by Robert Bell
11 a.m. Hillcrest. Free.
Fall is an excellent time of year in Arkansas, as evidenced by the abundant outdoor festivals, celebrations, block parties, soirees, galas, get-togethers, functions, jubilees, jamborees, fish-fries, beer-blasts, socials, throw-downs, shindigs and gatherings.
Hillcrest HarvestFest promises to be some good times, with a pancake breakfast, vendors, an antique car show, a cheese dip contest, a fashion show, a hula hoop contest, pumpkin decorating, a mobile aquarium, a 5K race, a bird watching walk and a totally solid lineup of live music, including Mandy McBryde, Rob & Tyndall, The Boondogs, The Salty Dogs, John David, Elise Davis, Jim Mize, Bonnie Montgomery and Mulehead.
The festival sets up between Walnut and Spruce streets.