Happening this weekend in Region 8

Happening this weekend in Region 8
Weekend events around and near Region 8 (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Looking for something to do this weekend in Region 8?

Check out some of the events happening:

Friday, Nov. 8:

  • Lit’l Bita Christmas Arts and Crafts Show: It is a Christmas tradition in Northeast Arkansas each year, as the 33rd annual Lit’l Bita Christmas Arts and Crafts Show will be held this weekend in Jonesboro. The event at First National Bank Arena, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, will feature over 250 arts and crafts booths and is the largest arts and crafts show in Northeast Arkansas. Also, Santa Claus will be making an early appearance at the event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9:

  • Lit’l Bita Christmas Arts and Crafts Show: The event continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at First National Bank Arena. Nearly 12,000 people attended last year’s event and door prizes will be given away Saturday and throughout the weekend.
  • Craighead County Veterans Parade: The 2019 Veterans Parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Jonesboro and honors the sacrifice of veterans who have served our country. This year’s parade has a theme of “Saluting our Doughboy Veterans of World War I - War to end all Wars.” Retired Army Major Richard “Richie” Norris will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, while 97-year-old World War II veteran Troy Rimmer of Paragould will serve as grand marshal for the parade.
  • A-State Equine Information Day: The Arkansas State Equine Club is hosting an Equine Information Day to educate people about weanlings, yearlings, studs, broodmares and other information dealing with horses. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the A-State Equine Center on East Johnson Avenue.
  • Greene County Celebrity Waiter Night: An event to help the Greene County Community Fund will held Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Paragould Community Center. The community fund has helped residents for nearly 60 years.

Sunday, Nov. 10

  • Lit’l Bita Christmas Arts and Crafts Show: The crafts show resumes Sunday at noon and goes until 4 p.m. at First National Bank Arena. Santa Claus will also be at the event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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