Fall is in full swing and October will be a busy month in Texarkana! From a Halloween block party to Dine on the Line and Taste of Texarkana, there’s no shortage of things to do this month in Texarkana, Arkansas. You can enjoy everything from the arts to a local food festival and more.
First Thursday at the Museum - October 3
Don’t miss the Lindsey Railroad Museum’s first of a 12-month series on the first Thursday of the month! October is Italian-American Heritage Month and the museum will be offering a program on Anthony L. Ghio, an Italian immigrant who was one of Texarkana’s first mayors. Entry is $5 at the door.
Dine on the Line - October 4
Mainstreet Texarkana’s fifth annual fundraiser and one of Texarkana’s biggest events is back! Dine on the Line brings the cities of Texarkana, Arkansas and Terkana, Texas, together to give a toast to our one-of-a-kind community. There will be food, a beer garden, live musical entertainment, and more! You don’t want to miss this event!
Dr. Pepper TLC Burgers Mural Unveiling - October 4
On the same day as Dine on the Line, the brand new Dr. Pepper mural on the TLC Burgers & Fries building will be unveiled at 10:30 am. Snap a photo in front of the mural and enjoy a delicious TLC burger for lunch!
PF3 Showdown After Sundown - October 5
Are you a fan of MMA? You can see local and regional MMA talent at the PF3 Showdown After Sundown at the Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center.
Halloween Cookie Decorating Class - October 10
Get into the spirit of Halloween and learn icing techniques this month with a Halloween-themed cookie decorating class at Graham Slam Bakery!
1894 Market Trade Days - October 12
See firsthand Texarkana’s unique shopping experience at the 1894 Market Trade Days. From 9am-3pm, you can enjoy shopping, art, entertainment, food vendors, and more! Plus, this month you can dress up for prizes in the Grimm Fairytale Costume Contest and meet 1894 Gallery’s featured artist Amily Miori from 1-3 pm.
Texarkana Arkansas Entertainment District Opens - October 16
The ordinance allowing open-containers of adult beverages downtown goes into effect on October 16th. Posted hours will be 11 am - 2 am Monday - Saturday and 11 am to midnight on Sundays.
Taste of Downtown - October 17
Join the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals for a food tour of downtown Texarkana. They’ll make several stops at local restaurants, including Verona and Hopkins Icehouse. Learn more about this fun food tour and get your tickets today!
Front Street Food Festival - October 19
This food festival has become a monthly occurrence and you definitely don’t want to miss out! The festival is at 400 E. Front Street from 12pm - 8 pm or until they sell out.
Taste of Texarkana - October 22
Voted one of the best charity events in Texarkana, the 28th Annual Taste of Texarkana will bring dozens of local restaurants and vendors to the Four States Fairgrounds to showcase their unique culinary cuisine for 1,500+ guests. Don’t wait - get your tickets today!
Hopkins Icehouse Block Party with Deep Sequence - October 26
Experience a hauntingly fun time and enjoy the new entertainment district with a block party at Hopkins Icehouse. The event will feature live music from several bands, Halloween-themed drink specials and a costume contest at midnight.
Murder at the Masquerade - October 26
This year, you can celebrate Halloween at a Masquerade Ball full of intrigue at the P.J. Ahern Home's Murder at the Masquerade event! The murder-mystery investigation begins Saturday, October 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the P.J. Ahern Home in Historic Downtown Texarkana, Arkansas. Grab your mask and prepare to enjoy an evening with great food and lots of mystery.
Fall Car Show - October 26
The Four States Auto Museum is having their Fall Car Show on Saturday, October 26th. There will be tasty burgers, dessert, live music, and they'll be raffling off a big screen TV. They're expecting about anywhere from 100-150 entries, so don't miss it! Call 903-490-3934 to learn more.
Heritage, Heart, & Arts Art First Annual Art Show - October 26 - November 30
1894 Gallery is bringing Texarkana an art show representing local, regional, and national heritage. The show will run from October 26th through November 30th. All are invited to attend the opening reception on October 26th from 2-4pm.
Pink Out the Town #pinkoutTXK - Every Friday in October
The Texarkana Arkansas Parks Department invites the residents of Texarkana to wear pink every Friday in the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Post all your pictures with #pinkoutTXK.
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Know-it-All Trivia - Multiple Dates/Times/Locations
If you love trivia and think you have what it takes, check out these local Texarkana, Arkansas, restaurants and bars where you can play trivia throughout the month. Grab a team and get down to Know-it-All Trivia!
- Sunday - Fat Jack’s, 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday - Pop’s Place, 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday - Arrow Bar, 8:30 p.m.
Did we miss an October event? Let us know! Get your Halloween costume, put on pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness, and enjoy the brand new Texarkana entertainment district as fall weather begins. October in Texarkana will be one for the books!