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Behold the beauty of the Magnolia Blossom Festival

Party under the beautiful trees with a steak from the World Championship Steak Cook-off

If there was a tree that represents the South, it is the Magnolia. In mid-May, the large white Magnolia flowers bloom. During the bloom, the town of Magnolia, Arkansas celebrates with it’s Blossom Festival.

Magnolia Blossom Festival

The 31st Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival occurs on May 14 and 15, 2021. Thousands packed the downtown square and surrounding streets. Events included the 70th Anniversary of the Annual Arts Show, a Saturday morning parade, a pageant, baggo tournament, a 5K race and a whole lot more. See the whole list of events here. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to keep comfortable and listen to the great music scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

If you love a good steak, you don’t want to miss the World Championship Steak Cook-off. Teams from across the country come to Southwest Arkansas to see who’s steak is the best. Starting at 6:00 pm on Saturday, steak meals will be available for $20. Meals come with baked potato, salad, roll and drink. Then you choose which steak team you want to try. They’ll serve you a grilled 16 oz. Certified Angus Beef Ribeye.  The grand prize is $4,000 and the Governor’s Trophy.

Steak Cook Off
Photo Source: Magnolia Blossom Festival

The festival ends after the announcement of the World Championship Steak Cook-off winner with a huge fireworks display. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate the town of Magnolia and their namesake trees.

For more events and things to do in the Ark-La-Tex, click here.