Great River Road

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 …
The holiday season is upon us! It’s a great time to get out and have some fun with the entire family. On Nov. 18, head to Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin for Casqui Foods Day. Sample foods that would have been enjoyed by the ancient inhabitants of Casqui. While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin …
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 …
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 …
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 …
For over three decades, October has meant music in the Arkansas Delta thanks to the award-winning, world-renowned King Biscuit Blues Festival. But the real beginning of “KBBF season” begins with the unveiling of the festival’s official poster each year. The winning poster will be unveiled on Thursday, Aug. 10, at a special reception at 5:30 …
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 …
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 …