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November is Gnarly

In November, Mountain Bikers get the Best Deals

PLUS Between 11/12 – 11/21

we will throw in a FREE Pizza at SkyBar Gourmet Pizza for after the ride

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Fall Foliage November Deals

When the Leaves begin to fall

Soooo do the rates

Stay for as little as $89 per night

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For Veterans

On November 11th, Veterans are Saluted by the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and 1905 Basin Park Hotel

— On November 11th, all veterans are Friends and Family.

Discharged Veterans and Active Duty Military receive the $55 F&F rate when you mention your service.

Phone 800-342-9766

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November is Gnarly

Mountain Biking in Eureka Springs Arkansas during November

With the Signature Downhill on The Oz Trails System in Eureka Springs at the Lake Leatherwood Park, November is the perfect time to enjoy cooler weather, lower room rates and awesome rides.

Use all those vacation days, meet a buddy in Eureka Springs and Shred the trails

In November, Two Wheels get the Best Deals

PLUS Between 11/12 – 11/21

we will throw in a FREE Pizza at SkyBar Gourmet Pizza for after the ride

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Ozark Mountains Fall Foliage

Peak Season in Eureka Springs ends on a high note

With the Ozark Mountains’ Fall Foliage Leaf Season expected to peak in Eureka Springs, Arkansas the first two weeks of November, visitors to this quaint mountain town can enjoy not only the cool weather and breathtaking beauty of the Ozarks, but also the food, music and fun of the Ozark Folk Festival.

Here are a few Specials that pair together the Festival and Fall Foliage:

Folk Festival Schedule

Fall Foliage PEAKS with The Ozark Folk Festival

Basin Park HOTEL — 800-643-4972

– Thursday Night Rooms are $99 includes two Barefoot Ball Tickets

BEGINNING NOVEMBER 12th

When the Leaves Fall SO DO THE RATES

– beginning 11/12 – Rates Plummet to as low as

$89 Basin Park Hotel 800-643-4972  weekday

$129 Crescent Hotel 800-342-9766 Weekday

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Eureka Springs Holiday Shopping Experience

NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

One-of-a-kind gifts found ONLY IN EUREKA SPRINGS

eurekasprings christmaNestled deep in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs is a town with lots of character.  Unlike the mega-mall,  there is no blur of chain stores with mass produced gift items that will appear under thousands of trees across the nation.  Eureka Springs takes pride in its nearly 100 one of a kind, privately owned stores stocked with items that are as much fun to look at as they are to purchase for gift giving.

The Eureka Springs shopping experience includes endless possibilities but here are a few ideas to get you started in planning for your early holiday shopping excursion:

Take a day to tour of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, have lunch and peruse their gift shop. You will notice that many Eureka Springs’ artists are featured there.

Tip: Consider using the Eureka Springs Transit routes to get from hotel to shopping and other inspiring attractions like  Thorncrown Chapel and the Christ of the Ozarks statue taking in the architecture along the historic loops in between.  You will never have to get into your car until they are ready to leave town!

If you have time, take one more day on the Arkansas Art Trail. An early morning drive will  offer glimpses of a majestic herd of elk against the backdrop of the pristine bluffs and sparkling waters of the Buffalo National River.

Your Eureka Springs Holiday Shopping Experience is guaranteed to beat pushing a wire basket with a wobbly wheel around a big box store!

Want to share your experience with some of those on your list? Many of the historic hotels and other lodging venues offer gift certificates for overnight stays; some offering generous discounts.   Spa visits, a special meal or two, and tickets to various area attractions have been packaged together by many hotels for a fabulous and easily wrapped gift.

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Eureka Springs Folk Festival Schedule

Eureka Springs Folk Festival

November 6 – November 10th

Folk Festival Schedule

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Crescent Hotel Ghosts

(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) – The stories of “the Baker    years” at the 1886 Crescent Hotel have been told for many years.  With no living eyewitnesses to these stories, they were a part of the legend.  It wasn’t until earlier this year that actual proof of these stories was literally uncovered when a team  uncovered the secret bottle grave of the Crescent’s most infamous resident owner, Norman Baker.

Also unearthed, it seems, was additional paranormal activity further validating this historic resort, located atop the Arkansas Ozarks, as “America’s most haunted hotel”.  This ghostly moniker has now been chiseled into granite… or more accurately stated: limestone, the predominate rock formations of Crescent Mountain.

Baker, a charlatan from Muscatine IA, owned the hotel in the late 1930s when he operated the structure as a cancer hospital where promises of a cure filled the hotel with suffering victims of the disease.  His bottles contained a) several of his “curing” potions, despite the fact that no one was ever cured; and b) fleshy medical specimens extracted from his patients, despite the fact that Baker was not a doctor.  Also found was an identifiable section of one of his promotional movies, a find that the archeologists said was like finding Baker’s business card.

“We had heard the stories.  We had read the promises of Baker’s promotional material.  We had even seen his poster where he proudly displayed his bottled cures and bottled tumors extricated from his patients,” explained Jack Moyer, hotel vice president and general manager, “but it wasn’t until more than 500 bottles from the northwest corner of our 15 acres were excavated during a formal archeological dig, did we actually get to see these antique bottles of macabre proof.”

The legend now proven has spawned such often re-experienced paranormal encounters as children being seen huddled under the morgue’s autopsy table pleading for help; the reoccurrence of a Baker patient who also served as a hospital assistant being seen in and around Room 419, better known as Theodora’s room; the early morning, loud squeaking of wheels in the third floor corridor accompanied by sightings of a nurse pushing a corpse-laden gurney down the hallway only to see it vanish into thin air; and the numerous “conversations” with former patients by way of responses via an EMF (electromagnetic field) ghost meter during paranormal investigations.

