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
There’s NO doubt…fall is HERE!!

This weekend is a GREAT time to get outside and head to one of the events this weekend in the Arkansas Delta!

The Central Delta Depot Museum in Brinkley is the site for the 27th annual Fall Festival on Oct. 1-2. Friday evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with music and a fish fry. Saturday events begin at 10 a.m. and feature arts and crafts, a car show, live music, a “back seat” driver contest, rock wall climbs, and lots of food. You can learn more by visiting or calling 870-734-2262.

Enjoy a day outside as Lake Poinsett State Park in Harrisburg hosts the 5th annual Fall Celebration on Oct. 2. Bask in the beautiful autumn weather as you enjoy live music, hayrides, a variety of games and activities, and interpretive programs. Admission is $3 per vehicle. To learn more, contact the park at 870-578-2064.

Animals were an important part of Native American life in northeastern Arkansas. Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in Wilson offers Animal Kingdom, a program designed to teach participants to identify red fox, raccoon, bobcat, deer and rabbit, on Oct. 2. For more information on the program, phone 870-655-8622.

Fall is the perfect time to head outside. Learn how to cook a variety of recipes in the beautiful outdoors when Cane Creek State Park in Star City hosts a Dutch Oven Cooking workshop on Oct. 2. Participants will learn cooking techniques and recipes designed especially for the iron cookware and then cook an entire Dutch oven meal. The $40 fee includes the workshop, lunch and an oven to take home. For details, contact the park at 870-628-4714.

Spend a beautiful evening on Lake Frierson as Lake Frierson State Park in Jonesboro offers an Evening Kayak and Dinner Cruise on Oct. 2. Enjoy an informative and fun tour of the lake followed by a Dutch oven dinner on the shoreline at sunset. The evening also features an astronomy program with the park interpreter. For details contact Lake Frierson State Park at 870-932-2615.

Get out this weekend and enjoy The Natural State!

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