Festivals & Events
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DAISY NATIONAL BB GUN CHAMPIONSHIP
3303 S. Pinnacle Hills Pkwy. John Q. Hammons Center, Rogers dnbbgcm.com / 479-636-1200 Teams that compete in a state match are eligible for the Daisy Championship, which is typically held in July. Young people ages 8 to 15 qualify annually for the 5-meter team BB gun competition. They shoot a muzzleloaded, single-shot BB gun named the Daisy AVANTI Champion Model 499.
Downtown Rogers mainstreetrogers.com / 479-936-5487 Crowds from all over have enjoyed the Frisco Festival for more than three decades. Located in the Rogers Historic District, this family friendly festival is named in honor of the city’s rich railroad heritage and includes a kids zone, live music, delicious food, car shows, crafts and more. Held annually at the end of summer.
EUREKA SPRINGS ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE FESTIVAL
44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs antiqueautofest.com / 479-253-8737 Hundreds of antique cars are based at The Great Passion Play and seen all over town. On Sept. 6-7, 2019, the festival includes a parade and a 1922 bank robbery re-enactment. Top to bottom: Eureka Springs Diversity / Pride Celebrations; Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival
EUREKA SPRINGS VW FESTIVAL WEEKEND
eurekaspringsvwshow.com 479-435-1133 This three-day festival includes an awards show, a swap meet, and a parade with every style and color of VW you can imagine. Typically held in August, this is one of the biggest Volkswagen events in the Midwest.
All photos on this page courtesy Eureka Springs A&P
DIVERSITY / PRIDE CELEBRATIONS
Downtown Eureka Springs & Fayetteville outineureka.com experiencefayetteville.com The artsy city of Eureka Springs celebrates diversity in the Ozarks with two festivals each year: one in spring and the other in summer. In June, Fayetteville hosts the Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade and Festival, the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in the state.
EUREKA SPRINGS MARDI GRAS
Downtown Eureka Springs eurekaspringsmardigras.org Arkansas’ largest Mardi Gras festival features jazz music, lively parades, masquerade balls, costume contests, and authentic New Orleans-style food during a month-long celebration.
northwestarkansas.org Raise a stein at any one of the region’s annual Oktoberfest celebrations! Festivals in Fayetteville, Springdale, Siloam Springs and Eureka Springs are a great way to explore local craft brew scene.
Back 40 Fall for All Festival
discoverbellavistaar.com Bella Vista celebrates its Back 40 trail system at this annual event typically held in November with a day of cycling, hiking, running, bird watching, native plant identification and more. The fun also includes live music, good eats and a bike expo.