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Every Labor Day weekend, the thunder of hooves and rattle of wagons fills the valley of Bar of Ranch in Clinton during the National Championship Chuckwagon Races. This year an estimated 150 teams will compete in five different divisions for the title of National Champion. About 20,000 spectators attend to watch the excitement of the …
Where did summer go? It’s August, but there’s still time to get out and have some fun before the kids head back to school. Check out these ideas for fun this August in the Arkansas Delta. Head to the Big River Crossing (BRX)  in West Memphis. Whether you choose to bike the crossing or walk …
The state’s largest watermelons are celebrated each year at the Hope Watermelon Festival in Hope. The 41st annual event, set for August 10-12, includes ice-cold watermelons sold by the slice, watermelon weigh-ins, and watermelon eating and seed spitting contests. The festival itself dates back to the mid-1920s when the city staged a one-day annual festival. …
If you love music, sustainability efforts, kid friendliness, and scenic views, this summer music festival is for you – Homegrown On The River Music Festival is set for Aug. 3-6 at Byrd’s Adventure Center in Ozark. The music The event presents a stellar line up of local, regional, and national bands. Featured acts include Steep Canyon …
The Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville will celebrate its 2nd birthday with a “Splish Splash Birthday Bash” on July 15. This day-long event begins when the doors open at 10 a.m. for the general public and 9 a.m. for members. As the name indicates, party-goers should get ready to get wet with outdoor water activities …
A SWAT (SouthWest Arkansas Tour) Overnight Camp is taking place July 24- 27 for those wanting to explore some of the varied state parks that can be found in Southwest Arkansas. The camp is open to kids ages 9-13 and the agenda includes hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, campfire cooking, and more. The camp is a …
There’s nothing better during the hot summer days than lounging and playing in cool water! During July, head to one of these great spots for some fun in the sun in the water! In Pine Bluff, don’t miss the Saracen Landing Splash Park, located at 200 Lake Saracen Dr. The facility is one of the …
 Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area of The Natural State are open for business, despite the flooding and high water experienced in the spring. “Yes, we had some high waters during the flooding in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, but all of the resorts and all of our marinas and all of our hospitality industry …
Looking for an adventure to do over Father’s Day weekend? Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area in Wickes is hosting a Weekend Adventure Tour June 17-18. The venture begins Saturday at noon at Cossatot River State Park Natural Area at the Visitor Center. Participants are being asked to pack three bags: one day pack with personal …