David's Trail Endurance Run offers a challenging course through the Ozarks along beautiful Norfork Lake. A great mix of single and double track takes you through 5000+ ft. in elevation change for the 25K and and even more for the 50K. Proceeds benefit trail expansion and K12 activities, spreading the word of loving the outdoors!

January 20th, 2024 7K 25K 50K Trail running/Race Kid-friendly Robinson Point, Panther Bay, Bidwell Parks Registration/take-off: Rocking Chair Resort

The Sowbug is basically a fly tying show. The tiers come from all over the USA and there are usually two or three from overseas. The show floor is set up to facilitate access to the fly tyers. Attendees are very much encouraged to sit and talk to the tyer as he ties a fly. The tiers love to talk about fly tying, fly fishing, and how to tie a fly!

March 21st-24th, 2024, 9am-4pm Baxter County Fairgrounds Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Show Free Fly Fishing & Tying Classes Great Auctions & Raffles, Vast Variety of Vendors 3 Day Pass $10 (Kids under 12 Free)
Fri & Sat, June 28th and 29th, 2024 Fireworks Show-Sat Night 9:30 pm Kids Zone, Vendors Multiple Concerts Rodeo / 5K Run / Parade Car/Truck Show


This is our 39th year of friends & families celebrating the 4th of July with our Independence Eve Fireworks show. Shot from the twin bridges area of the lake, this spectacular display is easily enjoyed from your car, campsite or boat. This is FREE donation/sponsor supported show! Any donations from the public help us grow our show each year!

July 3rd, 2024 Between the Hwy 62 & 101 Bridges 39th Annual Independence Eve Show Show Starts at Dark Fantastic Views from Land or Boat American Made Fireworks by AM Pyrotechnics


The Lake Norfork Poker Run is an annual event in July to benefit Norfork Lake Tourism. Boaters register to participate and win prizes. This is a fun, family friendly event. Pre-registrants can leave from anywhere on the lake, must turn in their hands to Jordan Marina upon completion of hand. Winners, door prizes at 4:00

July 29th, 2023 from 11 am - 4 pm A Fun Day of Boating & 7 Card Draw Prizes Awarded at Jordan Marina Pavilion $30 / Hand Pre-register or Register on Event Day Plus Optional Fun Games of Chance

Local farmers and vendors offer fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts and crafts. Handmade items, homemade items, live music and more

Saturdays Wednesdays 7AM-12:00PM April 1st-November 5th Corner of 5th St. and Shiras


Join us this August 22nd-26th for a family fun time at the Baxter County Fair! Fun for everyone!

150 Years of Pioneering and Progress August 22nd-26th Baxter County Fairgrounds Family Fun Event Carnival - rides, games, vendors Livestock show, Truck/Tractor Pulls Live Music/Entertainment Parade Lawnmower Races

Enjoy a Norfork Lake experience unlike any other when you join us for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!

April 8th, 2024 Up to 4 minutes of TOTALITY