We have no shortage of food news throughout Arkansas, so each week, we’ll be providing you with a snapshot of the goings-on inside the culinary world, from events to specials to restaurant openings to awards. Do you have news to share? Please email our food editor, Kevin Shalin, at [email protected].
Oct. 1 and 2 are the dates for your 2021 International Greek Food Festival. Due to the ongoing pandemic, they will not be able to showcase entertainment, music, and cultural markets, but the food is definitely happening.
The 10th Anniversary Main Street Food Truck Festival in downtown Little Rock is on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Speaking of food truck festivals.
“Fright Night in Argenta” is on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7:30. Here’s all the info, including a link to purchase tickets.
HarvestFest will be held Oct. 30 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. with new restrictions. From the organizers: “All vendors, food truck operators, and volunteers must be vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the festival. All Harvestfest attendees must be vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the festival in order to participate in any HarvestFest activities. This restriction applies to shopping with vendors or food trucks, buying a beer from the beer garden, participating in the Baggo tournament or the dog show, accessing the VIP area, or sitting in the concert venue.”
Seis Puentes Education and Resource Centers presents Hispanic Heritage Month … Food, Art, Music, and Dance on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock. Admission is free.
Bentonville officially has a new food truck, and it looks very cool … or hot! Go check out The Fire Truck and let us know what you think.
The 10th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship is set for Saturday, Oct. 10, but you can purchase your tickets today.
Go celebrate Octoberfest at Fassler Hall on Sunday, Oct. 3.
Don’t forget about Conway. They have festivals, too.
And speaking of the “City of Colleges,” the annual Taste of Conway event is on Oct. 14 at the Conway Expo Center.
Folks in or around Jonesboro will want to attend the Fall Festival on Oct. 9.
The Arkansas Rice Festival is Saturday, Oct. 9 in Weiner.
BoBrook Farms is opening its Pumpkin Patch on Friday, Oct. 1 and it will extend throughout the entire month.
Here’s a cool event for our readers in the Hot Springs area.
I absolutely love a good restaurant bar. Last week, I wrote about my 20 favorites spots. I think you know what needs to be done now.
Good news for folks at the Bowen School of Law, the Innov-Eat Café is back open for lunch.