for an entertaining evening out.

June 10-11, 2016  60th Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival
Warren, Arkansas
The oldest continuous running festival in Arkansas!  During the Pink Tomato Festival, there's dancing in the streets - literally! All in celebration of that symbol of Bradley County - the tomato.

June 18, 2016  Judge Isaac C. Parker Chili Cook-Off
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
34th Annual Judge Isaac C. Parker  Memorial Chili Cook off & Arkansas State Open Barbecue Championship. Held at Columbus Acres. Benefits Children's Service League of Fort Smith. CASI rules apply. Ground meat only, Fee $25. Turn-in 12 noon. BBQ cook off same day. Entry fee $20. each category. Turn-in every 30 minutes starting at 12:30pm. Open wings turn-in 2:30pm. Make checks payable to Children's Service League. Limited RV parking, no hook-ups. Info: Cathy Hill 479-561-4552 or email

June 24-25, 2016  Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival - Jasper, Arkansas
The festival celebrates the reintroduction of elk to the hills of North Arkansas. Activities include the International Dutch Oven Society Cook-off, arts & crafts, pie competition, talent show, kids' fishing derby, music, and lots of great food!

June 25, 2016  Annual PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race - Emerson, Arkansas
You won't see anything else quite like it.  We're a small town festival with the best purple hull peas on earth, and the world's fastest garden tillers.

2015 ARKANSAS: MAY & JUNE 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates

May 2, 2015  Herb Spring Extravaganza & National Herb Day
Mountain View, Arkansas
'The Ozark Folk Center.  Slip away to the Ozarks for an herb filled Saturday in May to hear some old-time folk music; find food for thought, enjoy a plant sale and savor spring flavors during the Committee of 100’s Country Tea.

May 23, 2015  8th Annual Ozark Seed Swap - Mountain View, Arkansas
Co-sponsored by CAAH (Conserving Arkansas's Agricultural Heritage) at the Ozark Folk Center between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Ozark Seed Swap is a free event and will take place in the Administration building.  Bring open pollinated seeds to trade with other gardeners.  If you have no seeds to trade, bring envelopes or other garden and seed related items to share.  Tickets for the Craft Village will be available for folks who wish to enjoy the Herb Spring Extravaganza and National Herb Day activities.


2012 ARKANSAS: MAY & JUNE 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 2-3, 2012  26th Annual Chicken and Egg Festival 2012
Prescott, Arkansas
Come out and enjoy the fun of a small town family festival. Don't miss our famous Cacklin' Crowing contest and Golden Egg hunt. Lots of other activities like arts, crafts, food vendors, tennis, 5K run, basketball and much more!


2010 ARKANSAS: MAY & JUNE 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 31, 2010  Green Corn Festival - Hatfield, Arkansas
A day filled with entertainment, dancers, singers, photographers, commercial booths, food, and great fun. Sponsored by the Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri.




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