45th annual Smackover Oil Town Festival

The 45th Annual Smackover Oil Town Festival is June 16-18 in downtown Smackover. The festival, which celebrates the city’s oil boom heritage, features free concerts every night and on the agenda is a range of activities like a car show,

Lineup for Natural State Chautauqua annouced

Pam Beasley, superintendent of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, has sent details of the upcoming Natural State Chautauqua taking place next month on June 2-4. The theme this go around is “Adventure is Worthwhile” and will feature the

Historic Washington State Park hosts annual history symposium

A news release about an upcoming history symposium at Historic Washington State Park has been sent our way. Below are the details from it in case you might want to attend. “The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, the Arkansas

World Record Cyclist Shares his Favorite Rides

Kurt Searvogel, who lives and works in Sheridan, recently went after a world record cycling feat that has stood for 75 years. The endeavor, which is known as the high mileage record, included riding the most miles in a single

Bayou Bartholomew Water Trail Dedication Set for April 30

Bayou Bartholomew is considered the longest bayou in the world. Lined with cypress and tupelo swamps, it ranks amongst the top bio-diverse streams in North America. It begins nears Pine Bluff and twists and turns 359 river miles before emptying

Learn about mayhaws in El Dorado

The 4th annual Mayhaw 101 is approaching in El Dorado. At the free clinic, you can learn about this berry, gain insight into starting a mayhaw orchard, and take part in activities such as embarking on a boat tour at

Wanted: Junior Rangers to explore, learn, and protect

There is no better time to become a Junior Park Ranger than the centennial year of the National Parks Service. The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program offered in almost all parks that lets kids join the National

Spudnuts return to Magnolia

You can get your Spudnut fix in Magnolia again! The Spudnut Shop in Magnolia is one of only two shops where you can get Spudnuts in the state. The other is the Spudnut Shoppe Co in El Dorado at 810

Events Celebrating Anniversaries in 2016 in Southwest Arkansas

Here are a few of the events and festivals celebrating anniversaries this year in Southwest Arkansas! Henderson State University in Arkadelphia is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that highlights the history of the university. The opening reception is

10 top places to kiss in The Natural State

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a special place to spend idyllic time with your sweetie. You can create a tale of love and adventure in Arkansas at numerous romantic places, but here’s a