This Weekend in the Arkansas Delta

Kimberly J. Williams
Happy Wednesday, my blog reading friends! As I’ve said before, October is one of my FAVORITE months to live in Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta. With Halloween just around the corner, several of this weekend’s events focus on the spooky!

Delta Heritage Trail State Park in Barton (near Helena-West Helena) hosts BooFest on Oct. 22. The kid-friendly event offers a safe fall activity including a variety of games and a haunted house. Game tickets cost $.25 each. The cost for a tour of the haunted gin is $3 per person. To learn more, contact the Delta Heritage Trail State Park at 870-572-2352.
Experience the history of Arkansas Post during the 17th annual Ghosts of the Past on Oct. 22 at Arkansas Post National Memorial inGillett. The guided walk takes visitors throughout the grounds, where reenactors portray events from the exploration and settlement of Arkansas Post, Colbert’s Raid and the Civil War. Tours last approximately one hour and reservations are strongly recommended. Call 870-548-2207 for details.

Have a piece of pottery or an interesting object that puzzles you? Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin offers an Artifact ID Day on Oct. 22. Archeologists will be on hand to provide insight (not appraisals) on identification and age of objects and artifacts. To find out more log on to or contact Parkin Archeological State Park at 870-755-2500. 

Corning is the location for 25th annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 22 at Wynn Park. The free daylong event features an antique car show, antique farm machinery demonstrations, arts and crafts, children’s games, food vendors, and lives entertainment. For more information phone 870-926-1188.

But wherever you go…whatever you do…have a great weekend and be safe!

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