Events for the 78th Annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival Start Saturday

The 78th annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival in Stuttgart officially begins on Saturday. The event is one of the biggest and best festivals in the Arkansas Delta, and thousands from across the country

Celebrating Rice in the Arkansas Delta!

Rice is important in Arkansas, especially in the Arkansas Delta. The Natural State is at the top of the six rice-producing states, growing 48% of the rice in the United States. Nearly 1.4 million acres of rice is grown in

Johnny Cash Music Festival Slated for August 17

The 3rd annual Johnny Cash Music Festival is Aug. 17 at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Scheduled to perform at this year’s benefit concert are Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers,

Hollywood Comes to the Arkansas Delta

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Forrest City native Chris Hicky and his determination to make a movie in St. Francis and Lee Counties. Chris decided to bypass Hollywood for the financing and take his cause to social media

With a Little Help From My Friends: Making a Movie in the Arkansas Delta

Forrest City native Chris Hicky may have moved to Los Angeles and become an award-winning director, but he’s never forgot the place he calls home. Hicky has directed videos for Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Lady

Spend Saturday at Arkansas’s Newest State Park

I’ll admit, I hold a special place in my heart for the Mississippi River State Park. Our newest of the 52 Arkansas State Parks, it’s located within the St. Francis National Forest near Marianna. I have lots of memories of

June in the Arkansas Delta Features Festivals and Fun for the Family

This June, the Arkansas Delta is the site for a plethora of festivals with something for the entire family. Harrisburg hosts the Festival on the Ridge on June 1. The family-friendly festival features live music throughout the day, helicopter rides,

Battle of Helena 150 This Weekend

Helena-West Helena will observe the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Helena on May 24-26. The Delta Cultural Center, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission are sponsoring the events. On Friday, vendors open at

It’s Loose Caboose XXIV in Paragould!

The 24th annual Loose Caboose Festival officially starts tonight in Paragould. This year, some events have been moved from downtown to the Greene County Fairgrounds. You can check the event website for specific information. This evening at 5, the Miller

Arkansas Delta Rockabilly Festival Starts Friday

Historic downtown Helena is the site for the 3rd annual Arkansas Delta Rockabilly Festival on May 10-11. The festival is an opportunity to experience rockabilly at its best. On Friday, May 10, music starts at 3 p.m. with performances by