Family Favorite Festivals Return in June


June is a great time to get out and enjoy the beauty of The Natural State. This month, three festivals, all family-friendly events, return…offering fun activities and live music for everyone!

Des Arc hosts the 30th annual Steamboat Days along the White River on June 4-6. The festival features a carnival, a car show, arts and crafts, food vendors, a dog show, children’s activities, and a barbecue and chili cook-off. Musical entertainment includes performances by Ricochet, Billy Jones Bluez and Kyla Horton. Log on to or call 870-256-5289 for more information.

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It’s the 34th annual Portfest in Newport on June 5-6 at Jacksonport State Park. The festival features live music, carnival rides, children’s activities, arts and crafts, and a variety of food booths. Friday night’s performances include Riverbilly and the Marshall Tucker Band and Saturday offers music from Josh Thompson and Little Texas. For details, visit or phone 870-523-2143. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate for Friday, June 5, and $10 in advance or $15 at the gate on Saturday, June 6.

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Downtown Wynne is the site for the 39th annual Farm Fest on June 12-13. The festival features the Delta Smoke barbecue contest, arts and crafts, live music, games and rides for the kids, a tractor show and much more. Contact the Cross County Chamber of Commerce at 870-238-4183 for details.

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