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Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast May Newsletter


May 2018

Warm weather is finally here! The highs are forecast to be in the 70’s all this week. It’s about time. We’ve been waiting for you.

May Festival of Art 2018It’s May and that means the month-long Festival of Arts is going on all over town. There’s an overall creative vibe running through our historic arts village driven by more than 350 working artists in all mediums.

Our 31st annual May Festival of the Arts is packed with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists – The White Street Walk.

Many other events happen this month. Check our list of events below and plan a trip to Eureka Springs today.
All our suites and cottages offer privacy with outside entrances, sound-proofing and breakfast delivered to your door at your chosen time. Enjoy all the convenience, privacy and luxury at Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast that many other places just don’t offer.

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!


May Getaway SpecialOzark Hoe Down 2018

Two Nights in a King Jacuzzi Suite (Maylie or Matalyn)
Breakfast and Afternoon Dessert in your room
Two Tickets to the Ozark Hoedown Music Show
$50 Dinner Voucher at one of Eureka’s fine restaurants

– $349 plus tax. Can be upgraded to other suites and cottages for additional price.
No other discounts apply. BOOK NOW!


Almond Amaretto Pound Cake


1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
3 cups all-purpose flour*
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 3/4 cup Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 cup amaretto

Amaretto Sauce

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed Light Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
1/3 cup half & half
3 tablespoons amaretto

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan with baking spray or butter and flour it. Set aside.
In small bowl, whisk together milk and vinegar. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In large bowl of stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla and almond until well combined. Beat in flour mixture alternating with milk and amaretto.
Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, until center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely (in bundt pan) before inverting onto cake plate.
Amaretto Sauce: Combine the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring often, until smooth. Add the cream and amaretto and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
Serve pound cake warm drizzled with amaretto sauce.


MAY 2018

Great Passion Play Opening Performance
May 4, 2018
An hour-and-forty-five minute reenactment of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ. Staged in a 4,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, the multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals, and a cast of 170 Biblically costumed actors come together to create a thrilling epic drama. Performed from May through October.

Artrageous Parade
May 5, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Kick off the May Festival of the Arts with the 22nd Annual Eureka Springs Artrageous Parade

3rd Annual Nuits Rosé Eureka Springs Wine Fest
May 11, 2018 – May 13, 2018

The 3rd Annual Nuits Rosé Eureka Springs Wine Fest will be celebrated May 11, 12, and 13, 2018. Various restaurants and lounges in Eureka Springs, Arkansas will be offering Rosé tastings, flights, and pairings to serve with special menu items during this Rosé wine festival.

Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival and Show
May 11, 2018 – May 12, 2018
The Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival brings local communities together with jugglers from all over the country for a fun filled weekend of juggling.

Bridge of Love
May 11, 2018 – May 13, 2018
Mother’s Day Living Art Installation & Flower Market Main Street Pedestrian Bridge, Eureka Springs, AR (Basin Bath House Bridge) A fresh flower market will be set up on the Bridge of Love ~ Mother’s Day Weekend & will have flowers available to tie on to the Bridge of Love with a donation to the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, which will help raise money for their scholarship fund. Saturday & Sunday 11am -4pm Show the Ladies in your Life some Love!

Second Saturday Gallery Stroll
May 12, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
The downtown galleries open their doors from 6-9 p.m. with special shows and artists’ receptions. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres served along your stroll. For more information, visit

John Two-Hawks Mother’s Day Concert
May 13, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Annual Mother’s Day Concert featuring John Two-Hawks. Mothers get in free! Tickets available at the door

Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibition
May 13, 2018 – May 19, 2018
The Ozarks Photography Project (TOPP) is an arts extension of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. TOPP’s first National Juried Photography Exhibit & Sale will be held at the historic Eureka Springs Auditorium.

White Street Walk
May 18, 2018
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
Take a stroll down White Street, and visit the homes and galleries of some of our most loved artists. Artists set up in yards, driveways, and on the sidewalks. Wine and snacks along the way!

Third annual Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival
May 21, 2018 – May 24, 2018
The festival will host various paint-outs and scenic locations around Eureka Springs and surrounding areas.

Celebrate Jesus music in the park and parade
May 25, 2018 – May 26, 2018
Friday, May 25, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: A variety of styles of Christian music in Basin Park.
Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Music in the park.
Saturday, May 26, 2 p.m. – Celebrate Jesus parade. After parade, music resumes in the park until 5 p.m.

Craft Fair
May 26, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Come enjoy shopping with lots of unique craft and art vendors.

Eureka Springs Mustang Show
May 31, 2018 – June 3, 2018
Mustangs from every generation that range from daily driven to concourse restored to modified. We welcome any Ford product to attend.


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