Enjoy the outdoors? If so, the annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo is coming up! It will be September 13 at El Dorado’s Convention Center in El Dorado. One of the main goals of the organizers is ‘to introduce kids of all ages to the outdoors in Arkansas and the surrounding areas.’
This free expo will have a full day of activities to take on like target shooting, bait casting, a duck calling competition ( with cash prizes!) a 5K race, live music, archery, model airplanes, a rib cook-off, a chainsaw wood carving demo and more! The expo goes from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. If you are looking for more outdoor excursions, also in town is South Arkansas Arboretum State Park, which is Arkansas’ only state park located in a city. Here you can walk through the 12-acre park and learn about the plants of the region. Nearby is also Moro Bay State Park, which is around 20 miles from El Dorado on U.S. 63. For more information on the expo, call 870- 864-7106 or check out www.southarkexpo.com.