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Upcoming Events for Arkansas

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March 1-31, Wye
39th Annual Wye Mountain
Daffodil Festival

Wye Mountain UMC Daffodil Field
Enjoy 7 acres of over 20 different varieties of daffodils, jonquils, and narcissus. Weekend activities include face painting, artisan crafts, church tours, and more. Admission: free. For more information, visit or call

March 3, Fort Smith
5th Annual Grape Escapes
Doubletree by Hilton   

This premiere fundraising event features over 350 types of wine, food from local restaurants and caterers, live and silent auctions, and live music. Also returning this year is the popular Wine Pull and our photo booth! Funds raised by Grape Escapes are used LOCALLY to provide much needed services and support to individuals with disabilities.  6-9 p.m. Admission: $100, must be 21 to attend. Visit or call
479-652-4553 for more information.   

March 8, Fayetteville
Wait! I’m Beneficial, Please Don’t Kill Me
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

This class will focus mainly on identification of beneficial insects. We will also compare and contrast a few beneficial and detrimental insects that are commonly mistaken for one another. 6-6:45 p.m. Free. To reserve your spot call 479-750-2620.

March 10-11, Camden
24th Annual Camden Daffodil Festival

See millions of daffodils spreading over many acres of six large daffodil gardens. See our stagecoach museum, winding river, and antebellum homes, all lovingly restored. Walk in our historic cemetery with costumed actors enchanting you with the real stories of early settlers who rest there. Visit for more information.

March 11, Washington
Gardening Basics for Spring
Historic Washington State Park

There are many reasons to garden. Some garden for self-sufficiency, some for health reasons, and others simply want to beautify their yard. Join our gardener for a hands-on workshop about the basics of all types of gardening as we prepare for the warmer days of spring. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: $25. Call 870-983-2684 for more information.

March 11, Mountain Home
23rd Annual Spring Gardening Seminar: Developing an Ozark’s Green Thumb
Master Gardeners of Baxter County

This seminar features gardening experts Janet Carson, Tina Wilcox, and others. Registration required. Admission: $25. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call 870-580-0276.

March 15, Fayetteville
Vegetable Gardening Throughout the Year
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Explore a full year in the vegetable garden, namely how to extend and smoothly transition between each of the seasons. Topics include preparing for spring, selecting vegetable varieties, succession planting, organic methods, and winter gardening. 6-7 p.m. Free. To reserve your spot, call 4790-750-2620.

March 17-19, Fort Smith
Arkansas River Valley Lawn and Garden Show: Go Wild Gardening
Fort Smith Convention Center

Hosted by the Arkansas River Valley Master Gardeners and the UofA Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, the 24th annual ARV Lawn and Garden Show will feature outstanding seminars on gardening, landscaping, and other horticulture topics in a family friendly environment. Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: 12 & older $5/ 11 & under admitted free. For more information, visit or call 479-629-0250.


March 17-19, Washington
49th Annual Jonquil Festival
Historic Washington State Park

Create memories and celebrate a tradition at Historic Washington State Park. This three-day festival heralds the arrival of spring in Southwest Arkansas! Thousands of jonquils welcome craftspeople, entertainers, and visitors to the town of Historic Washington. Unique crafts and delicious foods are just part of the attractions. Fri/Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free/$5 parking/tours at regular price. For more information call 870-983-2684 or visit

March 25, Washington
Nature’s Baskets Workshop
Historic Washington State Park

Join park interpreters for this one-day creative and fun workshop. You will learn basic techniques to create simple baskets. Participants will have the choice of using pine needles, cane, or reed. All supplies are included, including reeds with a variety of accent colors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: $25. For more information call 870-983-2684 or visit

March 28, Fayetteville
Landscape Design and Plant Selection
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Terry Delany, a longtime Northwest Arkansas resident, has over 25 years of experience playing in the dirt and talking to plants. Many homeowners need help getting past the “blank slate” when it comes to landscape design. Terry will share how his process for design starts with a list of questions that helps him and his clients understand the intent and function of the space. He will also cover plant selection techniques and basic plant installation skills and tips. 6-7 p.m. Members/$10, non-members/$20. Registration required. For more information call 479-750-2620.

April 6-7, Mountain View
Soap Making: Clean and Natural
Ozark Folk Center Administration Building

In this two-day class you’ll learn to make wholesome soaps using old-fashioned ingredients and modern methods. You’ll also create your own unique scent blends with essential oils while learning about different oils for different soaps. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $240, which includes materials. Pre-registration required. Call 870-269-3851 or visit for more information.

April 11, Fayetteville
Butterfly Gardening Class
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Butterfly gardening is more than just planting pretty flowers! By gardening for butterflies, we help improve the environment in a variety of ways. In this class, our butterfly house mentor Kitty Sanders will discuss the basics of developing a butterfly garden. The class will include what host and nectar plants you need, tips on designing, as well as the native butterfly species that may be drawn to your garden. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 479-750-2620.

April 18, Mountain View
Apothecary 101
Ozark Folk Center

In this one-day class, students will learn the basics of beginning a personal herbal apothecary using herbs to produce tinctures and salves. Making liniment will also be included in the class. There will be a discussion of some plants, perhaps growing in your own backyard, that can be used to produce herbal remedies. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $75. Registration required. Call 870-269-3851 or visit for more information.

April 29, Washington
Candle Making Workshop
Historic Washington State Park

Join us at Historic Washington State Park’s Candle Shop and be part of a hands-on experience making candles and learning the history of candle making. Not only will you make your own creations, but you will take them home so everyone can enjoy the colors and fragrances of the candle that you create. The candle shop is one of the favorite tour sites within the park, for children and adults alike. Must be 12 years and older. 9 a.m.-noon. $25. Registration required. Call 870-983-2684 or visit for more information.

April 29, Jonesboro
Master Gardener Plant Sale
Regional Farmers’ Market

This year’s Master Gardener Plant Sale is sure to offer you plenty of delightful options for your landscape and garden, ranging from fruit and vegetable transplants to ornamentals, trees, and shrubs. All proceeds are used to underwrite the master gardener scholarships at Arkansas State and the county program. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: Free.


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.