EurekaPalooza festival to rock Lake Leatherwood Park

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The 3rd Annual EurekaPalooza Outdoor Festival is Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lake Leatherwood City Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This year's event will include two stages for live music, EurekaPielooza pie cook-off, Kid Zone and a recently approved Beer Garden. Admission to the festival is free.

Music performances begin at 12 p.m. with Blind Boy White, Brick Fields, Centerfuze, The Don Nots, It's About Time, It's the Water, Chris Harp and Joel Walker, Johnny Hudson, Dirty Tom, Michael Garrett and Daniel O'Brien, Pete Maiella, Nick Rorick, Northwest Arkansas High School Musicians, Rocky and The Blacklegs, Running With Scissors, Sarah Angela and solo performers from Bentonville School of the Arts and Clear Spring High School, according to a press release.

Music genres will vary from reggae, blues, R&B, rock, folk, Americana, punk and jazz. Festival patrons are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets; seating will not be provided.

The Kid Zone will feature a bounce castle, inflatable slide, pony rides, carnival-type treats and a kid's activity tent. Activities will cost a small fee--prices for each activity were not posted as of press time. The EurekaPielooza pie cook-off will give entrants an opportunity to cook two pies--one for judging and one for the silent auction. All types of pies are welcome. There is a $20 entry fee per pie with prizes for sweet and savory as well as professional and home-baker. All proceeds will benefit the Clear Spring School of Eureka Springs. Entry forms can be found at CarrollCoNews.

Camping is available through the Lake Leatherwood Park office with ground camping and RV spots available; to reserve a campsite call 479-253-7921.

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