Weekend Plans: Big Boo!-seum Bash, World Cheese Dip Championship and More



The 22nd Annual Big BOO!-seum Bash sponsored by Little Rock and North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Target Printing & Office Centre starts at 5:30 p.m. It’s a free, family-friendly event that provides people the opportunity to visit many of Little Rock’s museums and cultural attractions for a night of safe trick-or-treating and family fun and games. Game cards will be provided at each participating Boo!-seum location. Cards must be stamped at each attended location to be eligible for prize drawings. Participating museums in Little Rock and North Little Rock include:

Little Rock

  • Arkansas Arts Center – 501 E 9th St.
  • Historic Arkansas Museum – 200 E 3rd St.
  • Little Rock Visitor Center at Historic Curran Hall – 615 E Capitol Ave.
  • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History – 503 E 9th St., Wildwood Park for the Arts will participate on-site
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Center – 9th St. and Broadway, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site will participate on-site
  • Museum of Discovery – 500 President Clinton Ave., Central Arkansas Library System will participate on-site

North Little Rock

  • North Little Rock Heritage Center – 506 Main St., Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum will participate on-site
  • Old State House Museum – 300 W Markham St., Arkansas Secretary of State will participate on site
  • Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center – 602 President Clinton Ave.


Main Street Food Truck Fridays returns this week. Between 10:45 am and 1:30 pm each Friday, a convoy of food trucks dish up some of the city’s best meals on wheels. The lineup rotates each week, so drop by the corner of Capitol and Main in Little Rock to discover the delicious dishes these food trucks bring to the table. 


Don’t miss the 7th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock. Entry fee includes chips provided by On The Border and cheese dip samples from contestants. Water, soft drinks, beer, ‘Ritas, sno cones and hot dogs will be for sale and will benefit Harmony Health Clinic.

Tickets will be $15 at the gate and children 10 and under are free. Military veterans, active military, law enforcement and EMT are $8 with ID. Check their website for more details.

Celebrate the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary  from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Robinson Center at 426 West Markham Street in Little Rock. This year, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame is celebrating its silver anniversary with a black-tie variety show. In the style of the Kennedy Center Honors, the show is a blend of performances and appearances from renowned past inductees such as jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, music producer Morris Hayes and poet Haki Madhubuti. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Clarence James (C.J.) Duvall Jr., a philanthropist and former 25-year corporate executive are honorary co-chairs of this year’s event.


Cirque du Soleil Crystal will be at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock from Wednesday through Saturday. The brand new creation explores the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time. Specifically created for arenas, the state-of-the-art production will create a fresh innovative experience, pushing the boundaries once again by combining outstanding skating and sliding, remarkable aesthetics and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. The shows begin at 7 p.m. daily and tickets start at $56.10.

One of central Arkansas’ favorite Halloween traditions, Boo at the Zoo, continues nightly from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m until October 31. This year’s edition features carnival rides, a hay maze, costume contests, a nightly dance party, performances, games, haunted train, zombie paintball (new this year!), face-painting and tattoos, a haunted house, fortune telling and lots of trick or treating. Tickets are $10-$15, or $25 for adult night.

Vintage Market Days at the Outlets of Little Rock is so much more than a flea market. Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired open-air market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings and more.  This years event begins on Friday and runs through Sunday.

Click here to see Publisher Heather Baker talk to Fox 16 Good Day about the Weekend Planner.

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