Fall Arkansas Festivals

A directory of Arkansas fall festivals in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November has things to do in Arkansas throughout fall including fun in Little Rock, Hot Springs, Fayetteville, Jonesboro and more. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

Last Major Update: August

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2019 Festivals

JazzFest - Hot Springs, AR - Aug 23 to Sep 1, 2019
Sponsored by the Hot Springs Jazz Society, JazzFest takes place in venues throughout Hot Springs. Some events are free, and tickets range up to $50. Don’t miss the traditional free outdoor concert in Hot Springs’ Entertainment District.

Frisco Festival - Rogers, AR - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
35th annual event in downtown Rogers, with live music on both Friday & Saturday, a Kid Zone, tasty food, craft vendors and more.

National Championship Chuckwagon Races - Clinton, AR - Aug 24 to Sep 1, 2019
Over 20,000 attend this annual event with its chuckwagon and Snowy River races with over 150 race teams. Also live band performances, lots of vendors, western collectibles, crafts, art, saddles, trade show and of course plenty of food.

Hot Springs Blues Festival - Hot Springs, AR - Aug 31, 2019
Going back to their roots, with one day of music from Arkansas based performers.

Leachville Harvest Festival - Leachville, AR - Aug 31, 2019
Kids games, train ride, arts and craft booths, food vendors, live music, parade, street dance and more.

Hot Springs Open Motorcycle Rally - Hot Springs, AR - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2019
The largest motorcycle rally held annually in central Arkansas. This 3 day rally includes plenty of vendors, two poker runs with a chance to win $2,000, bike show, field events and bike games, a parade through historic downtown Hot Springs, and plenty of nationally known entertainment. One all access low ticket price.

White River Water Carnival - Batesville, AR - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
A free, family event that features entertainment, food vendors, craft and commercial vendors. Fire truck pull, food truck festival, parade, live music, BBQ championship and kid zone.

Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship - Harrison, AR - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
A balloon race competition with tethered rides, kids fest and more family friendly fun. Check the schedule for all venues but most of the action takes place at Boone County Regional Airport.

Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival - Eureka Springs, AR - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
Longest running carshow in the region, with a sunset cruise, professional judges awarding 25+ awards, music, food, parade of show cars and more.

TinkerFest - Pine Bluff, AR - Sep 7, 2019
This year explores the connections between making and health, with Kids Cook! leading hands-on cooking workshops, pedal-powered art with paint or chalk, and pedal-powered blenders for smoothies via muscle power!

ACANSA Arts Festival - Little Rock, AR - Sep 13 to Sep 28, 2019
Enjoy an artist exhibition in Central Arkansas featuring music, theater, visual and performing arts.

BayFest Street Festival - Fairfield Bay, AR - Sep 14, 2019
Pet and family friendly event with food, 5 live bands, pet parade, kids activities, baggo and mini golf tournaments and more! Portion of food sales benefit the Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter.

Beatles at the Ridge Festival - Walnut Ridge, AR - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Noted Beatles experts and speakers form around the US and England come to Walnut Ridge. Over 100 vendors, kids activities, car show, hot wings cook-off, two stages of music, ending in a Liverpool Legends concert (bring lawn chairs!).

Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair - Fort Smith, AR - Sep 20 to Sep 28, 2019
An annual event held at the Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith. Carnival rides, midway acts, live entertainment, games, competitions and more

Cane Hill Harvest Festival - Cane Hill, AR - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Enjoy live music, museum displays, quilt show, parade, food, arts and craft vendors, children’s games, petting zoo, country store, horseshoes, and lots more country fun.

Little Rocktoberfest - North Little Rock, AR - Sep 21, 2019
Sample hundreds of commercial beers from across the world and enjoy a bratwurst dinner included in the ticket price. Come support local breweries and try some great beer made right in Arkansas. Check out the homebrew exhibition to give you a taste of what’s brewing in Arkansas. Proceeds from the event will go to STOP Inc. – Students That Officially Patrol. Tickets are $45 or $65 for VIP (early admission and souvenirs). Location: Dickey-Stephens Park, 400 West Broadway, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

Bikes Blues & BBQ Festival - Fayetteville, AR - Sep 25 to Sep 28, 2019
A motorcycle rally with bikes, blues and barbeque, dedicated to fundraising for local charities.

Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival - Hot Springs, AR - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2019
Independent film festival with a variety of films in the horror, sci fi, and thriller genres, with premieres, networking and exhibition opportunities.

Musicfest El Dorado - El Dorado, AR - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Music festival plus vendors, shopping, food, 5k, arts & crafts, live entertainment and more!

Autumn on the Square - Marianna, AR - Sep 28, 2019
Arts & crafts, live entertainment, games, contests, and more

Sherwood Fest - Sherwood, AR - Sep 28, 2019
Crafts and other activities for the whole family

Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival - Hot Springs, AR - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
A quirky mix of music, art, food, drink, contests and kids activities. Handmade Art Fair with artisans selling one of a kind paintings, pottery, and jewelry. Hot Water Hills opens Friday, and continues on Saturday. Bring a lawn chair and join the fun!

Timberfest - Sheridan, AR - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Annual event held for more than 30 years. First weekend of October in downtown Sheridan, Arkansas. You’ll find Lumberjack Competitions, games and fun for children of all ages, arts and crafts, 5K run, a parade and much more. The event is held on the Grant County Courthouse Square.

