Festive Weekend Planned at Wildwood Park in Little Rock

Kerry Kraus

Little Rock’s Wildwood Park is jam-packed with activities on Oct. 8-9 when it hosts the RunWILD 5K and WILDFun Family Run and the HARVEST! Festival. On Oct. 8, runners, children, and dogs will go wild in west Little Rock with the 5K which begins at 8 a.m., followed by a WILDFun Family Run. The 5K is a point-to-point run beginning at The Promenade at Chenal and ending with a victory lap inside Wildwood Park. A shuttle will transport runners from the park to The Promenade.
Children and dogs are welcome to participate in a WILDFun Family Run through Wildwood’s botanical gardens. Canine entrants must be on a leash and accompanied by an adult. Each canine entry will receive one free adult entry. Children running in the WILDFun Family Run do not have to be accompanied by an adult. Entry fee for the 5K is $25 in advance; $30 day of race; Family Run is $10.

Wildwood Park for the Arts celebrates the sights, sounds, and traditions of autumn in Arkansas with its fourth annual HARVEST! Festival, Oct. 8-9. Home to Arkansas Pickin’ and Fiddlin’ championship, the event has entertainment and activities for the whole family, including seasonal demonstrations, children’s events, hayrides to Pumpkin Hill, crafts and vendors. Also scheduled place are Wildwood’s Pumpkin Shop, live music, a culinary competition, craft beer and foods for purchase. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 ages 6-12; ages 5 and under are free. Visit www.wildwoodpark.org or phone 501-821-7275 for more information.

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