Kids Fishing Derby


Saturday's activities of this two day event will kick off with a kids fishing derby, courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Fisheries Division who will put 500 pounds of fish into the Little Buffalo River at Bradley Park.   All children, ages 12 and under, may enter the derby and great prizes will be given away in each age division for the following categories: smallest fish, biggest fish, best stringer of fish, and first fish caught.  Registration will be at 8am on Saturday, June 27th at Bradley Park and at 9:00 sharp a horn will sound to start the derby.  Prizes will be awarded at 12:30pm at the Festival Stage on the Square in Jasper, followed by the drawing for the Grand Prize!!  The Grand Prize for the Derby is a Kayak sponsored by the Ozark Café.   Who will be this year’s winner??  Maybe you!!  But, Remember you must be present on the square at the time of the drawing to win!!

In addition to the Fishing Derby, there will be an Arts and Craft show, a Dutch Oven Cook Off, The Arkansas State Championship Elk Calling Contest, the Elk Permit Drawings and many other activities that have been planned for the two-day event.   So, make plans now to be in Jasper, Arkansas on June 26th & 27th  for a weekend of fun for the entire family.

If you need more information about the fishing derby please contact Kirby Carlton at 870-446-2180.  And for general information about The Elk Festival or acquiring a booth, call 870-446-2455 or 446-2693.


Who will this years winner be?
Maybe one of your children!
For more information on the Fishing Derby contact:
Kirby Carlton at 870-446-2180


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.



Fishing Derby Grand Prize Sponsor

Ozark Cafe



Atkinson Tax Service

Autumn Breeze & Summerfield Cabins

Big Bear Cabin

Bob's Auto Body

Carlton Guns

Larry Case - Ozark Real Estate Agency

Little Switzerland Cabins & Chalets

Shady Oaks Campground


An Ozark Oasis Cabin & Buckaroo Trail Rides

Appleseed Cabin

Dogwood Springs Campground Resort

Lost Valley Canoe & Lodging


Big Oak Cabin

Connie Cole

Crawford's Cabins of the Ozarks

Failing Acres

Forest Service Employees

Happy Hollow Pottery

Mill Creek T's

Mountain Garden Getaway

My Blue Heaven

The Wilderness House


Corporate sponsors for the 18th annual Elk Fest are:

Anstaff Bank of Jasper

Ritter Communications

Cabins In The

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

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