Weather in October
is slam-bang in the middle of the autumn season in Arkansas
when the fall foliage is at its peak. The average temperatures are in the pleasant 51°F (10.6°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) range, with breezy evenings. The valleys and mountains show hues of gold, crimson, and orange.
Fall vacations are popular in Arkansas as visitors compete to capture nature in its colorful glory. Mountain trails, rural roads, scenic parkways, and lakesides offer the best ways to explore the beauty of the fall season. The Ozarks and the northern region are the first to change colors by the second week of October, followed gradually towards the south. The foliage is at its peak by the fourth week of October in the northern ranges. The conditions are comfortable with moderate but bright sunshine and the driest period of the year. The mild weather is a perfect getaway for people who seek mild weather during the cold months. October is a great time to visit Arkansas.