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