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2022 ARKANSAS: MAY 2022
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2020  -  2019  -  2017  -   2015)


May 5-7, 2022
51st World Famous Armadillo Festival
Hamburg, Arkansas
Armadillo races, meat eating contest, arts & crafts, rides, pet show, antique tractor & engine show and entertainment.

May 6, 2022
School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 7, 2022 - 18th Annual Buzz B-Q - North Little Rock, Arkansas
Buzz B-Q has become THE premier BBQ event in Central Arkansas with the featured BBQ contest including Pro-Joes and Average Joes. In 2021 Buzz B-Q hosted 76 teams and over 2,000 turned out to sample and vote on the best BBQ in the area! This year a Grand Champion will be crowned in each division to see who is really King (or Queen) of the BBQ! Be sure to join in the fun!  11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Downtown Riverside R.V. Park in North Little Rock.  Attendance: 2,000+.

May 7, 2022  30th Annual South Arkansas 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. (also.

May 8, 2022 - 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, 2022 - Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off - Magnolia, Arkansas
Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival and  Annual World Championship Steak Cook-Off. This will also be the 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 24, 2022  Chefs in the Garden - Fayetteville, Arkansas
Held at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, the event combines the beauty of lovely gardens with demonstrations and samplings from local chefs, music from one of the area's favorite bands, and a small silent auction.


2020 ARKANSAS: MAY 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

May 15-16, 2020  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!


2019 ARKANSAS: MAY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

May 4, 2019 - Fayetteville Foam Fest - Fayetteville, Arkansas
The craft beer appreciation event raises funds for Feed Fayetteville.

2017 ARKANSAS: MAY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 19-20, 2017  5th 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.

2015 ARKANSAS: MAY 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.



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