A June full of festivals
Welcome to June! In the Arkansas Delta region of The Natural State, that means it’s time for some great festival fun!
It’s Farm Fest 2016 in Wynne on June 9-11. The festival features barbecue cooking contests with youth and adult divisions, a carnival, games for kids, arts and crafts and a variety of food vendors. Musicalentertainment will be provided by Eric Gayles on Friday night and Saturday evening features a performance by Andy Griggs. Visit www.CrossCountyChamber.com or contact the Cross County Chamber of Commerce at 870-238-4183 for details.
Tyronza is the site for the 14th annual Stars & Stripes Festival on June 10-11. Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the city of Tyronza with a big birthday party! The fun starts on Friday evening at 7 with live music and a carnival, followed by fireworks at 9:30. Saturday’s fun begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and a 5K run. Beginning at 10 a.m., the arts and crafts booths and the food booths open to the public. Throughout the rest of Saturday, there will be a parade, games for kids and adults, and fun for the entire family. To learn more, call 870-487-2168.
It’s tomato time! The 60th annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival in Warren is slated for June 10-11. Which means…the famous all-tomato luncheon, the tomato eating contest, turtle races, arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival rides and the steak cook-off! Check out www.BradleyPinkTomato.com or phone 870-226-5225 for more information.
Helena-West Helena goes to the ducks, the plastic ones that is, during the 2nd annual Delta Ducky Derby on June 10-11. The event has been expanded to two days, and now includes the Golden Duck Awards and Red Carpet Gala on June 10, as well as a live auction and music. On Saturday, June 11, events include a 10-man canoe race, carnival rides and games, and the ducky derby race on the Mississippi River. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of the Delta. To learn more, visit the Delta Ducky Derby Facebook page or phone 870-589-3396.