Prospect For Real Treasure at Crater of Diamonds State Park

October 16th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Crater of Diamonds State ParkCrater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR is billed as “The World’s Only ‘Keep What You Find’ Diamond Site” – and that’s the truth. Where else can you pay a small fee to dig for diamonds you can keep?

You’re probably thinking to yourself that this has to be some kind of scam. That the park is either seeding the site with a few cheap diamonds for tourists to find – or that there’s nothing there at all. It’s sensible to be skeptical about these things – but, in this instance, you’d be wrong on both counts.

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Celebrate The Man In Black At The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

September 22nd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival 2017The first ever Johnny Cash Heritage Festival is scheduled for October 19th through the 21st, 2017. The three day, world-class festival will be held in the field adjacent to the Cash Home in Dyess, Arkansas and features Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival honors not just the Man in Black but also the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood in Dyess, AR. During the Great Depression, Dyess was the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony for impoverished farmers. Cash’s parents settled here in 1936 as part of the program and Johnny graduated from Dyess High School in 1950. Consequently, Dyess makes the perfect setting for a festival celebrating the heritage of Johnny Cash.

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Attend the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017

September 8th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017 promises a host of great films, world premieres, and special guests, like actor Kathleen Turner and legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog. Don’t miss North America’s oldest, non-fiction film festival – October 6th through the 15th, 2017.

Every year, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) brings the best new documentary shorts and feature films to audiences in Hot Springs, AR. Almost a thousand films are submitted from around the world, with only the best chosen via a rigorous jury process.

Best of all, festival winners qualify for an Academy Award in Documentary Short Subject. Consequently, some of the year’s biggest and most exciting documentary films are shown or even premiered right here, every year.

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Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge Is For The Birds

August 21st, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge Come visit one of Arkansas’ best birding spots. Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge in White County, Arkansas, encompasses almost 15,000 acres of diverse habitat for wintering waterfowl. The acreage includes croplands, bottomland hardwoods, cypress/tupelo brakes, and other natural wetlands. This expansive refuge provides a diverse array of habitats along the Little Red River.

Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge protects and provides feeding and resting areas for migrating waterfowl. The refuge was a rice farm before the government purchased it in 1993 as part of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

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Eureka Springs’ 32nd Annual Jazz Eureka Festival

August 7th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Jazz Eureka Festival 2017The sounds of great jazz will once again fill Basin Spring Park and venues around Eureka Springs, AR during the 32nd annual Jazz Eureka Festival weekend! September 14th through the 16th, 2017.

Jazz Eureka Festival 2017 is a weekend of free and ticketed, live jazz music played in Basin Spring Park and other venues across Eureka Springs. National and regional performers fill the weekend with great sounds, jam sessions, and seminars for the discerning musician and adoring fan alike.

This year’s festival is set to feature performances by the Block Street Hot Club, Fourscore, Charged Particles featuring Paul McCandless, the Richard Bruton Quartet, and Veronica Swift.

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Discover the Arkansas Entertainers Hall Of Fame!

July 22nd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas Entertainers Hall Of FameWhat do Billy Bob Thornton, Johnny Cash, John Grisham, and Mary Steenburgen all have in common? They have all called Arkansas home! Learn about these stars and over 80 other famous sons an daughters of Arkansas with a visit to the Arkansas Entertainers Hall Of Fame, in Pine Bluff, AR.

You might be surprised to learn just how many famous actors, singers, writers, and others in the entertainment world have lived in Arkansas. The Arkansas Entertainers Hall Of Fame has already inducted 88 famous Arkansans – and they wont be done any time soon!

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Get Set For the 26th Annual Hot Springs JazzFest!

July 15th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs JazzFest 2017If you love great jazz, then you do not want to miss the 26th annual Hot Springs JazzFest, August 31st through September 3rd, 2017! This beloved jazz festival brings out the best local, regional, and even national jazz musicians for 4 days of great music and fun.

Hot Springs JazzFest has been a summer staple for the region since 1992. Held each year on Labor Day Weekend, the festival features a variety of jazz performances, great food, and special events. Events take place at a variety locations around Hot Springs, many of them outdoors and free!

Only a few, tantalizing details for this year’s Hot Springs JazzFest have been released. These few hints, along with memories of previous festivals, have already heated up speculation that 2017 may produce the biggest JazzFest yet!

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The 2017 Heber Springs World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

June 23rd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

World Championship Cardboard Boat Races 2017Get set for the 31st annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races! This beloved and wacky annual event is scheduled for July 29, 2017, 10am at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs, AR.

Heber Springs’ Cardboard Boat Races began as a novelty in 1987 to help drum up a little more summer tourism for the area. If they had had any idea how successful and popular this event would be, they probably would’ve started up sooner! Every year contestants, spectators, and film crews from across the country come to witness the spectacle – and spectacle it truly is!

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Johnson County Peach Festival!

June 12th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Johnson County Peach FestivalCome take a bite out of history, and maybe a few peaches as well, at the longest running festival in Arkansas! The 2017 Johnson County Peach Festival celebrates its 76th anniversary July 20 – July 23!

Peaches! Is there any other fruit that so embodies summer? Their golden hue and shape reminiscent of the sun and sunsets. Their delicious sweet juiciness so perfect for snacking on during hot summer days and desserts for hot summer nights. The Johnson County Peach Festival has been celebrating both this humble, delicious fruit and the area’s successful peach industry since 1938!

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Come Explore Arkansas’ Mammoth Spring State Park!

May 26th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Mammoth Spring State ParkMammoth Spring State Park, in Mammoth Spring, AR is home to the state’s largest natural spring, a 10-acre spring fed lake, opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and much more!

Mammoth Spring is the second largest spring in the Ozarks. It flows at an amazing average rate of almost 10 million gallons an hour! All this water is the direct result of rainfall over the high plains of southern Missouri. The rainfall percolates down through the soil to a vast system of interconnected cavities that eventually converge and reappear aboveground as a scenic 10-acre lake with an island in Mammoth Spring State Park.

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