Arkadelphia

The annual Hoo-Rah Festival is October 1 at the Sevier County Museum at 717 Maple Street in De Queen. This annual fall festival celebrates the heritage of the town and has arts, crafts, live music, demonstrations and reenactments, vendors and more. The theme this year is ‘Celebrating Our Railroads.’  The museum has items relating to …
This month, a transcontinental women’s air race is set to take place: the Air Race Classic. This is the only women’s air race in the nation and is known as a test of aviation skills for female pilots of all ages and from all walks of life. This is the 40th year for the event …
Local comics scholar and Henderson State University (HSU) professor Randy Duncan has sent news that some acclaimed comics creators will be visiting Arkansas this month. Duncan is well known in the field as the co-founder of the Comics Arts Conference, an academic conference that meets annually at WonderCon Anaheim and the San Diego Comic-Con International. …
More good news for mountain biking in Arkansas. It has been announced that the 2017 and 2018 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships will be in Arkadelphia. The championships, which as of now are scheduled to take place in the spring, will be on a single-track course around DeGray Lake on the Iron Mountain …
Looking for a fun festival to head to? If so, the Downtown Arkadelphia Crawfest is April 29-30! According to Tiffany McNeal of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance, the festival weekend has a lineup that includes a crawfish eating contest, a crawfish boil, a 5K and 10K run, vendors, games, and live music. The festival is located downtown …
Will Eisner Week is an annual event celebrating comics and graphic novels. The namesake of the week is in honor of artist Will Eisner. He was one of the most innovative figures in the medium and every year the celebration occurs in the beginning of March in conjunction with his birthday. On March 6, Eisner …
  The dedication of the DeGray Lake Sunset Trail in Arkadelphia took place yesterday ( April 2). The 1-mile ADA-accessible trail is paved and has views of Lower DeGray Lake. Right next to the trail is the DeGray Lower Lake  Disc Golf Course. According to a news release sent by the Arkansas Game and Fish …
It’s the holiday season, and the travel writers for Arkansas Tourism decided we’d offer some suggestions of Arkansas products that make great gifts! Here are just a few from our areas of The Natural State. Zoie Clift Everyone likes something sweet! Juanita’s Candy Kitchen in Arkadelphia is well known for its thin homemade peanut, pecan …
It’s cold outside…so why not visit one of The Natural State’s many great museums this winter? During January, our blogs will give you suggestions on museums throughout Arkansas that offer something for the entire family…a great chance to Warm Up with History! Winter is a great time to explore the many museums that can be …
  The dedication of the DeSoto Bluff Trail in Arkadelphia took place today! The flat, .25-mile  trail takes visitors through a natural area and ends at the famous overlook.  A view of the Ouachita River can be seen below the bluff overlook. The bluff is named after Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer who led …