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Fal l H ap p e n in g s Eureka Springs shines in the fall and this small Ozark town boasts a calendar of events sure to entertain. Art, history and festivals merge together in this historical city to create the perfect weekend getaway. Drive the winding roads of Highway 62 for breathtaking foliage or visit midNovember to sample wines of the world, either way you will be delighted you visited.
Food & Wine Festival The Eureka Springs Food & Wine Weekend kicks off Wednesday Nov. 7 and concludes Sunday, Nov. 11. The event is a food lover’s dream with many local restaurants participating including DeVito’s, Grand Taverne, Cottage Inn, Ermilio’s, The Stonehouse and The Crescent Hotel. All categories of restaurants are involved, offering everyone something to taste and enjoy. The festival kicks off with a “First Sip” wine release party at DeVito’s where Margie Roeland will be visiting from Raimondo Winery, her family-owned winery on Lake Norfork. Guests will be able to taste her new Red Blend as well as delight in appetizers, the cost is $7. Eureka Springs Fall Happenings
Many of the festival’s participants will have daily events. The Jewel Box Gallery celebrates the festival by offering 20% off food and wine related products Thursday thru Sunday with extended store hours on Saturday. DeVito’s Restaurant will offer Raimondo wine flights and The Grand Taverne will feature a special menu with food and wine pairings. The Stonehouse will host “CabernetOff” during the festival from 1-10 p.m. where they will have a variety of cabernets and complementing cheeses to sample while sipping. Also on the daily schedule, Cottage Inn will feature an amazing four-course meal with each course paired with a special wine. They will change the menus nightly and prices will vary for
each. Ermilio’s Italian restaurant will be offering a special of slow-braised pork osso bucco on both Thursday and Friday nights. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow will host a “California Uncorked” event on Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. California wines will be sampled and paired with delicious food from a celebrity chef. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Writers’ Colony, a retreat for writers of all genres including culinary. On Friday, local chef and culinary instructor Karen Gros will be offering two cooking class focused on French cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. An accomplished chef, Gros has attended master cooking classes at Lenotre Ecole De Cuisine and Francoise Meunier Cours de Cuisine, both in Paris. The menu for both classes is a velvety chilelavendar potato soup with homemade crème fraiche and a Parisian apple tarte-tatin. That night, The Crescent Hotel will host Moon Distributors in the Conservatory where they will be pouring Spanish wine and serving tapas. Saturday is full of special events surrounding the festival. One of these is hosted by Keel’s Creek Winery. and its owners Dr. Doug Hausler and Edwige Denyszyn. They will have
barrel and tank tasting at the winery on East Van Buren and the first annual Amateur Wine Making and Beer Brewing Competition. A number of wines waiting to be bottled will be sampled during this event including some from this year’s grape harvest. Keel’s Creek Winery produces quality wines from grapes harvested locally from their vineyard and three other area vineyards. The cost of the tasting is $30 per person and space is limited. Vintage Cargo, a self labeled “Euro Marketplace” will host a VIETRI event Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. VIETRI is America’s largest importer of handcrafted Italian ceramics and accessories for home and garden. The brand’s maestro artisan, Alessandro Taddei from Tuscany, Italy, will be in store demonstrating the painting techniques he uses on the “Old Saint Nick” holiday collection. The brand’s national sales manager, Holli Draughn, will be speaking about Italy’s holiday season and traditions. This isthe perfect time to get a head start on holiday shopping with personalized gifts as well as register for fun door prizes and giveaways. Also on Saturday, Eureka Thyme art gallery features two local artists for the monthly gallery stroll. Mark Rademacher is known for his Leaf Reflections Raku pottery and Les
Brandt creates wood turnings using local wood brought down by storms. These artists are just a sample of the over 100 that are featured at Eureka Thyme. Two brunches start the Sunday event. The Crescent Hotel will feature a champagne brunch with five different champagnes to choose from. Cravings by Rochelle Bakery will feature quiches and mimosa cupcakes at their brunch, followed by a cupcake decorating class starting at 1 p.m. From noon to 3 p.m., Caribe Restaurant will host a Veteran’s Day Art Show and serve specialty food and beverages. Sunday evening’s Raimondo Wine Dinner at DeVito’s will be the finale of the Food and Wine Festival. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and will feature Raimondo’s extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. The menu includes five courses that will each be paired with a Raimondo wine. Reservations are suggested. For any additional information about the Food and Wine Festival, visit eurekaspringsfoodandwine.com.
Above: Restaurants throughout the city celebrate the Food & Wine Festival.
