Fall is the season of festivals, sweaters, football, cider drinking, and pumpkin carving. Autumn brings so many fun events here in Texarkana, Arkansas. Start planning your Halloween costumes and get into the spooky season mood. Check out this list of some of the great events happening around Texarkana, AR this fall.
Dusty Pedigo Memorial Pool Tournament - Saturday, October 8 - Sunday, October 9
Whiskey River Country is hosting a 9-ball tournament in memory of a beloved local player. The winner will take home a big prize! You can learn more about the tournament here.
Cornhole Tournament Benefitting Temple Memorial Pediatric Center - Sunday, October 9
Crossties is hosting their 3rd annual Cornhole Tournament on October 9 and the event will benefit the Temple Memorial Pediatric Center. The tournament will start at 1:00 pm and cost for entry is $60 per team. First place winners will receive $1,000. Learn more here.
Al Fresco - Music of the Night - Friday, October 14
Join the Texarkana Regional Chorale for an evening of music al fresco in historic downtown Texarkana, Arkansas, at 1894 City Market. The event is free but donations wil be accepted. Learn more here.
Downtown Live - Friday, October 14
This fun, family-friendly event presented by Main Street Texarkana happens on the second Friday of each month. Get downtown and watch artists create live in person, enjoy local food and drinks, and hear live music. Learn more here.
An Evening with the Phantom at 1923 Banana Club - Saturday, October 15, 22, and 29
Just in time for spooky season, you can spend "An Evening with the Phantom" at the 1923 Banana Club. This live dinner theater show is based on the historical Phantom Killer murders that happened in Texarkana in 1946. You'll get a four-course dinner and an interactive show at one of the coolest venues in Texarkana, AR. Get tickets here.
Oktoberfest on the Line - Saturday, October 15
Texarkana’s inaugural Oktoberfest event is presented by Farmers Bank & Trust and offers fun activities for the whole family. It’s a great way to experience the magic of downtown, while immersing yourself in a different culture. The event will feature a biergarten with tasting flights; gourmet hot dogs, sauerkrauts, and mustards; a “kindergarten” with a bouncy house, face painting, and other activities for kids; local vendors; and a German car show.
To top it all off, the entertainment will be provided by local performers, including the Texarkana Regional Chorale and Brave Combo, a Grammy Award-winning polka band. Learn more on the event page on Facebook, and you can purchase tickets here.
Universal Vibe Festival - Saturday, October 15
This annual music, art, and wellness festival is back this year in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas! Enjoy local vendors, food trucks, free arts and crafts for children, face painting, live music, fire performances, magic shows, and more at this free festival on Front Street. Learn more here.
Food Truck Festival & Hot Air Balloon Glow-Show - Saturday, October 15
Arlatex Foodie & Festivals is hosting a food truck festival and hot air balloon glow-show at Bobby Ferguson Park on October 15. The event will include food trucks, tethered hot air balloon rides, and a balloon release to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those lost to breast cancer. Learn more here.
Fat Jack’s Halloween Party - Friday, October 28
Fat Jack’s Oyster and Sports Bar is hosting a Halloween party with a costume contest at 10 p.m. on October 28. There will be live music by Paul Holder & the Hot Snakes and different prizes for the scariest, funniest, and most creative costumes! Learn more on the Fat Jack’s Facebook page.
Fall Festival on Broad Street - Saturday, October 29
Crossties is hosting their 3rd annual Fall Festival in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas. Bring the whole family to this safe, fun event where children can trick-or-treat and enjoy a carnival with fun games for all ages. Learn more here.
Fall Car Show & Concours d’Lemons - Saturday, October 29
Hosted by the Four States Auto Museum, the Fall Car Show & Concours d’Lemons is open to cars and trucks from any year. The event will start around 8:00 a.m. on October 29, and it will feature class judging along with fun recognitions. Registration is $25 for museum members and $30 for everyone else. Visit the event page on Facebook for more details.
Jesse Jenkins Halloween Bash at The Hideout - Saturday, October 29
Looking for a Halloween party with live music? Look no further. Grab your friends and get downtown to The Hideout (21+ only) for their Jesse Jenkins Hallloween Bash.
Fall Festival - Sunday, October 30
The Washington Community Development Center (@WeAreWashington) is hosting its fall festival on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 pm. Families can participate in trunk-or-treating or enjoy the bounce house, 3D photo booth, games, popcorn, snow cones, and more. Learn more here.
2022 Taste of Texarkana - Tuesday, November 1
Candy Cane Corral - Saturday, November 5
It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! From 9am - 4pm on November 5, visit the Candy Cane Corral at the Four States Fair Entertainment Center for a day filled with fun holiday shopping and events, including local vendors, dancers, Santa himself, and more! Learn more and get your tickets here.
Three Chicks Fall Festival on the Farm - Saturday, November 5
Want a fun way to spend your Saturday? Three Chicks Feed, Seed, and Cafe is hosting its Fall Festival on the Farm from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 5, and everyone’s invited! From a pancake breakfast to a pumpkin patch, there’s fun for all ages, including a bounce house, haystack treasure hunts, pony rides, and more. And the best part? You can hang out with all of your favorite farm animals at the petting zoo! Learn more about the event here.
Junior League Mistletoe Market - Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November, 20
Get ready to embrace the holiday season at the Junior League of Texarkana’s 35th Annual Mistletoe Market at the Texarkana, Arkansas Convention Center. Find the perfect holiday gifts from unique vendors, try delicious food samples, and enjoy events the whole family will love, including, “Mistletoe & Mimosas” and a “Mommy & Me” craft workshop. Learn more and get your tickets here.
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