October is Spooktacular in Eureka Springs
October 5 – October 8
26th Annual Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend
It’s always a blast! Since 1991, Corvette enthusiasts across the Midwest and beyond have gathered in Eureka Springs, Arkansas the first weekend of October, to enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery and weather, the unique charm of the Eureka Springs area and just relaxing and having fun with hundreds of fellow Corvette fans. www.eurekaspringscorvette.org
Drumming in the Park
Basin Spring Park, 6pm
Bring a drum or anything else that makes noise and join the drum circle with Angelo and his troupe of drummers and dancers. Every first Saturday of the month from April through October from 6:00PM to 8:00PM in Basin Spring Park.
October 12th – October 15th
Hillberry Music Festival
Hillberry Music Festival at The Farm Full schedule and lineup are available on the website. Camping and RV sites available to reserve. FREE shuttles will also be available from the Bluegrass Festival in Eureka Springs to The Farm and back all weekend. There’s Bluegrass music all over these Ozark hills!! Website: www.hillberryfestival.com
October 13th – October 14th
Basin Spring Park
FREE music in Basin Spring Park on Friday from 2:00PM-7:00PM and on Saturday from 1:00PM to 7:00PM. Come and join in the fun and listen to some fantastic bluegrass!! It’s all free, sit a spell in our beautiful Basin Spring Park and enjoy the music. FREE shuttles will also be available to Hillberry Festival! dev.eurekasprings.org
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s a wonderful way to spend your Saturday evening. Stroll through the lovely, historic downtown shopping district and meet some of the artists that show their wares in the galleries. Light refreshments and wine available in participating galleries. Visit artofeurekasprings.com for more information.
Miss Gateway to the Ozarks Pageant
The Auditorium, 7pm
The Miss Gateway to the Ozarks Pageant is a scholarship pageant and an official preliminary to Miss Arkansas and Miss America. Areas of competition include Judge’s Interview, Swimsuit, Talent, On-Stage Question and Evening Gown. The pageant will be held in The Auditorium. Doors open at6:30 Show time is 7:00PM Tickets available at the door. For more information visit http://missgatewaytotheozarks.weebly.com
October 16th – 21st
Plein Air-Outdoor Painters Society
Plein Air painters from all over the country meet to paint the autumn colors in and around Eureka Springs. Subjects include interesting buildings, scenery, and, of course, colorful fall foliage. Painters can show up anywhere in the area. Ask the artists, and they may let you watch as they create a new masterpiece.
The Outdoor Painters Society is a Texas-based organization working, for this event, with the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. www.outdoorpainterssociety.com
Jerry Yester CD Release Party
Main Stage, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
After more than 40 years…..The Underground Album is Revealed!! Jerry Yester presents Pass Your Light Around. Free Admission! Sponsored by Friends & Fans of Jerry Yester!
October 19th – 21st
Pine Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair
Pine Mountain Village, 8am -5pm
It’s fall in the Ozarks and that means arts & crafts are in abundance. This is an annual fair in Eureka Springs for local and regional artists. Stained glass, leather, basket makers, woodworkers, oil and acrylic painting, sculpture, and lots of other hand-made arts & crafts are available. Holiday theme gifts are in abundance, as well as seasonal decorations. Booth space available. For more info contact Jessica at jessicaateurekaspringschamber.com.
October 19th -21st and 27th-28th
9th Annual Voices from the Silent City
Eureka Springs Cemetery, 5:30 p.m. t 8:30 p.m
EUREKA…. Believe It or Not! Join us for this one of a kind costumed, guided tour set in the Eureka Spring Municipal Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East. Tours from 5:3-8:30 PM each night. Meet some of Eureka’s colorful “passed” residents that helped shape our quirky little town. Tickets available at any Cornerstone Bank location, Chamber of Commerce, E S Historical Museum or at the parking site.
As there is no parking @ the E S Cemetery, free parking & trolley service will be provided from the parking lot of the former Victoria Inn on Hwy. 62E. Tours run every 20 minutes from 5:30PM-8:30 PM.
For more information please visit www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org.
