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The 10th Annual Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival

February 5th, 2014

10th Annual Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival

10th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival – February 15th, 2014

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 10th Annual Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival is almost here!

Chocolate – is there really any other food worthy of such celebration and celebrity? I don’t think so.

The Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival is a nationally acclaimed celebration that features a complete world of chocolate appreciation, including cakes, cookies, beverages, ice cream, numerous dipping fountains, plus chocolate novelty items and even body products.

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2014 Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza Has Arrived!

January 11th, 2014

2014 Eureka GrasMardi Gras is celebrated the world over – not just New Orleans. Why, even Eureka Springs celebrates Fat Tuesday in grand style – and you can, too at the 2014 Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza!

The 8th annual return of the celebration to Eureka Springs, under the direction of the Krewe of Krazo (“Krazo” is “Ozark” backwards), is gearing up to make the 2014 Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza more spectacular than ever! This year’s theme? Circus!

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The First Annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival, 2014

December 30th, 2013

The First Annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival, 2014The first, planned to be annual, Ozark Mountain Music Festival is scheduled to take place on January 24th through the 26th and hopes to become yet another great music festival to grace the stages of Eureka Springs, AR.

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Lights! Camera! Action! The Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival

December 22nd, 2013

Eureka Springs Indie Film FestivalThe Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival, formerly called the Eureka Springs Winter Film Festival, is back and gearing up for what promises to be a great festival January 23rd through the 25th at the City Auditorium.

Film festivals are a great place to see movies before their general release, directors and actors before they are discovered, and to see films that you might never see anywhere else. Hobnobbing with people in the industry can be a real treat, too – or just other film enthusiasts.

The Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival was started to celebrate the art of film-making, to promote the work of independent filmmakers, and to encourage would-be independent filmmakers.

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The 23rd Annual Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend

September 25th, 2013

Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend

Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend
October 3 – 6, 2013

Fasten your seat belts – it’s the 23rd Annual Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend! Once a year, Eureka Springs absolutely bursts at the seams with the sudden influx of over 1,000 souped up, restored, or just lovingly cared for Chevrolet Corvettes.

First up, Thursday morning, the Short Course Autocross gives both new and experienced Corvette owners the opportunity to show off their skills in a low stress event.

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September Sounds – 2013 Jazz Eureka

September 6th, 2013

2013 Jazz Eureka

Music will once again fill Basin Spring Park and venues around town as 2013 Jazz Eureka takes the stage September 13th through 15th in Eureka Springs, AR.

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Eureka Springs Blues Festival

June 1st, 2013

The good times just keep on rolling here in Eureka Springs! After a month-long celebration of the arts, next month we celebrate one of the great American cultural traditions: blues music. Taking place June 13 -16 at venues all over Eureka Springs, this is a wonderful way to start your summer off right and just relax while absorbing the delightful, twangy and sometimes tragic music of the Delta.

Shows will be held in The Auditorium, The Barefoot Ballroom, Basin Spring Park, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and various other venues around Eureka Springs.

Tickets for Eureka Springs Blues Weekend

While I write this blog, there are only two Ultimate VIP Package tickets left, which include the following:

  • Front Row seating for headliner shows
  • Blues weekend tee shirt
  • Poster signed by headliners and featured artists
  • Goody bag with blues CD
  • Admission to the father’s day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Cost: $255

One of the headliners is  Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots

One of the headliners is Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots

There are six VIP packages remaining. They include:

  • Premium seating to headliner shows
  • Blues weekend tee shirt
  • Poster signed by headliners and featured artists
  • Goody bag with blues CD
  • Admission to the father’s day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Cost: $155

You can also purchase a general admission pass, which gets you general admission to headliners and featured artist shows at The Auditorium and the Barefoot Ballroom, as well as admission to the father’s day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Cost: $80

You can also purchase tickets for individual shows for anywhere between $5 and $35. See the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend website for purchase, pricing and lineup.

Wanna Come to Eureka Springs for Blues Weekend?

Have you started thinking about what to do for your “old man” for Father’s Day? Are you a blues aficionado but can’t make it down to Mississippi or Louisiana this year? Stop by Eureka Springs for some great, all-American music. We have a cool and comfortable room for you at our bed and breakfast.




The White Street Walk, Part of May Festival of the Arts

May 7th, 2013

Friday May 17th 2013 will mark the 23rd year of the White Street Art Walk. From 4 – 10 p.m. explore the art on White Street,  less than a quarter mile from our Bed and Breakfast. White Street is located on the upper Historical Loop between Kings Highway and Prospect streets in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Historic White Street is the working address of several local artists who will welcome the public into their homes and studios to view their latest pieces. These residents will be joined by more than forty guest artists from the Eureka Springs area, who will show weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass and much more. Admission is free.

"Iris Clapton" by Zeek Taylor

“Iris Clapton” by Zeek Taylor

The White Street Art Walk has a block party atmosphere with art, refreshments and music. Adding to the carnival atmosphere, street musicians meander White Street, providing entertainment and adding to the fun. Don’t be surprised if you see a few folks dressed in costumes to tour the homes and enjoy the art work.

History of the White Street Art Walk

Over twenty years ago the neighbors of White Street were discussing that many of the artists in their circle of friends attended the Memphis State University College of Art. Four of the artists decided to start the gallery art walk that year. The event grew year after year; now, people come from all over the United States to attend! Zeek Taylor and Eleanor Lux were two of the artists in this original group.

