Tontitown is a city in Washington County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 942 at the 2000 census. Tontitown is part of the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tontitown was founded in the late 1800s, mostly by Italian settlers. Since 1898, Tontitown has held an annual grape festival in mid-August, which celebrates the harvest and the town's Italian American heritage. The festival features a carnival, a craft fair and a homemade spaghetti dinner served to thousands.