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Come Celebrate Eureka Springs Mardi Gras 2020!

January 10th, 2020

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras 2020Fairytales, Fables, and Folklore are the theme for Eureka Springs Mardi Gras 2020! Eureka Gras sees a cornucopia of events, including parades, parties, masked balls, and other events on now through the last week of February.

If you think New Orleans has the American lock on Mardi Gras, think again. While N’awlins and places like Mobile, AL get most of the press, Mardi Gras is celebrated all over the country, to some degree or another. Perhaps nowhere with as much joy and enthusiasm as right here in Eureka Springs, AR.

We take Mardi Gras seriously, here in Eureka Springs, with our own Royal Court, and Krewe of Krazo (Krazo is Ozark backwards). Eureka Gras includes more than a month of activities, including two parades, numerous parties and formal balls, and lots of 2nd line bands.

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Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2020

December 6th, 2019

Ozark Mountain Music Festival 20202019 is almost behind us and that means it is almost Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2020 time! OzMoMuFest is four days of live music – bluegrass, folk, urban and American roots – in Eureka Springs Basin Park Hotel. January 16th through the 19th, 2020.

Stay warm this January with some hot music at an outdoor music festival held on indoor stages – OzMoMu! The annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival always brings great bands and happy fans to town for four days of good music and 2020’s event promises no less.

This year’s lineup includes such popular bands as Arkansauce, Wood & Wire, The Hillbenders, and Dirtfoot.

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Eureka Springs Christmas Parade of Lights & More

November 8th, 2019

Eureka Springs Christmas Parade of Lights 2019Believe it or not the holidays are almost upon us! Thanksgiving is already less than a month away with Eureka Springs Christmas Parade of Lights right behind. Read on to learn more about how we celebrate the holiday season in our little corner of the Ozarks!

The fun never stops in Eureka Springs, spring or fall, night or day. This is particularly true during the holiday season. Every week, from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve, features at least one – if not many – holiday dinner, tour, concert, or other event to attend. The whole town gets into the spirit with festive lights, creative decorations, and lots of holiday sales.

This town loves parades and one the biggest of the year is the annual Eureka Springs Christmas Parade of Lights. A big reason for this particular parade’s popularity resides in the fact that it is held at night.

Why a night parade?

Why, the better to see the thousands of lights that make up the floats, bespeckle the walkers, and suffuse the bands in their warming glow. This annual parade truly is a unique and magical spectacle that must be seen to be believed. It’s not all our Eureka Springs holiday has in store for you, though!

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War Eagle Craft Fair 2019, Hillberry Music Festival, & More!

September 7th, 2019

War Eagle Craft Fair 2019Autumn is very nearly upon us and Eureka Springs is still alive with things to see and do. October sees the popular War Eagle Craft Fair 2019, Hillberry Music Festival, Eureka Springs Oktoberfest, and – of course – loads of fun Halloween events!

Eureka Springs is located in an area that’s already worth visiting for its endless natural beauty. And yet our little town continually ups the ante with festivals, concerts, art shows, and other entertaining happenings. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. You’d be hard pressed to find a month in Eureka Springs that wasn’t stuffed to bursting with fun events.

October is no different with a variety of events followed by Halloween, which always brings out the best (and wackiest) in Eureka Springs. One of the first big events of the month is the annual Hillberry Music Festival.

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Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival 2019

August 9th, 2019

Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival 2019Gearheads rejoice: Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival 2019 is rounding the curve and roaring up towards us at breakneck speed! The 49th annual return of the longest running car show in the Ozarks is scheduled for September 6th and 7th, 2019 at The Great Passion Play.

Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival has been a regional tradition for almost fifty years now. The annual event draws hundreds of restored classic cars and trucks, customized hot rods, muscle cars, street machines, and many other rare vehicles.

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Eureka Springs Diversity Weekend 2019 & More!

July 5th, 2019

Eureka Springs Diversity Weekend 2019Summer is here and Eureka Springs is boiling over with fun things to see and do. August alone offers up Eureka Springs Diversity Weekend, Bluegrass Blast, Volkswagen Weekend, Banjo Rally International, and more!

In all actuality, you’d be hard pressed to find a month on a Eureka Springs event calendar that wasn’t loaded with events and festivals. That’s just the nature of Eureka Springs!

August truly is loaded with events, however, and it all kicks off with Summer Diversity Weekend 2019!

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Eurekan 2019 – Get Your Run On!

June 14th, 2019

Eurekan 2019 Eureka Springs Multisport FestivalThe annual Eurekan is a three-day multisport festival held in and around Eureka Springs, AR. The festival offers a triathlon, 3 different bike races, a 5k, and a 10k race. July 19th through the 21st, 2019.

