Welcome to our Calendar of Events.

Arkansas Outside is NOT the owner or organizer of these events (unless otherwise noted). We aggregate these events into this one place to allow our readers a chance to see what outdoor recreation events are going on around the state. There is no need for FOMO when playing outside.

If you’re looking for a specific type of event you can use the following links:

Are we missing an event? Enter your event here:

Add Events

We’ll see you on the trail.

Loading Events

« All Events

Bad Jack’s Trail Fest

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - October 22 @ 6:00 pm

Bad Jack’s Trail Fest

Bringing together trail running, Mountain Biking, & Rock Climbing over a 3-day festival-style event. Free camping, great food, live music, and a load of fun & games!

Friday – 5k

Kickstart the weekend on the famed North Sylamore Creek Hiking Trail.

The 5k trail run traverses out of the hollow to a stunning view of the creek below. It is perfect for all ages and fitness levels with a generous time limit and fun festivities after the run.

Saturday – 13.1 or 26.2

Time to experience Bad Branch and Jack’s Branch Trails!

The Saturday Trail run is perfect for veteran trail runners or new trail runners looking to test their skills at Syllamo.

Both distances cover Jack’s Branch – a mix of big climbs, flow, and gnarly tech. Around 10 miles, runners are treated to a stunning view of the Sylamore Creek Valley below.

New to 2023, the 26.2-mile trail run will continue onto Bad Branch Trail. This loop is natural flow at its purest. It begs to be run fast and hard with short punchy climbs, rolling hills, but unrelenting terrain to keep you on your toes!

Saturday – Climb

Blanchard Springs is home to impressive rock formations. In the afternoon, a bouldering competition is hosted by professional climbers. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn, hone, and test your skills.

Sunday – 16 or 26.2 Mile Mountain Bike Race

No trip to Syllamo would be complete without riding the legendary IMBA Epic trails. These old-school trails still hold true to their wild and rugged roots.

TAO - The Jones Center

The 16 Mile race completes the Bad Branch Loop. This is perfect for entry-level mountain bikers or anyone looking for a fast course.

The 26.2 Mile race starts with Bad Branch and then continues to Jack’s Branch. This challenging but rewarding course is sure to test any rider and become a race they want to ride again and again.

Bad Jack's Trail Festival


October 20 @ 5:00 pm
October 22 @ 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Syllamo Events
View Organizer Website


Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
1110 Blanchard
Fifty Six, AR United States
+ Google Map