Bathe In the Glow of Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights!

November 21st, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights 2016Come out to Garvan Woodland Gardens between November 19th and December 31st, 2016 for the Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights display. This stunning, annual spectacle attracts thousands of visitors each year!

Garvan Woodland Gardens is a must-see Arkansas attraction no matter what time of year you’re here. Once this world-class, botanical garden transforms itself for the holidays, however …

Well, let’s just say that Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights display is one for the bucket list.

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Come Out For The Mountain View Bluegrass Festival 2016 Fall Session!

October 26th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival Fall 2016

November 10th, 11th, and 12th are the days to circle on your calendar for the 14th Annual Mountain View Bluegrass Festival at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas!

The Mountain View Bluegrass Festival is a bi-annual festival that takes place in two sessions: once in the spring and once in the fall. Both include three days that are filled to bursting with some of the best bluegrass you’ll ever hear in your life.

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Attend the 2016 World Championship Duck Calling Contest!

October 17th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 World Championship Duck Calling ContestThe 81st annual World Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival is almost upon us. Scheduled, as usual, for Thanksgiving weekend: November 25th and 26th, 2016.

There’s a reason why Stuttgart, AR is known as the “Duck Capital of the World!” One of the biggest and best festivals in the Arkansas Delta is held here each year – and has been since 1936! Thousands of folks from across the country flock to Stuttgart for the event each year.

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Enjoy a Scenic Day Trip On An Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Excursion!

September 23rd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas & Missouri RailroadEnjoy beautiful Arkansas scenery without having to drive aboard a vintage passenger car on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad!

When you board the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (A&M) for a scenic day trip, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a time machine. Their fully restored, vintage passenger cars will whisk you back to a time when riding the rails was the height of modern convenience.

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Tour A Living Cave – Blanchard Springs Caverns!

September 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Blanchard Springs CavernsBlanchard Springs Caverns, in Ozark National Forest, is an incredible, living cave which you can discover via a variety of spectacular tours.

Caves beckon to us with their mystery, history, and the promise of secrets in the depths. Blanchard Springs Caverns in Stone County, Arkansas is no exception! A “living” cave, the limestone formations you see in Blanchard Springs are still being formed and glisten with moisture. The delicate stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and other formations here are the result of thousands of years of minerals being deposited.

This cave system has three levels, two of which are open to the public for a variety of different cave tours.

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Go With The Flow on Arkansas’ Buffalo National River

August 22nd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas' Buffalo National River

Big Bluff on Arkansas’ Buffalo National River

Arkansas’ Buffalo River is so beautiful and special that Congress designated it as America‚Äôs first national river: Buffalo National River!

The Buffalo River is around 150 miles long with nearly 95,000 acres of public land to its name. The river issues from the Boston Mountains, atop the Ozark Plateau. From here, it flows east through the heart of the Ozarks until joining the White River. The Buffalo River was scheduled to be dammed prior to receiving national park status. This would have permanently destroyed much of its beauty.

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Up, Up, And Away at the Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship!

August 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State ChampionshipThe 21st annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship is just weeks away, scheduled for September 9th, 10th and 11th, 2016 in Harrison, AR.

Everyone knows you can enjoy a gentle, panoramic view of a ride in a hot air balloon – but did you know they also race them? Come to Harrison, AR on the weekend of September 9th through the 11th and see for yourself at the 2016 Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship!

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Get Revved Up for Mountains, Music, & Motorcycles 2016!

July 22nd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Mountains, Music, & Motorcycles 2016It’s time to saddle up and head out for the annual Mountains, Music, & Motorcycles festival. August 18-21, 2016 in Mountain View, AR!

While some shy away from “biker” events, this festival is a family-friendly event that grows in popularity each year. What began as a simple get together of a few hundred motorcycle enthusiasts has grown over the years to now expect well over 15,000 bikes!

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Take A Bite Out Of The Cave City Watermelon Festival

July 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Cave City Watermelon Festival 2016Marty Stuart, Barrett Baber, The JJ Weeks Band, and more – plus the “world’s sweetest” watermelons – will be at the 37th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival: August 11th through the 13th, 2016! Will you?

Arkansas’ Cave City gets its name from the cave located in the center of town. The cave has five rooms and encloses the Crystal River, whose source remains unknown. Pottery, arrows, and human skeletons have been found in the cave.

Watermelons are Cave City’s other big claim to fame. “The world’s sweetest,” as a matter of fact!

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Attend the 30th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

June 24th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 World Championship Cardboard Boat RacesGet set for the wonder and hilarity of the 2016 World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, July 30th at 10am in Heber Springs, AR!

The image a cardboard boat conjures up is not one of structural integrity or seaworthiness. Yet the hand-crafted crafts that makeup Heber Springs’ annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races fleet do float. Or most of them, anyway. Seeing which ones do – and which don’t – is half the fun!

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