The actual street address for the fest is the Best Western Eureka Inn.
To get here, add this to your GPS and start “calculating route”
101 E Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR
Favorite Paths To The Fest
Coming from North and West of Eureka Springs area? For the last several years, a group of us meet just south of Harrisonville Missouri and caravan down to the Fest on Missouri 71 / I-49. Our route heading South from Harrisonville takes us the most expedient path towards Arkansas but it’s not what your GPS says is the fastest route. We continue to just across the border into Arkansas towards the town of Bella Vista. Continue South on I-49/71 until you see the exit for Arkansas 340/E. Lancashire Blvd Exit as shown on the map below. You head east (see map below with inset) towards Pea Ridge, Arkansas 62, and the town of Gateway. Follow the signs to Eureka Springs all the way from there.
I know if you love the curves, you will find the roads truly designed for a BMW 2002 to take and enjoy as the cool down from a boring interstate highway drive to get you ready for the Fest!
Click below the image to see the map.
For those of you, like me who’ve been here since the first event in Hermann, Missouri – this was to be a big deal after 20 years.
Covid-19 has impacted all of our lives at some level, and for many of us, coming to Eureka Springs in late April has become part of our yearly cadence in life. This situation has created an asterisk in the history of the event which has gone without an interruption each year like clock work.
Our reasoning to meet on-line this year was initially to fill the void for many of us. In fact, some folks attended the virtual fest from home when the treck down to Arkansas was not feasible for them. In that regard, I believe in some ways our family grew, but it’s hard to tell how much bigger.
We have plans to meet on-line more before we get together next April. Please join us if you can. We will put the word out.
If time allows, it’s time to do a bit of spring cleaning here on the web site. It’s starting to show it’s age, and I anticipate as cooler weather arrives I’ll put some time into a minor overhaul.
Stay safe out there… Keith