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August 24-Sept 1, 2019
34th Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Race
Clinton, Arkansas


September 9-14, 2019
White County Fair
Searcy, Arkansas
The White County Fair is one of the top ten county fairs in the Nation.  Goat, Cattle, Horse, Poultry, Sheep and Swine Shows.  Carnival, vendors, exhibits, live entertainment, etc.

September 10, 2019  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.

September 16-21, 2019  82nd Annual Columbia County Fair & Livestock Show - Magnolia, Arkansas
Columbia County Fairgrounds.

September 16-21, 2019  Van Buren County Livestock Show & Fair
Clinton, Arkansas
Creative arts and livestock exhibits, carnival, music shows, "Farmer for a Day" for kids 10 and under, salute to Veterans, dog show and commercial exhibits.

September 20-28, 2019  Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Begun in 1936 as the Fort Smith Livestock Exposition, the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair has grown into one of the premier events in the region. Livestock and Creative Arts competition. Carnival, Live Concerts, over 2,500 exhibitors, vendors and over 135,000 visitors during this nine day celebration.   Attendance: 135,000.

September 21, 2019  World Championship Squirrel Cook Off
Bentonville, Arkansas
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.


September 21, 2019  9th Annual Turkish Food Festival
Little Rock, Arkansas
Visit the Turkish Food Festival and enjoy the Turkish Cuisine! Don’t miss this opportunity. Come and taste the most extraordinary food in the world!  (also: )

September 21-22, 2019  33rd Annual Cane Hill Harvest Festival
Cane Hill, Arkansas
Enjoy live music, food, history, junk/arts & crafts, museum displays, quilt show, tractor show, children’s games, horseshoes, and a petting zoo. See how they make sorghum molasses, lye soap and hominy. Listen to stories about Cane Hill and watch as history unfolds before your eyes. Come watch, listen, relax and enjoy the lifestyle of yesterday.  Cane Hill Harvest Festival is held on the grounds of the historic Cane Hill College.

September 24-28, 2019  75th Annual SW Arkansas District Livestock Show & Rodeo - Hope, Arkansas
Rodeo, livestock show, plant show, arts & crafts, food preservation, horticulture, commercial exhibits, food, large carnival, queen contest and talent show.

September 25, 2019  Arkansas Hospitality Association Vendor Showcase & Convention - Little Rock, Arkansas
The Arkansas Restaurant Association, the Arkansas Lodging Association and the Arkansas Travel Council join together for the 2019 Arkansas Hospitality Association Vendor Showcase & Convention. Come find everything you need to run your business all year, learn at top-notch educational seminars and enjoy the hospitality games featuring the bartending competition.

September 30-October 5, 2019  North Central Arkansas District Fair
Melbourne, Arkansas
Dairy Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Rabbit shows and competitions.  Exhibits, Talent Contest, Beauty Pageants, Entertainment, Carnival, Rodeo, Truck Pull, etc.

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September 30, 2017  3rd Annual Bryant's Buzzin' BBQ Bash
Bryant, Arkansas
This year, we are proud to introduce Bryant's Buzzin' BBQ Bash to our annual Fall Fest festivities! This is a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event. There will be two competitions going on at this year's event: KCBS Competition and Backyard BBQ Competition. Cash prizes totaling a minimum of $7,500 are available.

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September 15, 2015  Annual Arkansas Chefs Culinary Classic
Little Rock, Arkansas
Ready, Set, Cook and WIN.  The Arkansas Hospitality Association hosts an annual culinary competition to showcase Arkansas' Chefs.  Chefs may compete in four categories: Soup/Salad, Dessert, Entree, or Appetizer.  Each chef must provide a presentation plate, three judging plates, and 250 tastings of each entry for the culinary dinner.  Guests can purchase tickets to try the entries for $45 per person.  Wine and beer tasting, along with the after party, are included in that price.

September 19, 2015 - Little Rock Bacon Fest - Little Rock, Arkansas



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