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May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs

May 2nd, 2013 by Sam Feldman

By far our absolute FAVORITE festival in Eureka Springs, AR, is May Festival of the Arts.

The first weekend starts out with one of our favorite events, the ARTrageous parade, Saturday, May 4th (2:00 p.m. – bright, colorful, loud and joyful!). Tied for first place in favorites is the 23rd Annual White Street Walk on Friday, May 17th, from 4 to 10 p.m. The entire street becomes a street fair, with resident artists opening up their homes to guests (lots of free food and wine provided by these wonderful hosts) and there are more than 40 street exhibits as well from other artists, displaying and selling art in the form of weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass and much more.

Sunday, May 19th, you will find Books in Bloom attracting crowds at the Crescent Hotel (just a few steps up the hill from the Bridgeford House). From noon until 5, you can meet and listen to such well-known authors as Catherine Coulter, James Grippando, and Craig Johnson (he of the A&E “Longmire” mystery series, a favorite of ours) and many others. Again – one of our favorite events – how can we have so many?

Check out a full schedule on the festival’s website. These are only a few of the major events going on during the weekends, but there are true artist events and showings during every day of the week in May. May is a beautiful month to visit our lovely little town in the Ozarks, so make your plans today!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!Sophie as a butterfly

Carving in the Ozarks

April 2nd, 2013 by Sam Feldman

Once a year, every year in April,  a magical thing happens. Incredible sculptors come to Eureka Springs to create beautiful things out of wood – with chainsaws!

For 2013, the dates are April 19-20, and it will be the 9th year this great event was held. Carving in the Ozarks typically has 20 to 25 carvers participating each year, creating a masterpiece right before your eyes. The weekend starts bright and early Friday morning, at 8 a.m., with its first event, and a second event will start Saturday morning, same time. An auction will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, where you will have a chance to take home one of these beautiful pieces for yourself. (A percentage of the proceeds from the auction goes to local charities.) There is a new location this year, so be sure to check out their website.

We’ve got plenty of room at our place, so give us a quick call. It’ll be a great time to visit Eureka Springs!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

9th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

January 14th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

It’s time for all chocolate lovers to unite! February is a great time to visit Eureka Springs and Saturday, February 9th, would be a great day to pick. The 9th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival will take place at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

chocolateAdmission is $12 for adults and is well worth the price. Items for sampling (and taking home in your little box included in the price of the ticket) include cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and my personal favorite, chocolate covered strawberries! And much, much more.

chocolate strawberriesThere will be judging for the Best Decorated Cake, Best Dessert and Best Candy for professionals and other categories such as Best Decorated Cake and Most Creative Dessert for amateurs. There is even a Amateur Youth Division.

But…the best part of the whole thing is… yep, eating chocolate. Mounds and mounds of it. Take Tums with you.

For info on getting tickets, click here. Like them on Facebook for up-to-date info.

And, yes, technically you can walk to this one from our inn, but you may not be able to walk home. There is plenty of parking at the convention center, for free! And if you can’t make it to Eureka for that weekend but want to celebrate Valentine’s with your loved one, don’t forget we are running a 3-day special here at Bridgeford House:  book the 14th, 15th, and 16th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and receive the 3rd night free AND your own little box of local chocolates AND a free wine tasting at Keel’s Creek Winery. Either weekend is SWEET!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

EurekaGras Mardi Gras!

December 2nd, 2012 by Sam Feldman

You can’t find a better MardiGras celebration north of New Orleans than what we produce right here in Eureka Springs! Organized by tried and true New Orleans transplants, EurekaGras is the real thing, with an activity-packed schedule, from January 5th to February 12th, 2013.

Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast Enjoys EurekaGras!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is truly a New Orleans style Mardi Gras setting in the beautiful Ozarks within the Downtown area of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This event, in its seventh year, has grown phenomenally and is now deep rooted in the Victorian Town with up and down curly-Q streets. The Krewe of Krazo, OZARK spelled backwards, welcomes visitors and locals -” Laissez les bon temps Rouler”, Let the Good Times Roll!
If you like to party, love to watch people, and just generally love to have a good time, plan a visit to Eureka Springs during one of these MardiGras events. You can walk to almost everything from our place!
Warmest regards,
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

The 6th Annual B&B Sweet Treats Cookie Tour

November 11th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Polish up your sweet tooth because it’s that time again – the annual holiday Sweet Treats Cookie Tour is coming, Saturday, December 8th, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by BABIES (Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs), of which we are a proud member, this event includes a tour of all nine inns of the organization (all dressed to the nines – get it? – for the holidays), as well as samples of the two treats that are baked at each inn, especially for you.

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs

Tickets are $20 per person (and you can call us to reserve yours) AND tickets are included in our own personal Sweet Treats Tour Package at our inn if you decide you’d like to experience what it’s like to stay at one of these glorious Victorian inns (lodging is not a requirement!):

* 2 nights stay in one of our lovely bed and breakfast rooms (some have Jacuzzis and fireplaces)
* Full 4-course gourmet breakfast each morning
* 2 tickets for the Sweet Treats Tour
* 2 all-day trolley tickets to ride to most inns
* 2 keepsake Christmas ornaments
* 2 cookie samplings and recipes at our inn
* Hot Chocolate here at the Bridgeford House

Package price for two: $314-454, depending on room, two night minimum on packages.

In addition, your ticket will allow you to enter BABIES’ giveaway contest for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates, good at any of the Sweet Treats Cookie Tour participating inns.

So call today – here’s your chance to see nine beautiful Victorian inns in all their Christmas finery (you know you always wanted to see the insides of these Painted Ladies!) and get your fill of sugar. Yes, it’s like Trick or Treat in December!

