A Message from Chamber President Tom Sexton
The Altus Grapefest was a great success this year. The weather was perfect. Attendance was up over last year. The grape stomp continues to be the most popular competition, with live music the most enjoyable relaxation. The new dunking booth was a lot of fun and lots of food was available. The 27th annual fest will be the last weekend of July, 2010.
City of Altus Calendar of Events
March 13 ....... Spring Teacup Auction, 6 p.m. Lawrence Hall Food - Fun - Prizes galore for all ages!! Sponsored by Altus Chamer of Commerce
April 4 ......... Easter Egg Hunt 3 p.m. Downtown Altus Sponsored by Altus Chamber of Commere
May 1 .......... 32nd Annual Springtime Gala, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Altus City Park. 5k Run & Fun Walk, arts & crafts, kids rides and attraction, flea market, music, games, 105th Army Band, "London and Paris by Bike"/Tri- Peaks Challenge Ride, Lawbreakers & Peacemakers- Old West Shoot Out, food, Prince / Princess contest, Antique & Classic Car and Tuck Show, and more!!! FREE ADMISSION, Family fun event.
June 12 ......... 2nd Saturday Flea Market, Altus City Park (weather permitting) Free spaces for Flea Market Items, Produce, Yard Sale Goods, etc.
June 19 ......... Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet St. Mary's Lawrence Hall, Dinner, Awards, Auction, Door Prizes, and Entertainment, Guest Speaker TBA.
July 4...........4th of July Celebration!! 5:00 .m.-10:00 p.m.-Altus City Park Music, food, sack races, women's skillet throw contest, turtle races, fireworks display and more! FREE ADMISSION!!!
July 10.........2nd Saturday Flea Market--Altus City Park
July 30-31 …... 26th Annual Altus Grape Festival, Altus City Park--Grape stomps & games, fresh grapes, food, music, crafts, street dances, cellar & vineyard tours & tasting, Bacchus look-alike contest, amateur wine making contest, lots more!! 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. World-wide visitors! FREE ADMISSION!!! Event Schedule!
Aug. 12-14 ….... 10th Annual "Bargains Galore on 64” 160 miles of yard sales along Hwy. 64 from Fort Smith to Beebe. Free Spaces available in Altus City Park. Small electricity fee.
Sept. 11 ………. 2nd Saturday Flea Market, Altus City Park
Oct. 9 ………. Wiederkehr Weinfest, Wiederkehr Village--Vineyard & cellar tours & tasting, polka lessons, grape stomps, Alpine folk dancing and music, food, etc..
Nov. 13 …….... 2nd Saturday Flea Market, Altus City Park
Nov. 13 …….... Autumn Teacup Auction, 6 p.m. Lawrence Hall -- Food- Fun – Prizes galore for all ages!! Sponsored by Altus Chamber of Commerce
Nov. 25 ……… Thanksgiving Day Celebration, Lawrence Hall-- Public dinner, quilt auction, 50-50 drawing, raffle, etc.
Nov. 25 – Jan. 1 … Altus Festival of Lights-- Follow the glow to Altus-- it's AWESOME!!!
Dec. 12 ……… Altus Christmas Parade, 2 p.m.- Free entry, cash prizes in all Categories, Treats from Santa!!!
For More Information Call
Altus Chamber of Commerce, (479) 468-4684
Write P.O. Box 404, Altus, AR 72821
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Grape Stomp Annual at Grape Festival
Bacchus look-alike contest
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