Plan-Ahead Events: This Weekend in the Arkansas Delta

“Plan-Ahead Event” blogs are posted early in the week and feature events and festivals that are popular or unique…and give readers plenty of time to make plans to attend!

Kimberly J. Williams
Learn to sew an intricate dream catcher design onto a gourd or how to make a pine needle basket gourd during an American Indian Craft Gourd Workshop on Dec. 4 at Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin. No prior experience is required. Class size is limited and reservations are required. Contact the park at 870-755-2500 for more information.

The Delta Gateway Museum hosts Christmas at the Kress Dec. 4 in Blytheville. The holiday bazaar serves as a fundraiser for the “museum-in-progress.” Vendor booths offering a variety of arts and crafts, holiday gift ideas, baked goods and other items are available for sale. For more information, phone 870-824-2346.

The 2nd annual Manila Craft Fair is Dec. 4 in Manila. Held at the Manila Airport Center, the fair offers inside and outside booths featuring gift ideas ranging from hand-made crafts, purses, food, baby items, candles and Christmas items. Phone 870-561-4633 to learn more.

Enjoy downtown Paragould from inside a horse-drawn carriage during Holiday Traditions on Dec. 4. The holiday event features visits from Santa and hot cocoa and cookies for participants. Phone 870-240-0544 for more information.

Join Clara, her magical nutcracker doll, Uncle Droselmeyer, the raucous mouse king and the beautiful sugar plum fairy for an enchanting evening during the Foundation of Arts of Northeast Arkansas’s community theatre production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” Dec. 4-7 in Jonesboro. Ticket prices start at $6. Log on to or phone 870-935-2726 for information.

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