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A Taste of Earle


The third annual Taste of Earle will take place Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, Oct. 1, on the square. Presented by the Earle Alumni Cardinal Club, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free kids’ center, vendors, car show, BBQ contest, DJ, live music from Unity Band and more. For a full rundown of the Bulldog Nation Homecomoing events or for more information,

Saturday, Oct. 1, in conjunction with the Steak Cookers Association, is the 11th Annual Mid-South Great Steak Cookoff, at the Eugene Woods Civic Center.

Entry fees are $150 and contestants will be provided with two inch and a quarter prime cut steaks to show off their skills in hopes of taking home the first place trophy. Cash prizes, live music, food and more.

Call (901) 647-2864 for more information.

Marion Animal Shelter Car Show Fundraiser A special fundraiser for the Marion Animal Shelter will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Angel’s Way Baptist Church, 801 Angel’s Way Dr., in Marion, featuring a classic car show for the community.

Check-in at 8 a.m., with the judging from 9 a.m. until noon. Winners announced at 2 p.m.

Prizes for best engine, best in show, categories for cars and trucks, and a 50/50 raffle. $20 entry for contestants. For more information, see the City of Marion Animal Shelter page on Facebook.

Hometown Crawfordsville Festival The annual Hometown Crawfordsville Harvest Festival returns to the Old Schoolyard Park in Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., featuring live music, children’s area, arts & crafts, food vendors, prize drawings and more. If you would like a vendor application, message the Hometown Crawfordsville Facebook page or email hometowncrawfordsville@ yah

Hogs on the Square & Battle of the Boards It’s tailgate time on the Courthouse Square at the County Courthouse in Marion. It’s the 6th annual Hogs on the Square Call the Hogs and root for the Razorbacks as they take on the Ole Miss Rebels in an SEC showdown.

Watch the game on the big screen and enjoy food trucks, vendors and more. And don’t miss the inaugural “Battle of the Boards” charcuterie board competition, during Hogs on the Square Razorbacks watch party.

See whose board is the best and enjoy some football action while you taste! More details to come. For more information, call the Marion Chamber of Commerce at (870) 739-6041.

The annual Marion United Methodist Continued on Page 12 NEWS BRIEFS (cont.)

Church, harvest festival returns this year, Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 81 Old Military Rd., in Marion, featuring all your Hullabaloo favorites, kids games, country store, concessions, silent auction and more. Plus the always popular Hullabaloo meat sale: Boston Butt $35, 1/2 Chicken $10, Pork Loin $25, Meat pickup Oct. 14 5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 15 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the Church Office at (870) 739-3434.

The J.W. Rich Girls Club, 519 Shoppingway Blvd., in West Memphis, is hosting its annual Trunk or Treat Fall Party, Saturday, Oct. 22. The club is currently accepting candy and donations and is inviting any individuals, clubs, nonprofits and civic organizations to come be a part of the fun by entering a trunk or volunteering to help with the event. To get involved, contact the Girls Club at (870) 7337296, or send them a message on Facebook.

Calling all Crittenden County grillmasters and pit bosses. The West Memphis Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is hosting its first- ever “Rhythm & Ribs” music showcase and rib cooking competition at the Eugene Woods Civic Center.. Over $5,000 in cash and awards will be up for grabs. Live music, beer, food trucks and more! Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 8 p.m.

Space is limited. More details to come. For more information, contact Kimberly Hamilton at (870) 732-7597.

Esperanza Bonanza returns this year, moving to the fall for 2022, at the Marion Recreational Complex, Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 29. All your favorites will be there: Cooking contests, carnival games & rides, a corn maze, live music and more, including Marion native and “The Voice” finalist Barrett Baber in concert on Saturday night.

First Marion Fall Festival

Come one, come all to the Marion First Baptist Church Fall Festival, Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Trunkor- Treat, free Mempops, food trucks, live music and more. All ages welcome. The community is invited to this free event, 2137, Hwy. 77, in Marion.

Save the Date, Nov. 25 through Dec. 21. Opening Night Nov. 21. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All your favorite artists and vendors, 400 E. Broadway. Shop local and save!

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