Festivals and Events

Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-off

The 2019 Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off will be May 17 and 18, 2019. Learn more about the Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Cook-off at blossomfestival.org.

Sidewalk Art Show

On one Saturday in May for 68 years, Magnolia has been exposed to and enjoyed art. For 32 years the Sidewalk Art Show was one of the largest attractions to the town of Magnolia. Ms. Marjorie Chamberlain was joined by members of the Sorosis Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Arkansas State Arts and Humanities Department to help make the Art Show a success. Marjorie Chamberlain passed away in 1997. She was an example of what influence one person can have on a community. The Annual Art Show is now held inside the new Magnolia Arts Center, located on the downtown Square. View more about the Sidewalk Art Show and entering your artwork.

Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival and World Championship Rotary Tiller Race

Take a trip to Emerson, Arkansas to enjoy the annual, award-winning PurpleHull Pea festival on June 29th - 30th. While you're there, watch the world's fastest garden tillers race for the top prize during the World Championship Rotary Tiller Race. The Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival is a truly unique experience that is complete with a variety of food and craft vendors and Emerson's small-town atmosphere.

Learn more about the PurpleHull Pea Festival at www.purplehull.com.

Sparks in the Park

 July 3rd, East Side Park, celebrating freedom with fun and fireworks beginning at 6:30 p.m. with free hot dogs & water to first 500 people.

Food and drink vendors will be on site. Entertainment will be announced at a later date.

Fireworks to begin at 9:15 p.m.

McNeil Festival on the Rails

Learn more about the Festival on the Rails at www.mcneil-ar.com.

Magnolia Downtown Merchant's Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off

The Fall Festival is scheduled for the fourth Saturday in October. The festival will be held downtown, around the historic Courthouse Square.    

A variety of activities for the whole family going on all day, including a chili cook-off and live music.

Columbia County Fair & Livestock Show

The Columbia County Fair will be held September 16-20th, 2019. Learn more about the fair at arcolumbiacountyfair.com.