Hey, mamas! If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the fall colors and the cooler weather, we know just where you should go. Jump in the car with the family and head over to nearby Eureka Springs during the first few days of November. The 64th Original Ozark Folk Festival will be in high gear from Wednesday, November 2nd through Saturday, November 5th.
The festival features some of the best folk and bluegrass musicians and showcases dozens of bands all over the city. Bands lined up for this year’s festival include Still on the Hill, 3 Penny Acre and Split Lip Rayfield. The festival also includes a parade, a songwriters’ contest, and the big event — the Barefoot Ball at the Basin Park Hotel on Friday, November 4th. (Yep, you do need shoes to get into the ball. But you might have so much fun once you’re there that you end up kicking them off. 🙂 )
And be sure to check out the Queens’ Contest, which shows off the girls of Eureka Springs wearing beautiful Victorian gowns.
Click HERE to see a schedule and description of events for this year’s festival. It’s the oldest continuously running folk festival in the country!
While you’re in town, be sure to check out some of the other fun spots in downtown Eureka Springs. There’s SO much to see and do in this one-of-a-kind town. If you love to cook, stop by Tummy Ticklers kitchen store. Art lover? Be sure to check out the galleries throughout the city. Shopping queen? Then swing by the Cottage Caboodle shop to find something amazing in home decor or gifts. If you’re a foodie, be sure to go by Gourmet Eureka. And the whole family should definitely see the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa and hear about its fascinating history.
This is really one of the best times to visit Eureka. It’s beautiful this time of year. Check out these incredible postcards created by photographer Jeremy Mason McGraw. He captures some of our favorite spots in town in these images. To see more, click HERE.