Famous Fiddler Violet Hensley

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

10 Reasons to Visit Southwest Arkansas in the Fall

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

Heritage Day in Mount Ida

  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

The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is Complete!

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

LOViT 100K Debuts in Arkansas

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

Sorghum Festival in 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

World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig in Mount Ida

  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

Distinctive Live Music Venue: Frontporch Stage in Mount Ida

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

Create Your Escape: Outdoors in the Ouachitas

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

Indians of Montgomery County

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