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Bean Fest


Bean Festival- 

Annual Bean Fest & Championship Outhouse Races

Once a year in Mountain View, Arkansas folks stream in like moths to the flame for the Annual Bean Fest & Great Ozark Championship Outhouse Races. Since 1982 this wild and crazy event is held every year in late October, this is by far the largest event in the area with estimated crowds of 25,000 people or more showing up from all over the country to try their hand at the Pinto Bean Cook Off or the extremely popular Outhouse Races. Adorned in wild an wacky costumes contestants bring out their secret recipes or their latest outhouse design in hopes of winning trophies or cold hard cash, but mostly braggin rights for the years best!  Don't miss this spectacular event and reserve your lodging early because rooms usually are reserved months in advance with some booking a year or more ahead.