Fun & Safe Halloween will be held on Halloween night from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. During this time, Main Street Batesville street will be closed to aid in the safety of trick-or-treaters downtown.
Merchants and residents will be passing out treats and there will be activities in the Pocket Park.
Spartan Mowers has teamed with Main Street Batesville to give away a SPARTAN LAWN MOWER! Chances to enter the raffle are $20 and are available at the following businesses:
Autry’s White River Furniture
The Pinto Coffee & Comida
Schwegman’s Office Supply
Thompson’s Jewelry Store
First Community Bank (downtown branch)
Citizens Bank (main branch)
Merchants & Planters Bank
Olde Towne Mall
You can also purchase a chance online here.
100% of the proceeds benefit Maxfield Park. The drawing will occur at the Southern Food Festival on June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Pocket Park.
The 2019 Southern Food Festival presented by Peco Foods will be held on Main Street Batesville on Saturday, June 1. The festival will feature:
• Live music all-day
• Big Poppa Bubble
• Morley Family Magic
• Downtown Drizzle (kids' water play)
• Food samples
• Craft, farm, and retail vendors
More announcements coming soon!
Sponsors include: Peco Foods, Citizens Bank, FutureFuel, Autry's White River Furniture, Bank of Cave City, Southern Bank, Centennial Bank, and Fringe Salon.
The Main Street Batesville Farmers Market will be open from 8am until noon. The market will feature several local vendors who will showcase produce, crafts, baked goods, jams/jellies, and more. Admission is free.
The market is held in the Pocket Park on Main Street.
To view the list of vendors, click here.
Main Street Batesville + Citizens Bank have partnered to celebrate "Star Wars Day"! There will be kid entrepreneurs setup selling a variety of items from 5pm-7pm. Morley Family Magic will perform from 7pm-8pm. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will begin at 8pm (rated PG-13).
All events will be held in the Main Street Loft located in the 3rd Floor of the Library building in downtown Batesville. Guests may use the rear entrance and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.
~Admission is FREE~
Rated PG-13 - View trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGbxmsDFVnE
The Main Street Batesville Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 4. The market will be open from 8am until noon. Admission is free. There will be kids’ activities, live music, local produce, artisans & crafters, and more.
Interested in having a booth? Booth spaces are $10 each day or $90 for the entire season (if paid up front). Vendors who pay for the season are also eligible to set up at the Southern Food Festival.
The Farmers Market will be open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, May thru September.
The Lockhouse Orchestra will be performing a Beatles tribute concert on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Melba Theater. Tickets are $20 and available online and at Merchants and Planters Bank in Batesville.
Merchants and Planters Bank is the presenting sponsor of the concert. Proceeds benefit Main Street Batesville and the Maxfield Park project in downtown Batesville.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.
On Monday, March 11 from 10am until 12pm, Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center will be presenting a workshop titled "Social Media Success Strategies". The workshop will be geared towards small businesses and their online social media presence.
- OPEN TO ALL BUSINESSES -
Registration is free but you must preregister. This event is sponsored by Main Street Batesville - Arkansas and FNBC.
The 2019 Winter Gala will be held Friday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Loft at 267 East Main. The theme this year will be “Footloose”. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite dancing boots and dress accordingly to the era.
Individual tickets are $35 and couples are $60. The evening will feature dancing, live music, food, drinks, live & silent auction, contests, and more. You can purchase tickets online here.
The 2019 Winter Gala is a fundraiser for Main Street Batesville.
Main Street Batesville will be hosting “Rocky Horror Picture Show New Years Eve Celebration” at the Main Street Loft, located on the 3rd Floor at 267 East Main Street. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased at HERE or at the event. The evening will feature dancing, a DJ, an interactive movie experience, refreshments, drinks, and more. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume accordingly.
SpanishGypsy Boutique, Main Attire Batesville, and Sweetie Cakes are hosting the second "Ladies Shopping Night" on Thursday, December 13th from 5pm - 9pm Come and shop downtown in the evening for a new experience!
