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BAAC will host the 5th Annual Artoberfest, an arts and music festival on Main Street, Saturday, October 23, 2 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The festival will feature live music, artist booths, art demonstrations, and a sidewalk chalk competition. Artoberfest is FREE for the community to enjoy!


Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

Artoberfest's sidewalk chalk art contest is FREE, family-friendly fun for kids of all ages. The contest will be held Saturday, October 23, on Main Street, Batesville, AR at 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. for the K - 6th grade age group, and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. for the Junior High - College age group. Some sidewalk chalk will be provided, but all participants are encouraged to bring their own. ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST. This ensures that we have enough squares marked off for everyone.

Online registration deadline is October 23rd, 1:00 p.m.


Nightmare On Main Street 2021 Parade

Calling all monsters, goblins, and ghouls to take part in Main Street Batesville’s FIRST Halloween Parade in conjunction with Artoberfest 2021! The parade route will start at 12th and Main Street (Cash Saver) and end at the 4th street block on Main. All participants will assemble at 5:00 p.m. in the Cash

Saver parking lot. The parade will step off at 5:30 SHARP!

  • No fee is required for the inaugural parade!!

  • Candy will be allowed by participants to throw to spectators.

  • There will be prizes for BEST Pet Costume, BEST Group Costumes (this can be

  • businesses, school organizations, families, and churches), and BEST Themed

  • Floats (ATV/UTVs are allowed).


All parade participants wishing to participate must register no later than October 18, 2021.