Celebrating Peaches and Grapes

The Arkansas River Valley region is ripe with festivals that focus on food. In July, you can catch both the Johnson County Peach Festival and the Altus Grape Festival. Johnson County Peach Festival The Peach Festival in Clarksville is celebrating

Six Summer Sessions Your Kids Will Love

Arkansas has a ton of fun things for kids to do all year long; but, summer brings on extra activities and opportunities. Here are a few in the Ozarks and River Valley regions of The Natural State: Nerdies – In

Got Grit? Then Get Ready to Ride June 21

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual True Grit Ride 100 and the first True Grit Mountain Bike Ride, both set for Saturday, June 21 in Fort Smith. The True Grit 100 begins at 7 a.m. at Ben Geren

Ideas for Mother’s Day

What does a mom want for Mother’s Day?  Flowers, reservations at a nice restaurant, and other gifts are appreciated. But the real gift she is looking for is time with the family that gave her the title of Mom in

Color Dash: Fort Smith is May 26

Who wants to get colored like a bag of Skittles? Say what? Yep, grab your family and friends and join in the fun of a Color Dash on Monday, May 26 in Fort Smith. By participating in this fun 5K

Balloons Over RussVegas is May 1-4

Maybe they should call it a Sky Festival, because Balloons Over RussVegas is about more than hot air. On May 1-4 in Russellville this balloon event includes 20 hot air balloons, a team of skydivers, helicopter rides and powered parachutes.

Alma Spinach Festival is April 19

Spinach – not only is it good for you, it’s also a cause of celebration in the small town of Alma. The 28th annual Alma Spinach Festival will take place April 19 in the downtown area. The fun starts at

Out-of-the-Way Gem of an Arkansas Restaurant

If you whiz through the Arkansas River Valley via I-40, then you’re missing out on the opportunity to eat at a wonderful small, family owned restaurant.  Located on U.S. 64, or Main Street in Lamar, Sweet Treats Sandwich and Pie

Letterpress Entrepreneur at Clayton House

  Fort Smith native Sarah Martin Ridgley developed a passion for “vintage emphemera” – paper items such as invitations and note cards – while researching invitations for her wedding in 2005. Today she sells her hand-cranked invitations, cards, coasters and

Legendary Catfish Hole Restaurant Lives Up to its Reputation

We all know the intent of commercials is to entice us to buy something or visit a certain place. And we’ve all probably had an experience where, when we tried the product or went to see the location advertised, they