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Jazz Eureka 2012

August 19th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

More music is coming! September 20-23 will be the return of the Jazz Festival, featuring Ron Radford (Flamenco guitarist who will showcase some of the roots of Jazz with his Flamenco and Gypsy guitar stylings-tickets available at the door of the Aud) and An Evening with  Delfeayo Marsalis, jazz trombonist and a member of the well-known Marsalis jazz family.

Jazz in Eureka Springs AR













Make plans also for the night of the 21st for A Sinatra Tribute with Tom Tiratto & The Fayetteville Jazz Collective at The Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center- 7:30 PM:

“Channel your inner Don Draper, break out the skinny ties and Dior sheaths, ice up the martinis and come party like the Rat Pack. An evening of cocktails and dancing to an 18-piece big band and a recreation of playing the big room at the Sands with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.” Tickets available for the Marsalis concert and the Sinatra Tribute here.

Of course, as always in Eureka Springs, there will be free music in Basin Park all weekend, so grab your dancing feet and come join the fun! We still have availability here at the Bridgeford House and yes, you can walk right to all the music without ever getting back in your car!

Warmest regards,

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




Eureka Springs Kite Festival at Turpentine Creek

March 4th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

March 24th will mark the 22nd Annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival at Turpentine Creek in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Here’s  a fun video about one of Turpentine Creek’s residents and the kite festival itself:

By the way, that cute staff member is our youngest daughter, Jessica, who worked at Turpentine Creek for several years!

The Kite Festival is that Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. You’ll have plenty of time to fly kites, visit lions and tigers and bears – oh, my! and be back in the historic downtown in time for a lovely dinner at one of our many wonderful restaurants. We’ll be happy to give you some recommendations.

You can’t walk to Turpentine Creek from our place but, as many of you know, you can walk to just about anywhere else! So bring your kite – remember, March is supposed to be windy!

Warmest regards,

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

Xterra Eureka Springs and Other Fun Runs!

February 5th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

If you’re a runner or a bicyclist, you need to come to Eureka Springs for some great events. We’ll post in a future blog about cycling, but we do have some running events coming soon and we wanted to make sure you knew about them!

Yep, we have the Santa’s on Spring Fun Run. But that’s not until December…if you head on down here this month, we have the Freakin Eurekan 15K Trail Race, on February 11th (that’s a really busy weekend around here!). Eureka Springs’s first footrace of the year dashes along the challenging course at Lake Leatherwood, starting at 10 a.m. The race takes place in any weather, along the same course every year, unless the trail is snow-covered, which happened in 2011. In most years, the weather is good, with temperatures in the mid-40s. Roughly 100 runners participate in the 15K race each year, mainly from Arkansas. The proceeds from the 2012 race will benefit the University of Arkansas Cycling Club.

On March 10th, the 30th Annual Victorian Classic Road Race takes place. A 10K run, a 2 mile run and a 2 mile fun walk all take place in the beautiful downtown historic district (they go right in front of our B&B!) Proceeds benefit ECHO (Eureka Christian Health Organization) and Carroll County Food Banks.

In beautiful May, there is a run with a twist, the 3rd Annual Run Eureka, benefiting Clear Spring School. A scavenger hunt fun run for the whole family, runners/walkers explore Eureka Springs while solving clues and completing challenges from point to point to win prizes. Teams are encouraged to wear costumes and be prepared for zany fun!

XTERRA Eureka Springs is on June 9, starting at 7 a.m., and features an off-road Triathlon and 5 mile trail run. With over 60 races on the XTERRA America Tour in 2011, XTERRA Eureka Springs was ranked FIRST overall by racers who participated in a post-race survey. XTERRA Eureka Springs offers a beautiful venue, challenging course and a production crew that pulls out all the stops.

August 12-14 brings the Eurekan Multi-Sport Event, which in its 2nd year has been a very popular swimming-biking-foot race event. The three-day multi-sport festival consists of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, road bike tour rides and racing on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday. Participants can enter individual events or take “The Eurekan” challenge. Any participant who enters the “The Eurekan” who can complete the triathlon, 100 mile ride and 10K run will be known as “The Eurekan”!

And last, but not least, is the Santa’s on Spring Fun Run, which takes place on December 1st. This is also the best Christmas weekend in town, with the Living Windows Contest, the Candlelight Tour of Homes, Christmas activities at the Crescent Hotel, and the John Two Hawkes Christmas Concert at the Auditorium. Definitely a wonderful time to visit our beautiful town!

