There are always great things to do in The Natural State, and AY About You has compiled some of the most exciting events in Arkansas this weekend. Also, listen to 103.7 The Buzz every Friday morning for Morning Mayhem to learn more about what’s going on during the weekend and more, featuring AY About You President and Publisher Heather Baker.

 

Thursday, Oct. 26

What: Light The PATH Charity Event 

Where: Chenal Event Venue (Little Rock) 

When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

This Thursday evening, Partners Against Human Trafficking (PATH) will be hosting its annual Light the Path Charity Event. This year’s theme is “white out to stamp out darkness” and the purpose of this event is to further the effort to combat sex trafficking and offer hope to survivors. With a live and silent auction, live music and food prepared by Master Chef Evette Brady, tickets to this event can be purchased online. For more information about PATH, read this earlier story. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 26

What: “Goosebumps” Author R.L. Stine at Fayetteville Public Library

Where: Fayetteville Public Library 

When: 6:30 p.m. 

Beloved author R.L. Stine will be visiting the Fayetteville Public Library this Thursday evening as part of the True Lit Festival. As a popular children’s book and adult author, Stine is renowned with several awards including a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award and Disney Adventures Kids’ Choice Award. For more information about this event, read this earlier article. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 26

What: Big BOO!seum Bash 

Where: Several sites, including Old State House Museum, Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Centers and more (Little Rock) 

When: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Get ready to have a howling ghoul time this Thursday evening with the 29th Annual Big BOO!seum Bash. Kids will be able to enjoy a safe trick-or-treating environment, as well as accessible games. For more information about this event, read this earlier article. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 29 

What: “SIX” 

Where: Robinson Center (Little Rock) 

When: Multiple showtimes 

Kicking off this year’s Broadway Series at Robinson Center, “SIX” will be showing through Sunday. Telling the story of the six ex-wives of Henry VIII, this musical transforms the Tudor Queens into pop princesses as they tell their stories. For more information about “SIX” or to learn more about the rest of this year’s Broadway Series, read this earlier article. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 26 – Saturday, Oct. 28 

What: In2 the Woods Pop Up Bar 

Where: TheatreSquared (Fayetteville) 

When: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Join TheatreSquared this weekend for a special pop-up bar. This event will feature specialty cocktails crafted for this season, curated specifically by TheatreSquared’s bartending team, snacks baked by Chef Kelli Humphry and more. While this event will reoccur throughout Autumn every weekend, Thursday-Saturday, it will also be open next Tuesday for Hallwoeen. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 26 – Saturday, Oct. 28

What: Howloween/Meowloween 

Where: Best Friends Pet Resource Center (Bentonville) 

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Be sure to include your furry best friend in this year’s Halloween celebrations at Best Friends Resource Center. Pets and owners can stop by everyday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to enjoy an outdoor pumpkin patch, a maze, a painted pumpkin auction and more. Click here for more information. 

 

Friday, Oct. 27 

What: Whitfield Lovell’s “Passages” Exhibit Opening 

Where: Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (Little Rock) 

When: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

A new exhibit titled “Passages” will be opening this Friday at Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Whitfield Lovell, the artist behind this topic, included themes and topics of identity, history and more, in the works. As a multi-sensory art experience, this exhibit includes multimedia installations. To learn more about this exhibit, click here. 

 

Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 29

What: Camping World Arkansas Outdoor RV Expo 

Where: Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (Little Rock) 

When: Opens daily at 12 p.m. 

Campers and RV enthusiasts are invited to Simmons Bank Arena this weekend to tour over 50 fully staged RV’s as well as take advantage of special RV Expo pricing. The Camping World Arkansas Outdoor Expo will also feature a chance to win a new RV and food and entertainment will also be offered. This event is free and open to the public. 

 

Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 29 

What: Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics 

Where: Robinson Center – The Still Ballroom (Little Rock) 

When: Multiple showtimes 

Enjoy a performance built around the haunting melodies of Halloween and horror classics alike. This evening will include several deeply nostalgic and incredible movie track melodies, as well as a multi-sensory musical experience. To view the tentative program, or to buy tickets, click here. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

What: Gala For Good 

Where: The Venue at Westwind (North Little Rock) 

When: 6 p.m. 

