The climate is moderate with four distinct seasons and favors outdoor activities. Each season is special; from flowering springtime, through summer fun and colorful autumn to winter which offers both sunshine and snowfall. The average winter temperature is 45 degrees and the average summer temperature is about 92 degrees. Precipitation is usually well distributed throughout the year. One or more snowfalls occur each winter but the snow cover usually only remains for a few days. Elevation is 1,359 above sea level. 

The North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) in Harrison is a 174 bed fully certified medical facility providing a wide range of hospital services. NARMC has 800 employees, 49 active medical staff members, 33 consultant physicians and 24-hour emergency service with physician, staff and ambulances.

The Ozark Arts Council (O.A.C.) was formed in 1996 as a non-profit organization to promote and encourage the arts in Harrison. The O.A.C is made up of six arts related member organizations: The Buffalo River Concert Association, The Theatre Company, The Harrison Art League, Northark Drama, The Twentieth Century Club and The Woman's Book Club. It owns and operates the historic Lyric Theater located on the downtown square. The Lyric hosts musicals, dramas, comedies, concerts, classic films and civic events throughout the year. For a complete schedule of current events go to

Check out our Relocation Guide for more information about moving to the Harrison region. Feel free to contact the Chamber at 870-741-2659 or email us