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 motorcycle show, a talent show, kids’ activities and arts and crafts. And…yum…lots of food vendors. To find out more, visit http://mcgeheeowlfest.weebly.com or contact the McGehee Chamber of Commerce at 870-222-4451.
The 35th annual Wild Duck Festival, Poinsett County’s largest community festival, takes place in Trumann on Oct. 13-14. The festival features duck calling contests, a carnival midway, a pickle eating contest, a parade, a carnival midway with vendor booths, and an outdoor stage with live music. Visit www.TrumannChamber.org for details.
Blytheville has the 37th annual Blytheville Chili Cook-off and Harvest Festival slated for Oct. 13-14. The event kicks off Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. with food trucks, a beer tent and live music featuring the Peter Moon Band. Saturday’s events include the chili cook-off, live music, a variety of vendors and activities just for the kids. For details, visit www.MainStreetBlytheville.com or phone 870-763-2525.
It’s the 11th annual Crawfordsville Harvest Festival on Oct. 14 in Crawfordsville. The award-winning festival features food and craft vendors, a kids’ parade, live music, a bake-off competition, a kids’ play area and a car show. There are also free shuttles available to and from the festival. Call 870-636-5822 for more information.
Downtown Lake Village, along the shores of beautiful Lake Chicot, is the setting for the 21st annual Chicot County Fall Festival on Oct. 27-28. The family-friendly and pet-friendly event includes an antique car show, food and crafts vendors, a bike stunt show and much more. Log on to www.LakeVillageChamberofCommerce.org or call 870-265-5997 to learn more.