Christmas at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast

And, of course, we’ll have Sophie here to greet you.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Eureka Springs Food and Wine Festival-2012

November 4th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

If you’re in the area this next week, November 7-11th, come join us for the Food and Wine Festival!

Enjoy fabulous wines and exceptional food at some of Eureka’s finest restaurants:  DeVito’s, The Grand Tavern, Cottage Inn, Garden Bistro, and Ermilio’s, just to name a few. You can also enjoy special events such as winery tours and tank tasting, French cuisine cooking classes, special art showings, and an open house at Eureka’s newest winery, Railway Winery.

This is truly a unique weekend festival in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas, when the weather is gorgeous (and right now there is still tons of fall color left on the trees!), there is food and plenty of wine to be consumed, and it’s close enough to Christmas to start shopping! So make your plans now, or mark your calendar for next year, because this is a special festival not to be missed! We certainly enjoy this event and we know you will, too!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman- and Sophie, too!

Candlelight Tour of Homes

October 28th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Mark your calendars, December 1, 2012, is the 30th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes, hosted by the Eureka Springs Preservation Society. Tour times are 3-8 p.m. and worth every penny of the $20 ticket price ($15 if you buy in advance). Ten wonderful homes will be featured this year, all lavishly dressed in holiday finery and featuring all the wonderful historic architecture that Eureka Springs is known for. You will find the town dolled up in the wonderful Christmas spirit, with Victorian-dressed docents, Christmas carolers and a good amount of goodies and drink at each stop.

Check out pics from tours past:

Come see us here at the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast while you’re here – we have rooms available and are usually very close to the tour, often within walking distance -  and sometimes on our street!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Voices From the Silent City

September 30th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

We have several really cool things that happen in October. Well, actually more than just several – we do have Corvette Weekend, War Eagle Weekend, Eagle Watch Weekend, the fall folliage and cooler weather, Folk Festival, Howl-O-Ween at Turpentine Creek (and a new event coming this year, the Zombie Crawl!) – but one event that’s only been around for a couple of seasons is Voices From the Silent City. This is a costumed, guided Historical tour that takes place in our beautiful (yep, I said that) city cemetery on October 12 & 13 and then again on October 26 & 27th. Eureka Springs has a rich history that goes back to the 1870′s and many of these folks that are long gone are buried in our local cemetery. Our Eureka Springs Historical Museum has been creating this event for the past four years, “resurrecting” the dead and their stories.

Eureka Springs, AR

This year’s cemetery tour will focus on Civil War veterans. Included will be Dr. Alvah Jackson who is credited with founding Eureka Springs; a woman who worked as a gun runner for the Confederate army stationed in Berryville; a dentist and his wife; a bugle boy; the man who built some of the largest early stone walls in town; a railroad man; the famous evangelist William Evander Penn and the Salvation Singers.

A special presentation during the cemetery tour will be an exhibition and demonstration in a Civil War surgical tent by Doug Kidd of Tontitown.

Tours will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. Tours take about an hour and fifteen minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Parking at the old Victoria Inn on Highway 62 east. Shuttles will take visitors from the parking area to the cemetery and back. There is no parking at the cemetery.

Tickets will be available at the museum at 95 S. Main, Cornerstone banks, the Chamber of Commerce in Pine Mountain Village on Highway 62 east, and at the parking area each night.

For more information, call the Museum at 479/253-9417 or email info@eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org.

Check with us for vacancies for those weekends, but if we don’t have anything, it’s worth the trip anyway. We might see you there, because we go every year!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Sam (Nadara) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Bikes, Blues and BBQ

September 23rd, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Lodging in Eureka Springs AR

Yep, they’re coming! It’s time for Bikes, Blues and BBQ over in nearby Fayetteville, AR. The event is Sept. 26-29 and has something for everybody at this motorcyclist’s enthusiast’s dream weekend, including more music than you can even stand listening to. Weather looks to be excellent, with cool nights and warm days – just like we like it here in NW Arkansas! Now folks in the know realize that B, B and BBQ is fun to do, but you really want to stay in Eureka Springs during that weekend – and may have already found out there’s nothing left in lodging by now over there anyway. Best places to ride is around Eureka Springs, just 45 minutes away from Fayetteville, so make your plans now to stay here. We have plenty of rooms and plenty of parking. There’s a Motorcycle Arts Show at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center and our great biker-friendly gorgeous historic downtown to visit. You can only do so much around Dickson Street in Fayetteville, but tons of stuff to do over here in Eureka Springs, so ride on over!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

42nd Annual Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival

September 2nd, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Although Bridgeford House B&B will be hosting one of our murder mystery weekends on September 7 & 8th, many of our guests and visitors to Eureka Springs will be enjoying our annual antique auto festival, which features some of the coolest cars ever!

They come right by Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast during the parade!Hundreds of vintage classics compete for prizes up at the Pine Mountain shopping center all weekend. You will see them all through town the entire time (watch them from your favorite restaurant deck or balcony) and on Saturday, they will all parade through town, one right after the other. And they all come right by the Bridgeford House! It’s one of our favorite parades to watch right from our front porch.

 

The other event that is always on the Antique Automobile weekend is the reenactment of the 1922 Bank Robbery, the first time an automobile was used as a getaway car in a bank robbery. It takes place right in the middle of downtown mid-day Saturday (after the parade, which starts at 11 a.m.) and includes a fitting end to the bad guys, an accurate mock shootout. It’s great fun (except for the bad guys, of course) and shows what fun small towns can have with their history. Check out this video of shootouts from years past to get a feel for the afternoon’s festivities.

So, as you can see, the first weekend in September is filled with historical action:  murder mysteries, antique cars and wild shootouts. Come join us!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) – and Sophie, too!

 

 

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