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September 2019

Chili Cook Off & Queso Dip Cook Off

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County Courthouse Square, 1 George St.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 United States
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$10

September 28th is gonna be FUN! The Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce and Mount Ida First Baptist Church Present: the First Ever Chili Cook Off and Queso Dip Cook Off. All proceeeds from this event will go towards the purchase of Christmas Decorations for DownTown Mount Ida, Additionally, the Montgomery County Front Porch Stage will be hosting a concert by Mike Mayberry & the Slow Hands from 7 - 9 pm, so loin us on the Square for a…

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October 2019

Caddo Gap Heritage Festival

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gap Mercantile, 35 Vaught St.
Caddo Gap, AR 71935 United States
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Free

Come and join us for the first Caddo Gap Heritage Festival, a day of family-friendly fun for all ages.  The event will feature vendors, demonstrators, and artisans showcasing skills, chores, and lifestyles of the first settlers to southwest Arkansas.  This event is free to the public and will be held October 5th, 2019, in and around the historic Gap Mercantile in downtown Caddo Gap (35 Vaught Street, in Caddo Gap, Arkansas). A variety of festival demonstrations will recreate life as…

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32nd Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig

October 11 - October 12
Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 248 Fairgrounds Rd
Mount Ida, AR 71957 United States
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$86.25 – $125
World Championship Crystal Dig

Join the Dig! Each year, on the second weekend in October, one hundred or more amateur rockhounds come to Mount Ida to compete in this dig in the “Quartz Crystal Capital of the World.”  This competition is for everyone; Adults, Young Minors, and Clubs.  All amateur quartz crystal diggers are invited to enter!  This two-day dig is October 11 - 12, 2019. Entrants may dig at their choice of Twin Creek Crystal Mine, Upper and Lower Mines. Participants get to…

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39th Annual Quartz, Quiltz, & Craftz Festival – “QQC”

October 11 - October 13
Montgomery County Courthouse Square, 1 George St.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 United States
Free
Quartz Quilts & Crafts

This year, the 39th Annual, QQC Festival takes place on the weekend of October 11th - 13th.  Three shows in one with additional gem and mineral booths as well as food vendors outside.  Admission is FREE, parking is $1 per vehicle.  Attendees may enter a free drawing for door prizes or purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win this year's featured quilt. Friday & Saturday:  9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday:  10:00 pm - 4:00 pm Parking on fairgrounds…

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Movies on the Square

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montgomery County Courthouse Square, 1 George St.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 United States
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Free

First Baptist Church Mount Ida and the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce present the final movie of our 2019 Movies on the Square series! On Saturday, October 19th, join us on the Montgomery County Courthouse lawn to watch another popular, family friendly movie (movie TBA). Concessions will open at 7:30pm, and the movie begins at 8:00pm. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. and we’ll see you there!

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Sorghum Festival

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Heritage House Museum, 819 Luzerne St
Mount Ida, AR 71957 United States
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Free

Nostalgic thoughts of fall typically bring to mind the bite of crisp, cool air and the lovely array of leaves changing color.  At Heritage House Museum however, it's all about sorghum!  In keeping with the museum's ongoing effort to preserve the history of Montgomery County, the ole times custom of making sorghum was reintroduced in 2010 and has become an annual event generally held on the last Saturday of October.  This year's Sorghum Festival will be held on Saturday, October…

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November 2019

Small Business Saturday – Shop Small. Shop Local

November 30
Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, 124 Hwy 270 W
Mount Ida, AR 71957 United States
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Support your community and local businesses.  Get out and Shop Small & Shop Local.  Small Business Saturday annually falls on the Saturday following Thanksgiving (the day after Black Friday - so make a whole weekend of shopping!), this year, that's November 30th. Here in Montgomery County, we are planning a Scavenger Hunt.  So come out and join us, and support your community and local business!

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