Arkansas Travel

Celebrating the King at Elvis Haircut Day Festival

Brent Giddens, Elvis tribute artist

“Thank you, thank you very much!” Last Saturday was a warm, beautiful day — perfect weather for enjoying the Chaffee Crossing Spring Festival and the Sixth Annual Elvis Haircut Day just outside Fort Smith, Arkansas. The what?? Yep, there’s actually a festival dedicated to celebrating the king AND the most famous haircut of the 1950s. […]

Chef Blythe Beck and The Movie Lounge Bring Fine Food to Fort Smith


Over the holidays, I was excited to check out the Movie Lounge, a Fort Smith, Arkansas movie theater that bills itself as “a triple feature” of fine dining, fun, and film. I had read that Chef Blythe Beck, from the Oxygen Channel’s Naughty Kitchen TV show, had taken over cooking duties at the Lounge and […]

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