Fairfield Bay plans events May 12

Fairfield Bay will host its annual Bloomin’ in the Bay celebration on Saturday, May 12.

The Van Buren County Master Gardeners, barbecue cookers, car show enthusiasts and a host of local artisans will celebrate the start of spring with a big, all-day family festival.

It features the 15th Annual Van Buren County Master Gardeners Plant Sale, local artisans and vendors, food booths and a kids play zone. The sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New this year, individuals can learn which plants to put out to create a butterfly garden. With Fairfield Bay named the first Monarch City in Arkansas, the presentation will feature plants guaranteed to attract these beautiful creatures.

For the third consecutive year, Bloomin’ in the Bay will be held in conjunction with Blues & BBQ, scheduled 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature some talented backyard barbecue cooks competing for a $1,000 prize.

Also, Cruisin in the Bay will have upwards of 100 beautiful cars, both classic and late model. The event, hosted by the Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce, will be held in the Fairfield Bay Mall area, within walking distance of the park.

“These three festivals are a perfect way for us to kick off spring and show what all Fairfield Bay has to offer,” said Mayor Paul Wellenberger. “Our city is thriving, and we just love hosting these events, making new friends and sharing in the bounties that we’ve been given.”

For more information on Fairfield Bay, including other weekend activities and accommodations, call 501.884.4202 or go to visitfairfieldbay.com.