But you don’t really need a specifc event to come run in the Ozarks. Check out these running maps to put together your own personal event. And when you’re done…come soak in one of our Jacuzzis!

Until then,

Warmest regards,

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

8th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival in Eureka Springs Arkansas!

January 30th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 11, 2012, for chocolate gorging.

There is chocolate sampling all day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults ($6 for children) and worth every penny, because you get to take a box around with you to all the display tables, chow down on samples AND fill up the box for wonderful chocolate to take home. You will see some wonderful displays (great for ideas for weddings and parties) and one of my favorite things in the whole wide-world:  chocolate fountains.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival is always planned every year to coincide with Valentine’s Weekend, so what could be more perfect? This is a nationally acclaimed festival, which has been featured in the national media, including Southern Living magazine. On top of that, it has been selected as the second-best attraction for Valentine’s Day in the state of Arkansas!

A complete world of chocolate appreciation will be featured at the 8th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival including cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and more. Chocolate novelty items and body products will be on hand as well.

We will be happy to host you here at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs Arkansas – and we will help you eat the chocolate, too, if you just end up with way too much (is there such a thing?) Weather so far this winter has been gorgeous, so come on up to Eureka! Sophie’s waiting in the window!


Warmest regards,

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


Mardi Gras in Eureka Springs, 2012!

December 20th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Thanks to the “Krewe of Krazo” (that’s “Ozark” spelled backwards), there is truly a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras setting here in the beautiful Ozarks within the downtown area of Eureka Springs, AR. This event, in its seventh year, has grown phenomenally and is now deeply rooted in the Victorian town with our up and down and curly-Q streets. So if you’re looking for some good fun in the doldrums of wintertime – and always think Eureka is too quiet during the winter – check out the Mardi Gras schedule below:

Sunday, January 8: King’s Day Kickoff
Saturday, January 28: Christening the Floats
Saturday, February 11: Taste of N’Awlins
Thursday, February 16: Hookers & Jokers Ball
Friday, February 17: Coronation Ball
Saturday, February 18: Downtown Parade
Saturday, February 18: Costume Contests
Saturday, February 18: Beaux Art Ball
Sunday, February 19: Jazz Brunch
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, February 19, 20 & 21: ArtiGras
Monday, February 20: Artists Reception
Tuesday, February 21: Krazo 2nd Line Pub Crawl
Tuesday, February 21: St. ‘Lizbeth Cajun Ball

For more details on when and where, click here.

Most everything is within walking distance of us here at the Bridgeford House, so it won’t matter if you imbibe a little bit. So – Laissez les bon temps Rouler! (Let the good times roll!)

Warmest regards,

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


Writers Conference Coming to Eureka Springs

September 25th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

We all have a wanna-be-a-writer inside of us. I’ve even started a book or two. I think if I just stuck with it, it might not even be half bad! But one thing that always gets me in the mood is inspiration from authors I enjoy reading. Coming back to Eureka Springs is the 43rd Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference, October 6-8, 2011. Featured speaker is David Morrell, who has been a long-time favorite of mine, because I love action thrillers. He should have some awesome tips to share. Also featured is a writer’s agent, Gordon Warnock.

The conference has several other speakers and subjects including such items as “Ten Stupid Things in Writing You Never Thought About. And the Secret to Never Forgetting Them” and “Dialogue, Speaking Frankly. The Secrets to Making Your Characters Talk Naturally and Not Sound Forced or Staged, While at the Same time Moving Your Story. Tips for Talking and Pitfalls to Avoid”. Cost for the conference is $119.00 per person. There are a few contests and awards. Check out their site for more details.

And you can come to Eureka Springs throughout the seasons for true inspiration!

Warmest regards,

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

Upcoming Car Shows

August 28th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Well, I write this to the sights and sounds of all the great VW bugs and buses that have been in town all this past weekend. We had a blast watching them from our front porch with some great guests, who collected lots of candy and Mardi Gras beads! It made us start looking forward to the next car show, which is one of my favorites, the Antique Auto Festival – in its 41st year! Coming September 9 & 10th, it’s sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, and event details include hundreds of vintage classics competing for prizes and trophies. Includes a car show with  the parade, which of course – goes right by our front porch! The 1922 Bank Robbery re-enactment follows directly after the antique car parade; re-creating the first time an automobile was used as a getaway vehicle in a bank robbery. That is always loads of fun and no bystanders have ever been shot yet {grin}.