Zeek Taylor is now the current chairperson for the Eureka Springs Mayor’s Art Council. The co-chairs this year of the White Street Studio Walk are Eleanor Lux of Lux Weaving Studio, Zeek Taylor of Taylor/Titus Home Studio and Mary Springer of Willow/Spring Gallery/Home.

Would you like to join us for the fun of the White Street Art Walk? Book your room soon, as our availability for this event and all of the May Festival of the Arts weekends fills up quickly!


Springtime at Turpentine Wildlife Refuge

March 8th, 2013

Turpentine Wildlife Refuge is a home for large exotic cats. It is a fun, exciting place with a big heart! If you are an animal lover, make sure you add Turpentine Wildlife Refuge to your must-see list while visiting the Eureka Springs area. Turpentine is only seven miles outside of town, maybe a 10 minute drive. They have some magnificent animals there.

The Wildlife Refuge is open every day except Christmas. An an all-day pass is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Veterans, Senior Citizens and Children (ages 3-12), with children under three admitted free. Lions, tigers, cougars, even ligers, are in the main compound area where you can get as close as five feet away from these magnificent creatures. Each animal has its story and personal history described on a plaque on the front of its cage for a self-guided tour. Take as long as you want!

We like to tour when it’s getting warmer out and watch one of the bears playing in a large tub of water with one of his “toys”. He splashes, rolls and climbs in and out of the tub having a great time. We almost feel like he is performing for the crowds.

The self-guided area is open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the summer months. Guided tours run every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with feeding time at 4 p.m. in the winter months and 5 p.m. in the summer months. Learn more about the tours offered at the Refuge on their website.

Eureka Springs Kite Festival

eureka-springs-kite-festivalTurpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge will host the 23rd annual Kite Festival celebration March 23. Bring your own kite or buy one at the refuge. The celebration includes vendors, contests and activities for the whole family. A performance by local band The Skillet Lickers takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free for kite flying; regular admission prices apply to tour refuge wildlife on display.

KaleidoKites’ experts will assist children in kite making and flying techniques. Donations to the refuge requested for kite making assistance – please, be generous! KaleidoKites will donate a Japanese “Rokkaku” fighting kite and a tiger kite for an on-site raffle, proceeds benefiting Turpentine Creek.

“Making and flying kites is a ‘green’ sport’ families can share. It’s wind-fueled and gets kids away from sedentary activities like TV viewing and video games,” said Steve Rogers, KaleidoKites co-owner. “It’s a great photo-opportunity with world-class kites worth over a thousand dollars flown during the event. These kites are works of art, which is only fitting for an artist’s community like Eureka Springs,” added Rogers.

The event is one of the refuge’s most popular events each year and is also an important fundraiser. Proceeds finance the rescue and ongoing care for over 120 large cats and other wildlife that make the sanctuary a their life-long home.

See one of the Turpentine Refuge video podcasts below:

Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival August 17-19, 2012

August 1st, 2012

Bluegrass Festival, Eureka Springs AR

Bluegrass Festival, Eureka Springs AR

The Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival celebrates the American roots musical tradition of Appalachia. This music of the Ozarks is a perfect blending of British Isles music with the rhythms of Africa and Jazz. Lively and soulful, Bluegrass will make you stomp your feet and get up to dance! You won’t want to miss this Eureka Springs music festival featuring live performances by some of the premier performers of this truly American music.

Some events require tickets while others are free and open to the public.

Friday ~ August 17, 2012: The festival opens with a free public concert and watermelon social in Eureka Springs’ Basin Park. Located at 12 Spring Street, the park is only a 10-minute walk from 5 Ojo B&B. Grass Crack, a Tulsa string band, and Hill Benders will be playing from about 3 to 5 p.m. Get your watermelon and meet old friends and new.

Saturday ~ August 18, 2012: The free music in the park continues from 1 to 7 p.m. with Deadman Flats, Spring Street, Buffalo City Ramblers and Grass Crack.

That evening, the Eureka Springs 2012 Bluegrass Festival headliners, Folk Soul Revival and Dread Clampitt, will be playing at The Auditorium. Both acts are considered rising stars of “NewGrass” music. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Conveniently, the Auditorium at 36 S. Main Street is only a 12-minute walk from our Eureka Springs inn! Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

Sunday ~ August 19, 2012 ~ 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.: The Bluegrass Festival in Eureka Springs closes with its traditional Gospel Show. Gather in Basin Park to hear joyous Gospel music by Glory Mountain and The Bushwackers.

We know there are a lot of our guests who are fans of this festival and there’s still time to book a room at our Eureka Springs B&B for the weekend of the Bluegrass Festival. You might see Richard downtown tapping his feet along to that special Bluegrass rhythm. Make your stay during the 2012 Bluegrass Festival extra special by choosing our luxurious lodging in Eureka Springs. After a full day of music and dancing, it’s always great to come home to a room with private baths and amenities such as spa tubs, free Wi-Fi, complimentary refreshments and private entrances. You’ll also love powering up for your day with our gourmet three-course breakfasts. Take a short walk to each concert through the beautiful streets of historic Eureka Springs. Or there’s a Eureka Springs trolley stop right by the inn.