Eureka Springs Food & Wine Weekend

November 6th-8th, 2014

Come experience the culinary excellence of Eureka Springs. Many local restaurants will be featuring their chef’s signature courses expertly paired with perfect wines.

Explore the creations at the 1886 Steakhouse, located inside the Crescent Hotel:

November 7th
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Unlocking the basic secrets to food and wine pairing. Complimentary event for registered hotel guests, $10 general public.

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Featured Pairing: Our Crescent Stack (Pan fried pollenta, crab cake, 5 oz filet with hollandaise) paired with a premium flight of wines from our award winning cellar. Price TBD…

November 8th:
All day in the Sky Bar, enjoy special pricing on authentic Margarita Pizza and select Wines by the Glass.

November 9th:
Say Cheese!!! Experience a global sampling of cheeses and wines from around the world at this interactive and educational addition to our Sunday Brunch. $24.95.  Brunch is located in the Crystal Ballroom.  Reservations are recommended by calling: 479-253-9652

Casual Food & Wine Fun in Downtown at the Balcony Restaurant, located inside the Basin Park Hotel:

The Balcony Restaurant & Bar, one of the best downtown views with a wrapped around porch and live music that overlooks Spring St. and Basin Spring Park will offer all weekend long: Elk Burger Sliders topped with bourbon caramelized onions, served with pickles & chips for $10.99. The featured wine pairing will be, The Show Garnacha, an extravagant Spanish beauty with tempting aromas of spice, intense black cherries, and mocha. It has relatively high alcohol content yet is soft on the palate, with layered flavors of black raspberry, liquorice, and black pepper with hints of earth and oak.  The Basin Park Hotel is located on 12 Spring. St. 479-253-7837

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Fun Things To Do in October

October brings Beautiful Color, Great Drives and Cooler Weather to the Ozarks.  Eureka Springs is a perfect fall destination for any individual.  There are many Fun Fall Events to add to your trip planning…  

Ozark Folk Festival: 10/7-10/11 Don’t miss the longest running folk music festival in the US! This year celebrates 67 years of great folk music with Free Afternoon Concerts in Downtown Basin Spring Park, Saturday Folk Parade and great Evening Concerts at the Historic Basin Park Hotel and a Headliner Show at the City Auditorium.  More info: visit www.ozarkfolkfestival.com.

War Eagle Mill Fall Antique Craft Fair: 10/16-10/19  Another great way to view the changing colors of the fall leaves is to drive through the Ozarks to the Annual War Eagle Mill Fall Craft Fair.  Choose from a wide variety of handcrafted products displayed in over 250 booths outside.  The craft fair takes place along the banks of the War Eagle River. Click here for info.

After you enjoy a day at War Eagle continue your drive over to Springdale & Rogers for their huge indoor craft fair. Click here for info.

Voices from Eureka’s Silent City: 10/17 & 10/18, 10/24 & 10/26  This event has been widely popular and is a great way to see and hear the “living history” of Eureka Springs.  “Heroes, Healers, and Humdingers” will feature actors in period costumes sharing stories of their unique and colorful pasts. This is a one hour walking tour through the cemetery, tours begin at 5:30pm through 8:30pm. For more information call the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-8417 or  www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org.

Oktoberfest: Saturday, 10/18-If you enjoy micro brews, craft or seasonal beers then join the Eureka Springs Rotary club during the annual Oktoberfest in downtown Eureka Springs.  The party will be right in the middle of downtown on Main Street in between the parking lot of the City Courthouse and the City Auditorium.  Event is from 11am-5pm. www.eurekarotary.org

Mini’s in the Ozarks: 10/23-10/26  Eureka Springs is a popular destination for car lovers, so don’t miss the Arkansas MINI Owners Klub (AMOK!) who will host the region’s largest MINI event in Beautiful Ozarks. Now in its sixth year, MINIs in the Ozarks (MITO) draws MINIs from all over the U.S. to experience the awesome fall scenery and wonderful curvy roads of the region. For more information: www.ozarkmini.com

Mad Hatter’s Ball: Friday, 10/24- If you like to be creative and dress up  then the annual Mad Hatter’s Ball is a fun event for you!  The year will be the 12th annual fundraiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) at the Crescent Hotel. This event is a sold out event, so get your tickets asap! Includes good food, auctions and dancing. For tickets and info click here.

Howl-O-Ween Party: Saturday, 10/25 - View the Cats in the Dark! Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge stays open at night for this yearly special event.  The main compound is open for the whole family to experience the night habits of lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, and more. Games, food, and a children’s costume contest. 7pm-9pm at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Call 479-253-5841 & visit www.turpentinecreek.org

Annual Fall Craft Show at the Pine Mtn.Village: Saturday, 10/25- Great chance to catch regional artists and vendors participate in this weekend event.  Located in Eureka  Springs along highway 62 in the parking lot of Pine Mountain Village.  9am-5pm. For more information call the Chamber: 479-244-6907.

Haunted Hay Rides: 10/1-10/31- A fun hayride suitable for all ages that happens everynight in Eureka Springs.  Starting at dark you will venture on an antique chuck wagon full of hay bales and travel down the trail to some surprisingly haunted thrills!  Click here for Haunted Hay Rides at Bear Mountain Log Cabins.

Eagle Watch & Fall Foliage Tours at Belle of the Ozarks: 10/1-10/31  Enjoy the cool fall air in October on Beaver Lake with Belle of the Ozarks Eagle Watch tours.  Expert guides will lead a fantastic tour giving you the best glimpses of the bald eagles habitats. The tour is 1hour & 15 minute cruises. For more information contact Belle of the Ozarks at 479-253-6200 visit www.estc.net/belle.

Intrigue Halloween Night Seance at the Crescent Hotel-Friday 10/31 Spend Halloween Night in America’s Most Haunted Hotel with one of the Best Illusionists and Mediums conjuring up Dr. Baker’s Experiments at the Crescent Hotel on Halloween Night.  This event sells out, purchase your tickets in advance, learn more here.

Don’t forget, any day of the week in Eureka Springs offers a world of exploration, from unique Shopping, exquisite local Dining, fun Walking Trails with great photography stops, and entertaining Attractions.

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