There may be no better way to get out into the great outdoors than with a good run, swim, or bike ride. The annual Eureka Springs multisport festival offers plenty of opportunities to do all three – and in the majestic beauty of the Ozarks, no less!

In fact, you can enter any event you want – or even multiple events! Why settle for one race when you can run, bike, and swim them all? The festival offers three ways to do just that – via the Triathlon, the Half, or the Full Eurekan.

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Opera In The Ozarks 2019 – Puccini, Mozart, and Adamo

May 4th, 2019

Opera In The Ozarks 2019Opera In The Ozarks 2019 brings Puccini, Mozart, and Adamo to life during the 69th season of the nationally acclaimed summer music festival. June 21st through July 19th, 2019.

The Opera In The Ozarks 2019 theme is “Changes of the Heart,” featuring three classic works: Adamo’s “Little Women,” Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” and Puccini’s “La Bohème.”

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Moist Chocolate Pistachio Cake

June 14th, 2013

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

At our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast we love to  serve our guests dessert for breakfast and we wanted to share our Moist Chocolate Pistachio Cake recipe with you. It’s one of our favorites and we’ve found if you slightly heat the cake before serving, it adds a subtle richness to the taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package plain white cake mix; (18.25 oz)
  • 1 package pistachio instant pudding mix; (3.4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder; (we use Wilbur Chocolate)
  • vegetable oil for misting pan
  • flour for dusting the pan

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly mist a 12 cup Bundt pan with vegetable oil, then dust with flour. Shake out the excess flour. Sprinkle the pecans and chocolate chips evenly in the bottom of the pan. Set the pan aside.
  2. Place the cake mix, pudding mix, sugar. water, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more. The batter should look thick and smooth. Remove 1 cup of the batter to a small bowl. Mix the Wilbur’s Cocoa into the small bowl and stir until the mixture is well combined. Set aside.
  3. Pour the remaining batter into the prepared pan. Pour the chocolate batter over the top, trying to keep the chocolate batter away from the edges of the pan. Swirl the chocolate batter into the white batter using a dinner knife. Place the pan in the center of the oven.
  4. Bake the cake until it is golden brown and springs back when lightly pressed with your finger, 55 to 60 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Run a long, sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert it onto a rack to cool completely, 20 minutes more.
  5. Optionally, pour some chocolate sauce over the cake.

Yield: 16 servings
Cook Time: 60 minutes

The next time you make it to Eureka Springs, AR for a getaway let us know if you’d like us to serve this fabulous cake for breakfast. Also, we have tried a lot of chocolate deserts at many of Eureka Springs’ restaurants, so when you are here relaxing, ask us to lead you to some great chocolate treats.

Fresh Harvest – Gourmet Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars

February 18th, 2013

If you love wine tasting or are die-hard foodies looking for something different, you’ll love Fresh Harvest.

This shop quietly opened up a few months ago here in Eureka Springs and has become a big hit with locals and tourists. Imagine a tasting room with about 50 small stainless steel containers filled with infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Next to each offering are small tasting cups as well as bread croutons for palate cleansing between tastings.  Maybe there’s no swishing but there is definitely some lip smacking going on.  They have also showcased some fantastic combinations of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Our favorite is Organic Persian Lime infused olive oil paired with a Blackberry-ginger Balsamic vinegar. We especially love it on our salads.

Richard has been using the Organic Herbes de Provence infused olive oil for his Broiled Parmesan tomatoes. He also drizzles some over pan-roasted chicken just before serving. The flavor just bursts in your mouth. He says that for the most intense taste use the infused olive oils as a finishing sauce as heat tends to moderate the flavors.

fresh-harvest

The store offers a variety of different olive oils from mild to robust, as well as 17 different oils infused with herbs and fruits. There is even a Chipotle infused oil for those who like a little heat.  There are 19 different flavored balsamic vinegars like Wild Blueberry, Cinnamon Pear, Honey Ginger, Vermont Maple, Blood Orange and for you spicy fans, a Jalapeno.

The folks at Fresh Harvest say, “Olives are fruits. We believe extra virgin olive oil is like fruit juice: highly perishable, healthier and more flavorful when consumed fresh and full of amazing nutrients. This is one of the reasons we post the Harvest Date on every Extra Virgin Olive Oil we offer. Fresh Harvest is committed to providing you with the healthiest, best products in the world at reasonable prices. Chase the Crush!”

So the next time you are in town stop by their store and tingle your taste buds. They are only about 5 minutes from our Eureka Springs bed and breakfast.  Bon Appetit!

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