The 22nd annual Buffalo River Elk Festival will be held Friday and Saturday on the Jasper square.
The festival features drawings for the 2019 Arkansas Game & Fish Commission elk hunt permits. Permits will be drawn hourly beginning at noon on Saturday.
The two-day event kicks off Friday with musical entertainment by Modern August at 12:30, Rio at 3:15, Hemmed In Hollow at 5, Relentless at 6:45 and the Little Buffalo River Band at 8:30 p.m. All musical entertaiment will be held on the courthouse square.
There will be a wide variety of vendors selling refreshments, arts and crafts both days.
Other events on Saturday include the Kids Fishing Derby at 8 a.m., an elk calling contest at noon and the Dutch oven cook-off judging at 1.
Music will also be featured Saturday on the festival stage by the Hedley Lamar Band at 5:15, The Crumbs at 7 and Whistling Dixie at 8:45.
The festival’s finale will be the fireworks display at 9:50 Saturday evening, followed by more Whistling’ Dixie.
The full schedule of events is available at Buffalo River Elk Festival