Posts by Author: Zoie Clift

El Dorado has become an avenue for bringing independent films to South Arkansas. The city has created an annual film festival to showcase the art form. “The El Dorado Film Festival is a great event to see independent cinema and broaden your awareness of movies being made beyond Hollywood,” said Executive Director Alexander Jeffery. “One …
Mena will be the scene of a Ouachita Arts Celebration November 4. “The celebration is a street festival that includes creative activities inside businesses, on stage and in the street all within Mena’s downtown arts district,” said event chairman Rick Chrisman. The festival celebrates the arts and will have local artists and artisans on site …
The Diamonds in the Fall Festival is Murfreesboro is set for October 27-28. This family friendly event is held in the town’s Courthouse Square and has craft and food vendors, games for the kids, a pumpkin pie baking contest, a chili cooking event, a costume contest and more. New this year is a bucking bull ride …
A race in Hot Springs that has received national recognition in the running community and coverage in publications like Runner’s World magazine is fast approaching. “The Spa Running Festival is one of the premier races in Arkansas offering an event for everyone from beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge,” said race …
A chance to see how sorghum was traditionally made takes place October 28 at the Sorghum Festival in Mount Ida. The festival is being held at the Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County. “Sorghum is a fairly sweet syrup that some consider mild,” said Emilie Kinney, executive director of the Heritage House Museum. A harnessed …
Every October, Mount Ida plays host to the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig. This will be the 30th anniversary for the world championship. During the event, which takes place October 13-14 this year, diggers compete for prize money in categories that include Best Cluster and Best Point. Area mines that are part of the crystal dig …
With its mild climate and variety of habitats, Arkansas is a well-known destination to watch birds. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, a regional supervisor at Arkansas State Parks. “You can start at home with the basic bird feeder. A lot of folks are backyard birders and they keep …
The 8.5 mile Rabbit Tail Water Trail is a new water trail available for paddlers to experience on the north shore of Lake Ouachita. The newly opened route is part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s (AGFC) Arkansas Water Trail program and is the first virtual water trail in the mix. To access the …
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 …