Although it's one of the smaller states, Arkansas is bursting with natural beauties and wonders, including spectacular caves, luxurious natural hot springs and stunning parks. From its origins as part of the American frontier to its position as a central battleground in the civil rights movement, Arkansas is full of historical sites. Throughout the year, visitors can experience Arkansas' rich culture and enjoy a number of different festivals, special events, museums, theaters and permanent attractions.
Every October, three days of the blues are celebrated on five stages downtown. Food, a 5-K run and arts and crafts accompany the music. The festival is dedicated to the late Sonny Boy Williamson. Hear the blues on the banks of the Mississippi River, where much of it originated.
[Postponed] September brings motorcycles, blues music and excellent BBQ to northwest Fayetteville along with 100,000 visitors. Live performances, races and cook-offs lure them in and entertain them. It's nonprofit and family friendly.
- Mountain View, Arkansas, U.S.A. in Mountain view, AR
Toward the end of October, a bean cook-off and outhouse race take over the town and the 40,000 visitors who eat beans throughout the events. Live country, gospel and folk music pops up here and there whenever people feel like playing and singing. It's unique.