Ozarks

The annual changing of leaves from green to red, yellow, orange, gold, and burgundy is an eagerly awaited event by both Arkansans and visitors.  As any Arkansas fall color aficionado can tell you, however, this is subject to change without notice. To help fall foliage fans everywhere, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has …
While we’re feeling a bit soggy in the Ozark and Ouachita mountains from all the recent spring rains, every cloud does have a silver lining. The waterfalls are roaring. While more rain is forecast for this week, it appears there will be plenty of breaks in the weather for a good hike. Another advantage, cloudy …
The annual Ozark Seed Swap is set for May 23 in the Administration Building at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The free event takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is cosponsored by OFC, ROOST, and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway. Got Whippoorwills, Razorbacks, Red Rippers, Pencil Cob, …
I used to think Fall was my favorite season, but now I know it’s Spring. I love the gorgeous shades of green that pop out on trees and bushes across the Arkansas landscape. The buds and blooms of trees and flowers, singing birds, and warmer days make me feel more alive. Plus, there are a …
The Arkansas Apple Festival in Lincoln is an iconic fall event in northwest Arkansas. It’s held every year on the first weekend of October, which means food and fun can be found this weekend – Friday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 5. The festival celebrates the bounty of apples with arts and crafts, contests, live …
One of my favorite ways to enjoy the beauty of fall color in Arkansas is by rail, where you can let the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad do the driving while you do the gazing. Ride in style on the meticulously restored antique passenger cars, ranging from the 1920s to the 1950s, while conductors enhance the …
September activities in North Central Arkansas let you experience food, music and art amid scenic beauty. 1.       Chili They’re in it for the money and prestige at the 19th annual Arkansas State Championship Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off. The foodie fun takes place on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bull Shoals White River State Park in Lakeview. Prize …
If you’re a Parrothead, Kenda Drive-In in Marshall is the place you want to be Thursday night (June 19) for the nationwide live broadcast of Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band. This is a special live event that no Jimmy Buffett fan will want to miss. The Kenda Drive-In is the only drive-in in …
The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale is a little gem of a museum offering not only the preservation of the past but many wonderful programs as well. During April, topics will range from photography to frog listening, to classic eateries. Here’s a list of the events you don’t want to miss: Arkansas Photography …