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3 Days of Fun at Hope Watermelon Festival 2018!

July 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Hope Watermelon FestivalCome out to Hope, AR this August for the 42nd annual Hope Watermelon Festival! This year’s celebration includes the Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour with Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee – plus tons more! August 9th through the 11th, 2018.

Hope Watermelon Festival has been held every August since the mid-70’s, with roots going back to the 1920’s. This beloved and historic festival serves up 3 solid days of food, music, and old-time fun.

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One of Arkansas’ Oldest Festivals – Tontitown Grape Festival!

July 9, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Tontitown Grape Festival 2018The annual Tontitown Grape Festival is one of Arkansas’ largest and oldest festivals. In fact, 2018 is Tontitown Grape Festival’s 120th anniversary! Come celebrate, August 7th through the 11th, 2018!

Tontitown Grape Festival is a tradition in Northwest Arkansas that goes all the way back to 1898. The event draws folks from all over for 3 days of spaghetti dinners, carnival rides, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and much more.

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Can You Dig It? Where To Find Quartz Crystals in Arkansas

June 18, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Where to find Quartz Crystals in ArkansasThe quality and availability of naturally occurring quartz crystals in Arkansas is rivaled only by Brazil. If you’re a fan of quartz crystals, a visit to Arkansas’ Ouchitas is most definitely in order.

Whether you love crystals or are just looking for something neat to bring home as a vacation memento, you should visit Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains. The area is known for its abundant deposits of quartz crystal. And by “deposits” I mean that, in some areas, you could once simply scoop the crystals up off the ground like so many pebbles.

Of course, by now, most those easy to scoop-up crystals are … already scooped up. Today, one has to either rely on a rock shop for crystals in Arkansas – or go mine your own. But wait. Before you invest in a headlamp and pick axe, there’s something you should know about “mining” quartz crystals in Arkansas.

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Soar To New Heights At The Arkansas Air & Military Museum

January 29, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas Air & Military Museum in Fayetteville, ARAeronautics, military, and history fans alike will thrill at the Arkansas Air & Military Museum collection in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Fayetteville’s Arkansas Air & Military Museum, located at Drake Field, is housed in a piece of history, itself.

The massive, all-wood, white hangar the museum is housed in is listed on the Arkansas Registry of Historic Places. It was built during World War II, which explains why wood was used in its construction rather than steel or aluminum. The site served as the headquarters for a military aviation training post and is one of the few such buildings surviving from the 1940s.

Of course, what waits inside is even more fascinating and exciting!

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Expect The Unexpected In Fort Smith, Arkansas!

January 26, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Unexpected in Fort Smith, AR

This mural by Ana Maria is just one of many to be seen in Fort Smith. – image courtesy Valis55

Expect The Unexpected in Fort Smith, Arkansas! The Unexpected is an ongoing street art initiative that is bringing permanent work by internationally renowned street artists to Fort Smith.

Fort Smith, Arkansas is probably most famous for its connection to the real-life story of Rooster Cogburn and Mattie Ross in True Grit. That a town the size of Fort Smith would have much claim to fame at all may come as a bit of a surprise – but Fort Smith is full of surprises. It’s no hyperbole at all to say that you can definitely expect The Unexpected in Fort Smith!

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Discover the Arkansas Entertainers Hall Of Fame!

July 22, 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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Time for the 46th Annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival

September 25, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival 2015The 46th annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival – October 15-16-17, 2015 – is a world-renowned arts and crafts weekend that brings 200,000+ visitors from across the country to Northwest Arkansas!

The popular, annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival, held every 3rd week of October in Bella Vista, Arkansas since 1969 – almost 5o0 years! – has become a tradition to not only the regional artisans it attracts but to the hundreds of thousands of art and craft enthusiasts who wait each year’s event with bated breath.

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2015 Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View

March 14, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas Folk Festival 2015The annual spring celebration of Mountain View’s Arkansas Folk Festival is scheduled for April 17th through the 19th, 2015 – will you be there?

The 2015 Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View is the 53rd annual return of a popular folk and bluegrass music tradition, here in Arkansas, one featuring not just tons of great folk and bluegrass music but also frontier life demonstrations, handmade crafts, dancing, window decorating, and even a parade! Mountain View’s Arkansas Folk Festival is great fun – there’s even a free shuttle from downtown Mountain View to the Folk Center!

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