Watermelon Festival Weekend!

Watermelon festivals are a summer tradition in Arkansas. This year signals the 35th anniversary event for the Cave City Watermelon Festival (Aug. 7-9), whose city tagline is ‘home of the world’s sweetest watermelons.’ In Hope during that same time frame

Time for the Hope Watermelon Festival!

Summer is a chance to savor a sweet (and big) slice of watermelon. The state’s largest watermelons are celebrated each year at the Hope Watermelon Festival in Hope. The 37th annual event, set for August 8-10, includes ice-cold watermelons sold

Arkansas communities to celebrate National Train Day

This Saturday, May 11, Arkansas communities will join communities across America to celebrate the importance of trains to their town during the sixth annual National Train Day. Here is a quick roundup of the interesting options taking place around the

Hope Gets Amtrak Stop

According to an article by Hope Star editor Ken McLemore, Amtrak has announced that passenger rail service on its Amtrak Texas Eagle will begin in Hope on April 4 with the arrival of the westbound Train 21. The westbound Texas

Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site Featured by National Park Service

The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope is featured as this week’s National Park Getaway by the National Park Service! They are also featured on the front page of the NPS website this week. Each

Hope and Washington Watermelons

The 35th annual Hope Watermelon Festival is this weekend! (Aug 11-13). Watermelons have long been a calling card for the city. The Festival itself dates back to the mid-1920s when the city staged a one-day annual festival.  World Record watermelon

Klipsch Music Festival in Hope Honors Audio Pioneer Paul Klipsch

  Paul Klipsch ( 1904-2001) was an audio pioneer and resident of Hope. He was the inventor of Klipsch speakers and is considered one of the nation’s most celebrated audio pioneers because he revolutionized the way the world listens to

Former President Clinton Dedicates Boyhood Home as National Historic Site in Hope

Former President Bill Clinton visited his hometown of Hope this weekend to celebrate the dedication of his boyhood home as a national historic site. Among those at the event were Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, National Park Director Jon Jarvis, and

Clinton 1st Home Museum in Hope Becomes National Historic Site

A new National Park site in Hope will help ring in the new year for Arkansas. At the end of December the Clinton Birthplace Foundation’s Clinton 1st Home Museum will close and re-open January 2nd 2011 as the President William