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Dear Restaurants

The Oasis Arts and Eats Festival continues to promote the arts within our community through our annual downtown event highlighting artistry from across the region as we celebrate visual, performing and culinary arts. We invite you to participate!



Any restaurants and catering operations in Downtown Jonesboro and surrounding region is welcome to apply!

April 7, 2024
12:00 - 4:00 pm

Set up:
10 am to 12 pm

In the case of bad weather, the event will be moved to Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 12 - 4 pm. 

As this is an outdoor event, it is up to the vendor to provide their own setup. This includes all tables, tents, generators, cooking equipment, etc. Vendors who are a Main St. business will be directly in front of their store or can choose to stay inside your storefront. It is highly recommended to use signage and/or social media posts indicating participation.

In order to be included on the event map and be eligible for voting, you MUST pay the fee and turn in registration by March 22nd.


Each participating restaurant determines their own offerings. This could be selling regular menu items, offering a one time "OASIS special", and/or giving away samples for event-goers. The goal is to impress and gain the Crowd Favorite vote of attendees. Samples are not required but encouraged.


Event Advertising

The Oasis Arts and Eats Committee will coordinate coverage and advertising for the event through multiple media and print outlets. In addition to media exposure, a map and voting site will be created for public access. The map will show the outlay of the event and entertainment schedule. The voting site will list each participating restaurant vendor's name, their logo (if provided), and will also indicate any additional information you may choose to give to make your business stand out. 

The Competition

Prize: an on-air advertising package from the Jonesboro Radio Group and one full page ad in an FOA playbill - $1125 value!

Festival goers will have access to a barcode (set up at each vendor booth as well as various locations around the event) to scan and vote for their favorite! You do not have to offer samples to be included in the voting competition, but it is very ENCOURAGED to become a crowd pleaser. We want each restaurant to have fun and get creative with their level of participation. It's all yours to run with!

How To Apply

the Rules

  • All businesses must be properly insured, licensed, and follow health department guidelines.

  • Participants must supply their own manpower, equipment for heating or cooling, paper products, and signage.

  • All participants are encouraged to decorate using their restaurant theme or another appealing design. 

  • Each booth must designate a person(s) as booth manager throughout the event. This person must have the ability to make decisions and act in the absence of the owner or manager and will be responsible for following Health Department regulations.

  • In the event of inclement weather, Oasis will still be held either by moving artist vendors to nearby indoor location or holding event the following day. Vendors may choose whether to still participate and bring appropriate set up for any unexpected conditions. 

You can submit the form one of four ways:

  1. Fill out form and send the form by email to

  2. Print out the form and bring to the forum box office in person at 115 East Monroe in Jonesboro.

  3. Print out form and mail to the following address:
    Foundation of Arts
    115 East Monroe
    Jonesboro, AR 72401

  4. Fill out the form digitally.


The committee will review applications and notify vendors with more details.

**Restaurant fee must be paid within the date windows above for the labeled pricing regardless of when application was submitted.

Fees & Dates

Registration Fee (January 8th-March 22nd)


DJA Restaurant- $25

Non DJA Restaurant- $50

**The last day to apply and the deadline to guarantee your spot on the event map and advertising is March 22nd.




115 E. Monroe Jonesboro, AR 72401


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