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HILLCREST, WHEN AUTUMN LEAVES START TO FALL….
Fall is upon us and as Hillcrest slips into a cape of rust and gold, activities have moved into high gear. There are football games at War Memorial Stadium that flood the neighborhood with high school and college tailgaters. Cooler days and pleasant evenings bring out the walkers, bikers and joggers to take advantage of the parks and tree lined streets.
Residents and visitors know how to spark their personal look with a stop at one of the salons or shops throughout the neighborhood. Houses become homier with new decorator items to add a cozy feel for fall. A bottle of wine, some cheese, fresh bread and designer chocolates from a shop or restaurant make for a great start to a picnic in one of the parks. Make your appointments now at our local healthcare clinics to beat the end of year rush and to ensure you are feeling your best heading into the holiday season. Are you downsizing or upgrading? The Hillcrest banks and realtors can make your dreams a reality. Go to the individual merchants listings on this site to find more information or to link to their websites.
First Thursdays in fall bring everyone out. Bands, street vendors, sales and restaurant specials are available throughout the business district. Meet your neighbors or make new friends. It’s a great way to start the month.
The big event In Hillcrest is HarvestFest. It has been voted the Best Neighborhood Festival in Arkansas. Sponsored by the Hillcrest Merchants Association, this year it will be celebrated on Saturday October 14 beginning with a bird identification walk through Allsopp Park, a Farmers Market, the Hillcrest Residents Association Pancake Breakfast, then on to the kids’ fun with pumpkin decorating and other action at the east end of Kavanaugh. Over 100 vendors will line the streets with a Gumbo contest in the middle. As the evening comes on, the bands will hit the 2 stages, breaking only for the 2014 Fall Fashion Show. Nighttime proceeds go toward our local charity, the Francis Allen School. Check Harvestfest.us for details. Or click on the big orange button below!
The schools and churches of Hillcrest are bustling with their own autumn activities. Of special note is the annual Hillcrest Community Thanksgiving Service on the Monday of Thanksgiving week. This event is open to all. Check the HMA calendar page for time and place in 2017.
So come to Hillcrest this autumn. We’d love to have you for the day or to stay!
PS CONGRATULATIONS to our HMA winners of the BEST in ARKANSAS!