Autumn is here and the Eureka Springs area is alive with activity. October is a particularly exciting time with stunning fall foliage and a host of popular events to attend. We have the War Eagle Craft Fair, Hillberry Music Festival, and a variety of fun Halloween events to attend.
One of the biggest draws this time of year is, of course, the Ozarks legendary fall foliage. Our richest fall colors can typically be seen from mid-October to early November and this year is supposed to be especially vibrant.
Eureka Springs is the perfect home base from which to experience this gorgeous, annual show. You can take it all in from the comfort of your car with a fall foliage drive. Those looking for a more up close and personal experience can enjoy a leaf peeping hike.
5 Ojo’s location atop Eureka Springs’ highest point inside city limits means fantastic fall views for your entire stay. Despite the height, beautiful downtown Eureka Springs’ shops, restaurants, and galleries are all just a short stroll away.
Another fun way to get out into the fall of it all is with one of the area’s many popular, autumn events.
Hillberry the Harvest Moon Festival 2022
September 29th through October 2nd
The Farm – 1 Blue Heron Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72631
The event venue is on 160 acres against Mark Twain National Forest and boasts beautiful, panoramic views. Vendors will be on hand all four days with food, drink, and camping supplies.
Festival tickets are limited and sell out every year. Get yours now, while you still can, on the Hillberry Music Festival website
War Eagle Craft Fair 2022
October 13th through the 16th
11045 War Eagle Road, Rogers, AR 72756
War Eagle Craft Fair, Arkansas’ single largest arts and crafts event, is actually three adjacent craft fairs merged into one gigantic event. The popular, 4-day event sees over 300 artisans and more than 125,000 eager attendees every year.
Visitors to the fair will discover a cornucopia of fine, handmade arts and crafts of all kinds. Wood carvings, stoneware, paintings, fiber arts, jewelry, blown glass, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore historic War Eagle Mill and enjoy a snack or meal from the Bean Palace Café.
Best of all, War Eagle Mill is only a scenic 30 minute drive from 5 Ojo and Eureka Springs! Learn more at the craft fair’s website.
Eureka Springs Halloween 2022
Those looking to get their spook on will find plenty of opportunities in Eureka Springs! Halloween is a big deal here and there are always lots of fun events planned around the holiday.
Some of this year’s bigger events include:
Voices From The Silent City – October 13th, 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd
Costumed, guided, living history tours of the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery. Hear local ghost stories and history from performers dressed in period costume. Truly fascinating and entertaining.
Dog Days of Halloween Dog Adoption and Fundraiser – October 20th
Dog lovers will not want to miss this cute, fun event and all for a good cause. local adoptable dogs and see if they would make a great fit in your home. Events include a doggie costume contest, a dog parade around the market, local dog adoptions, and activities for kids and dogs alike.
Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl – October 29th
Join a parade of hundreds of “zombies” making their way down Spring Street for Eureka Springs’ biggest parade spectacle. The event also includes haunted vehicles, spooky performers, and creeptastic floats.
Don’t miss out!