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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
October, 2013

Fall LeavesCooler days are already here! It won’t be long until we start seeing some leaves change if the nights keep getting cooler. It’s a great time to for outside activities, like car shows, hay rides, outdoor performances and more!

In October, Corvette weekend, War Eagle Fall Craft Show, Voices From The Silent City and the Ozark Folk Festival are all big events that bring people to town to enjoy our lovely area. We also have monthly events like the 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll that art lovers really enjoy.

October and November are our busiest months and we fill up quickly. October weekends are filling fast, but we still have some weekday availability. Make your reservation to Escape to our Ozarks Bed and Breakfast today!

RECIPE

JEWISH APPLE CAKE

5 to 6 apples, peeled and sliced
2 cups sugar
3 cups unsifted flour
4 eggs
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup cooking oil

Mix dry ingredients; add juice, oil, eggs and vanilla. Nuts may be added, if desired. Pour 1/2 batter into a greased bundt or angel food cake pan.

Lay 1/2 the apples on the batter; sprinkle with a mixture composed of the following divided:
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pour rest of batter and rest of apples and cinnamon mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

BROWNED BUTTER ICING

1 cup unsalted butter
1 pound powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup half-n-half

Place butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until butter has browned, approx 8-10 minutes. Remove butter from heat and pour into a mixing bowl and cool until butter solidifies. Placing bowl in an ice-water bath will speed the process.

Once butter has solidified, add powdered sugar, vanilla and half-n-half and beat with an electric mixer until it has reached spreading consistency. Add more half-n-half if the icing is too dry.

OCTOBER EVENTS

October 1-31
Haunted Hay Ride at Bear Mountain Log Cabins . For more information call 479-253-6185 or 800-805-8005.

October 1-31
Eagle Watch and Fall Foliage Tours on Beaver Lake. Expert guides with 23 years’ experience inform passengers about the Bald Eagle’s features, habitat and help sight the eagles on 1hour & 15 minute cruises. For more information contact Belle of the Ozarks at 800-552-3803

October 3-6
23rd Annual Corvette Weekend. For more information call 417-862-7232 or visit www.eurekaspringscorvette(dot)org.

October 10-12
45th Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference. For more information visit
www.ozarkcreativewriters(dot)org

October 12
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll. The City’s art galleries are joining forces to stage a monthly “Celebration of the Art of Eureka” 6pm to 8pm. For more information visit www.artofeureka(dot)com.

October 17
Poetluck is a potluck dinner and literary salon held the third Thursday of every month, March-October at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs.

October 17-20
Annual Fall Carnegie Library Fall Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information call 479-253-8754 or email info@eurekalibrary(dot)org.

October 17-20
Fall War Eagle Mill Antique Craft Show. Wide variety of food concessions. For more information call 479-789-5343, visit www.wareaglemill(dot)com

October 18 -19
“Voices from the Silent City” – Costumed guided Historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Highway 62 East. For more information call the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-9417 or visit www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum(dot)org.

October 24-27
66th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival. Join us for the longest running Folk Festival in one location in the United States. Free music in Basin Spring Park (weather permitting), Parade on Saturday, Contests, and performances in the Auditorium. For more information visit www.ozarkfolkfestival(dot)com/OFF/.

October 24-27
MINIs IN THE OZARKS . Every Autumn, the Arkansas MINI Owners Klub (AMOK!) hosts the region’s largest MINI event in Beautiful Ozarks. Now in its sixth year, MINIs In The Ozarks (MITO) draws MINIs from all over the U.S. to experience the awesome fall scenery and wonderful curvy roads of the region. For more information: 501-539-0388, www.ozarkmini(dot)com. Registration Opens May 1, 2011. For more information: 501-539-0388,

October 25 & 26
“Voices from the Silent City” – Costumed guided Historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Highway 62 East. For more information call the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-8417 or visit www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum(dot)org.

October 25
11th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball fundraiser sponsored by The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA). This event includes good food, auctions and dancing. Call ESSA @ 479-253-5384 for more information..

October 26
18th Annual Howl-O-Ween Party from 7pm-9pm at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge located 7 miles south of Eureka Springs on Scenic Highway 23. For more information call 479-253-5841, visit www.turpentinecreek(dot)org, or email tigers@turpentinecreek(dot)org.