Eureka Springs is breaking out in frogs for July… er, that’s not quite correct. No. What I mean to say is, the little Arkansas village where we all go to escape is celebrating Bastille Day in a unique new way with the celebration of French culture, food and life in general at the Fleur Delicious Festival.

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It kicks off the morning of Thursday, July 7th with the Farmer’s Market at Pine Mountain Village, rolls into beignets and café au lait with artist Robert Norman at Caribe that night and goes from there. There will be concerts, performance art, movie showings (Chocolat and Casablanca), French dinners and wines offered by local restaurants and French themed weekends from several local bed and breakfasts.

So what about those frogs? Seems they’ve been adopted as the mascot for the event. It’s not a derogatory thing, just something to come play with. There’s also a contest being sponsored by Massage therapist Alexa Pittinger, challenging male and female locals and locals-at-heart to sport a pencil moustache and a beret for the weekend.

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Sounds like fun. I will be there. Will you? More details on the jump — and on the Fleur Delicious Festival website.

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