Little Rock Autumn Suggestions

As the weather starts to get a little brisk and the leaves begin to change color, all over the United States people know that fall has arrived. The same is true in Little Rock. The kids have gone back to school, the summer clothes have been packed away, and now it is time to get out and do some of the fall activities that Little Rock is known for.

There are lots of activities that are family friendly that happen in Little Rock in the fall. North Little Rock’s Taste of the Town isn’t necessarily one of them. It has been happening early in the fall for the last 18 years. For 2011, it will be on September 29th at Dickey-Stephens Park from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  This is a chance to sample food and drink from some of the best restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers that the area has to offer.  Over 1000 people will pay $15 each to enjoy two hours of great food and drink.

On October 1 the park will come alive with the 3rd Annual Family Fun Fest.  With live music, entertainment, zones for both kids and teens and crafts it promises to be a full day of fun, food and prizes.

Another all adult event in Dickey –Stephens Park is the Festival of Wines.  Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door and 16 restaurants will provide the hors d’oeuvres and there will be 600 wines to sample. This year the event will take place on October 6, 2011.

Wildwood Park is the location of Harvest at Wildwood Park. For 2011 the dates are Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9. It is two full days of fun family activities including hay rides, live music, food and fiddling and a pickin’ competition just to name a few.

The Harvest celebrates. Autumn in Arkansas in October is Arkansas State Fair time. For ten days the Arkansas Fairgrounds come to life with the sounds of the midway, livestock, entertainment and beauty competitions. Livestock is an important component of this fair and the judging and award presentation  are well attended.  

In the Hillcrest neighborhood, HarvestFest  is a full day of activities. It begins with a bird walk, continues with a pancake breakfast and ends with music and a fashion show. From 11am to 10pm come and enjoy a full day of shopping, eating and fun.

The first annual Cornbread Festival will take place at Bernice Garden on November 5th from 11am to 5pm. The committee is looking for 40 participants to cook cornbread that will be judged, 20 amateurs and 20 professional chefs. The festival will include music, vendors and activities for all members of the family.

Hillcrest welcomes the Christmas season early with a trolley and carriage rides. Browse the neighborhood shops and enjoy the seasonal decorations and music. It is a great day, November 12th, 2011 to get some early holiday shopping done. Then on December 2, Santa comes to Alsopp Park Promenade to light the Christmas tree.

The Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade will take place in downtown Little Rock on December 3, 2011.

Fall in Little Rock is filled with activities to enjoy. Get out and enjoy the cool weather and the activities that are offered all over the city.