MINIS IN THE OZARKS | 2017 ANNUAL EVENT

The MINIs in the Ozarks is an annual event held in Eureka Springs where hundreds of MINI motorists come together to enjoy all things MINI. This year’s event will be held on October 26-29, 2017. See the event itinerary below.

If you have any questions about the annual event, please contact us.

LOOKING FOR HOTEL INFORMATION?

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks – Click HERE for host hotel information

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?

MITOx is back! This year we bring back the MITO version of the autocross, complete with in-car instruction from Ian Stewart! Sign up for the MITOx and get a full day of track time and instruction to improve your driving confidence regardless of your current skill level. Box lunch is optional for this event.

Friday Night Tailgate Party! This year the Friday night dinner will not be a sit down affair. Plan to bring your best tailgating decorations for this event. Following the parade, we will gather in the convention center lot around a fire pit to eat “food truck style” and enjoy some tailgating. There will be an unofficial contest for the best decorated tailgate by an individual or a club.

Thursday is Fundraising Night! This year fundraising for our partner charity, Camp Aldersgate, will occur only on Thursday night. The OKMINI team and the MINI Skirts will co-host this event. We will have raffles and a silent auction of cool MINI stuff to raise money for the kids.

Car Show is Friday Night! The car show will happen Friday night at the Tailgate party. Those who want to enter will park in a designated area and voting will take place that night. Winners will be announced a the Halloween party. Good luck!

Tenth Anniversary Mt. Magazine Drive! Since this is our tenth year, we are bringing back the drive to Mt. Magazine, where MITO got started. Look for this drive on Saturday. Lots of curvy roads, hills and spectacular scenery along the way. Don’t miss it!

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?

MITOx is back! This year we bring back the MITO version of the autocross, complete with in-car instruction from Ian Stewart! Sign up for the MITOx and get a full day of track time and instruction to improve your driving confidence regardless of your current skill level. Box lunch is optional for this event.

Friday Night Tailgate Party! This year the Friday night dinner will not be a sit down affair. Plan to bring your best tailgating decorations for this event. Following the parade, we will gather in the convention center lot around a fire pit to eat “food truck style” and enjoy some tailgating. There will be an unofficial contest for the best decorated tailgate by an individual or a club.

Thursday is Fundraising Night! This year fundraising for our partner charity, Camp Aldersgate, will occur only on Thursday night. The OKMINI team and the MINI Skirts will co-host this event. We will have raffles and a silent auction of cool MINI stuff to raise money for the kids.

Car Show is Friday Night! The car show will happen Friday night at the Tailgate party. Those who want to enter will park in a designated area and voting will take place that night. Winners will be announced a the Halloween party. Good luck!

Tenth Anniversary Mt. Magazine Drive! Since this is our tenth year, we are bringing back the drive to Mt. Magazine, where MITO got started. Look for this drive on Saturday. Lots of curvy roads, hills and spectacular scenery along the way. Don’t miss it!

EVENT ITINERARY

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017 BEGINS ENDS
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
MITO Kickoff Thursday Pig Trail Drive – departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Lot 11:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
OK MINI & MINI Skirts Meet & Greet Cocktail Party & Luau 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
OK MINI & MINI Skirts Welcome Dinner & Fundraising Event 7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
        Welcome, Silent Auction and Raffles

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
Packet Pick Up- Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
FRIDAY DRIVES: All drives are limited to Friday morning to allow for Group Photo & MITO Parade.
Friday Pig Trail – Piggly Wiggly – Departs from Convention Center Parking Lot 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Ozark Touge – Departs from the Ozark Mountain Hoe Down Parking Lot 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Easy as 123- Departs from Convention Center Parking Lot 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Buffalo Point- Departs from Convention Center Parking Lot 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Mini MINI Car Show Opens – Cast Your Ballots! 12:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
2017 MITO Group Photo / Eureka @ Sunset MINI Parade ($5.00 Donation) 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
          Photo Staging Begins 2:00 p.m.
          Group Photo 3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
2017 Eureka @ Sunset MINI Parade 4:00 p.m.
MINI of Little Rock Sponsor’s Lounge – Convention Center Lobby 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tailgate Party – Convention Center Parking Lot 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
MINI Car Show & Voting – ballot closes at 7:00PM 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
Tech Talk & Breakfast – Meets in Convention Center Oak / Hickory Rooms 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Mini MINI Car Show Opens – Voting ends at 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Performance Driving Class & MITOX – Meets in the Convention Center Oak Hickory Rooms 9:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Drives
Mt. Magazine – Departs from Convention Center Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Galen’s Elk Run – Departs from the Passion Play Parking Lot 9:30 a.m.  2:30 p.m.
MINI Skirts Ozark Adventure – Departs from Convention Center Parking Lot 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Blanchard Caverns – Departs from Convention Center Parking Lot 10:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
MINI of Little Rock Dinner  5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Change into your Halloween Costumes  6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
AMOK Halloween Costume Party with DJ 7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
Red Carpet Reception and Costume Photos 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
     Costume Contest 8:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Mini MINI and Car Show Awards 8:30 p.m.