From Bridgeford House B& B Front PorchThe first weekend in October has the Carroll County Cruisers Open Car Show. And by far one of the most exciting is the Annual Corvette weekend, October 6-9, their 21st time in Eureka! Gorgeous ‘vettes will be everywhere, both new and restored. This show is so big they used to run the parade only at night time. Now you just get to see them all over town.

October 20-23 will see all the Mini-Coopers arriving. I love the minis – just the right size for Sophie to drive! Very colorful and of course, easy to drive around Eureka’s skinny and windy streets. Fall color should be hitting just right about that time.

So come enjoy the cars without the car maintenance bills! There’s always something going on in Eureka Springs, AR!

Warmest regards,

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

The Bugs are Coming!

August 21st, 2011 by Sam Feldman

No, not that kind…VW bugs! And all other manner of Volkswagen vehicles – back again for their annual festival, for the 19th year! August 26, 27th and 28th, 2011 – you can sit right on our front porch and watch these colorful automobiles tootle by during their Saturday afternoon parade, as many as 300 of them right in front of you. Some of them are pretty outrageous (there is usually one that’s all dressed up like a frog).  It’s one of the biggest car parades that Eureka has and also one of the most colorful!


There’s a Saturday show and swap meet, a Sunday Countryside Tourcade (and you know what our countryside looks like!) and a BBQ dinner, for those folks that register to be in the show. But for you wanna-bes, just come enjoy the bugs and buses for yourself, while shopping and dining and people-watching – it’s a great weekend to just get outside!

Warmest regards,


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

Eureka Springs Bluesfest Weekend is Almost Here!

March 21st, 2011 by Sam Feldman

June 2, 3, 4 & 5th is the date – Eureka Springs is the place! Bluesfest weekend comes around every year and we love it! Besides being an awesome gathering of blues artists, this festival benefits one of our favorite things in town, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. It also benefits the HART fund, which is for musicians and their families in financial need from health issues.

Every year incomparable blues musicians come to town and there is music in every venue and on every corner. This year’s headliners include Coco Montoya and Elvin Bishop, who will be playing at the Auditorium. Many other names that will be appearing all over town include Rose Ledet, Little Joe McLerran, Buddy Shute and many more! On a beautiful spring weekend, you’ll hear fantastic music all weekend long at the Basin Park downtown – for free!

Free music outdoors, all weekend!

We really are a perfect location, within an easy 10 minute walk to all the main venues. But when you’re ready for some peace and quiet, head back “home” to us at the B&B, because we’re away from the maddening crowd!

Most lodging in Eureka Springs has a 3-day minimum that weekend and they fill up fast. We do still have a couple of rooms left ourselves, but they won’t last long. No matter where you stay, make sure that you add the Bluesfest weekend in Eureka Springs to your bucket list – it will be a weekend you’ll not long forget!

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka Springs Grand Illumination

March 13th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Last year during May, Eureka Springs had its inaugural Grand Illumination event – and it was wonderful! Colorful and bright, we had beautiful Japanese and Chinese lanterns decorating houses and inns all around Eureka Springs, including the Bridgeford House B&B. Sam went a little crazy with her first year of lanterns, but luckily we still have quite a few left. And this year the town is hoping to be lit up even better than before, as this new event gets more and more popular each year.

Bridgeford House B&B Patio

In addition, this year the event has been extended to the entire month of May, during our May Festival of Arts. There will also be the Grand Illumination Upstairs Downtown Tour & Taste which is on May 1st from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for this tour of homes and lodging facilities that will include a taste sampling of food and beverages supplied by several shops and downtown restaurants.

Also, plan to join us for the Grand Luminary celebration in Basin Spring Park at 7 p.m., May 1st. We will be honoring our annual Grand Luminary and lighting the park. The Grand Illumination is sponsored by the Eureka Springs Downtown Network.

There is so much going on during May, it’s just too much for one blog! See the May Festival of Arts schedule and reserve your room accordingly!

Bridgeford House's Sunken Garden

Looking forward to enjoying spring in Eureka!

Warmest regards,


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