Author archives: Leah DiPietro

Fall Arts and Crafts Festivals in Northwest Arkansas

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For more than 50 years, the Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas have called to arts and crafts lovers. Some of the finest, juried shows take place here annually. Thousands of shoppers will flock to the area in mid-October for fall color and goods and wares. Most of the fairs are o[...]

New Development in Rails to Trails Initiative

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Construction of Delta Heritage Trail terminus trailhead begins   Submitted by Arkansas State Parks (Little Rock, AR) August 1, 2017 Construction of a new trailhead facility for the southern terminus of the Delta Heritage Trail (DHT) in Arkansas City kicks off tomorrow. This innovative project is being developed under the national "rails to tra[...]

Texarkana Unveils New Welcome Center

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travelers can now visit a new welcome center in Texarkana. Arkansas Welcome Center Red River recently underwent a $2.5 million upgrade. As part of this project, a completely new building was built north of the old center. The address is still the same at 12555 N State Line Avenue. “We [...]

It's "Pumpkin Time" in the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism September is here! Let's get ready for some fall fun. Especially fun that includes pumpkins, corn mazes and scarecrows! It’s the 13th annual Fall Festival at Peebles Farm in Augusta on Sept. 22-Oct. 31. The farm features fun activities for the entire family including a 60-acr[...]

Spa-Con Returns to Hot Springs

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place Sept. 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of V[...]