The town of McGehee celebrates the 7th annual Owlfest on Oct. 4-5. The event is held during the McGehee Owls homecoming weekend. The event includes a 5K run/walk, an area just for the kids, a street dance, live music, a petting zoo, a motorcycle show, arts and crafts, and great food. Also on tap this year are a hot dog eating contest, a balloon man on stilts, a sidewalk chalk contest, a pumpkin decorating contest, a dog show and a magic show. Don’t miss the fireworks show on Friday night. Click here to learn more or call 870-222-4451 for details.
This year’s Tour de Hoot is being held on Oct. 5 in conjunction with Owlfest. The bicycle tour, which benefits the McGehee Boys and Girls Club, offers routes ranging from 25 to 100 miles throughout southeast Arkansas on flat, paved rural roads. The event is known for great rest stops and delicious food. Log on to www.TourdeHoot.com or phone 870-501-4373 for all the details.