Eureka Springs Food & Wine Weekend was started in 1993, with most restaurants participating in this food lover’s event. November was a quiet month and the weekend was chosen because it was 2 weeks before Thanksgiving, and yet visitors could do some Christmas shopping while the weather was still very pleasant.

All categories of restaurants are involved, offering everyone something to taste; either a 6 course meal with wine pairings, to a flight of wines. We have offered cooking classes, grand tastings in the Auditorium, light tastings with Champagnes and brought in winemakers from California to educate those interested in the finer points of wine. This continues to be an appealing weekend for tourists as well as local wine lovers.