Prairie Grove is located in Washington County southwest of Fayetteville between Lincoln and Farmington along Hwy 62 near the Illinois River and the Ozark National Forest. Prairie Grove is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas metro area.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 2,172, an increase of 411 since 1990.
The area’s first Post Office was established in 1840 and was called Sweet Home Post office, as the area was referred to at that time. The earliest accounts of settlement in what is now Prairie Grove dates back to the late 1820’s. There is a spring that is still visible in Mock Park, located in downtown, and looks much as it did at that turn of the century. The spring was long a gathering spot, where locals would drink from the cool waters and socialize.
Popular attractions in the area include: Battlefield State Park, Bob Kid Lake (Excellent Fishing, abundant wildlife, and located less than a mile west of the city) and Aquatic Park (swimming & big slides).
Arkansas State Parks Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park |
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05/28 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.