Mount Ida

Famous fiddler Violet Hensley, who was born near Mount Ida and who will be playing a much anticipated show at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View tomorrow ( August 16--more details on the show can be found here) is known as an Arkansas Living Treasure, named so by the Arkansas Arts Council in 2004.  …
It is no secret that fall is a special time in Arkansas. The season is filled with camping, biking, live music, fall color, farm tours,  festivals… the list can go on and on. In light of this, we decided to share Ten Reasons to Visit Southwest Arkansas in the Fall. Enjoy! 1. The Talimena in …
  The Heritage House Museum in Mount Ida  is having their annual Heritage Day on May 3. According to museum director Emilie Kinney, visitors to this free event (which lasts from 10-2) can enjoy a homestead heritage themed day of taking in activities and demonstrations like making hominy, butter churning, throwing pottery, timber work, blacksmithing, …
The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail ( LOViT) is now complete! Twelve years of planning and construction went into the building the trail, which was built in segments over the course of those years with the help of a group of volunteers known as the Traildogs.  A ribbon cutting last week marked the special occasion. The …
February 22 marks the inaugural LOViT 100K endurance trail run.  Trail runners from across the region are signed on to take on the 62 mile race course that includes rocky, rolling hills and expansive views of Lake Ouachita.  The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is a popular hiking and mountain biking trail near Mount Ida …
The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County in Mount Ida will be the scene of a Sorghum Festival November 2. The festival takes visitors back to the days when most families grew a field of cane and made their sorghum every fall. Sorghum, or molasses as it is sometimes called, was a staple in most …
  Mount Ida, the “Quartz Crystal Capital of the World” will be the scene of the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig this week: Oct. 11-13. Two area mines will be participating: Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines and Sweet Surrender.  There will also be a film crew from Mineral Explorers, an independently-produced series for public TV, documenting …
Mount Ida is home to a memorable and melodic scene at the Frontporch Stage. This outdoor family friendly live music venue hosts free performances of bluegrass, gospel, country and more every Saturday night May through October. The aim is to feature bands that reflect the musical talent that can be found in the community and …
If you are itching to hit the road, here is something to try out. There is a new website Arkansas Parks and Tourism have developed to give people a chance to create their dream escape to Arkansas.  You can use the Trip Planner found there to build your ideal Arkansas trip, share it with your …
Gain information on the history of the Indian tribal groups who lived in Montgomery County during a special presentation at the Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County in Mount Ida. The presentation ( called Indians of Montgomery County) is set for March 3 ( Sunday) at 2 p.m. According to a news release sent by …