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Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey…but the day AFTER Thanksgiving, in the Arkansas Delta, it’s all about the duck! Stuttgart welcomes thousands to the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival, which celebrates 82 years in 2017. The festival officially kicks off on Friday, Nov. 24, but related events …
Each year, more than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. Their stay extends from late November through February. These huge, snowy white birds are …
Some of the country’s best bluegrass bands will take the stage at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View on Nov. 9-11 during the city’s 15th annual Bluegrass Festival. Three days of bluegrass costs $20 on Thursday (gospel night), and $25 on Friday and on Saturday. Premium seating is $25 and $35, respectively. Organizers …
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 …
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 the 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 …
Who doesn’t love music? Whether it’s blues, country, pop, rock, gospel…you name it…music speaks to us all. Over the next few weeks, musical events in the Arkansas Delta celebrate the music that we all love. On Sept. 15-16, Walnut Ridge commemorates the town’s musical history of the Fab Four with Beatles at the Ridge. In September …
August is a great time to get out and enjoy the Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta, especially from the water. Join the staff at Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas for a Black River Ramble on Aug. 12. Explore the importance of rivers as you float along the Black River from Davidsonville to …