Category archives: Out & About

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[...]

Weekend Planner: Little Rocktoberfest, Little Rock Nine 60th Anniversary, ACANSA Events and More

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This weekend there are two big events in central Arkansas. The first is the ACANSA Arts Festival. ACANSA’s mission is to encourage and increase participation in visual and performing arts, promote the cultural vitality of the south, and generate opportunities for local commerce in Little Rock, North Little Rock and throughout central Arkansas. The second [...]

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[...]

Reflections of Progress

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Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of Little Rock Central High School Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This September marks 60 years since nine brave young black students began the fight to uphold the US Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Ed. that segregation in public schools is unc[...]

Weekend Planner: Zoo Brew, Turkish Food Fest and More

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There's a lot to do this weekend! Read on for our top picks for things to do and click here to see AY Publisher Heather Baker talk to Good Day Arkansas about your Weekend Planner. THURSDAY Zoo Brew Grab your souvenir cup and head over to the Little Rock Zoo for the most unique craft beer festival in town. Sample dozens of beers from local vendors, try fo[...]

Try a Duathlon at Lake Ouachita State Park!

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Looking for some action? If so, Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine will be hosting the first annual Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon in September. The event takes place on the 23rd of the month and starts at 9 a.m. that day. Participants will take on a 5 mile trail run on the scenic Cadd[...]