Dardanelle, Arkansas

Upcoming Events in Dardanelle Arkansas


3 - 4 Annual Yell Fest - Carnival, 5K run, craft booths, food booths, antique car show, ugly dog contest, fireworks, horseshoe tournament, rock wall, local musical entertainment, yelling contest, Little Miss and Mister pageant, kids games.

Ph: (479) 229-3328 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

3 - 5 Annual Tri-Peaks Challenge - Do you crave adventure? Here it is. The Tri-Peaks Challenge, hosted by local cyclists, is a 3-day bike race encompassing Arkansas's three river valley peaks. The race will pass over Petit Jean Mountain, Mount Magazine, and end on Mount Nebo.

Ph: (479) 229-3655 (Always call and confirm events)

12 Mount Nebo 5K Run - All ages are welcome and everyone is encouraged to participate in this short run on top of the mountain. The run will be followed by a short awards ceremony in the large pavilion. The swimming pool will open for the summer immediately following this ceremony. For details, check out or call the park. Volunteers are needed to help with the race. Call the visitor center to sign up! 9 am - 12 pm

Ph: (479) 229-3650 (Always call and confirm events)


21 67th Mt. Nebo Chicken Fry - The purpose of the annual festival is to promote the poultry industry which is the largest industry and job provider in our area. The public, as well as vendors are invited to celebrate the industry through socialization, competitions and of course, chicken dinners. There will be events such as: car and bike show, power wheels race, horseshoe tournament, chicken race, chicken calling contest and Mr. Lovely Legs competition. This year plans are to host "Battle of the Bands". Tyson donates the chicken and ingredients for the chicken dinners. September 27, 2014 Veterans Memorial Riverfront Park
Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce.

Address: Veterans Memorial Riverfront Park , Dardanelle, Arkansas
Ph: 479-229-3328 (Always call and confirm events)


26 Paint the River Purple - 2 live bands, raffles, belly dancing, antique cars, fingernail and face painting, bump n jump, food and drinks, and much more fun family events. All proceeds go to the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network.

Address: Veterans Memorial Riverfront Park on Front St in Dardanelle Arkansas , Dardanelle, Arkansas
Ph: 479-747-2789 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Council Oak

A massive 400- to 500-year-old white oak tree where a Cherokee Indian chief signed a treaty giving all land south of the Arkansas River to the territory in 1820; park surrounds the tree, which is listed on the National Registry.

Dardanelle, AR Natural Attractions

Dardanelle Confederate Monument

Directions: Near The Yell County Courthouse Historical markers with details about the monument

Dardanelle, AR Monuments

Mount Nebo State Park

# of Units/Rooms: 15 On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas River (Okla. to Little Rock) Recreation Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s; 35 campsites and 15 fully equipped cabins with kitchens; 14 miles of trails encircle the mountain;

Dardanelle, AR State Parks

Things to do near Dardanelle, AR

Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum

Over 100 wax figures depict 38 scenes; includes the Stairway of the Stars (famous movie stars of the past and present), the W...

Talimena Scenic Byway

The Talimena Scenic Drive became in 2005 Arkansas's third and newest national scenic byway. The 54-mile route on Ark. 88 and ...

Nashville Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Lake Catherine State Park

Food Service/Picnic Area Available # of Units/Rooms: 17 On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Lake Catherine Recreation Di...

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge

A birdwatcher's paradise, this refuge is home at different times of the year to Canada geese and several species of ducks, ba...