Mena

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 …
Each year, Mena is the scene of the Wheel A’ Mena. The event, which takes place September 17 this year, is a bicycle tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. The tour is based out of Mena,which is at the foot hills of Rich Mountain, which at 2,681 feet, is the second …
Among the many prime ATV riding destinations in Arkansas is one of the most popular in the nation, the Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena. Wolf Pen Gap was the first trail system built specifically for four wheelers in the Ouachita National Forest. The routes were created by the U.S. Forest Service in the …
A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of the surrounding Ouachita mountains. The road leads to Queen Wilhelmina State Park, home to a …
Have you ridden the miniature train at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena? This weekend offers a festive time to do so. The miniature train is known as the Glory Train and runs along two miles of track around the park grounds. The Mountain Glory Station is located near the park entrance and will be …
A Ouachita Art Celebration is happening in the downtown arts district of Mena on November 7. The festival has been created to celebrate the arts and will have local artists and artisans on site demonstrating their craft in categories such as fine arts, performing arts, and culinary arts. Mena Street, the location of the festival, …
The lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena reopens July 1. The lodge is back open following a $9.7-million renovation that includes a new hearth room and porch for enjoying the panoramic view from Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest mountain. As to details of the renovation, which began in 2012, the lodge was expanded …
Cities and towns across Arkansas are scheduled to host official lighting ceremonies, parades and more as part of the Trail of Holiday Lights. Mena’s Christmas Festival is part of the celebration. The festival is set for this Friday, December 5, and begins at 4 p.m. in the Historic Armory downtown. The festival will include live …
The Kansas City Southern (KCS)  Holiday Express Train will be chugging towards Mena on December 13. Plans are for the train to arrive at 4 p.m. at the Mena Depot. The Holiday Express is a six-car train that brings Santa and his elves to communities throughout the U.S. This is the 14th year the Holiday …