Oktoberfest is coming to Texarkana this month. It's an arts and crafts festival with food and craft beers from all over Arkansas.

Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Front Street Festival Plaza in Texarkana, Ark. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Animal Care and Adoption Center, which is our local animal shelter in Texarkana. In a state known for its great craft beers and local breweries, Texarkana Friends of the Shelter is proud to host the First Annual Oktoberfest Texarkana.

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Not only will there be a beer garden for tastings and beer purchases from many of the unique breweries of Arkansas, but there will be other awesome arts and crafts vendors as well as delicious foods from across the four states along with entertainment throughout the day.

The event kicks off with the timed Pork Chop 5K as well as a one mile Family Fun Run and Dog Walk. The Front Street stage will feature many local singers, artists and dancers from the Ark-La-Tex, as well as fun contest. Wrapping up the day will be Texarkana favorite, Greg Gardner, performing some of his best country hits. This will be an experience you will not want to miss. Downtown Texarkana is where it all happens. A day of great craft beer, lots of laughter and a fun time, all while giving back to the Animal Care and Adoption Center of Texarkana.

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Visit Oktoberfest online or the Facebook Event page.

Sign up online for the Pork Chop 5k and the one mile Family Fun Run and Dog Walk.