The Darkness Haunted House
Oct
5
to Oct 31

The Darkness Haunted House

The masterminds and fear experts at Batesville’s The Darkness are working overtime to give you the scare of a lifetime! The Darkness exists within the cavernous, winding rooms of an old industrial complex at 570 Stadium Drive, on the dark banks of the White River. 

Doors will open at 7 pm on October 5, revealing a legion of the dangerous, the demented, and the downright terrifying! Just minutes from Main Street, The Darkness is making this year the best ever, with new ideas, new gear, and new ways to keep you up at night! In addition to scaring your socks off, MSB Director Suzanne Magouyrk promises new features such as a friendly Lights On Tour and Media night, a VIP pass program, the Monster Mash Dance Party, and some frightening public appearances before this scare season’s big opening night. 

Tickets are $10 each, and discount tokens will be available at Southside and Batesville football games on Sept 14 and 21. 

The Darkness is a fundraiser for Main Street Batesville and is co-chaired by David Thompson and Suzanne Magouyrk. Merchants and Planters Bank is the presenting sponsor.

The Darkness is also available for private events! Need an eerie and unforgettable experience? Reserve your private booking now! For more information, visit The Darkness: a haunted house by Main Street Batesville Facebook page or go to www.mainstreetbatesville.org.

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Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

Support & shop local on "Small Business Saturday". Join us on Saturday, November 24th as we celebrate the heartbeat of our downtown - the merchants. 

Stores will have sales/promotions throughout the day and there will be other events taking place downtown.  

More information coming soon!

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2018 Farm to Table Dinner
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Farm to Table Dinner

The 2018 Farm to Table Dinner will be held at the Barnett Farm located at 75 Bar Bell Lane in Batesville, AR. This year’s event will feature well-farmed & well-prepared local foods. Cocktails & hors d’oeurves will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 each and a table of 8 is $500.

This year’s presenting sponsor is Merchants & Planters Bank.

To purchase individual tickets, click here.

To purchase a table for your group, click here.

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Southern Food Festival
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Southern Food Festival

SPONSORED BY THESE COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS:

PECO / JOHN HERBERT HICKMAN FOUNDATION

FUTURE FUEL

BATESVILLE POULTRY SUPPLY

KELLER BOUNCE HOUSES

The 2018 Southern Food Festival will be held Saturday, June 2, on Main Street Batesville. 

Local restaurants compete for the year's "Best of The South" award, with each cooking up one of their own favorite Southern foods.

Last year's winner: 109 Cix!

Festival goers can purchase their favorite dish, or purchase a punch cards which allows them to sample the food of multiple vendors.

Festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and encompasses four blocks of downtown. Parking is available at the churches and in the parking lots off of the adjacent College and Water Streets.

  • Circus Performers roaming the street
  • Keller Bounce House and train rides for kids
  • Punch Cards (optional) for $10 = 5 samples and a lemonade
  • Live music all day
  • Retail, craft and business vendors

MUSIC STAGE SCHEDULE

10:00 a.m. -- The 106th Army Band

11:00 a.m. -- Hamburger Cows

1:00 p.m. -- Sarah Cecil

 

To become a vendor, download and return the application.

To save time in line, festival go-ers interested in sampling can pre-purchase their Sample Punch Card on our website.

 

 

 

 

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Gardening Workshop
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Gardening Workshop

Free gardening workshop at the NEW Downtown Learning Garden, 171 W. Main Street.

Come join us as local farmer Brandon Gordon of Five Acre Farms leads a hands-on workshop on the basics of starting a garden, and the challenges of gardening in non-traditional spaces like urban lots (like ours!).

Great for any age. Some tools available, but bring your own if possible.

The Downtown Learning Garden is a new endeavor by Main Street Batesville organization show how an unused empty lot can be transformed into something alive that contributes to the community. The Learning Garden will be available for all to use as they please on a work-and-enjoy basis (pull weeds, water, etc = pick yourself some fresh produce).  All excess produce will be donated to the local charity "Our Father's Table" which prepares weekly meals for the hungry.

No need to register, just show up. To sign up as a volunteer and help manage the garden, email mainstreetbatesville@gmail.com

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Free Concert: IBLA International Tour
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Free Concert: IBLA International Tour

FREE CONCERT

Batesville will once again be a host city for the annual IBLA World Tour, a prestigious group of classical musicians, singers and composers who each secured their place on their tour by means of an international competition head annually in Italy.

The group will perform a free concert to the public at 6 p.m. May 2 at Brown Chapel, Lyon College.

For the third year, the City of Batesville has partnered with Citizens Bank and First Community Bank to bring the rare concert opportunity to the community. The stop in Batesville comes courtesy of Sherman Banks, an Arkansas native and vice president of the IBLA Foundation, who has worked with Mayor Rick Elumbaugh to add the Arkansas concert location.

“IBLA offers Arkansas audiences the unique opportunity to hear remarkable and recognized world-class international jazz and classic pianists, singers, accordionists, trombone, and percussionists from Georgia, Italy, Poland, Japan, and the USA,” said Banks, IBLA Foundation VP and Jurist.

IBLA World Tour group changes each year, per the results of a qualifying competition called the IBLA Grand Prize. Musicians from around the globe compete in the internationally recognized festival held in Ragusa-Ibla, Italy – a United Nations Heritage Site for which the competition and touring group is named.

This year’s winning performers hale from Japan, Georgia, Italy, Maldova, China, Finland. 

The group will go on to perform on a world tour in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, The Tokyo Opera City Hall, and Tchaikovsky Bolshoi Hall in Moscow and in other prestigious venues in Canada, Europe, Russia and the United States.

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2018 Winter Gala
Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Winter Gala

Main Street Batesville will host its Annual Winter Gala on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to raise funds for Main Street Batesville and its programs. 

The gala will be held at The Main Street Loft inside the Barnett Building located at 267 East Main Street in downtown Batesville. Festivities include a live and silent auction, costume contest, two-step competition, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and live entertainment.  The event will be followed by an afterparty featuring the talents of the band — The Cherry Pickers.  To become a sponsor, donate an auction item or learn more about attending the event, please contact Main Street Batesville at 844-462-4482 or email mainstreetbatesville@gmail.com.

“The Winter Gala is one of downtown’s best events and everyone always has a great time” said Jenifer Walls, gala coordinator. “The event has sold out each year so be sure to get your tickets early.” Jenifer added, “The Winter Gala brings together people in our community that genuinely love downtown while raising thousands of dollars for Main Street Batesville.”

The theme for this year’s event will be Urban Cowboy with an emphasis on the television show, Dallas. Guests are encouraged to dress up according to the theme.  

Tickets are $35 each or $60 per couple and can be purchased online at https://www.mainstreetbatesville.org/buy/

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