Buffalo River Elk Festival

"Make Tracks to the 18th Annual

Buffalo River Elk Festival!"


Hear the “Call of the Wild” at this year’s Buffalo River Elk  Festival to be held on June 26 & 27, 2015 in Jasper. This award-winning festival is one of Arkansas’ top craft fairs and outdoor sporting events and celebrates the reintroduction of elk to Newton County, the Elk Capital of Arkansas.

The festival features some of the Ozark’s best creative talent and includes arts and crafts on the square with unique, handmade items. Music lovers will enjoy the live music and fun on the festival stage, showcasing some great local talent.  This year's entertainment includes a Talent Show, & special performances by Night Hawk, Doug Scallion,  plus many more to be announced.  Both days include talent shows and both evenings feature street dancing until 11 p.m., reminiscent of an old fashioned block party. 

“Foodies” will love the “Premier Dutch Oven Cook-off of Arkansas” as contestants set up camp, dress in old west style,  and compete for prizes cooking tasty dishes in Dutch ovens over hot coals.  After the 1p.m. judging, there will be samples of  food available so you can enjoy a taste of the delicious “vittles” they’ve prepared. Also on Saturday there will be a  Pie Competition & Auction held at the Legion Hut just off the Square.


Kids love the Elk Festival - especially the “Kid’s Zone” and the Fishing Derby for kids that are 12 & under. The Grand Prize for the Derby is a Kayak sponsored by the Ozark Café and  you must be present on the square at the time of the drawing to win!!


The entire festival is a wonderful experience for “kids” of all ages! 


For those that hunt, or just want more information on our magnificent elk - AGFC will hold two educational seminars.  Also, on Saturday afternoon a festival favorite is the Arkansas State Championship Elk Calling Contest.


Entries for the 23 regular Elk Hunting permits will be drawn  every hour on the hour from noon til 4 p.m. on Saturday.  If  you are hoping to win the special permit for Onsite Application & Permit Draw, this year there will be THREE!!  Two Antlerless and One Either Sex!!!  Applications will be accepted from 1-5 p.m. on June 26th and from 9 a.m.. – 2 p.m., on June 27th at the Senior Center.  The applicants must be present at the festival at 5p.m., Saturday, June 27th in order to win one of these permits.


So “make tracks” and join us at the 18th Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival.   It’s lots of fun, you’ll be glad you came!!


Make plans to join us in Jasper on June 26th and 27th, 2015 

for an exciting, fun filled weekend.

For additional information call: 870-446-2455

Sponsored by the

Newton County Chamber of Commerce

with assistance from the

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

P.O. Box 250, Jasper, AR 72641



Email Us: chamber@ritternet.com

The Buffalo River Elk Festival is sponsored by the Newton County Chamber of Commerce with assistance from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Corporate sponsors for the 18th annual Elk Fest are:

Anstaff Bank of Jasper


Ritter Communications


Cabins In The Ozarks.net


Kubota Center of Harrison


Ozark Mountain Trading Company


Harps Food Stores ….. where the difference is the quality





Contact Information

Newton County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 250
Jasper, Ar. 72641
Phone 1-870-446-2455 or 1-870-446-2693
Email chamber@ritternet.com


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