It's almost time to find out who the finalists are for the 2020 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Last year, Hope Watermelon Festival won the Food-Themed Event. I hope we had some restaurants and festivals around our area nominated, but we will just have to wait and see. The finalists will be announced Monday, January 27.   

Finalists will be announced for the 2020 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, as well as the 2020 Food of the Year Monday, January 27, at 2:30PM at the Arkansas Heritage located at 1100 North St.in Little Rock, AR.

According to a press release, this is the fourth year for the statewide Arkansas Food Hall of Fame program that recognizes the legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events from every part of the state. The finalists represent nominees in multiple categories. Winners will be chosen from this slate of finalists on February 24, 2020.

The mission of the Arkansas Heritage is to identify Arkansas’s heritage and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors by the discovery, preservation and presentation of the state’s natural, cultural and historic resources. This is accomplished through the work of its eight divisions: Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas State Archives, Delta Cultural Center, Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Old State House Museum. Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.