Family Fun in September

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September is a great time to get out and enjoy The Natural State with the entire family. These events will keep everyone smiling and having fun, regardless if they’re 6, 16 or 66!

Lake Charles State Park in Powhatan offers a Labor Day Weekend of fun on Sept. 4-7. Celebrate the end of summer with camping, hiking, fishing, and lots of activities and programs to keep the whole family entertained! To learn more about the activities, contact the park at 870-878-6595.

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Head to Marvell for the Tri-County Fair on Sept. 7-12. Visitors will find animal and agricultural competitions, homecraft displays and contests, talent contests, beauty pageants, live music, the ever-popular demolition derby, and a midway complete with rides, fair food, and games of skill. To learn more, phone 870-714-2844.

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It’s Second Saturday in historic Helena on Sept. 12. Second Saturday is offered each month between April and September, so this month’s event is the last for 2015. The theme is “Kudzu Festival” and you don’t want to miss the kudzu ring-toss contest or the special chili cook-off. As always, Second Saturday features live music, street vendors, arts and crafts, lawn games, a KidZone and the ever-popular beer garden. To find out more, call 870-338-3300.

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Marianna hosts the 21st annual Autumn on the Square festival in the town’s historic square on Sept. 26. This family-friendly event features live music, a pet parade, craft booths and great food. For the kids, there will be bungee jumping, a rock wall, and a wipe out game. Beginning at 8 p.m. is the event’s street dance. For details, call 870-295-2469.

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Have fun and learn more about Arkansas’s history at Past Times in the Park on Sept. 26 at Powhatan Historic State Park in Powhatan. Step back in time with a visit to the 1887 Commercial Building to send a telegram or do a few farmstead chores at the Ficklin-Imboden Log Cabin. You can also play historic games at the Powhatan Male & Female Academy or participate in a mock trial in our 1888 Courthouse (and try not to end up in the old jail!). The park comes alive with living history demonstrations, hands-on activities, and plenty of good old-fashioned fun. Call 870-878-6765 to learn more.

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