Fall Arkansas Festivals

A comprehensive directory of Arkansas fall festivals in 2017. 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.

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2017 Festivals

National Championship Chuckwagon Races - Clinton, AR - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2017
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.

JazzFest - Hot Springs, AR - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2017
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.

Hot Springs Blues Festival - Hot Springs, AR - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
Sponsored by the Spa City Blues Society, the Blues Festival will be held in Hill Wheatley Plaza at the southern end of world-famous Bathhouse Row. Tickets are $20 per day. A total of 14 acts will be presented.

Hot Springs Open Motorcycle Rally - Hot Springs, AR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2017
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.

Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship - Harrison, AR - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
A balloon race competition with tethered rides, kids fest and more family friendly fun.

Legends of Arkansas - North Little Rock, AR - Sep 16, 2017
An All-Arkansas Music & Art Festival in the Argenta Arts District.

White River Water Carnival - Batesville, AR - Sep 16, 2017
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.

ACANSA Arts Festival - North Little Rock, AR - Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2017
Enjoy an artist exhibition in Central Arkansas featuring music, theater, visual and performing arts.

Bikes Blues & BBQ Festival - Fayetteville, AR - Sep 20 to Sep 23, 2017
A motorcycle rally with bikes, blues and barbeque, dedicated to fundraising for local charities.

Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair - Fort Smith, AR - Sep 22 to Sep 30, 2017
An annual event held at the Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith.

Little Rocktoberfest - Little Rock, AR - Sep 23, 2017
Location: Dickey-Stephens Park, 400 West Broadway, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

FestiVille - Jacksonville, AR - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
A two-day city festival by Jacksonville Parks and Recreation

Konsplosion! - Fort Smith, AR - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
A convention combining Comics, Sci-Fi, Anime, Gaming, and Pop Culture.

King Biscuit Blues Festival - West Helena, AR - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2017
An annual, multi-day blues festival, held in Helena, Arkansas. Festival was started in 1986. Lots of big name entertainers play this show.

Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival - Hot Springs, AR - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
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! $5 Admission per day

Herb Harvest Festival - Mountain View, AR - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
Fall Festival Foods, Folkways and Herbs of South America to the Ozarks. Held at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.

Timberfest - Sheridan, AR - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
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.

Arkansas Paranormal Expo - Little Rock, AR - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
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/Storyfest - Fairfield Bay, AR - Oct 7, 2017
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.

Rogers Oktoberfest - Rogers, AR - Oct 7, 2017
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!

Turkey Track Bluegrass Park - Waldron, AR - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2017

Arkansas State Fair - Little Rock, AR - Oct 12 to Oct 22, 2017
Everything you would expect from a great state fair with plenty of entertainment, rides, events, activities, animals, kids fun, food, and so much more.

HARVEST! Festival - Little Rock, AR - Oct 14, 2017
Nice family fun with vendor selling their wares, food, fashion, music and more.

Arkansas Rice Festival - Weiner, AR - Oct 14, 2017
An annual event with lots of carnival rides, live music on stage, vendors, pageant, and more.

Arkansas Cornbread Festival - Little Rock, AR - Oct 21, 2017
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 28, 2017
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.

Ozark Folk Festival - Eureka Springs, AR - Nov 2 to Nov 4, 2017
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.

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival - Mountain View, AR - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2017
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.

World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival - Stuttgart, AR - Nov 18 to Nov 25, 2017
Hard to beat a fun carnival and midway, lots of contests, arts and crafts, sport collectibles show, 5k run, and of course festival foods.  Oh yes and duck calling too.

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

Cane Hill Harvest Festival - Cane Hill, AR - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
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.

Dickson Street Oktoberfest - Fayetteville, AR - Sep 18, 2016
Held at Walton Arts Center

Sertoma Oktoberfest - Springfield, AR - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
Annual event. $5 entry and $5 parking. Must be 21 to enter. Alpine Goodwill Games (including Stein Hoisting, Barrel Roll, Brat Toss, Carry the Wench, Tricycle Race, Log Rolling, Barrel Toss, Striking Hammer and Pulling the Keg) and 5K run/walk on Saturday. Beer, brats and more.

Harvestfest - Cherokee Village, AR - Oct 1, 2016
The Friends of Cherokee (Village) Animals , a non-profit organization that strives to improve the lives of homeless animals, will once again have a booth at HarvestFest 2016. Please join us on Saturday, October 1st, from 1:00 ’til 10:00 p.m., to learn more about our efforts and the adoptable cats and dogs at the Cherokee Village Shelter.

American Legion Post 341 Oktoberfest - Bella Vista, AR - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016

Musicfest El Dorado - El Dorado, AR - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016

Hot Springs Oktoberfest - Hot Springs, AR - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016

Olde Miner’s Fall Festival - Huntington, AR - Oct 15, 2016
Live music, arts/crafts, street dance, food and games.

Eureka Springs Oktoberfest - Eureka Springs, AR - Oct 15, 2016

Little Rock Oktoberfest - Little Rock, AR - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Hosted by the St. Edward Catholic Church & School.

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.

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
Rector Labor Day Weekend – Rector, AR – Sept 4-7, 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

Corning Harvest Festival – Corning, AR – October 24, 2015
Grand Prairie Rice Festival- Hazen, AR – October 17, 2015
Gosnell Cotton Festival – Gosnell, AR – October 2-3, 2015

November 2015

Find other fun things to do in Arkansas in October:

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

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