Heather Baker’s Weekend Plans: Mud Factor, Fest for the Cure and More



Check out some of the exciting events going on this weekend with our publisher Heather Baker!

Thursday, Oct. 4

Don’t miss the Festival of Wines: Cocktails & Cuisine, which benefits the American Heart Association! A variety of local restaurants will come together and be offering up their very best. An amazing auction will be on site as well. Tickets are $60 in advance, and $75 at the door. You can purchase them here!

Don’t forget to drop by The Good Earth Garden Center for Food Truck Meet-up on the first Thursday evening of October and November! Trucks will be serving great eats from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5

Arkansas is a breathtaking place with many layers, and Joe David Rice highlights the rich and lesser-known aspects of our natural state in “Arkansas Backstories: Quirks, Characters and Curiosities of the Natural State.” You can hear him speak as part of the Clinton School Speaker Series at noon at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. The events are free and open to the public. Reserve your seats by calling 501-683-5239.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Show your support for those fighting breast cancer at Diamond Bear’s Fest for the Cure, a beer and rose festival benefitting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Susan G. Komen. It will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Sample over 35 great rose and craft beer wineries/breweries, enjoy a bratwurst dinner, music, games and more! Tickets are $35 at the gate, or can be purchased here.

Mud pits, water slides and giant cargo climbs are a few of the things you’ll experience at Mud Factor Little Rock! Get out and enjoy the nice weather before it gets too chilly. The obstacle run costs $39 for adults, and $35 for kids. All participants will receive a medal, bandana bib and fake tattoo. Sign up now!

The Arkansas Paranormal Expo is one of the most popular events in Arkansas each year, and you want to experience it for yourself this weekend! It’s going on from 9 to 5 on Saturday, and 10 to 5 on Sunday at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. There will be guest speakers discussing subjects like UFO’s, psychics, ghost hunting, and cryptozoology. There will be a raffle with a variety of items up for grabs, like gift baskets, books and gift certificates. If you’re interested in the paranormal at all, you don’t want to miss this. Tickets are $10 at the door and last all weekend.

Go walk for a cause from 8 a.m. to noon at the 2018 Arkansas Autism Speaks walk! Start a team, join one or walk on your own. Register here.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Get your four-legged friend out for Doggie Paddle Day at the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center! From 2 to 5 p.m., dogs will be allowed to swim and play. There will also be a jump contest, and a small puppy pool available for younger pups. The entry fee is $10 per dog, and all breeds are welcome.

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