Herb Harvest Fall Festival - Mountain View, AR - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Kicks off with the Lavish Herbal Feast. Learn about herbs and plants, including information both old and new. Held at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.

Arkansas Paranormal Expo - Little Rock, AR - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Lots of workshops, vendors and information on UFO’s, Bigfoot, The Supernatural, Ghost Hunting and so much more paranormal. Held at the McArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.

Oktoberfest at the Bay - Fairfield Bay, AR - Oct 5, 2019
Enjoy music, dancing, a Bier Garten, German food, and of course an Oompah-pah band. All the fun, food, and beer available. Admission is free.

King Biscuit Blues Festival - West Helena, AR - Oct 9 to Oct 12, 2019
An annual, multi-day blues festival, held in Helena, Arkansas. Festival was started in 1986. Lots of big name entertainers play this show.

Turkey Track Bluegrass Park - Waldron, AR - Oct 9 to Oct 12, 2019

Arkansas State Fair - Little Rock, AR - Oct 11 to Oct 20, 2019
Everything you would expect from a great state fair with plenty of entertainment, rides, events, activities, animals, kids fun, food, and so much more.

Arkansas Rice Festival - Weiner, AR - Oct 12, 2019
An annual event with lots of carnival rides, live music on stage, vendors, pageant, and more.

Konsplosion! - Fort Smith, AR - Nov 15 to Nov 17, 2019
A convention combining comics, sci-fi, anime, gaming, and pop culture at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Rector Labor Day - Rector, AR - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2016

Corning Harvest Festival - Corning, AR - Oct 22, 2016

Arktoberfest - Arkadelphia, AR - Oct 22, 2016
Arkansas craft beers, homebrew competition, catfish cook-off and family-friendly fall festival.

Cotton Plant Days - Cotton Plant, AR - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
45th annual. Friday running events (choose 5k-25k runs or 1-3 mile walks). Saturday parade and music in the park, mini carnival, and vendors plus a two-day basketball tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

Beebe Fall Festival - Beebe, AR - Sep 22, 2018
Fun for the whole family

FestiVille - Jacksonville, AR - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
A two-day city festival by Jacksonville Parks and Recreation

Bluegrass & BBQ - Eureka Springs, AR - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
Two nights of music and camping, with BBQ and food trucks, craft vendors and more!

Get Down Downtown Festival - Searcy, AR - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
Free admission to this two day festival featuring live music, vendors, concessions, games, classic cars, and fun for the whole family!

Wiederkehr Village Weinfest - Wiederkehr Village, AR - Sep 29, 2018
Wiederhehr Village & Wine Cellars plays host to this event, with tours of the cellars, wine tastins, open tram or horse drawn carriage rides through the vineyards, horseback riding arts & crafts plus grape stopm and other events!

Rogers Oktobeerfest - Rogers, AR - Oct 6, 2018
A whole day of food, music and fun for the family. Enjoy the sounds of the Oom-pah-pah bands and Hammerschlagen, the scents of bratwurst and pretzels!

Hot Springs Oktoberfest - Hot Springs, AR - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018

Eureka Springs Oktoberfest - Eureka Springs, AR - Oct 20, 2018

Arkansas Cornbread Festival - Little Rock, AR - Oct 27, 2018
This annual event brings plenty of activities to South Main Street including lots of vendors, local flavor, and live music.

Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff - Russellville, AR - Oct 27, 2018
Lots of fun in downtown with the annual chili, pie, and cake contests plus the bike ride, a 5k race, car and truck show, arts and crafts, games, rides and live entertainment. Since 1992.

HARVEST! Festival - Little Rock, AR - Nov 3, 2018
Nice family fun with vendor selling their wares, food, fashion, music and more.

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival - Mountain View, AR - Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2018
Three days of bluegrass music from some of the country’s best bands. The event will be hosted rain or shine at the Ozark Folk Center Auditorium & Grounds in Mountain View, Arkansas.

Ozark Folk Festival - Eureka Springs, AR - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2018
Plenty to do with free music in Basin Spring Park, Folk Festival Parade, Barefoot Ball, art fair, various singing and songwriting contests, great dance and folk music plus the big Concert in the Aud.

World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival - Stuttgart, AR - Nov 17 to Nov 24, 2018
Hard to beat a fun carnival and midway, lots of contests, arts and crafts, sport collectibles show, 5k run, festival foods plus duck calling too.

September 2015

Urban Raw Festival – Little Rock, AR – Sept 12, 2015

Mountainfest Arts & Crafts Show – Mena, AR – Not happening in 2015
Hometown Festival – Little Rock, AR – Sept 5-6, 2015
Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival – Hot Springs, AR – Sept 19-20, 2015
Hot Springs Labor Day Fireworks – Hot Springs, AR – Sept 6, 2015

October 2015

The Arkansas Apple Festival – Lincoln, AR – October 2-4, 2015

Phases of the Moon – Ozark – Oct 16-18, 2015
Harvest Music Festival – Ozark, Arkansas – October 16-18, 2015

Lake Chicot Fall Fest – Lake Village, AR – October 21-22, 2016

Grand Prairie Rice Festival- Hazen, AR – October 17, 2015
Gosnell Cotton Festival – Gosnell, AR – October 2-3, 2015

Find other fun things to do in Arkansas in the fall:

Oktoberfest in Arkansas
Arkansas Corn Mazes
Arkansas Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Arkansas
Arkansas pumpkin patches

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