Yellville is located in Marion County (of which it is the county seat), southwest of Mountain Home, between Flippin and Harmon along US Hwy 62. This community is also situated along the banks of Crooked Creek (great bass fishing) and south of Bull Shoals Lake in theOzark Mountains.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 1,289, an increase of 108 since 1990.
In 1836 Marion County was formed and Yellville was chosen as a name for the town, in honor of Arkansas' second governor, Archibald Yell (a prominent military and governmental leader of the early 1800s).
Every October, Yellville makes itself known to the world when it holds it's famous festival, The Turkey Trot Festival. Yellville is also the gateway to the beautiful Buffalo National River, which is positioned to the south of town. Residents throughout the area work in small industries, in lumber, agricultural and tourist trades.
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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.
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.