Starts with Blooms & Crafts, Rolls into Blues & BBQ
A Feast for the Senses & Family
A Spring time festival that packs a day full of celebration – kicking off Mother’s Day weekend in glorious color, sounds and tastes. Fairfield Bay has combined two family friendly outdoor events into one big springtime celebration, with scheduled activities to appeal to all ages. Bloomin’ in the Bay (from 8 am– 1 pm) and the NEW Blues &BBQ (from 1 – 6 pm) will be held on Saturday, May 7. Where one event begins in Ed Leamon Park, the other concludes the day across the street in the Fairfield Bay Senior Center parking lot.
Bloomin’ in the Bay – A Celebration of Spring
Bloomin’ in the Bay is a free and open to the public family-friendly event. It is a celebration of spring featuring the 13th annual Van Buren County Master Gardeners Plant Sale and guest Janet Carson, University of Arkansas Extension Horticultural Specialist, who will be available to meet, greet and answer questions. Kids will find plenty of games and unique fairy gardens to inspire the imagination. The self-guided nature hike, which starts in the park, is easy enough for any age. More than 30 local artisans, unique vendors and hot-grill fare will fill the park and the North Central Foundation for Arts and Education will host an art show in the nearby Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor’s Center.
Blues & BBQ–The Ultimate Backyard BBQ
Blues & BBQ is the newest festival to Fairfield Bay. Kicking off in the afternoon at 1 pm across the street from Ed Leamon Park in the Senior Center parking lot, Blues & BBQ is the ultimate backyard barbeque. Event goers can sample the culinary creations of both local and out-of-town BBQ chefs, and the best BBQ will be chosen by a vote of the people. This packed afternoon of fun will feature three musical entertainment groups: The Breeze in Northwest Arkansas, an Indy folk rock band; local favorite Lucky Draw; and The Sean Sikes Band. There’s a bouncy house for the kids, arts & craft vendors, and the best barbeque for miles around. Follow the smoke and have fun at the biggest backyard barbeque in the Bay!
“There’s so much excitement and community support for this festival,” said Dan Feuer, festival chairman. “The morning is filled with all things Bloomin’ and the afternoon is all things Blues – including a family friendly BBQ competition that’s sure to please even the toughest BBQ connoisseurs taste buds. Come out and join in.”
AND…Crusin’ the Bay Car Show
For those with a love for Classic Cars, the Cruzin’ the Bay Car Show and Shine is the event for you! Come feast your eyes on some real beauties. Hosted by the Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce, there will be a 50/50 Raffle, prizes, and other giveaways. The Car show will be held in the Village Mall Parking lot, near the Clock Tower, and goes from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
For more information:
- Festivals, contact Dan Feuer at (501) 884-6012 or [email protected]
- Crusin’, contact the Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce at (501) 884-3324.
- Stay for the Weekend, Lodging call (501) 884-4202.