Saturday, April 23, 2016

springfest 2016

While roaming the hills of Arkansas, we stopped in on the 29th Annual Springfest in Heber Springs. It had been a few years since visiting this event, and thought might spend a couple of hours wandering the park seeing what there was to see.

It could not have been a more perfect day for the event too. Clear skies, a light wind and temperatures in the mid-20s C brought everyone out. Folks everywhere were strutting with their Corn Dog, kettle corn, or waiting in line for Buffalo Bill's Ole Fashion Soda Pop. Kids enjoyed the Butterfly Pavilion, Pony rides, and the skateboard park converted into an inflatable city. Meanwhile, adults enjoyed arts and crafts from the area, or a few music and performance acts at the old stone 1933 Women's Club Band Shell Pavilion.

Other associated events were going on in different parts of town too. The airport was hosting Class Car Show, Air Fly-In & Color Fun Run. Heber Springs Elementary put on a show at the Fine Arts Building in the Performing Arts Center and the Greers Ferry Lake Trails Council was hosting their 4th Ride Like a Mountain cycling tour to support of their effort towards the bike trail network currently under construction in the area. We did not make it to any of those events though. There was no signage, and we completely forgot about them, until we heard something on the radio the next day.

The only side show that we made it to was the 10th Annual Volkswagen Car Show. The Mountain Top Volkswagen Club showed up in force with a couple of Camper Vans, a few Things, and some custom works, in addition to the usual line-up of beautiful Bugs. 

Springfest has grown quite a bit since our last visit, and it has definitely become a staple celebration in the late Spring of North Central Arkansas. We definitely look forward to catching up with some of the other shows next time. Until then, enjoy a few more photos below. The link at the bottom will take you to even more.