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Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Van Buren is located in Crawford County (of which it is the county seat). Also situated just northeast of Fort Smith, between Alma and Fort Smith along US Hwy 64 on the banks of the Arkansas River, near the Oklahoma boarder.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 19,277, an increase of 4,378 since 1990.

Van Buren is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma metro area.

While in the Van Buren area try visiting the restored Historic Main Street, Van Buren City Park/Cap Bedell Lake, Springhill Park, Goose Harbor Marina, Crawford County Art Center, Fort Smith Museum of History, Cedars Country Club, Miss Laura's Visitors Center, Trolley Museum, and the Old Fort Museum.

Fishing, boating, hiking, golfing, and the incredible scenic panorama of the Natural State offers an ideal setting for all types of recreational activities.

Old Timer's Days Arts and Crafts Fair | Crawford County Memorial Hospital |
History Mount Olive United Methodist Church | Old Frisco Depot |
Shopping Olde Towne Quilt Shoppe |
Transportation Scenic Ozark Railway |

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12/18 Coming to The area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival, OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.