Community Calendar and Events

There is always some type of event going on in Newton County but the following is a list of the major events that take place each year.


MARCH 16th THRU 21st:  Community Champion Week supporting the Newton County Senior Activity & Wellness Center “Wheels for Meals” program.  There will be a parade  in downtown Jasper on Friday, March 20th.  Contact the Activity Center for detailed information at 870-446-5531.

THIRD FRIDAY IN APRIL: Annual Spring Dogwood Tour $6 per person. Buses leave from the Jasper Square at 9am and return at 2:30pm. Contact Kindra Dicamillo at 479-284-3150 or Angela Slape at 870-446-6180 for reservations.

SATURDAY APRIL 4th: 2nd Annual Newton County Easter Egg Hunt at Bradley Park.  5 age different age groups from 0-12 years old  will be hunting for 2000 eggs! Sponsored by the City of Jasper, Jasper Kiwanis Club, Anstaff Bank, Bank of Ozarks, Harps and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce  For more info call 446-2633. 

SATURDAY MAY 9th:  2nd Annual Jasper Pig Roast and Concert by the Little Buffalo River Band at Bradley Park in Jasper, Arkansas.  Sponsored by the Jasper Key Club and Jasper Kiwanis Club.  For information call Tom Welch with the Key Club at 870-446-2223 or  870-715-0361 or Janet at 870-446-2633.

FIRST FRIDAY IN MAY: Annual Mount Judea Heritage Day Festival celebrates the past with musical entertainment, Dutch Oven Cook-Off, Handmade crafts & More.  Call Donna Dotson for details 870-434-5474 

SECOND WEEKEND IN MAY: Kingston's 33rd Annual "Fair on the Square" Activities include a parade, lots of music, Arts/Crafts & Children’s Activities.  All Info-Beth Weaver at 479-665-2929 - Booth Info-Amy Hasty at 479-738-7186.

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 The Ozark Mountain Artists present the 1st Annual Spring Fine Arts Festival on Jasper's Courthouse Square 10 am - 3 pm For more information, call 870-446-5477

SECOND SATURDAY IN JUNE: Newton County Fair Horse Show on Saturday, June 14, 2015, begins at 6pm. Hosted by the Newton County Round-Up Club at the Newton County Fair Grounds. For more information contact Lena Villines at 870-743-6482.

SATURDAY JUNE 6th: The 2015 Miss Buffalo River Elk Fest Pageant will be held in the Jasper High School Cafetorium. Contact Cassie at 870-688-6612 or Becky 870-688-1867/870-446-2768. For entry form and more information visit or email

JUNE 26th & 27th: 18th Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival celebrates Newton County’s title of "Elk Capital of Arkansas." There will be artists, crafters, Elk Permits Drawings, contests, entertainment, fishing derby and other kids activities. Call 870-446-2455 or 870-446-2693 or

4TH OF JULY: Deer Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates an Old fashioned 4th of July at the Deer School. Plenty of food, ice cream, bingo, horseshoe tournaments, lots of  Music & a fireworks display. Call 870-428-5524.

AUGUST: Date to be announced for the  Miss Newton County Pageant For more information contact Allison Black at 870-577-0037 Email Website

AUGUST 23rd THROUGH AUGUST 30th Newton County Fair & Rodeo at the Fairgrounds in Jasper. For dates and times of the  events & activities go to  Or Call 870-446-2645 or 870-688-0312.

AUGUST  27th thru 29th  Join us at Bradley Park for three nights of fantastic Blue Grass Music. There will be Plenty of Great Food and lots of Fun for the entire family!  For additional information call 870-446-2636.

SEPTEMBER 18th thru 20th (Always the 3rd Weekend):  Ozark Mountain Artist Studio Tour.  This free self-guided tour that showcases the talents of painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, potters and more. For printable maps and more information go to 

SEPTEMBER 24th thru 26th - Two competitions a 12 Hour & a 24 Hour of Horseshoe Hell.  These are an endurance rock climbing competition that pairs partners in an all out sufferfest of strength, stamina and mental endurance at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. More information is at

OCTOBER  - 6th Annual Spook House “If you’re not scared, you will be!” Location and dates to be announced.  For more information call 870-446-2633.

THIRD FRIDAY IN OCTOBER: Fall Foliage Tour Buses leave the Jasper Square at 9 am and return at 2:30 pm. Fee is $6. Bring a sack lunch. For reservations, contact Kindra Dicamillo at 479-284-3150 or Angela Slape at 870-446-6180.

THIRD SATURDAY IN OCTOBER: 17th Annual Fall Home Tour Drive at your leisure through Newton County and visit several creative or historic homes.   Admission is $10 Proceeds benefit the Newton County Single Parent Scholarship Fund    Contact Della Hand at 870-391-3129 and Mary Morris at 870-446-5915

THIRD WEEKEND IN OCTOBER: Color Fest in Ponca - Join us for outdoor displays of fine art and demonstrations by professional Arkansas artists. Observe their techniques, browse or purchase their works & join in the fun.  This free colorful event is held at the Ponca Elk Education Center from 10 - 4:30, Friday and Saturday. For more information, contact (870) 861-2432.

NOVEMBER 23rd - JANUARY 1st:  Newton County Reindeer Trail   This event allows visitors to drive our scenic highways and backroads during the Christmas season to see  our famous Arkansas elk and deer herds.  For more information visit our website at or call 870-446-2455.

NOVEMBER 23rd - JANUARY 1st:  Ozark Mountains Christmas Lights - See the  beautiful holiday light displays at our local businesses and residences.  For more information visit our website at or call  870-446-2455.

DECEMBER 3rd: Newton County Christmas - Beautiful tree lighting ceremony and fantastic night time parade on the Jasper Square. Sponsored by the Jasper Kiwanis Club. Call 870-446-2633 for additional information & schedule

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER EVENTS The National Park Service hosts a variety of events throughout the year including craft activities, slide shows and hikes. Check with the visitors centers or any ranger station for schedules.



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