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War Eagle, Arkansas

2011-12 WAR EAGLE FAIR


Fall Fair dates: October 13 - 16, 2011

Fall Fair dates: October 18 - 21, 2012

For more information you can contact Fred or Dana Sutton at:
11036 High Sky Inn Road, Hindsville, AR 72738.
Telephone 479-789-5398. Fax 479-789-2215


The War Eagle Craft Fair

 

Worth Getting Up Early For...
By dawn on each morning of the Fair, a steady stream of traffic will be pouring onto War Eagle Mills Farm. A major reason is to have a chance to buy from the year's work of a favorite Ozark artist or craftsman. Others come early to insure a full day's shopping among the more than 300 exhibitors. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day and close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

An Incomparable Setting...
On a historic homestead along the War Eagle River in Northwest Arkansas, the Farm is rimmed by wooded hills. The exhibit area is on the level valley floor, while parking is on rolling meadows, and there are plenty of open areas for visitors to enjoy while eating or reveling in the fresh, clean, open air of the Ozarks.

Steeped in Tradition...
The War Eagle Fair began in 1954 to showcase the arts and crafts of the Ozarks. The Board of Directors of the non-profit association paid scrupulous attention to quality, went out of their way to revive traditional crafts and art forms in danger of extinction, limited exhibitors to the Ozark region and offered visitors free admission and free parking. And all of those traditions continue, while attendance has increased to an estimated 130,000 or more people each year and sales exceed $1 million in arts and crafts.

Special Exhibitors and Customers...
For all the charm of its setting and tradition, people are the greatest asset of the War Eagle Fair. They undergo strict screening for entry, then must abide by carefully enforced rules and standards. What they sell are products of their own skill and creativity.

Weavers, woodworkers, carvers, basket makers, artisans in stained glass, pewter, leather and scores of other arts and crafts, including oil and acrylic painting, watercolors, sculpture, metal-working and photography.

A second essential group of people are the customers who come from all over the U.S. Those who come back year after year number in the thousands, and frequently they have formed close friendships and associations with exhibitors. Add in the staff, the volunteers and the warmth and hospitality of the people of Northwest Arkansas and the entire Ozarks and you can see this is very much a "people" fair.

In the splendor of Autumn...
Warm days, cool nights, colorful scenery- that's typical of War Eagle in October. Famous fried chicken or barbeque dinners eaten picnic-style along a mill pond reflecting the flamming fall revue and azure sky; that's the stuff of which memories are made.

An Experience To Remember...
Not only are admission and parking free, but many other services and conveniences are provided. All you have to do is come and enjoy the people, the setting and the marvelous arts and crafts of the Ozarks. A well-trained parking crew helps you in and out, a first aid station is in the center of everything, there are permanent restrooms and plenty of porta-potties, even a free package checking service. Food, snacks, beverages are convenient and reasonably priced. A free Fairbook listing all exhibitors is available, and there are two information booths.

Best route to War Eagle Mills Farm ...
Because of traffic congestion on the one-lane iron bridge across the War Eagle River, the Ozark Arts and Crafts Fair Association recommends that visitors approach from the south via U.S. 412 and Ark. Hwy. 303 to attend events on War Eagle Mills Farm, which is the site of the original War Eagle Fair and the Springtime War Eagle Fair. Both pedestrian and vehicular traffic are heavy at times, and in the interest of safety and convenience, it is preferable to use the ample free parking and trained personnel of War Eagle Mills Farm.

Additional Information ...
Primitive camping and R.V. Parking is available on War Eagle Mills Farm for a modest charge. Ask parking attendants for directions to designated areas. Fairs open at 8 a.m. each day. Fair closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Applicants may request screening forms at any time to be considered for entry into either event. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor click here!

 

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