Ozark Folk Festival Celebrating its 65th anniversary, the Ozark Folk Festival kicks off Monday, Oct. 29 through Nov. 3. All the favorite events are back including the Queen’s Contest, Barefoot Ball, Singer/Songwriter Contest, parade and many more. The headliner for this year’s festival is Ronnie Cox. Ronnie Cox is best known for his roll in the American thriller “Deliverance” but it’s his music that plays the biggest part in this year’s Folk Festival. The Queen’s Contest serves as the festival’s opening event and this year’s theme is “Folk Revival”. The Barefoot Ball, with a “Hillbilly Halloween” theme, will feature the Carper Family, a female trio hailing from Austin. The group’s members, Melissa Carper, Beth Chrisman and Jenn Miori, write and perform old-time country, bluegrass and swing and have been praised for their retro sounds. With a costume contest and dance party, the Barefoot Ball is going to be a highlight of the festival. On Thursday evening, Ronny Cox will be available at the Carnegie Library Annex for a Q&A session after a screening of “Deliverance”. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the
Above: Musician and actor Ronnie Cox headlines the Ozark Folk Festival movie and what better way to celebrate than by catching up with Mr. Cox and hearing about the making of the film. Two great auditorium shows are on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s headliner is Trout Fishing in America, an eclectic folk/rock band known for their family friendly music. Karen Mal and Jack Williams will open. Saturday’s headliners include, Ronny Cox with friends Karen Mal and
Come visit us in Eureka Springs during the Food and Wine Festival and enjoy these fabulous events. Nov. 7th “First Sip” Raimondo Wine Release Party at DeVito’s Raimondo Wine Flights will be offered at DeVito’s throughout the festival Nov. 11th Raimondo Wine Dinner at DeVito’s Tasting Room Open Tues-Sun 11-4 Sample our products, picnic on the deck overlooking the lake, play bocce ball, take a cooking class, or visit our wine store. 149 Country Road 820 Gamaliel, AR 72537 870.467.5115 www.raimondowinery.com
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Above: The Ozark Folk Festival brings musicians from all over to showcase their talents.
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Radoslav Lorkovic. Opening for Ronny is Jack Williams and the winner of last year’s Singer/Songwriter contest, Michael Cockram. The annual Folk Festival Singer/ Songwriter contest will be held at Basin Spring Park Saturday at 11 a.m. The six finalists will perform their entries for the crowd and judges with the victor winning a cash prize and the chance to perform at next year’s festival. The annual parade is scheduled for 2 p.m. that afternoon and walks along Spring Street.
Rowdy Beaver restaurant is gearing up for some fun events this fall including their annual Halloween Costume Party. Get your spook on! The event will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Scariest and Funniest Costume. Brian Hodle and the Hillbilly Underground will provide the music and many drink and food specials will be available. Garden Bistro, winner of the 2012 Arkansas Times’ Readers Choice award for Best New Restaurant Around-theState, is celebrating the Wine and Food Festival by offering wine parings for some of your favorite dishes. Garden Bistro offers daily specials made with locally sourced ingredients that keeps the menu fresh and exciting. Check out their website for new offerings and for more information about reserving their private dining room (eurekagardenbistro.com).
Throughout the weekend, craftspeople and local artists will be showing their art in Basin Spring Park. Pine Mountain Village will host a craft show on Saturday featuring handmade items from local and regional artists. For additional information and scheduling, check out ozarkfolkfestival.com.
If you interested in visiting a relaxed Italian restaurant during your stay, Café Luigi is the perfect spot. Owner Eddie Silver prides himself on his homemade pizza sauce and the flatbread pizzas are delicious. Located in the middle of downtown, Cafe Luigi is a convenient location to stop in for lunch, dinner or an afternoon pickme-up. New Delhi café is a longstanding state favorite for Indian food. They are consistent winners of “Best Indian” in Readers Choice polls and are a favorite hangout for locals. Another fun fact: New Delhi is dog friendly so feel free to bring your pooch with you when visiting. New Delhi offers daily afternoon tea and serves authentic snacks such as Samosas with their chutney made daily. For more details on Eureka Springs fall events, visit EurekaSprings.org
HolidAy open House Saturday, Nov 10 • 11am-4pm Meet the Artisan of Vietri’s Old St. Nick,
AlessAndro TAddei of Tuscany, Italy Alessandro will be signing pieces. Reserve yours now! Hors d’oeuvres, Door Prizes and Hourly Drawings.
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Top: Sunday brunch at the Crescent Hotel is a festival favorite. Bottom: Area children participate in the Ozark Folk Festival parade each year
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