MINIS IN THE OZARKS | 2018 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 25-27, 2018. 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?

In the spirit of continuous improvement, here are some key changes for this year…..

Friday Night Eureka Experience!  Food for Friday night will be in the historic town of Eureka Springs.  One of our favorite restaurants, the Grotto, has opened an event center with lots of seating and regular concerts.  Plan to stay in the town after the parade and join the group at the Grotto, or make reservations at your own favorite local restaurant (book early!!).  Details on the Grotto will be available in a few weeks—stay tuned.

MITOx Returns!  Our own version of autocross and driver training school returns, complete with in-car instruction from Ian Stewart and Mike King.  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.  

Thursday is Fundraising Night!  Again this year fundraising for our partner charity, Camp Aldersgate, will occur only on Thursday night.  We will have raffles and a silent auction of cool MINI stuff to raise money for the kids.

EVENT ITINERARY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 BEGINS ENDS
Early Arrivals – try the Racetrack, Thorncrown or Beaver Dam drives on your own
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.
Welcome, Silent Auction and Raffles 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Packet Pick Up- Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 8:00 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 Inn of the Ozarks 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.
Two State Scenic Tour – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Hotel Parking Lot – Lower Level 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
2018 MITO Group Photo & Eureka & Sunset Parade of MINIs 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Photo Staging Begins 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Group Photo 3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
2018 Eureka @ Sunset Parade of MINIs 4:00 p.m.
MINI of Little Rock Sponsor’s Lounge – Convention Center Lobby 5:00 p.m. 6:00 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.
Experience Eureka – Sample local fare at your favorite restaurant–make reservations early! 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018
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.
Performance Driving Class & MITOX – Meet at Oak / Hickory, then depart for venue 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Drives
Peel Ferry – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Parking Lot 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Mt. Magazine – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Galen’s Elk Run – Departs from the Ozark Mtn Hoe Down Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
MINI Skirts Ozark Adventure – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Parking Lot 10:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.
MINI of Little Rock Dinner 5:30 a.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 & Awards 8:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Party till you drop! 8:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION OPENS ON JUNE 15th, 2018.