17th annual Buffalo River Elk Festival - Expired Event
On the square Downtown Jasper, AR 72641
June 27, 2014 - June 28, 2014 - CONFIRMED!
From 17th annual Buffalo River Elk Festival Website:
Hear the Call of the Wild at this years Buffalo River Elk Festival to be held on June 27 & 28, 2014 in Jasper. This award-winning festival is one of Arkansas top craft fairs and outdoor sporting events and celebrates the reintroduction of elk to Newton County, the Elk Capital of Arkansas.
The festival features some of the Ozarks best creative talent and includes arts and crafts on the square with unique, handmade items. Music lovers will enjoy the live music and fun on the festival stage, showcasing some great local talent. This years entertainment includes a Talent Show, Karaoke & special performances by Donald Payne, The See, Night Hawk, Doug Scallion, 65 Reissue, Doc Lee & Old Country, The Little Buffalo River Band and Dirt Road Dogs. Both days include talent shows and both evenings feature street dancing until 11 p.m., reminiscent of an old fashioned block party. And, dont miss the special fireworks display on Saturday night!
Foodies will love the Premier Dutch Oven Cook-off of Arkansas as contestants set up camp, dress in old west style, and compete for prizes cooking tasty dishes in Dutch ovens over hot coals. After the 2p.m. judging, there will be samples of food available so you can enjoy a taste of the delicious vittles theyve prepared. Also on Saturday there will be a Pie Competition & Auction held at the Buffalo River Theater on the Square.
Kids love the Elk Festival - especially the Kids Zone and the Fishing Derby for kids that are 12 & under. The entire festival is a wonderful experience for kids of all ages!
For those that hunt, or just want more information on our magnificent elk - AGFC will hold two educational seminars. Also, on Saturday afternoon a festival favorite is the Arkansas State Championship Elk Calling Contest.
Entries for the 25 regular Elk Hunting permits will be drawn every hour on the hour from noon til 4 p.m. on Saturday. If you are hoping to win the special permit for Onsite Application & Permit Draw, this year there will be THREE!! Two Antlerless and One Either Sex!!! Applications will be accepted from 1-5 p.m. on June 27th and from 9 a.m.. 4 p.m., on June 28th at the Senior Center. The applicants must be present at the festival at 5p.m., Saturday, June 28th in order to win one of these permits.
So make tracks and join us at the 17th Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival. Its lots of fun, youll be glad you came!!