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas will be hosting its inaugural Gala for Good this Saturday in North Little Rock. Featuring a plated dinner, beer and wine, this event will also feature silent and live auctions. Guests will also be able to enjoy a dance party to end the night. Tickets are $150 and proceeds from this event will go toward supporting Goodwill’s mission to offer life-changing opportunities to individuals seeking education, training and employment to better their lives. For more information about this event, or to learn more about the programs Goodwill offers, read this earlier Arkansas Money & Politics article. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

What: House of 1000 Brews: Halloween Party 

Where: Ozark Beer Company (Fayetteville) 

When: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Beer enthusiasts may find excitement at Ozark Beer Company this Friday evening, as the brewery will be hosting a special Halloween party: House of 1000 Brews. This free and family-friendly event will include drink specials, a vendor market and a trunk-or-treat station in addition to other happenings. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

What: Hillcrest HarvestFest 2023 

Where: 2700 Kavanaugh Blvd. (Little Rock) 

When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

One of Little Rock’s biggest fall festivals will be returning to Hillcrest this weekend for its 28th year. With more than 100 vendors, food trucks, live music, local beer, crafts, kids activities and more, this event has something for the entire family to enjoy. For more information, click here. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

What: 2nd Annual Shire Fest 

Where: Shire Post Mint (West Fork) 

When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Head out to West Fork this Saturday to enjoy Shire Post Mint’s second annual Shire Fest. This event will include a special party and more at the small coining operation. For more information about this unique event, visit Shire Post Mint’s website. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

What: 2023 Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off 

Where: Downtown Russellville 

When:  9 a.m. 

Friends and family are invited to downtown Russellville this Saturday for the 31st Annual Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off. Enjoy a day full of vendors, live music, food trucks and more. Click here to learn more about this yearly event. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

What: Chili Fights in The Heights 

Where: The Heights Neighborhood (Little Rock) 

When: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

The Hat Club of Little Rock will be hosting its annual chili cook-off this Saturday. This event is presented by the Heights Neighborhood Association and Relyance Bank and includes chili tastings, as well as public tasting kits. Proceeds from this event will go toward benefitting Arkansas Foodbank. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 28 – Sunday Oct. 29 

What: The Hot Springs Renaissance Faire 

Where: Garland County FairGrounds (Hot Springs) 

When:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

This year’s Hot Springs Renaissance Faire will mark the fifth anniversary of everything renaissance faire-goers love. With a brand-new expanded entrance called “The Farm,” this year’s fair will include merchants and food vendors as well as live period demonstrations and entertainment on five stages. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 28 – Sunday Oct. 29 

What: Arkansas Paranormal Expo 

Where: MaCarthur Museum of Arkansas Military History (Little Rock) 

When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

The 12th Annual Arkansas Paranormal Expo will be returning to Little Rock again this year. Tickets to this event are $10/day and can be purchased at the door. This event will feature keynote speakers and local experts on topics such as Bigfoot, UFOs, ghost-hunting, psychic phenomena and new this year, exorcisms. For more information about this event, read this earlier article. 

 

Sunday, Oct. 29

What: NWA Kids Mini Market 2023 

Where: West Fork Elementary Cafetorium (West Fork) 

When: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

Calling all parents with entrepreneurial children: head on out to West Fork for a kids-only craft selling adventure. This market is meant for kids who are interested in selling their latest and greatest creations. For more information or to sign-up, click here. 

 

Sunday, Oct. 29

What: Camp Aldersgate 40th Annual Fish Fry 

Where: Camp Aldersgate (Little Rock)  

When: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Camp Aldersgate will be celebrating its 40 years of its’ Annual Fish Fry this Saturday. All ages will be able to enjoy this event with carousel rides, a petting zoo, yard games, face painting and the fishing derby. Fish will be fried by volunteers and will be plated with hush puppies, coleslaw and fries. This year’s fundraising goal is $100,000, which will go toward benefitting the Camp Aldersgate mission. To learn more about this event, read this earlier article. 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 31 

What: SEC Network Analyst Chris Doering at Little Rock Touchdown Club 

Where: Doubletree Hotel Grand Ballroom (Downtown Little Rock) 

When: Doors open at 11 a.m., program starts at 11:30 a.m. 

SEC Network Analyst Chris Doering  will be joining The Little Rock Touchdown Club this Tuesday for the weekly LRTDC meeting. This meeting will be $25 for members and $35 for non-members and will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. All attendees must have a ticket to attend and tickets are currently available online at lrtouchdown.com, however the ticket deadline for this event is on Friday, Oct. 27. To see the full schedule of speakers, read this earlier article in Arkansas Money & Politics. AY Media Group is a proud media sponsor of the Little Rock Touchdown Club.

 

Save the Dates: 

  • Tom Segura will be performing live at Oaklawn Casino Racing Resort this Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to secure your seats as soon as possible. 
  • $25,00 Halloween Skele-bration will take place this Oct. 31 at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort. 

 

RECURRING EVENTS:

 

D1 College Sports: 

College Football:

  • Saturday, Oct. 28: UCA Bears V. Tarleton State University Texans at home; Kick-off at 4 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: UAPB Golden Lions V. Jackson State University at home; Kick-off at 2 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: Arkansas State Red Wolves V. ULM Warhawks at ULM; Kick-off 4 p.m.

Men’s Basketball: 

  • Saturday, Oct. 28: Arkansas Razorbacks V. Purdue (Charity Exhibition) at home; 3 p.m. start time 

 

Photo Credit: Best Friends Pet Resource Center Facebook
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