Little Rock’s dining scene is one of the hottest in the South, and there’s no better evidence of that than a calendar stacked full of can’t-miss food festivals. From annual celebrations to colossal events, you’ll be hard pressed to leave town with an empty stomach.
September 17 | 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Downtown, Little Rock, AR 72201
Located in Downtown Little Rock, this annual festival features around 80 food trucks. Whether you're a foodie with a spice tolerance or a sweet treat enthusiast, you'll find decadent bites for all palettes. Explore this event's thrilling activities with vibrant music and local goods.
October 13 to 22 | 11:00 a.m. | 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, AR 72206
Stroll through an assortment of mouthwatering delights at the Arkansas State Fair. Food and beverage options include fried cakes, savory meats, and refreshing lemonade. After your snack break, head over to the fair's attractions and competitions.
Chili Fights in the Heights
October 28 | 4:00 p.m. | Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock, AR 72207
Make your way to a chili cook off that supports the Arkansas Food Bank. Hosted by the Hat Club of Little Rock, this event battles food insecurity with a chili contest, kid-friendly activities, and more.
November 4 | 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | 1401 S. Main Street, AR 72202
Enjoy a variety of delectable eats, live music, and local vendors. Along with a cornbread competition for experts and home chefs, this festival offers a variety of exciting things to do, ranging from entertaining acts and craft brewery stands to shopping for stunning keepsakes and crafts.
Cheese dip is an essential part of Little Rock's culture. This contest brings professional and novice participants alike, competing to make the most indulgent types of cheeses. Don't miss taking in Little Rock's mild autumn breezes while sampling several cheese dips. Visitors will enjoy live performances and a variety of vendors throughout this event.
Looking for more? Browse through Little Rock's upcoming events for fall festivals and exciting celebrations.