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James Black’s Bowie Heritage Festival

April 21 @ 9:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual James Black’s Bowie Heritage Festival on April 21-22, 2023, in Washington, Arkansas. The festival will celebrate James Black, the bladesmith who forged the first Bowie Knife for Jim Bowie in Washington, Arkansas, and showcase a variety of Arkansas heritage crafts and trades.

Meet Doug Marcaida & Ricardo Vilar | Visit With Master Bladesmiths
Cutting Competition | Knife Show | Reenactments
Heritage & Folk Arts & Crafts | Music | Kids’ Corner
Bowie Knife Exhibit | Food Trucks | And More!

Festival Sponsor Packet

Food Vendor Form

Hand Craft Vendor Form

Knife Maker Application Form

For more information, visit Facebook.com/VisitWashingtonAR or call 870-703-4826.

James Blacks Festival Save The Date 2023


April 21 @ 9:00 am
April 22 @ 5:00 pm
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Historic Washington State Park
601 Lawrence St.
Washington, AR 71801 United States
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