The inaugural “Ladies Shopping Night” was a huge success. Laura McGuire of Main Attire said, “We had people in the store until 9:45 p.m. and had tons of shoppers”. Natural State Running and Spanish Gypsy Boutique both reported increased sales and foot traffic, too.
The Styling Room and Sweeney’s Men’s Grooming are teaming together to have an event featuring FREE haircuts!
One of the best ways for someone to feel refreshed and new again is a trip to the stylist. The event will take place on Saturday, December 8th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Help yourself or a friend out and let them know about this opportunity, thanks to 2 great downtown businesses.
The theme for the 2018 Batesville Christmas Parade will be "A Dickens of a Christmas". Businesses/organizations can submit their float information online at https://goo.gl/forms/oAJKaeoMsAlcE8mP2
A judging number will be assigned to your float. Line-up at Town Plaza Shopping Center will begin at 4 p.m.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place parade float winners will be announced Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Categories to be judged are: Commercial & Non-Profit/Civic organization. All winners will be notified. All entries must be decorated with holiday spirit and lights.
Santa will be in attendance on the Kiwanis Float at the end of the parade.
The reindeer will be flying Santa Hershel in for a meet & greet before he gets too busy making toys! He will be available for pictures from 1pm until 3pm at Fellowship Bible Church on Saturday, November 24th. A photographer will be on hand taking photos but feel free to use your own device, too!
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!
Head to downtown Batesville, AR for one of the most wonderful times of the year! During Holiday Open House you can get ahead of the hustle and bustle of December shopping and actually enjoy your experience! Be sure to stroll Main Street Batesville and beyond. You can snag Christmas gifts that are as original and independent as Batesville itself.
We are lucky to have plenty of unique shops on Main Street Batesville for clothing, art, music and much more. Downtown is the perfect place to find some one-of-a-kind gifts, holiday decor, delicious specials at restaurants and you can enter special drawings throughout the weekend.
Participating Merchants include -
•Beneath the Willow - drawing for door prizes, extra 20% off one item coupon, and serving refreshments
•Clara Jane & Jax - Special pricing on select items. Customers can also enter to win a gift card and can draw for their discount on regular priced items.
•Gallery 246 - Special offers and refreshments
•Main Attire - Special sales on clothing
•Siloe - Balloon pop for discounts & new arrivals
•Spanish Gypsy Boutique - Lots of sales and when you make a purchase, you will be entered to win a GIFT CARD!
•Batesville Area Arts Council - 10% off purchase and refreshments
Home, Holidays, and More - 40% off remaining fall decor, 20% off a regular-priced item for first-time shoppers, free LED candle with purchase of a lantern (minimum $50), 25% off all holiday dishes, buy one scented candle and get 50% off second candle (equal or lesser value)- *Offers cannot be combined for same item
•Autry's White River Furniture
•Melba Theater - $2 off a refillable bucket
HEALTH & WELLNESS
•Main Street Gym - Serving refreshments
•The Pinto Coffee & Comida - Drink specials all day! They will be launching their new fall/winter drink menu!
•Sweetie Cakes - DOORBUSTER! Cupcakes & cake balls will be BOGO free from 10am-noon
Spooky fun awaits you at this year’s Main Street Batesville “Fun and Safe Halloween,” Wednesday, October 30 from 5-7 pm. The public is invited to stroll the vibrant residential and business areas of Main Street as residents and merchants pass out candy and treat you to the friendliest street in town! Enjoy this fun and free community activity in safety; side streets will be blocked off, allowing little ones to meander in safety. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and make some memories!
If your business would like to set-up along Main Street at no charge, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Halloween, Main Street Batesville wants your blood. The Arkansas Blood Institute will be parked at The Darkness: A Haunted House from 2pm until 6pm on Tuesday, October 30. The haunted house is located at 570 Stadium Drive in Batesville, Ark. Donors will receive a free shirt and admission into the haunted house. Donors are required to bring a photo identification. To schedule an appointment, visit www.arkbi.org.
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.
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.
SPONSORED BY THESE COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS:
PECO / JOHN HERBERT HICKMAN FOUNDATION
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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/