Berryville ~ Get a bang out of it!

Thursday, June 26, 2008
Crop at Mimi's Trunk July 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $10

Just to the east of Eureka Springs, the city of Berryville is like a trip into the nostalgic days of small town America with specialty and antique shops, restaurants and attractions all clustered around the Public Square.

  The Saunders Museum, located off the Public Square, houses an amazing collection of historic guns and other items from the frontier period.

  Dominating the Square is the Heritage Center Museum, with exhibits dedicated to the city's history. The third story preserves the courtroom, which dates back to the 1880s.

  Parking is free, so you can visit the sights, the many unique shops and stop and get a delicious bite to eat.

  Several special events also take place on the Square. The Berryville Farmers' Market is held every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to noon. It's chock full of locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and home-baked goods.

  "Circle the Square," the first in the summer series of free musical concerts is scheduled for Saturday, July 12. Beginning at 6 p.m., the rock group, Toast, entertains. Bring lawn chairs and relax. Restaurants and shops stay open late. Circle the Square concerts take place the 2nd Saturday of the month from July through September.

  The City of Berryville will sponsor a most unique Fourth of July Fireworks display this year. Fireworks will be launched from the top of Saunders Heights sometime after 9 p.m. (at darkness). Viewing sites include the Carroll County Fairgrounds, located just north of the city on Hwy 21/221 Junction, or the A.L. Carter baseball fields on Trinnen Lane in Berryville. Come early, bring lawn chairs and grills and have a fun family night. No trash service is provided, so please be kind to the earth and remove your trash as you leave. There is no charge to the public.

  An information center on the east side of town has lots more information on the area, and a city-operated RV Park is located behind the welcome center.

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