Festivals

2019 Old Timers Day Steampunk Festival

2019 welcomes the 42nd Annual Old Timers Steampunk Festival featuring exhibitors from more than seven states covering six closed-off blocks on Historic Main Street. Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th. Arts & Crafts Saturday (9:00 am-5:00 pm) and Sunday (9:00 am-4:00 pm). Event will be held rain or shine.

For general information visit The Old Town Merchants website, or call 479-922-6862. The vendor application may be accessed online.

2019 Cruisin’ on Main

Come be a part of our Cruisin’ on Main car show.  Awards will be given for Best of Show, Engine, Paint, Upholstery and People’s Choice.  There is a $20 entry fee for showing your car or truck.  June 22, 5 pm to 10 pm in the Main Street Historic District. 

2019 Downtown Junk Fest

August 31st and September 1st, Labor Day weekend, on Van Buren’s Historic Mainstreet there will be hundreds of vendors plus food, live music and entertainment. Vendors will include re-purposed vintage, salvage, reclaimed antiques and boutique items, vintage clothing and more.

We are looking for vendors to include repurposed, Vintage, Salvage, Reclaimed, Antiques, Boutique Items, Vintage Clothing, Food, Drinks and Snacks. The vendor application may be accessed online. 

2019 Annual Fall Festival Tradin’ Days

Autumn is welcomed in old-fashioned style as Van Buren opens historic Main Street for Fall Festival Tradin’ Days. Over 200 exhibitors will be displaying fine artwork, handcrafted items, antiques, and collectibles. The 2019 festival is scheduled for October 12th (9 am – 5 pm) and 13th (9 am – 4 pm) There will be live entertainment both days. 

For general information visit The Old Town Merchants website, or call 479-922-6862.

2019 Halloween on Main

Zombie Crawl, candy, costume contest and so much more.  Saturday, October 26, 6 pm until 9 pm.

2019 Jingle and Mingle on Main

Enjoy the magic of Christmas during Jingle and Mingle on Main.  Carriage rides, local merchants and shops dressed in their Christmas best.  Lots more to come.  Saturday, December 7th at 10 am and Sunday December 8th at 4 pm.

2019 Christmas Parade

December 14, 6 pm – 8 pm.  Parade runs down Main Street from 15th Street to the Courthouse.