October 19th– 22nd
War Eagle Craft Fair Weekend
War Eagle Mill
It’s a tradition! The Fall War Eagle Mill Arts & Craft Show brings visitors and crafters from all over the country to the most beautiful spot in the Ozarks. Wide variety of food vendors to make your day complete. Only 30 minutes from Eureka Springs and it’s many choices of lodging, shopping and dining! A fun weekend for all. For more info call 479-789-5353 or visit www.wareaglefair.com.
October 20 – October 22
Eagle Watch Weekend
This is your chance to see Beaver Lake in all of it’s fall splendor—and see the eagles of the Ozarks. Don’t miss the opportunity to see our majestic national mascot in their natural element. Soaring high above the dam and perching among the treetops, the American Bald Eagle makes its winter home at Beaver Lake. You will board the Belle of the Ozarks at Starkey Marina and given a guided tour of the lake and the Ozarks fall foliage. For schedule, times of tours & reservations call 479-253-8194.
Mad Hatter Ball
Crescent Hotel, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“No wonder you’re late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow.”-Mad Hatter It’s the party of the year! The Mad Hatter Ball! 10/20/2017 at the beautiful 1886 Crescent Hotel. It’s an evening filled with dining, dancing, silent auction treasures and HATS! This year’s theme is “Rock and Roll” and, as always, hats are required! This is a fund raiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. For tickets and more info call479-253-5384 or visit www.essa.art.org.
Center Street 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Great Beer, Great Food and Live Music. This is a Rotary Club of Eureka Springs event and proceeds will benefit local community projects. Center Street will be place to be on this special Saturday in October. For more information visit www.eurekarotary.org.
3rd Saturday Music Series with Barrett Baber
Basin Spring Park, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FREE music in the park with Barrett Baber, an Arkansas native, rising country star from NBC’s “The Voice”. 5pm-7pm don’t miss the fun!
Horse Spirit Society
The Cookery, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Benefit for The Big Foot Memorial Ride. There will be a performance by John TTwo-Hawksand Percy White Plume will be the guest speaker. There will also be a silent auction and Indian Tacos & Free Admission!!! Meet us at The Cookery, 309 W. Van Buren in Eureka Springs from 5:00-9:00PM. For more info call 479-253-1732.
October 27 – October 28
Outback in the Ozarks
Lake Leatherwood City Park
Three races: 65 miles, Out & Back Challenge or 200 mile team relay run. Conquer the Outback! Races start at Lake Leatherwood City Park, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Run through 5 beautiful State parks in the Ozark Mountains with their diverse challenging terrain that includes single track trails, gravel/dirt roads and paved roads. Teams can consist of 4-12 members. For registration and more info visit outbackintheozarks.com.
October 27 – October 28
Mini Cooper Rally
Mini Cooper’s are here in force. Parade through downtown on Friday, the 27th at 4:00PM. Go inspect your favorite Mini in the Court House parking lot prior to the parade.
Dancing in the Park-It’s “THRILLER” Saturday
Basin Spring Park, 12pm to 2pm
October has a zombie theme with a DJ! Enjoy performances by Melonlight pros and students as they dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. They will be teaching the audience all the moves so that you can join in. Join Melonlight to dance away the afternoon in Basin Spring Park. Zombie Crawl to follow!
6th Annual Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl
A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, Halloween floats, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead down historic Spring Street.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, 6pm to 9pm
Join us for our annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular Fundraiser. A fun-filled family event that the whole family can enjoy. This is the only time out of the year that you can see our animals after dark! There will be hayrides, games, contests, and prizes! Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Hwy. 23 South For more info visit turpentinecreek.org.
Intrigue Theater’s Halloween Show
The Auditorium, 8:30pm
Our 6th Annual Halloween show in The Auditorium. It is too early to reveal what will be new this year – but there will be new surprises this year as INTRIGUE THEATER’S Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay will be making the 2017 Halloween THE BIGGEST EVENT YET! Purchase tickets early at www.intriguetheater.com. Doors open at 8:00PM. Show starts at 8:30PM. Don’t miss this evening of mystery, intrigue & lots of laughs! www.intriguetheater.com