The best of the unearthed bottles is now back on display in the Crescent’s morgue.  Both the morgue, complete with autopsy table, and a walk-in cooler where Baker stored cadavers and body parts are open for public viewing as part of the hotel’s nightly ghost tour.  Even the burial site, the archeological dig locale, has been preserved and is open for viewing during the hotel’s VIP Ghost Tour.

For more information, go to americasmosthauntedhotel.com.

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HALLOWEEN SÉANCE TO REACH OUT TO CRESCENT GHOSTS

 

(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) — On the heels of last year’s amazing and hair-raising séance, internationally-recognized illusionist and medium, Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay, return to the Crystal Ballroom of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa located here in an effort to connect with the ghostly spirits that visit the rooms and roam the hallways of “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”.

Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay will lay out the personalities that are believed to reside in the haunted hotel and will begin the séance with paranormal experiments involving members of the audience.  This year’s séance will utilize many of the medical specimen jars extricated from Norman Baker’s “bottle grave” uncovered during a formal archeological dig on the hotel property earlier this year.  Baker owned and operated the hotel as a cancer curing hospital in the late 1930s.  Some of the glass containers clearly show fleshy remains.

The night will crescendo with the entire audience taking out their pendulums and/or their favorite ghost hunting apps as the couple engages the haunting spirits of this Historic Hotel of America with a custom crafted spiritual encounter just for the night.  One goal is to connect with those whose flesh has been sealed in some of the recovered bottles.

Regarding last year’s Crescent Hotel Halloween séance, Sean-Paul said, “The results of the Crescent séance from last year were beyond what we were expecting, and we are excited to see what will happen this year!”

More information may be found at ReserveEureka.com.

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Oz Knows Music – October

October Music in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Just for you.

Hello hello from your favorite music promoter.

Fall is here and it is time to get outside (and inside) to enjoy some of the best music in and around Eureka Springs!

Chelsea’s Corner bar kicks of the month with their weekly drink and draw on Wednesday, featuring local Chris Harp from Dimetrip. Rolling into the weekend on Friday the 4th they will be hosting Michigander “big pop songs disguised with guitars.” Saturday Oct 5th the 999 Eyes Freakshow will be rolling into town and on to Chelsea’s main stage to show with an experience like no other. “Witness the amazing sideshow antics of the world’s only time trotting freak show. Be amazed with the most talented human oddities that time has ever seen. Hear the spellbinding music from the one and only dime museum time machine house band, THAT DAMNED BAND, whose members have studied each form of instrumental sound in every age of earth existence.”

Chelsea’s Music Calendar: https://www.chelseascafeeureka.com/event-calendar

Headliners

Eureka Springs Music

The first Saturday of October you can catch Old Crow Medicine Show with Charlie Warsham headlining at the Eureka Springs Aud. Best known for their single “Wagon Wheel” and their two Grammys, Old Crow has been playing on stages worldwide for over 14 years!

Get tickets here: https://theaud.org/event/old-crow-medicine-show-with-charlie-warsham/

The second weekend of October has proved to host one of the best festivals around. Our friends at Hillberry Music Festival will throw a party just 7 miles from downtown Eureka Springs and will fill three stages with national touring acts including but not limited to Railroad Earth (2-3 hour sets!), Yonder Mountain String Band, Billy Strings, Leftover Salmon, Del McCoury Band, Galactic and so much more!

Get Tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/319476935533727/

Also October 12th Opal Fly and Kapow make their annual return to Chelsea’s Corner Bar! This local favorite fills the bar with some of the best dancers in Eureka Springs.

October 18th features One Ounce Jig- New Orleans style Jazz with a big horn feel and October 19th– Red Oak Ruse that is made up of Four tree-like gentlemen passionately melding all kinds of Americana music with the niche and traditional genre of Ozark Music to create the first of it’s kind – Ozarkana. This would be a great time to catch a preview of what is to come at OzMoMu 20.

The historical Auditorium will also be hosting a night with Don Mclean an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1971 hit song “American Pie”, an 8.5-minute folk rock “cultural touchstone” about the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation.

As October comes to a close Eureka Springs will end with a bang celebrating Halloween in a big way! Starting the last weekend you can catch a 100s of Zombies after parting with DJ D Sewell at Upstairs Grotto on Spring Street. High energy 6 piece funk/rock band called Groovement will be bringing it at Chelsea’s. On Hween proper catch the return of Fossil of the Ancient Robots at Chelsea’s and bring your costume to participate in the best costume contest in town!

All month long you can find Food with Entertainment too.

Check out the Balcony Bar and Restaurant. They fill their outdoor space (my favorite in town) with local live music Thurs- Sun during lunch 12-3 and Dinner 6-9. The Gravel Bar also has a wonderful patio to enjoy the fall temps and listen to live music Fri and Sat.

Be sure to swing by Brews that host regional and traveling artist of all forms all month long. New to the calendar is Manouche Jam aka: gypsy swing every Monday night. This jam features some of our local and regional favorites such as the famous spoon player, Patti Steel.

  November 6 – November 10

Eureka Springs Folk Festival

Do not forget to mark your calendars for the Folk Festival coming up the second weekend of November! I am most excited to for the Barefoot Ball on Thursday, November 7th in the Barefoot Ballroom @ the Basin Park Hotel!

Less than 100 DAYS away

My Festival – Mark your calendar

January 19 – January 19th

Oz Mo Mu

Until next time,

Oz

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Bikes, Blues and BBQ – Early Arrivals $99

Arrive Monday – Thursday

Bikes, Blues and BBQ 9/22 -9/26/2019

Pay Just $99

The Crescent and Basin Park Hotels

Love Bikers

800-342-9766

 

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