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Festivals & Events

Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook Off

Third Saturday of May

Sidewalk Art Show

On one Saturday in May since 1950, 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.

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Emerson Purple Hull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race

Last Weekend of June

Take a trip to Emerson, Arkansas to enjoy the annual, award-winning PurpleHull Pea festival on last weekend of June. 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.

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McNeil Festival on the Rails

Sparks in the Park

July 3rd

East Side Park

Celebrate 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.

Magnolia Downtown Merchants Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off

3rd Saturday in October

Magnolia 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

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Magnolia Third Thursday Market

Every Third Thursday

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The Square Market

Every Saturday in June and July

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