Events

Oktoberfest 2022

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Event Details

Dates: 10/15/2022
Times: 7 AM - 2 AM
Venue: Downtown Fort Smith
Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901

Description

Fort Smith Farmers Market (7 AM to Noon)

  • Face Painting by Future School Fort Smith (8 AM - Noon).
  • "Cops with Coffee" invite kids to help paint a FSPD van (9 AM - 11 PM).
  • Scavenger Hunt and Prizes on Farmers Market premises (8 AM to 11:30 AM).
  • Vendors will give out FREE Candy to kids (7 AM - Noon).

Third Street Block Party (8 AM to 7 PM)

Hosted by Hidden Talent Fine Art Gallery & Restoration and Olen & Co. Market

  • Art Sale
  • Crafts & Decor
  • Vintage Clothing
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks
  • AND MORE

Oktoberfest Pub Crawl (10 AM to 2 AM)

Entertainment District commemorative cups are available at all participating locations so you can enjoy the full experience of Oktoberfest!


The Bakery District

The Bakery District, located directly across from Fort Smith Convention Center, is a unique gathering place and your new favorite social destination!

  • Sunrise Yoga (7 AM)
  • Fall Patio Pop-Up Market (10 AM - 2 PM)
  • Storytime at Bookish (11 AM)
  • Meet The Author: Ginny Myer Sain at Bookish (4 PM)
  • Fort Smith Symphony After Party (8 PM)

Miss Laura's Visitor Center (Noon to 4 PM)

Located at 2 N. B St. in Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas! A prominent symbol of the city's colorful past, Miss Laura's is a former Old West bordello — the first to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places — that now serves as the city's official Visitor Center! The Victorian mansion has been fully restored to its original grandeur and volunteers will provide FREE, guided tours from Noon to 4 PM during Oktoberfest (donations appreciated).


Judge Parker's Birthday & Kid's Court (1 PM)

As part of the 2022 Oktoberfest festivities, the Fort Smith Museum of History will celebrate the birthday of Judge Isaac C. Parker and host an encore presentation of Kids Court: Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.

The Big Bad Wolf will plead his case and the Three Little Pigs will take the witness stand. Was the wolf justified in huffing, puffing and blowing their houses down?! Kids will be the judge and the jury!

Party treats will be served after all that deciding! The event is included in the price of admission ($7 for Adults (16+); $5 for Veterans and Military; $2 Children (6-15); Free for Children 5 and under, UAFS Students, and Museum members).


Harvest Market (1 PM to 6 PM)

Hosted by Fort Smith Downtown Business Association and Bar & Restaurant Committee.

Fun & Games

  • Bounce House
  • Bowling
  • Ring Toss
  • Cornhole
  • Craft Corner
  • Face Painting
  • Photo Booth

Entertainment

  • Alan Burdick, Accordionist - Oom Pah Music (1 PM to 3 PM)
  • Community School of The Arts - German Reggae (3 PM to 4 PM)
  • The Mystical Witches - Dance Performance, Cackle Contest and Tarot Readings (4 PM to 6 PM)

Vendors

  • Alycia Hart: Pottery
  • Ankhonomics: Handmade Jewelry & Lotions
  • Berries by Jenny: Custom Gifts
  • Bits & Pieces: Homemade Candies & Brittles
  • Bob's Dogs: Hot Dogs and Brats Dogs with all the fixings
  • Bugg & Duchess Pet Boutique
  • Cathy Scalf: Breads, Pies and Pickles
  • Charlotte Franklin: Gluten-Free Baked Goods
  • Cowhide Lily Creations
  • Country Snow: Snow Cones, Iced Coffee and Cotton Candy
  • Crafty Hand Co. Designs
  • Daluny Khanthanth: Baked Goods
  • David's Honey
  • House of Jos: Handcrafted Signs
  • J & S Woodworking
  • Johnson's Jams & Jellies
  • KidRidge Farms
  • Prissy Paws Pet Bakery
  • Sacred Earth - Handmade Jewelry
  • Sandy's Sweet Shoppe: Pies & Cinnamon Rolls
  • Sprigz Farm
  • Stone Epicureans: Spices & Hard Candy
  • Johnson's Jams & Jellies
  • Thattle Dew Farm: Flower Bar

BLACK Market Night Artisan Market (7 PM to 10 PM)

The BLACK Market is an exciting, new Night Artisan Market in Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, that showcases minority-owned/operated businesses, artisans, makers, service providers, and more from the Arkansas River Valley region.

  • Local Artist
  • LIVE Entertainment
  • Baked Goods
  • Unique Gifts
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • Women's Fashions
  • Designer Bags
  • Food Trucks
  • Home Decor
  • Fun Games
  • Dancing
  • Kids Fun Section
  • AND More!

Other Downtown Happenings:

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