The annual Hope, Arkansas Train Day is coming May 5 to this Southwest Arkansas community. 

The event which will be held in downtown Hope will actually kick off with a 5K and Kids Fun Run at 7AM.

Train Day festivities gear up at 9:00AM with a prayer led by Pastor Daniel Bramlett of Hope First Baptist at Division and Main Streets in historic downtown Hope, Arkansas.

“Kids Corner” will feature the popular Graffiti Train, Bubble College, bike rides, face painting, art projects, kids train rides, bounce houses, petting zoo and much more!

Beginning at 10 am Dancetastics dance studio will present a dance show featuring dancers of all ages.  Throughout the day visitors may enjoy shopping in Downtown Hope, a variety of outside vendors, and live music entertainment.

A BBQ cook-off with over $2,500 in prizes will take place all day with the competitors selling rib plates for $8, which includes 3 ribs and a side of baked beans.  Rib cook-off winners will be announced at 5 pm.

At 3:00pm the Baggo Tournament will begin on Main Street with winners being awarded cash prizes and more!

The Charley Farley Band will close out the days activities with a free concert beginning at 6:00 pm.  His popular country rock band is currently touring Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina and many other states.

For more information, or to register for the Baggo tournament, to be a vendor or Rib cookoff,  contact Summer Powell at 870-777-7500 or email powell@hopearkansas.net.