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Fall In Love With Eureka!


Autumn is upon us...


Autumn in Northwest Arkansas is utterly an overload of the senses. Cooler days and crisper nights. Pumpkin spice. Fire pits and hot tubs. Oktoberfest Beer and Music. Vibrant natural colors. Wildlife. Art. Food. Start planning your Eureka Springs Autumn getaway right now so that everything is booked for you at the height of fall colors! 


Historically, in Eureka Springs, the peak occurs from late October to early November.


War Eagle Mill Fall Antique Craft Fair: 10/17 - 10/20 2019  After your leaf-peeping promenade through the beautiful Ozarks head on over to the Annual War Eagle Mill Fall Craft Fair.  Here, visitors can choose from a wide variety of handcrafted products displayed in over 250 booths outside. This craft fair takes place along the banks of the War Eagle River. https://wareaglemill.com/fall-craft-fair/


The Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Festivals: 10/17 - 10/19 2019 Now in their 28th year - and 2 show locations an estimated 250,000 visitors will fly or make the drive beautiful to NW Arkansas. Here, craft shopping enthusiasts will find a diverse and unique display of holiday gifts, quality art, home spun crafts, home décor, fashion apparel, antiques, vintage and much, more. in 2 unique show locations.

  • NW Arkansas Convention Center - Holiday Inn/Springdale

10/18 Friday (9am - 9pm) & 10/19 Saturday (9am - 8pm)

  • Washington County Fairgrounds/Fayetteville

10/17 Thursday, 10/18 Friday 10/19 Saturday (9am - 6pm, each day)


https://www.craftfairsnwa.com/fall-fair


Voices from Eureka’s Silent City: 10/17 - 10/19 and 10/25 - 10/26 The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will host its 11th annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City” cemetery walking tours. This event has been wildly popular each year and is a great way to experience the “living history” of Eureka Springs.  “Heroes, Healers, and Humdingers” will feature actors in period costumes sharing stories of their unique and colorful pasts. This is a one-hour walking tour through the cemetery, tours begin at 5:30pm through 8:30pm. For more information call the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-8417 or https://eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org/events/voices-from-eurekas-silent-city/


Oktoberfest: Saturday, 10/19 Come join the Eureka Springs Rotary Club at the annual Oktoberfest. Sample the finest local Micro-Brews, craft and seasonal beers in this quaint little European-like village nestled in the Ozark Mountains. The party will be right in the middle of downtown on Center St. between DeVito's of Eureka Springs and Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave. Cost is $20 includes tasting mug and arm band for unlimited tasting. $5 for non beer drinkers. 10am-5pm. www.eurekarotary.org


17th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball: Friday, 10/18/2019 - The 2019 theme is Under The Big Top. Come as your favorite circus character! This 17th annual fundraiser is a smashing success for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA.) Taking place at The 1886 Crescent Hotel this event is also a sure to sell-out experience, so get your tickets fast. https://essa-art.org/events/mad-hatter-ball-2019/



Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular: Saturday, 10/26/2019 – The only day of the year that you can see the animals after dark! Join us for a night of fun, felines and frights! Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge stays open at night for this yearly special event.  The main compound is open for the whole family to experience the night habits of lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, and more. Games, food, and a children’s costume contest. 7pm-9pm at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Call 479-253-5841 & visit https://www.turpentinecreek.org/calendar-of-events/


Ozark Corn Maze: 10/1 - 10/31 So this fun experience is not located in Eureka Springs but fortunately it is not that far away to experience "fall fun on a farm." Located at 12880 AR-112, Springdale, AR 72762 the massive Ozark Corn Maze and the other fun things happening here will certainly get you and the whole family feeling pumpkin spicy! How corny was that? https://www.ozarkcornmaze.com/menu



Haunted Hay Rides: 10/1 - 10/31 Every night throughout the month of October, you can enjoy a thrilling haunted hayride (suitable for all ages) right here in Eureka Springs. When darkness falls, you will venture on an antique chuck wagon loaded with hay bales and travel down the trail to some surprisingly haunted thrills! https://bearmountainstables.com/hauntedhayrides.html



Eagle Watch & Fall Foliage Tours at Belle of the Ozarks: 10/1 - 10/31 Now in it's 27th year, and located only 10 miles from Eureka Springs off Hwy 62 W this tour is exceptional. Enjoy the cool fall air while floating on Beaver Lake aboard the Belle of the Ozarks. This specifically designed Eagle watch tour is a must-do in autumn when visiting Eureka Springs. Expert guides lead a fantastic tour giving you the best glimpses of majestic bald eagles and habitats. This cruise tour lasts 75 minutes and is not to be missed. For more information contact Belle of the Ozarks at 479-253-6200 visit www.estc.net/belle



Halloween Séance at The Most Haunted Hotel in America: Thursday 10/31/2019 Spend Halloween Night this year at The 1886 Crescent Hotel's Crystal Ballroom. Eureka's very own Intrigue theater will lend our talented Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay as they return to the Crystal Ballroom at The 1886 Crescent Hotel to present an evening of hypnosis, mystery and ghost hunting. Sean-Paul will also bring audience members on stage and perform a past life regression experiment.

Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay

The Séance

Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay will continue to lay out the various personalities that are believed to spiritually reside in the Crescent (even still!) and they will begin this annual Séance as the conduct more paranormal experiments involving members of the audience conjuring up a night to remember.

This event begins it's first-half at 9:00 pm on Halloween Night 2019, then there is a short break before the second-half begins at 10:15 pm This event sells out, purchase your tickets in advance: https://www.reserveeureka.com/attractions/halloweenseance



The Zombie Crawl: Saturday 10/26/2019 SAVE THE DATE, invite your friends, and book your hotel NOW! On the evening of Saturday, October 26, 2019 our mountain town turns downtown into a Zombie Invasion. This parade draws of hundreds of of visitors to Eureka Springs as hungry zombies make their annual descent down Spring Street, followed by apocalyptic vehicles, spooky street performers, and Halloween floats.


This is Eureka’s largest parade spectacle and it is something to see and experience!

All are invited (locals and visitors) to dress up and join the brain-eating horde.



Fall Diversity Weekend: 11/1 - 11/3 Although we take pride being diverse everyday in Eureka by exhibiting radical inclusion, we are most proud to show off our beautiful town three times a year at our Spring, Summer and Fall Diversity Weekends where we welcome visitors from all over the world, from all walks of life. All Welcome! https://www.facebook.com/outineureka/


Spend this Autumn 2019 in Eureka Springs, AR and you may just fall in love.

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