Welcome to the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce: Serving Montgomery County, including Norman, Caddo Gap, Oden, and Story.
Our website is getting a makeover and will be “under construction” for the next two weeks. While you are here, check out what is going on in the area!
For more information about tickets or vending for these events, please call 870-867-2723
Mount Ida’s Good Ole Days Festival
May 25-26, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Live music, car show, vendor booths, food trucks, and children’s activities. The Good Ol’ Days Festival is held on and around the courthouse grounds in downtown Mt. Ida. You can always plan where to pencil in the festival on your calendar because it is always on Memorial Day Weekend.
Annual Sorghum Festival
Sorghum syrup making demonstrations, vendors, and much more. Near the end of October, stay tuned for details.
31st Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig
October 12-13, 2018
Each year, on the second weekend in October, one hundred or more amateur rockhounds come to Mount Ida to compete in the dig in the “Quartz Crystal Capital of the World.” This competition is for Adults and Young Miners (ages 17 and under), and entrants may dig at their choice of two participating mines, “Twin Creek Crystal Mine, and Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine. Diggers get to keep all they find, and submit their best point and cluster each day to compete for crystal adorned award plaques and $2100 in prize money. Awards are presented during a banquet held Saturday evening at 6:00 pm.
Members of gem & mineral or rockhounding clubs can compete against rival clubs. The club with the highest total points and the club with the most members participating will receive one free entry to next year’s event.
Registration is open until 7:00 am on October 12. Entry Fee of $100 covers both days of digging and the participant’s meal at the awards banquet. No refunds after October 1st.
38th Annual Quartz, Quiltz & Craftz Festival: QQC
October 13-14, 2018: Free Admission
Held in conjunction with the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig, the QQC festival is three shows in one- a Gem & Mineral Show, a Quilt Show, and an Arts & Crafts Show.
Our Members Include:
ABC Ready Mix
At Living Water Cabins
Barr Memorial Presbyterian Church
Bates Sales & Service, Inc.
Bear Den Cabin
Bear State Bank
Blackmon Oil, Inc – DBA Tiger Mart
Blue Moon Crystals & Jewelry
Board Camp Campground & Crystal Mine
Bob’s Food City
Brady Mountain Resort & Marina
C.P. Integration, LLC
Caddo-Womble Ranger District
Carrie’s Dog House
Central Arkansas Development Council
Chris Elder Auto Sales, Inc.
City of Norman
Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mine, Jim
Collier Creek Crystals
Crystal Seen Trading Company, The
Crystal Springs Mercantile & Cafe
D. Michael DeRuyter DDS
Deer Creek Lodge
Dixie Crystal Mining Co.
Double T Diner LLC
Dr. Mike Tannehill, OD
El Diamante Restaurant
Fiddler’s Ridge Rock Shop
Floyd Scantling & Son
Front Porch Stage
Gap Mercantile & Cottage
Gerald Abernathy Backhoe
Greene Ridge Enterprises
Healthy Connections – MCCC
Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County
High Shoals Cabins
Highway 27 Fishing Village
Imagination Library of the Ouachitas
Individual – Derwood Brett
Individual – Jo West Taylor
Individual – Morris McLelland
Individual – Pat Smith
Indulgence Salon & Spa
Irish Rose Cabin
It’s About You, LLC
Jenn’s Specialty Foods
Jim Coleman Crystal Mines & Rock Shop
John Be Crystals
John W. Yeargan, Jr.
Joplin United Methodist Church
Judy’s Crystals “n” Things
K Carmack Cabinets
Lake Ouachita Shores Resort
Lake Ouachita Vacation Rentals
Little Fir Landing
Lum & Abner Store & Museum
Marilyn’s RV Park & Old Country Store
Melba’s Antiques & Collectibles
Mena Newspapers, Inc.
Michael Gober, CPA ???
Mike’s Heating & Air
Montgomery County Assisted Living
Montgomery County Extension Homemakers
Montgomery County Nursing Home
Montgomery County Nursing Home Auxillary Thrift Store
Mount Ida 1010 Mall
Mount Ida Abstract & Title Company, Inc.
Mount Ida Cafe
Mount Ida Flea Market
Mount Ida Pharmacy
Mount Ida Service Center & Wrecker
Mount Ida True Value Home Center Inc.
Mountain Harbor Resort
Mountain Lake Real Estate
Next Level Studio
Norman Area Public Library
Norman Historic Preservation Program, Inc. (NHPP, inc.)
Only in Arkansas, Inc.
Ouachita Artists Gallery
Ouachita Kayak Tours
Ouachita River Haven Resort
Ouachita Volunteer Association, Inc.
Pea Patch Ranch and Buena Vista Cottage
Peace Valley Sanctuary & Retreat
Pride Homes & Real Estate, Inc.
Real Earth Creations
Rich Mountain Community College
River View Cabins, Inc.
Robin Smith Law Firm, PA
Ronnie L. Faulkner, DDS, PA
Royal Oak Inn
Ruth’s Twin Creek Bait, Tackle & Storage
Standridge Place, The
Susan Talley Beauty Shop
Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine
Thornton Funeral Home
Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor Resort
Two Ladies and A Bucket Cleaning Service
Two Spirits Ltd. Canoe Adventures
University of Arkansas Rich Mountain
Village Apothecary / Mount Ida HealthMart
Warm Hearts Humane Society
Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines
Womble Ranger Station