October Fun with “Ghosts” and Owls

October brings tons of fun for kids of all ages in eastern Arkansas.

McGehee hosts the town’s annual homecoming festival on Oct. 17-18 during Owlfest 2014. Friday evening features homecoming ceremonies at Owl Stadium at the McGehee High School, followed by a street dance and a fireworks display. Not an “Owl?” Doesn’t matter! The events are open to all who want to have a great time. On Saturday, the events kick off with the UAM 5K run/walk at 7:30 a.m. Throughout the day, the Arkansas Game and Fish aquarium will be on display — plus alls sorts of activities just for kids: sidewalk chalk contest, a pumpkin decorating contest, fun with the Balloon Man, a petting zoo (with kangaroo!), an owl hoot contest, a dog show, and a magic show. For the adults, arts and crafts vendors will be on hand, as well as food vendors, a motorcycle show, live music, a motorcycle run, and a Razorback tailgate party. Check out the Owlfest Facebook page here or contact the McGehee Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-222-4451 for more information.


October is “spooky!” Especially at some of our historic towns and sites in The Natural State. Head to Powhatan Historic State Park in Powhatan on Oct. 18 to do some “ghost hunting.” Wander around the park’s historic grounds and hear ghost stories, folktales and legends tied to Powhatan. Ghost Walks offer visitors a chance to learn more about the spirits and spine-tingling tales of supernatural happenings at the park, while also learning some Arkansas history! If you’re brave enough to try the Ghost Walks, contact the park at 870-878-6765 to get all the details.

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