War Eagle

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War Eagle Mills Farm is in the Ozarks region of Arkansas. It is the site of the War Eagle Mill, as well as the largest Arts and Crafts fair in the Ozarks, which is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall.

Get in[edit]

War Eagle Mill

War Eagle is very remote. From Rogers or Eureka Springs, take Highway 62 and turn onto Highway 303, a small rural road. From Springdale or Huntsville (Arkansas), take US-412, and turn onto Highway 303. If you are attending the fair, there is traffic congestion on the one-lane iron bridge across the War Eagle River, so the best approach is from the south via US-412 and Arkansas Hwy 303.

Get around[edit]

War Eagle Mill water wheel

The only way is walking. For the fair, you can park in the ample free parking areas that are set up.

See[edit]

  • War Eagle Mill, a working grist Mill. Purchase various flours and cornmeal as well as souvenirs.
  • War Eagle Bridge, a historic, iron, one-lane bridge that crosses the War Eagle River next to the mill. Open to car and foot traffic.

Do[edit]

War Eagle Fair, Arts and crafts fair often held at the beginning of May and towards the end of October. There are over 300 booths and 130,000 visitors each year to the fair. Free of charge.

Buy[edit]

During the fair this is the best place to purchase Ozarks arts and crafts. Over $1 million in sales is made each year.

Eat[edit]

  • Bean Palace Restaurant (located inside the War Eagle Mill on the third floor). From the first weekend in Mar-1 Jan 8:30am-4pm. The restaurant offers whole-grain waffles, homestyle biscuits and gravy, and lunch options including sandwiches and pinto bean soup with cornbread. The War Eagle Mill's grain products are featured.
  • You can also bring a picnic to eat on the banks of the river, in the small area across the road from the Mill.
  • During the fair, there are plenty of food and beverage vendors available at reasonable prices.

Sleep[edit]

During the fair, for a small charge there is primitive camping and R.V. Parking available. Ask the parking attendant for directions upon arrival.

Go next[edit]

  • Hobbs State Recreation Area, which offers hiking trails, is nearby on Highway 12.
  • War Eagle is roughly 40 minutes from Eureka Springs and 40 minutes from Fayetteville.


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