Sept. 18 - 23, The Van Buren County Fair celebrates its 80th anniversary: For 8 decades, the fair has showcased the impressive talent and accomplishment of our agricultural community. Celebrate with our young farmers at the Livestock Show, plus browse booths from local businesses & organizations, local art, beauty pageants, photo contests, favorite fair foods, carnival rides, raffles, and some off-the-cuff fun! Contact Corrine Weatherly at 501-745-8100 for more information.


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Sept. 19, 6 p.m., Clinton Advertising and Promotion Meeting: The Clinton A&P Commission meets every third 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.


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Sept. 21, 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 p.m.at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton.


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Sept. 23, 7 - 9 p.m. Live Music at Archey Fork Park: LIVE music at Archey Fork Park music amphitheater, every Saturday night! Concessions will be open. For more details visit clintonark.com/MUSIC or contact Phillip Ellis at City Hall at 501-745-8110.


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Sept. 23, 11 a.m. -10 p.m. 22nd ACRDC Festival: The Alread Community Resource Development Corporation Gates invites you to join them in a fun filled day with seven bands of music playing all day, and several activities such as: arts and craft vendors, a horseshoe tournament, salsa contest, disc golf baskets (2) (BYO discs), a silent auction, and games such as a chicken drop, etc. This is an all day FAMILY event. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and your best behavior! Free bouncy houses will be available for the kids, plus free games and prizes, courtesy of the Alread Fire Department! Pre-purchase your tickets or get them at the gate.


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Sept. 23, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Fourth Annual Leg for the Library: This is a family fun 2 mile run walk with the proceeds going to help the new Van Buren County Library. There will be medals given to top three in each age group. Entry Fee: Ages 0-15 $15 16-adult $20 Family of 3-4 $55. Remember registration price increases on race day to $25/person. Must be register by Sept. 5 to be guaranteed a shirt/race packet. For more information contact Karla Fultz 501-745-2100 or emailvbcpl2015@gmail.com


Upcoming Events


Sept. 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Blood Drive: Ozark health will be hosting a blood drive in the wound care area. Times have been extended to 11-4 so come and donate to the cause and help save a life. You may schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and enter OHMC


Sept. 28, 11 a.m. - Noon Financial Health Lunch & Learn: Join us as we help explain and try to improve your understanding insurance and EOB’s. This event will be held at the VBC library from 11-12. Please call 501-745-9306 to reserve a seat. Seating is limited.


Sept. 30, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. First Annual Roadkill Cook-Off: Challenging all chefs! Armadillo Alfredo or Possum Pizza, anyone? Wild Game Cook-off at Archey Fork Park in Clinton, Sept. 30, 2017 Announcing Clinton’s first annual Hwy 65 “Road kill” Wild Game Cook-off. Cash prizes for the top two places and people’s choice.


October 7, 10th Annual Chili King Cookoff: The Chili King Cookoff is held the first Saturday in October and is a fun filled day. There is a 5.00 charge at the gate that includes all you can eat chili while supplies last. Join us for this festival atmosphere complete with music, arts and crafts vendors, activities for the kids, and 20 plus different kinds of chili.


October 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Clinton City Council Meeting: Meetings of the Clinton City Council are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Clinton Municipal Airport off Hwy 16 East. The public and all press & media are invited to attend.


October 14, 9 a.m. – Noon Picking on the Square: Join other local residents for an acoustic music jam in Clinton on the historical downtown square under the big tree on the west side of the court house. This is an acoustic gathering so no mics or amps. Bringing a chair is recommended, come join or musical circle or just stop by and listen.


October 14, 9:30 a.m. Sixth Annual Clinton Buddy Walk: This event will take place at the Archey Fork Park. This is a family fun event celebrating persons with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Everyone is welcome to join the fellowship with games, music, food & more! To get more information on registration & or to learn more visit www.clintonbuddywalk.com.


October 16, Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch & Learn: Join us as we welcome Dr. Hill from UAMS as he speaks on breast cancer awareness. This event will be held at the VBC Library from 11-12. Please call 501-745-9306 to reserve a seat. Seating is limited. ​


October 31, 5 - 10 p.m. Scare on the Square: Join us in Historic Downtown Clinton for this Halloween festival. FREE admission for all! Trick-or-treating for the kids, safe AND fun, with full traffic control, and an exciting evening of costumes & spooky surprises! Last year’s event had a record attendance well over 1000! Come and see what all the excitement is about. Care on the Square is organized by the Clinton AR Volunteer Fire Department for more information, contact DL Webb at 501-454-8882.