Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Kids are back in school and it’s a perfect time to visit Eureka Springs for a getaway. The T-Model Fords are already in town and I saw several of them on my way to the Post Office yesterday. The Antique Automobile Festival is this weekend and there will be lots of old, classic cars in town to see. A Car-Lover’s dream not to be missed. The Annual Bank Robbery Re-enactment will be downtown after the Antique Auto Parade on Saturday the 7th.
Bikes, Blues and BBQ will be September 18 through 21. Get out the bike and enjoy some of the best riding in the country, right here in the Ozarks! September 20th and 21st, there will be a Motorcyle-Themed Art Show at the Auditorium. Local, regional and national artists will be displaying sculpture, paintings, drawings and other mediums with motorcycles as their common focus. This is a first-time event and there is already lots of buzz about it.
As always, the 2nd Saturday Gallery Art Stroll provides an “open house” atmosphere where the city’s galleries host a “Celebration of the Art of Eureka”, perfect for browsing and admiring the work of local artists.
Anytime is a great time to visit Eureka Springs for a relaxing getaway. Make your reservation to Escape to our Ozarks Bed and Breakfast today!
REST AND RELAX MASSAGE SPECIAL
Enjoy Two Nights in a king jacuzzi suite or cottage with breakfast and desserts in your room and a One-Hour Massage For Two!
Two Nights in King Jacuzzi Suite or Cottage
In-Room Full Breakfast each morning
Desserts in your room each day
One-Hour Massages for Two
- Maylie or Matalyn Suites $389
- Olivia, Lauren or Sabrina Suites $409
- Evening Shade or Eureka Private Cottage $499
All Prices Plus Tax
MUST MENTION Special When Booking.
No other discounts apply
Extras available at additional cost.
(Yes, it’s a long one, but worth it!)
APPLE PECAN CARROT CAKE
2 1/3 cups finely chopped lightly toasted pecans, divided*
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons apple pie spice (all-spice can be substituted)
1/2 teaspoon table salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups peeled and grated Granny Smith apples
1 1/2 cups grated carrots
3/4 cup Apple Cider Caramel Sauce*
Cream Cheese Frosting*
*Recipes attached below
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle 1 1/3 cups chopped toasted pecans into 2 well-buttered shiny 9-inch round cake pans; shake to coat bottom and sides of pans.
Stir together flour, baking soda, apple pie spice and salt. Set aside.
Stir together beaten eggs, sugar, oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract until blended. Add flour mixture, stirring just until blended. Fold in apples, carrots and remaining 1 cup pecans. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until tested done. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely (about 1 hour).
Place 1 cake layer, pecan side up on serving plate. Spread top of cake layer with Apple Cider Caramel Sauce; top with remaining cake layer, pecan side up. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting over frosting, swirl Caramel Sauce into frosting. Serve immediately.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour 1 1/2 cups apple juice over 2 1/2 cups of pecan halves in small bowl. Let stand 15 minutes; drain. Stir together 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, 1/8 teaspoon table salt and, if desired, 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper in a medium bowl; add pecans, tossing to coat. Spread in a single layer on a greased aluminum cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes; separate pecans with a fork. Reserve a few whole pecans for decoration and chop the remainder lightly.
APPLE CIDER CARAMEL SAUCE
1 cup apple cider
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 whipping cream
Cook cider in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring often 10 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. Refrigerate up to 1 week. To reheat, microwave at High 10 to 15 seconds or just until warm; stir until smooth. Use remainder from cake recipe to decorate plate and drizzle over cake frosting.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
The National Model T Hillbilly Tour at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. Model T Fords from around the country gather to tour the Eureka Springs area.
43rd Annual Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival. Hundreds of vintage classics compete for prizes and trophies. Includes show with parade. For more information call 800-6EUREKA or visit www.eurekaspringschamber.com.
The 1922 Bank Robbery Re-enactment after the antique car parade.
Wood Carvers Jamboree. Show hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm at Pine Mountain Village. Demonstrations of woodworking craft, items for sale, and people’s choice voting for best of show. For more info call Bill at 918-251-8734.
Scooting the Ozarks.Self-guided, guided rides and Poker Run rides. This event is open to all Scooter riders, From Mopeds to Maxi’s and two strokes to four strokes. We welcome owners of all type scooters from A-Z. For more information visit scoottheozarks.proboards .com
Jazz Eureka 2013. Free music and dance in Basin Spring Park on Friday at 7pm with the Fayetteville Jazz Collective. Jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra performs on Saturday at The Auditorium at 7:30pm. Free music in Basin Spring Park on Saturday from noon until 6pm and Sunday at 1pm. For tickets visit www.theaud .org or for more info call 479-253-7333.
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 .com.
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.
Motorcycle Art Show – The Eureka Springs Motorcycle Art Show will be the first REAL motorcycle art show held in Arkansas on September 20th and September 21st(the same weekend as BBBQ in Fayetteville, Arkansas)! And it will feature national, regional, and local artists who do different medium styles of motorcycle related artwork! This includes painting, drawing, sculpture, and other styles!
Beading in the Ozarks at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. For more information about this beading retreat please email Jeannine at Jeannine@beadingintheozarks .com.