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Ohhhh, October! How we love you! In The Natural State, October means cooler temperatures, fall color, and great festival fun. In McGehee, it’s the 11th annual Owlfest on Oct. 6-7. The citywide festival features free entertainment the entire weekend, plus events like a 5K run/walk, street dances, the Owl Hoot contest, a petting zoo, a …
Whether you’re 8 or 88, seeing the first pumpkin of the year makes you realize fall and Halloween are on the way! These two events offer pumpkins galore and all the other fun things that make fall in Arkansas amazing! Arkansas Post Museum State Park in Gillett hosts the annual Fall Fair on Oct. 7. …
There are a lot of things that make October a perfect month in Arkansas—the weather is crisp but not yet cold, landscapes are ablaze with turning leaves, and pumpkin patches and corn mazes are in full swing. In Central Arkansas, October means another very important thing: food. Every weekend of the month brings multiple opportunities to …
Clinton will hold its first Wild Game Cook-off on Sept. 30 at Archey Fork Park. Deer, turkey, rabbit, opossum, squirrel – anything is fair game for this new event that planners intend to hold annually. Chefs can enter the cook-off and compete for cash prizes – $200 for first place; $125 for second place; $175 …
Hunting in Arkansas Autumn is one of the busiest seasons for camouflage-clad outdoors men and women hunting in Arkansas. “When fall comes around everyone, obviously, thinks about football whether it’s high school, college, or whatever,” says Steve “Wildman” Wilson, former public affairs coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “But it’s also the kick-off …
What is it about that dark that can make a pleasant place take on a foreboding feel? At Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg, it’s the telling of authentic Ozarks ghost stories during a nighttime water cruise from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. Park interpreters will lead this haunted …
Along The Natural State’s eastern border flows a mighty river that has transformed the land and the people within its reach. It is the majestic Mississippi River, which starts as a stream in Minnesota, winding throughout America’s heartland to Louisiana, where it relinquishes its powerful waters into the Gulf of Mexico. Arkansas is a proud …
The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is to welcome everyone to celebrate and experience American art through collections, exhibits, interpretation and preservation of outstanding works at its world-class facility. Today, Alice Walton, arts patron, philanthropist, and chairwoman of the board for Crystal Bridges, announced the formation of an organization that will …
A new temporary exhibit at ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock’s SoMa neighborhood highlights an unexpected mid-century trend in handbag design: plastic. “The Power of Plastics: Reshaping Mid-century Fashion” will be celebrated with an opening reception on Thursday, September 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit focuses primarily on the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, …
Hot Springs ORV Park is known as one of the top off-roading parks in the region.The park is a 1,254-acre maze of trails for 4x4s, UTVs, ATVs, dirt bikes and mountain bikes. The park is privately owned and there are miles of marked and maintained trails for the novice and hardcore alike. Trails are marked …
The 19th annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo is September 9 in El Dorado! The family friendly day is geared for those who enjoy the outdoors and events on the lineup include a a rib cook-off that serves as a backdrop to the day’s activities, a chainsaw wood carving demo, archery demonstrations, target shooting, food trucks, a …
Travelers can now visit a new welcome center in Texarkana. Arkansas Welcome Center at Red River recently underwent a $2.5 million upgrade. As part of this project, a completely new building was built north of the old center. The address is still the same at 12555 N State Line Avenue. “We opened the new center …
Why should you head to Fayetteville this weekend? Music and Murals, that’s why. Oh. And food. Definitely the food too. Fayetteville Roots Festival This intimate, urban music and food festival brings the finest musicians and chefs to the stages of Northwest Arkansas on Aug. 23-27. It features 10 music stages and multiple culinary stages. The …
September is here! Let’s get ready for some fall fun. Especially fun that includes pumpkins, corn mazes and scarecrows! It’s the 13th annual Fall Festival at Peebles Farm in Augusta on Sept. 22-Oct. 31. The farm features fun activities for the entire family including a 60-acre pumpkin patch. You’ll also find hay rides, horse and …
Each fall, Arkansas volunteers and organizers improve their communities by participating in the Great Arkansas Cleanup, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission’s (KAB) annual litter pickup and community cleanup event. This year’s event kicks off September 9 and will continue through October. Last year’s Great Arkansas Cleanup featured more than 140 community events across the state involving …
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