Coats for Kids Van Buren County is now accepting donations: The Van Buren County Clerk’s office is now accepting coats for their Second Annual Coat Drive. Please contact Pam at (501) 745-6995 for more information or to make a donation.


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Saturday, July 15, 11a.m. – 5 p.m., Fifth Annual Clinton Gospel Fest: Admission is FREE to the Fifth Annual Clinton Gospel Fest at the Clinton High School Cafeteria. This year’s festival features Charles Crain, a popular gospel singer from Presley’s in Branson. Returning this year by popular demand is Hallelujah Harmony, a gospel quartet from Cabot and hometown favorites include King’s Highway, Spirit Breez, Sulphur Road Pickers and Backwood Pickers. While you’re listening, munch on great food such as barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, drinks and more. You can also purchase some raffle tickets to bid on over 30 fantastic raffle prizes donated by local businesses, and see if you win a free door prize! Enjoy some great gospel music and at the same time support the VBC Literacy Council, a local non-profit that is working to raise the adult literacy rate in our county.


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Saturday, July 15 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Live Music at Archey Fork Park: Starting again on the 15 through the month of August every Saturday night the Clinton Advertisement and Promotion is hosting live music at Archey Fork Park music amphitheater!


Upcoming Events


July 18, 6 p.m., Clinton Advertising and Promotion Meeting: The Clinton A&P Commission meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy 16 East. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.


July 20, 6 p.m., Van Buren County Quorum Court: Meetings of the Van Buren County Quorum Court are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton.


July 20 & 21, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Todd Oliver & Friends: The Fairfield Bay Conference Center presents the second show in our summer series, Branson in the Bay. Todd Oliver will be performing his comedy/ventriloquist act, “Todd Oliver and Friends”, Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21. This show is a family, friendly event which is being sponsored by the Fairfield Bay Community Foundation and will also be a fundraiser for the Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at door, Kids 6-12 $10 Kids under 6 FREE. For more info: Contact Wilba Thompson at 501-884-4202.


July 25, 6:30 p.m., Clinton City Council Meeting: Meetings of the Clinton City Council are held at the Municipal Airport off Hwy 16 East.


August 5, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., SNYP Fundraiser Concert: Help support your local animal shelter by joining us. Bring out your chairs and/or blankets and have a good time! Opening Act: Southern Grass Headliner: Elvis Tribute artist, Tom Christopher from St. Louis! Admission: $10.00 per person. Tickets available at the park entrance & all proceeds benefit the SNYP (Spay and Neuter Your Pet) Clinton Animal Shelter. Contact Lori Treat at 501-339-7146 for more information.


August 12, 9 a.m. - 11a.m., Picking on the Square: Music on the Square is Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon, acoustic music jam in the Clinton Square, by the courthouse, under the big tree. All acoustic instruments allowed, no microphones, no amps. Stop by and play or just to listen. This takes place the second Saturday of each month.


August 26, – September 3, 32nd Annual Chuckwagon Races: Join the 20,000 people estimated on hand to watch the excitement of World Championship Chuckwagon Racing. Visit for the day or camp on the Eoff Ranch. Contact Dan & Peggy Eoff at 501-745-5250 or 745-8407


September 2, 9 a.m.. - 12 p.m. Great Southern Stone Skipping Championship: Located on the banks of Greers Ferry Lake at the Fairfield Bay Marina this event is free for spectators and only $10 admission to compete. Bring your cooler (no glass) and soccer chairs for great family fun! Proceeds go to Arkansas Food bank for its member food pantries in Choctaw, Clinton, and Greers Ferry contact John Baker at 501 688-8850 for more information.