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(see also: 2021  -  2019  -  2017  -   2015)


August 27-Sept 4, 2022
National Championship Chuckwagon Race
Clinton, Arkansas

August 29-September 3, 2022
Annual Johnson County Fair
Clarksville, Arkansas


September 5-10, 2022
Annual 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 12-14, 2022  Arkansas Hospitality Association Vendor Showcase & Convention - Little Rock, Arkansas
Statehouse Convention Center.. 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 12-17, 2022  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 17-18, 2022  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 19-24, 2022  Annual Columbia County Fair & Livestock Show
Magnolia, Arkansas
Columbia County Fairgrounds.

September 23-October 1, 2022  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 24, 2022  30th Homesteaders Day - Hardy, Arkansas
Wagon rides, live music and dancing, period dress contest, children’s games, terrapin races, etc.  Jelly Making; Spinning and Weaving; Corn Grinding; Mule Jumping; Cooking on a Wood Stove; Open Fire Cooking; Butter Churning; Soap Making; Working Forge; Shingle Splitting; Candle Dipping; Dutch Oven Cooking; Working Horses and Oxen; Traditional Music; Robbery and Shootout Reenactment; “Yarn” spinning.

September 27-Oct 1, 2022  78th 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 27-Oct 1, 2022  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.

September 30-Oct 2, 2022  Arkansas Apple Festival - Lincoln, Arkansas
Guaranteed to provide a weekend of fun for the whole family, no matter how old you are. Join us as we celebrate our bounty of apples and three days of wholesome family entertainment at the Arkansas Apple Festival.  The center piece of our apple festival is the unequaled variety of arts and crafts featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. These three days are bursting full of activities with contests for kids, musical entertainment, gospel singing, and much more. Youngsters are welcome in our special Kid's World. And yes, there will be an abundance of apple cider and free apple slices.

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September 25, 2021  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.

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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.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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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.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

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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