Arkansas Arts, History, & Adventures

Discover the Arts & Heritage of Arkansas in Fairfield Bay.

Welcome to Fairfield Bay, a place where adventure, connection, and comfort come together in one breathtaking location. Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Fairfield Bay is a thriving community that offers a unique blend of outdoor recreation, natural beauty, and cultural experiences.

If you are looking for things to do in Fairfield Bay, you have come to the right place. Let us introduce you to the rich arts and heritage of Arkansas, waiting to be discovered in our town.

Arts & Education

Fairfield Bay has everything to offer art lovers and bookworms alike! Ranging from the Fairfield Bay Library to the NCA Art Gallery, there’s so much to explore!

Shelves at the FFB Library.

Fairfield Bay Library

Love arts and books? Visit Fairfield Bay’s library and its art gallery. Browse through a collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines, and explore 1,400 movies available to patrons! The library’s Art Gallery also presents rotating exhibits, highlighting pieces from members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League.

A hallway at the North Central Arkansas Art Gallery.

North Central Arkansas Art Gallery

Whether you’re looking to get lost in the art pieces, feel inspired, or just unwind, the NCA gallery is the perfect destination for you to explore. At the NCA gallery, you will discover the work of local and national artists and witness exhibits that include paintings in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, as well as photography, sculptures, stained glass, pottery, and fusion glass.

A corner in the North Central Arkansas Foundation for Arts & Education with a couch and lots of paintings.

North Central Arkansas Foundation for Arts & Education

Founded in 1990, the North Central Arkansas Foundation for Art & Education is composed of a group of dedicated individuals committed to enhancing the cultural environment of Van Buren, Stone, and Cleburne Counties. This foundation allows us to offer a wide range of exceptional art, music, drama, dance, and educational opportunities in Fairfield Bay.

Day Trips

Spend the day in Fairfield Bay! Visit one of these sites to make lasting memories with your family & friends!

A group of children follow a woman around the Ozark Folk Center.

Ozark Folk Center

Take a trip into pioneering days with crafts, music, and herblore well preserved in this cultural mecca. 

People kayaking in the Buffalo River.

Buffalo River

America’s first wild river, the 150-mile-long Buffalo River was the first river to become designated as a national river. Marvel at the 100’ high bluffs, beautiful twists and turns.

The interior of the Blanchard Springs Caverns with lots of stalactites and stalagmites.

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Explore an enchanting and beautiful glimpse into the underground world of Blanchard Springs.

The exterior of the William Carl Garner Visitor Center.

William Carl Garner Visitor Center

Find a plethora of information and history of the area, beginning with its early exploration to the present lake with its plants and wildlife, dam, and powerplant.

The overlook of the Grand Canyon of the Ozarks.

Grand Canyon of the Ozarks

Take a drive up Scenic Highway 7 to Jasper, and be sure to stop and view the spectacular vistas of the Grand Canyon of the Ozarks, a wide valley carved by the Buffalo River.

A group of Rainbow Trout in a creek.

Trout Fish Hatchery

See thousands of rainbow trout & brook trout swimming around at the Greers Ferry Hatchery! 

The JFK Overlook Dam in Summertime.

JFK Overlook Dam Site

This dam is more than 1,700 feet long and towers 243 feet above the Little Red River. Over the years, the dam created one of the most popular recreational destinations in the country and a world-class fishery


Fairfield Bay is a city with no shortage of history or legend.  Take a trip down memory lane with these attractions at The Bay.

The open mouth of a massive natural cave in FFB.

Indian Rock House Cave

Check out this natural cave that served as a tribal meeting place for local Indians many years ago.

Historic Log Cabin

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Historic Log Cabin, which shows what home life was like in the mid to late 1800s. The cabin was built using locally-sourced stones, adding to its unique charm.

Log Cabin Museum

This museum contains permanent and changing exhibits of treasured times from the past.

A totem pole on a trail at Fairfield Bay.

American Totem Pole

The American Totem Pole is one of the three unique carvings by our local craftsmen, the Woodcarvers Unlimited.

Experience All the Bay Has To Offer!

Start planning your trip to Fairfield Bay to see our natural beauty & artistic charm for yourself!