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Melbourne is located in Izard County southeast of Mountain Home, between Mountain View and Salem on Hwy 9. Also situated in the Ozark Mountains east of Calico Rock.

Melbourne is only a short drive west from the world famous White River, home of record breaking trout. A few short miles northwest you will find another excellent trout stream, the North Fork River. And just past it is Lake Norfork, home of all kind of water sports. Close to the Folk Center you will find one of the Arkansas' greatest treasures, the Blanchard Springs Caverns. On the way to visit the Caverns and the Folk Center, stop off at Sylamore and catch a ride on the White River Scenic Railroad. On your excursions, you will more than likely run into some of the native wildlife such as the whitetail deer and the wild turkey.

Enjoy golf in Melbourne at Cooper's Hawk. This course features 18 holes of championship golf. Located on Hwy 69 Spur and the course is open to the public.


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Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Memphis Italian Festival Memphis TN May30-June1 A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis.
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.