Road trip! Head to Wilson, Arkansas, for a day of fun and good food

Jennifer Chandler,

When most people think of rural Arkansas, dining destination isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. The historic farming town of Wilson, Arkansas, is on a mission to change that.

The “small town with big ambitions” has bounced back from its springtime COVID-19 closures with dining options and events that are sure to entice Memphians to make the 45-minute road trip.

Monthly wine dinners, weekly wine tastings, a weekly farmers market, seasonal festivals and concerts are all on the town’s event calendar.

Plan a visit around lunch and an afternoon of shopping and wandering through town, or come for an evening wine event and stay at one of the town’s Airbnbs if you don’t feel like driving back home to Memphis.