A June full of festivals

Welcome to June! In the Arkansas Delta region of The Natural State, that means it’s time for some great festival fun! It’s Farm Fest 2016 in Wynne on June 9-11. The festival features barbecue cooking contests with youth and adult

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Sultana Disaster

On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis. It became America’s greatest maritime disaster, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers on-board. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on

Reenacting the Battle of Helena

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena marks the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Helena on March 13-15. The three-day event includes a reenactment of the 1863 Civil War battle that took place in the river town. The Delta

Festivals Flourish During September in the Arkansas Delta and North Central Ozarks

September brings fun, family-friendly festivals to eastern Arkansas, along with cooler temperatures and the beginning of fall. It’s a great time to explore the Arkansas Delta and the North Central Ozarks! Since 1941, the city of Rector has been celebrating

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

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

Bikes, Lights and Ducks: November in the Arkansas Delta and North Central Ozarks

November is a great month to get out and explore the Arkansas Delta! Grab your wheels and head to the Arkansas Delta for the 4th annual Tour duh Sunken Lands Harvest Bike Ride on Nov. 3. The course starts and