Sharp County Vacations Await you – Water Sports, Golf, Festivals, Shopping, Museums, Music, Family Fun!


Schools and colleges are almost out for the summer.  It’s VACATION TIME!  Whether you are looking to relax, or find an adventure, Sharp County has what you are looking for! 

Known for their awesome hospitality and great events packed with family fun, you can pick and choose or take them all in.  Whatever your dream vacation, they can accommodate, just keep reading! 

Cherokee Village welcomes everyone a place to escape, relax and discover the good life, with events throughout the year, such as the Independence Day firework show, Farmers’ Market, October HarvestFest and Christmas in the village.  There are vacation properties including lake and golf front homes, and many other amenities, including an airport. They have seven lakes, two 18-hole championship golf courses, recreation centers, RV park, campgrounds, parks and trails for your next adventure.  A perfect combination of relaxation and adventure to enjoy!

Hardya part of Spring River Country, has a downtown area jam-packed with antique/specialty shops and Ozarks culture, with special events year-round.  They have cabins, motels, lodges, lots of places to stay for a weekend or a few weeks!  Enjoy the river with water sports, fishing, float trips, canoe rentals, whatever you dare to do on your vacation!  Small town hospitality at its finest!



Ash Flat is a quaint little place with lots of shopping and things to see and do.  They also are home to the breath-taking Veterans’ Memorial, and have festivals year-round to entertain both young and old, single or settled, whether for a few days or to settle down and call this gorgeous area of Sharp County home.

The City of Highland offers vacationers/tourists a variety of lakes for fishing and swimming, a city park, and makes for a great place to visit for a day or stay for a lifetime!  A great place to relax and enjoy family life, it is in close proximity to a lot of shopping and many other vacation adventures in Sharp County. Highland is home to Artisan’s Grill, Rebel Time-Out pizzeria, and Pill Box Pharmacy/Cafe, all musts for your vacation food stops.
Cave City is a host to unique retail shops, antique stores, flea markets as well as a city pool along with a splash pad for the little ones, and has the small town family amenities for a family get together or vacation.  They have year-round events from an Easter Egg Drop in March to Independence Celebration and Fireworks at their city park.  Best known for their Watermelon Festival, scheduled for July 26-28,  people come from across the nation for this festival which includes free nationally touring entertainment, a 5-K run, pancake breakfast, parade, children’s games and other activities with a free melon feast.  Last year the Cave City Watermelon Festival was inducted into the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, making this event the inaugural Food Themed Event of the Year.  Check out their Facebook page and web site for more info on all the events that make Cave City a perfect vacation!  Cave City – Home of the World’s Sweetest Watermelons!
The Strawberry River runs through this area, as well, with its natural beautiful meandering and offering water activities for the young and younger alike, always a great vacation plan.  There are accommodations all in the area with rentals for all your needs.
The Pure Country Retreat is among the many unique area family accommodations available for vacations.  It is located at 1330 Grange Rd, Smithville, AR, not far from Cave City.  You may call (870) 283-7090 to plan your trip.  A ten-thousand-square-foot log cabin lodge set on 100 acres near Cave City in the beautiful Arkansas Ozark Mountains; 9-foot indoor waterfall; 7-foot waterfall cascades into landscaped pool located next to outdoor hot tub; four separate rooms and beds to sleep 25, can more accommodate more. Meals included with stay; prices vary depending on pre-set menu. Horseback riding, horseshoes, swimming, cookouts available; nearby are the Spring River, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Ozark Folk Center, Batesville Speedway and Mark Martin NASCAR Museum. Also near several large lakes. Available for parties, weddings, retreats. Don’t miss this opportunity, call them and set up your vacation stay!


A short trip on up the road is Evening Shade, a delightful small city in Sharp County that was fictionalized in a television comedy starring Burt Reynolds entitled A Place Called Evening Shade several years ago. They have local RV amenities to accommodate travelers’ needs and invite you to stop by and visit a spell!  A clean-cut small town full of good folks, a local art gallery, a café open since the 1950’s and annual events such as bingo night, Picnic in the Park on July 4th, a fall festival on Sept 22nd, and an Old Fashioned Christmas event on December 8th along with live music and a dance scheduled each Saturday night for family fun.

Sharp County is a great place with many tourist attractions.  Come visit them soon!  Check out all of their Facebook pages and web sites for all their events.