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Arkansas Culinary Travel

ArkansasCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Arkansas is famous for its great outdoors, friendly people and year-round vacation destinations.What you may not know is that The Natural State can also refresh your spirit with great culinary escapes. From only-in-the-South cooking by renowned southern chefs at unique restaurants, to some of the best brews and wines of our times, Arkansas is packed with flavor! You will want the recipe! Our legendary mouth-watering barbecue and catfish are served with flair in Delta diners, at famed BBQ spots and plenty of other unique restaurants throughout Arkansas. It's southern hospitality cooking at its finest! All across Arkansas, master southern chefs and southern cuisine restaurateurs serve up delicious dishes in beautiful and unique restaurants and home town eateries.

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Celebrate with Cooking!
Conway 501-912-1920
Chef Bingham is available for cooking classes and cooking shows for Women's Ministries, Fellowships, Family Events and other civic or church functions. The Chef prepares and demonstrates dishes with the options of tastings for all in attendance, interwoven with motivational antedotes and personal testimony.
Cuisine Karen
Eureka Springs (479) 253-7461
Chef Karen Gros offers cooking classes that emphasize seasonal cooking from scratch, highlighting locally grown and raised ingredients sourced from local farmers’ markets. Classes merge traditional French cuisine with lighter, healthier fare; and are held in the Provençal-style home of Patrice & Karen Gros in Eureka Springs.
Eggshells Kitchen Company
Little Rock 501-664-6900
Eggshells Kitchen Company offers observational cooking classes with some of Little Rocks best chefs. Watch and ask questions while our guest chef makes one of their classic meals from start to finish. Youll be offered a glass of wine and water. Youre welcome to bring any beverage of your choice.
Gourmand Guru Group
Little Rock 501-353-8378
G3 offers culinary classes through local programs and in-home classes.These classes are filled with interactive ways to learn about a wide range of culinary techniques and ethnic foods.Chef Leonardis is also available to bring the restaurant into your home.Call G3 for your next dinner party or event!
James at the Mill
Johnson 479-443-1400
In each class, we will feature a three-course meal with recipes, including an appetizer, entree and dessert, with a wine paired with each course. In addition, each participant will receive two of our cookbooks.
Kids Cook!
Little Rock 501-375-2552
Kids Cook! ™ is a Little Rock based cooking school. We offer cooking workshops and parties for kids and adults, including a variety of summer camps.
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Morrilton 501-727-5435
If you love cooking and beautiful scenery, then the Culinary Arts Program at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is for you. Its scenic setting atop Petit Jean Mountain, contemporary cooking facilities, and well-appointed overnight accommodations are ideal for a culinary retreat.

Taste What's Happening!

River Market Farmers Market

Little Rock
6/4/2016 - 6/25/2016
Find bargains on fresh Arkansas produce as well as an array of handmade arts and crafts. Tue & Sat
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Wynne Farm Fest

Wynne
6/9/2016 - 6/11/2016
The Delta Smoke BBQ Contest, music, arts & crafts, a bake-off contest, antique tractor show and 5K & 10K runs.
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Art of Wine Festival

Fayetteville
6/9/2016 - 6/11/2016
Good food, good friends and good wine--all the ingredients necessary for an entertaining evening out.
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Pink Tomato Festival

Warren
6/10/2016 - 6/11/2016
The All Tomato Luncheon and the Tomato Eating Contest are just part of this famous festival.
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BITE NW Arkansas

Rogers
6/23/2016 - 6/24/2016
Showcases the best food, craft brews, restaurants, ingredients and chefs this area has to offer.
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Buffalo River Elk Festival

Jasper
6/24/2016 - 6/25/2016
Celebrate the reintroduction of elk to N Ark plus the Int'l Dutch Oven Cook-off, arts & crafts, pie competition, music, & lots of great food!
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PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race

Emerson
6/25/2016
We're a small town festival with the best purple hull peas on earth, and the world's fastest garden tillers.
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River Market Farmers Market

Little Rock
7/2/2016 - 7/30/2016
Find bargains on fresh Arkansas produce as well as an array of handmade arts and crafts. Tue & Sat
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Altus Grape Fest

Altus
7/29/2016 - 7/30/2016
Grape stomp, games, fresh grapes, food, music, crafts, street dances, cellar and vineyard tours & tasting. Largest area festival.
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River Market Farmers Market

Little Rock
8/6/2016 - 8/27/2016
Find bargains on fresh Arkansas produce as well as an array of handmade arts and crafts. Tue & Sat
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Tontitown Grape Festival

Tontitown
8/9/2016 - 8/13/2016
Don't miss our grape ice cream and homemade spaghetti dinners that we are most famous for!
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Cave City Watermelon Festival

Cave City
8/11/2016 - 8/13/2016
Crafts, food concessions and free entertainment!
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Hope Watermelon Festival

Hope
8/11/2016 - 8/13/2016
Celebrate Hope's giant watermelons with arts & crafts, seed spitting, watermelon weigh-in, headline entertainment, and ice-cold watermelon.
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River Market Farmers Market

Little Rock
9/3/2016 - 9/24/2016
Find bargains on fresh Arkansas produce as well as an array of handmade arts and crafts. Tue & Sat
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River Market Farmers Market

Little Rock
10/1/2016 - 10/29/2016
Find bargains on fresh Arkansas produce as well as an array of handmade arts and crafts. Tue & Sat
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Johnson County Peach Festival

Clarksville
7/21/2017 - 7/23/2017
Peach cobbler bake-off, jam and jelly contest, 4-mile run, and horseshoe pitching.
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