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If you’ve ever lost an hour to watching videos of goats standing on, stomping over, jumping off of or head-butting stuff, boy do we have an event for you! The first-ever Arkansas Goat Festival, a daylong celebration of all things horned, hoofed and bearded, will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 …
One of Arkansas’s biggest and most anticipated annual attractions is back Oct. 14-23 with ten more days of rides, games, contests, fun foods, concerts and more! There is nothing like watching a child’s face light up with the thrill of so many fun new things to take in. But all that excitement can overwhelm little …
The good news: Summer is officially here! The bad news: It’s about to get really, really hot. Don’t wait until the dog days drain your energy to figure out how you’re going to cool down. Central Arkansas has lots of urban splash pads and water parks that are easy to access and great for a …
If the answer to the question “what are we going to do this weekend?” becomes ever more elusive as the week wears on, the Arkansas Literary Festival has you covered on Saturday, April 16 with a full day of free programming for all ages. Elementary, my dear Watson: Saturday kicks off with sessions for the theatrically …
If you haven’t started your holiday shopping (like me!), it’s not too late! And don’t feel pressured to rush to a big box store – there are tons of locally owned businesses within central Arkansas that can fulfill your every gifting need, and with that wonderful Southern hospitality to boot! I’ve compiled a list that’s …
When September rolls around, we all seem to get our hopes up for the arrival of fall. Another indication that autumn is in the air is a pumpkin patch. A great place to experience this excitement is at Mary’s Place in Bryant. Her 7th annual Pumpkin Patch is scheduled for Sept. 24 to Nov. 7. …
June is a great time to get out and enjoy the beauty of The Natural State. This month, three festivals, all family-friendly events, return…offering fun activities and live music for everyone! Des Arc hosts the 30th annual Steamboat Days along the White River on June 4-6. The festival features a carnival, a car show, arts …
Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari in Gentry makes for the perfect day trip. The 400-acre safari is home to a variety of exotic animals living in the natural environment of a beautiful Arkansas landscape with several large ponds. My family, which includes two boys now ages 9 and 13, have been to the safari many times …