8 great things for this weekend: Sept. 16-18

Fair and festival season gets into high gear.

SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - For more great concerts going on this weekend, click here. Don’t forget, there may be a festival near you soon. Check out the Fall Festival Guide for details.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Nevada County Fair

5:00pm - 8:00pm (Also on Saturday)

Sew it. Grow it. Show it! The carnival and the exhibit halls will be open for lots of family fun times. Click here for all of the details and schedule.

Location - Prescott, Ark

Glow Greenwood

5:00pm - 10:00pm

Come out to the only fall hot air balloon festival in the area. There’ll be live music, vendors, food and rides in a tethered Hot Air Balloon. Follow the festival on Facebook for more info.

Location - Boothill Speedway, 9144 Daytona Dr., Greenwood

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Camden Craft Fair

9:00am - 3:30pm

It’s South Arkansas’ largest juried arts & crafts show. In addition to the 75+ vendors, enjoy plenty of food, a Kids Zone and a lot more. For details, click here.

Location - Coleman Stadium, 240 Center St. SW, Camden, Ark

Quilting Sisters of Color Trunk Show

11:00am - 1:00pm

See 30-40 quilts that will tell the impactful African-American cultural stories. Register for this free, unique event here.

Location - Cabe Hall, 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Tex

Highland Jazz & Blues Festival

11:00am - 5:00pm

It will be THE party in the park. This free event brings jazz and blues artists from all over the country. Plus good food and local arts to shop at. Get the lowdown on the festival here.

Location - Columbia Park, 600 Columbia St., Shreveport

27th Annual Ride to Remember

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Any motorcycle, car and truck can take part in this ride to remember the POW/MIAs from the Korea and Vietnam conflicts. Follow the event on Facebook for details.

Starting at Arkansas Welcome Center at the Red River (12555 N. State Line Ave.) and traveling south to the Korea/Vietnam Memorial in downtown Texarkana

Romantic Interludes: Music of Rachmaninoff and Dvorak

7:00pm

The 2022-2023 Marshall Symphony Concert Series starts with Wideman Gold Medalist Pianist Crystal Jiang performing with the symphony. For tickets, click here.

Location - Baker Auditorium, ETBU Campus, Marshall, Tex

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

The Red Velvet Cake War

2:00pm (Also runs Thursday-Sunday)

Buckle up and get ready for this wild Southern-fried comedy! The Verdeen cousins have to navigate the toils and troubles of their family reunion with lots of drama that leads to hilarity over a red velvet cake. For tickets, click here.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.