Welcome to Little Italy, Arkansas.

Generations of Arkansans have called Little Italy home.  Settled in 1915 by Italian immigrants, the community today still contains descendants of the first people to this area as well as newer families who enjoy the beauty of nature and wide open spaces of this well-loved historic land.

An Enchanting Evening Winery Grand Opening November 29, 2014. 

An Enchanting Evening is reviving the art of commercial wine making in Little Italy, Arkansas by being the first licensed small farm winery manufacturer in over 70 years in this historic wine making community.  The facilities have been designed to not just sell wine, but to create an enchanting experience.  Spend time sipping and sampling wine while relaxing on the deck looking at Pinnacle Mountain State Park; personalize the experience by helping to bottle, cork, seal and label the wine that you will serve at your special event; add your photo using their "label frame" and keep the bottle as a memory of your times shared at Enchanting Evening.  For more information visit www.anenchantingevening.com

Little Italy is Incorporating into a Town. 

Little Italy will celebrate its 100th year in 2015 as a community.  Let's make the community official and preserve our heritage by becoming a town recognized by the state to mark the occasion.  This is a grassroots effort 3 years in the making.

Next Town Hall and petition signing opportunity:  February 10th, 2015.  Details TBA.


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Incorporation Process.

Excerpts from Arkansas Code regarding Incorporation

Incorporation process has 2 Kickers:

  1. Must not be within 5 miles of another incorporated town or if so, the town seeking incorporation must receive a 5 mile resolution from the town(s). This has already been accomplished by receiving the resolutions from the cities of Bigelow and Fourche.

  2. A signed petition must be made by at least 200 qualified voters (electors) living in the area. This is yet to be gathered.

If you'd like to sign the petition and you aren't yet a voter, download the Voter Registration Form and follow it's instructions.  You can call the Secretary of State Elections Divisions at 501-682-3419 for more information or visit www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections.

If you'd like to sign the petition and you are a voter living in the proposed boundary, contact:  Little Italy Arkansas by email or 501-603-0128.

View the Petition

Business Plan

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