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April 2017

Yoga in the Park

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Steel Creek

Relax and unwind this Earth Day with a morning yoga session at Steel Creek. Instructor Madalyn Potter of Ozark Alchemy Yoga and Nutrition Club will lead this free yoga session at Steel Creek Campground on the terraces by the Rock House at 9:00 AM. Wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement, and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Stick around afterwards for a free concert by National Park Radio at 5 PM! For more information, visit nps.gov.

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National Park Radio Concert

April 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Steel Creek

With compelling songwriting, enthusiastic energy, and moving vocals National Park Radio delivers a unique blend of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock. This North Arkansas-based band is sure to entertain park visitors of all ages! The 2nd-annual "Concert in the Park" will wrap up National Park Week 2017 and will take place near the launch area at Steel Creek with the beautiful bluffs and Buffalo River as a backdrop to a night that is sure to be memorable! You won't want…

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Buffalo River Cleanup & Paddle

April 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pruitt Landing

Celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day by volunteering to clean up Buffalo National River! Participants can meet at Pruitt Landing, 5 miles north of Jasper, at 10 AM on Sunday, April 23rd. Participants will float 7 miles from Pruitt Landing to Hasty. Please arrange boat rentals and shuttles ahead of time through local concessioners (see "Upper River" options at this link:https://www.nps.gov/buff/canoe-rentals.htm). Trash bags and grabbers will be provided for volunteers. Participants should bring drinking water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing/footwear.…

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June 2017

20th Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival

June 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Jasper, Arkansas

Join us in the "Elk Capital of Arkansas" for a fun-filled weekend featuring artists, craftsmen, elk permit drawings, contests, entertainment, fishing derby, lots of kids' activities, and a brilliant fireworks display on Saturday night. Downtown Jasper, Arkansas. For event information, visit http://buffaloriverelkfestival.com.

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September 2017

Elk Rut in Boxley Valley

September 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Boxley Valley

Mid-September is when the annual Elk Rut runs, occurring in mid-September through early November. Elk are in their mating season and usually easily seen in Boxley Valley.  You may see bulls bugling, fighting and large herds during this time of year.  Take care to pull off the highway completely and stay behind the fences.  The fields are private property. The Elk Rut occurs in mid-September through early November.

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Bikes, Blues and BBQ Motorcycle Rally in Fayetteville

September 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 23, 2017 @ 11:30 pm
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Bikes Blues and BBQ is a safe, fun, family-friendly motorcycle rally, dedicated to providing funding to local charities. The 2017 dates are September 20 - 23. This is the largest charitable motorcycle rally in the US, held in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Buffalo River Motorcycle Poker Run

September 22, 2017
Buffalo River

RIDE TIME: 4 Hours HIGHLIGHTS: Kingston, Ponca, Jasper, Buffalo River, Arkansas Grand Canyon, Glory Hole Falls, Terra Studios One of the most popular events at Bikes, Blues, and BBQ is the Firefighters’ Poker Run.  And just like Bikes, Blues and BBQ is the “Rally with a Purpose”, these poker runs have a purpose as well. These runs help to support Camp Sunshine, a summer camp exclusively for children who are burn victims, often severely burned to the point of disfigurement.…

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October 2017

Boxley Valley Mill Tours

October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Boxley Valley Mill

Boxley Valley Mill Tours are offered by the National Park Service. This historic mill is open for self-guided tours every weekend. Have you ever wanted to go inside a grist mill? What is a grist mill you ask? Learn the answer along with other interesting facts as you take a step back in time in Boxley Valley. From 1870 until the 1950s this grist mill was handed down from generation to generation and was an important component of the community. While…

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War Eagle Mill Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

October 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017
War Eagle Mill

Each fall we enjoy the best craft fair in the country near here in the beautiful War Eagle Valley. Revel in the sights, sounds and aromas of the Ozark’s while enjoying handcrafted work from national artisans. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd, 2017. For your GPS, our physical address is 11045 War Eagle Road Rogers, Arkansas 72756. For more information on the Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, visit the…

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Colorfest at Ponca Elk Education Center

October 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 21, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Ponca Elk Education Center

The Ponca Elk Education Center at Ponca invites you to join us for Color Fest 2017 Fine Art Exhibition on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017. Autumn is an especially beautiful season in the Natural State when cool air and bugling elk call us to enjoy the outdoors. Witness inspiring artwork in the unspoiled beauty of Boxley Valley while professional and open air artists capture the peak of fall color as they demonstrate their techniques amid the wildflower gardens,…

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June 2018

Running with the Elk 5K

June 23, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Join the Jasper/Newton County Kiwanis and our race sponsors at this FUN 5K! Run, walk, gallop, or trot in beautiful Boxley Valley and help raise funds for the local Kiwanis scholarship fund. All participants receive a unique finishing medal. There's also a Kid's Dash for little ones who aren't quite up for the full 5K. Race Date is June 23, 2018 Registration Begins at 7 am 5K Race Begins at 8 am Awards/Medals to be given at finish line after…

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June 2019

2019 Buffalo River Elk Festival

June 28 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 9:00 pm
Jasper, Arkansas

The Buffalo River Elk Festival, Inc. and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announce this year's festival dates. The Buffalo River Elk Festival will take place on June 28-29, 2019, in historic downtown Jasper, AR! Vendor applications available at buffaloriverelkfestival.com Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

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