Malvern is a city in, and the county seat of, Hot Spring County, Arkansas. The city had a population of 10,318 at the time of the 2010 census, and is also called the "Brick Capital of the World", due to the three Acme Brick plants in the area. Every year on the last weekend of June, Malvern hosts the Brickfest, an event that fills the city with music, food and activities that include a brick toss, brick car derby, and a best dressed brick contest. Malvern also hosts the Hot Spring County Fair and Rodeo each fall.
Malvern is home to several manufacturing companies including Acme Brick, Weyerhaeuser, Borden Chemical, Adams Face Veneer Company Inc, Leggett & Platt Precision, and Pactiv Corporation, and is the home of Grapette International, a manufacturer of Grapette soda. Notable Malvern natives include Academy-Award winner Billy Bob Thornton, three-time Super Bowl winner Keith Traylor, and musician and stage performer Beth Clayton.
Malvern is centrally located at 34°21′50″N 92°48′39″W / 34.36389°N 92.81083°W / 34.36389; -92.81083 (34.363818, -92.810971). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²), of which 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.94%) is water.