AY Weekend Planner: Oct. 5-8


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – There’s lots to do all over Arkansas this weekend.

Here’s the AY Weekend Planner from AY Magazine:

Thursday evening the American Heart Association of Arkansas is hosting the Festival of Wines: Cocktails & Cuisine, which takes place at Dickey-Stephens Park. Head to 400 West Broadway St. in North Little Rock from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to attend the largest wine festival in central Arkansas. It features food from more than 17 local restaurants has hundreds of wine samplings from around the world. Don’t miss the silent auction, which has premier auction items. Check out their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1072102986253562/

The 26th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival begins Friday night at the Arlington Hotel in downtown Hot Springs. Start off with a champagne toast at the historic hotel, watch the opening documentary LADDIE: The Man Behind The Movies and hear from actress and honorary festival chair Kathleen Turner. There will also be an after party at the Historic Hamp Williams Building at 510 Ouachita Ave. The film festival continues throughout the week in Hot Springs. It will conclude Oct. 14 with an after party sponsored by AY Magazine and Arkansas Money & Politics. Visit www.hsdfi.org for tickets and more information.

On Saturday, the 2017 Main Street Food Truck Festival featuring over 50 food trucks will be at 600 Main St. in Little Rock. Festival admission is free, and food trucks will be around from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is a collaboration between the Downtown Little Rock Partnership and its Main Street Revitalization Committee.The Main Street Food Truck Festival has quickly become one of the premier annual events not only for the city of Little Rock, but for the whole state of Arkansas. Last year was a record turnout with nearly 50,000 people descending on Main Street and Capitol Avenue. This is the 7th year for the event, which spans six blocks north and south along Main Street and three blocks east and west along Capitol Avenue. There will be dozens of craft vendors, a variety of entertainment buskers and every block will be loaded with plenty of food, entertainment and beer. For more information visit www.mainstreetfoodtrucks.com.

The 2nd Annual Arkansas Goat Festival will take place in Perryville on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be goats galore at Perryville City Park at 801 Arkansas Highway 10. Admission is free and the event is family-friendly. There will be a goat costume contest, goat parade, goat races, live music, food and fun for everyone. There’s plenty of grass for seating, but chairs are limited, so bring chairs or a blanket. Visit www.arkansasgoatfestival.com to learn more.

The 7th Annual Arkansas Paranormal Expo will be at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History this Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 7 and Oct. 8) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located in Little Rock at 503 E 9th St. The Arkansas Paranormal Expo has grown to be the biggest and most popular event of its kind in all of Arkansas. This year’s expo will have more vendors and speakers than ever. You can learn more about UFOs, Bigfoot, the supernatural, psychic phenomena, ghost hunting and more. The Arkansas Paranormal Expo is a benefit supporting the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The Tower Building, which was built in 1840, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur. More information is on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1868334730119919/

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