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 plant 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

Action Realty


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Barr Memorial Presbyterian Church

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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

Brico Plumbing

C.P. Integration, LLC

Caddo-Womble Ranger District

Camp Conrad

Camp Ozark

Carrie’s Dog House

Central Arkansas Development Council

Charitable Citizens

Chris Elder Auto Sales, Inc.

City of Norman

Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mine, Jim

Collier Creek Crystals

Crystal Creek

Crystal Seen Trading Company, The

Crystal Springs Mercantile & Cafe

D. Michael DeRuyter DDS


Deer Creek Lodge

Diamond Bank

Dixie Crystal Mining Co.

Double T Diner LLC

Dr. Mike Tannehill, OD

Dragover Cabins

El Diamante Restaurant

Fiddler’s Ridge Rock Shop

Floyd Scantling & Son

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 Store

Joplin United Methodist Church

Judy’s Crystals “n” Things

K Carmack Cabinets

KPGC Radio

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 Front Porch Stage

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

Rockhound Boutique

Ronnie L. Faulkner, DDS, PA

Royal Oak Inn

Ruth Accounting

Ruth’s Twin Creek Bait, Tackle & Storage

Shangri-La Resort

Standridge Place, The


Summitt’s Circuits

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