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Apr
27
Kids Fishing DerbySaturday, April 27, 2019 at 08:30 am

On Saturday, April 27, Village Creek State Park will host a fishing derby for children ages 15 and under at the pond on 1 East of The Ridges at Village Creek. For parking, turn left at the visitor center and follow the signs. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. Fishing will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded immediately after the event for the biggest fish caught and the most fish caught and door prizes will be announced throughout the event. Participants need to bring their own poles and live or artificial bait. The pond will be stocked with channel catfish by our co-sponsor of the event, Arkansas Game and Fish. There is no fee to participate. Parents or guardians must accompany their children. For more information, contact Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406 or e-mail VillageCreek@Arkansas.com. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne and eleven miles north of Forrest City.

May
 4
Crowley's Ridge Vintage MarketSaturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

An annual event held the first Saturday in May at Parker Homestead in Harrisburg, vendors specialize in vintage, farmhouse, industrial, repurposed and good ole junk. This is an outdoor event rain or shine. Vendors inquire at 870-578-7855 or graysattic@yahoo.com

Aug
29
Village Creek State Park Legacy WeekThursday, August 29, 2019 at 08:00 am

Village Creek State Park will celebrate Legacy Week August 29 – September 2. Programs will be offered during this week that let you discover the hidden stories of the park as you find out why we have a park here and how it came to be. For more information or to request a complete program schedule, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Aug
30
Village Creek State Park Legacy WeekFriday, August 30, 2019 at 08:00 am

Village Creek State Park will celebrate Legacy Week August 29 – September 2. Programs will be offered during this week that let you discover the hidden stories of the park as you find out why we have a park here and how it came to be. For more information or to request a complete program schedule, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Aug
31
Village Creek State Park Legacy WeekSaturday, August 31, 2019 at 08:00 am

Village Creek State Park will celebrate Legacy Week August 29 – September 2. Programs will be offered during this week that let you discover the hidden stories of the park as you find out why we have a park here and how it came to be. For more information or to request a complete program schedule, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Sep
 1
Village Creek State Park Legacy WeekSunday, September 1, 2019 at 08:00 am

Village Creek State Park will celebrate Legacy Week August 29 – September 2. Programs will be offered during this week that let you discover the hidden stories of the park as you find out why we have a park here and how it came to be. For more information or to request a complete program schedule, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Sep
 2
Village Creek State Park Legacy WeekMonday, September 2, 2019 at 08:00 am

Village Creek State Park will celebrate Legacy Week August 29 – September 2. Programs will be offered during this week that let you discover the hidden stories of the park as you find out why we have a park here and how it came to be. For more information or to request a complete program schedule, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Sep
 7
Great Arkansas CleanupSaturday, September 7, 2019 at 08:30 am

Help protect the special place that is Village Creek State Park by participating in the Great Arkansas Cleanup on Saturday, September 7. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the visitor center to get supplies, an area to work, and a free t-shirt (limited supply). This is part of a statewide program that is co-sponsored and presented by Keep Arkansas Beautiful. For more information, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Sep
20
Golf Cart SafariFriday, September 20, 2019 at 18:30 am

Village Creek State Park will hold golf cart safaris on September 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. Golf cart safaris are one of our most popular programs because you can join the park interpreters to discover what comes out when the golfers go home. There will be a fee of $10 per adult and $5 for children 10 and under. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Sep
21
Golf Cart SafariSaturday, September 21, 2019 at 18:30 am

Village Creek State Park will hold golf cart safaris on September 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. Golf cart safaris are one of our most popular programs because you can join the park interpreters to discover what comes out when the golfers go home. There will be a fee of $10 per adult and $5 for children 10 and under. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Sep
27
Kayak and Dinner CruiseFriday, September 27, 2019 at 18:00 am

On September 27, you have the chance to see Village Creek State Park in a whole new way during our kayak and dinner cruise. Join the park interpreters at 6 p.m. for a relaxing kayak tour around Lake Dunn. We will stop for a cookout on the shore, before heading back out on the lake for an astronomy program. There is a $15 per person fee for this activity. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Reservations must be made by September 25. For more information, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Sep
28
Star PartySaturday, September 28, 2019 at 19:30 am

On September 28, the Memphis Astronomical Society will host a Star Party at Village Creek State Park. The evening will start at the meeting room with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. to help visitors learn what is in the night sky and prepare them for the rest of the evening. After the presentation, everyone will move to the horse trailer parking lot where participants will have the chance to see night sky objects through telescopes. This event is free to the public and no reservations are required. In case of rain or cloudy skies, this event will be rescheduled for November 2. For more information, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Oct
19
Saddle Up For St. JudeSaturday, October 19, 2019 at 08:00 am

On October 19, Village Creek State Park will host “Saddle Up for St. Jude,” to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Registration and horse trail rides start at 8 a.m. You must bring your own horse for the trail rides and a negative coggins is required for each horse. Three Trees Cowboy Church will be selling coffee and fried pies starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until they run out. A free hotdog lunch will be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for anyone who donates money or an auction item. Kids will enjoy led horseback rides from noon-2 p.m. The cost is $2 per child. From 4-6 p.m. enjoy live music. The auction will start at 4 p.m. followed by the barbecue dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be $10 per plate. All money will go to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a hospital that offers treatment for kids, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. So join us for Saddle Up for St. Jude and help us help the kids. All activities will be in the equestrian campground. For more information, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406.

Oct
25
Golf Cart SafariFriday, October 25, 2019 at 18:30 am

Village Creek State Park will hold a golf cart safari on October 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. Golf cart safaris are one of our most popular programs because you can join the park interpreters to discover what comes out when the golfers go home. There will be a fee of $10 per adult and $5 for children 10 and under. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Oct
26
Trick or Treat at Village Creek State ParkSaturday, October 26, 2019 at 17:00 am

Join Village Creek State Park and the Cross County Chamber of Commerce on October 26 for our annual Trick or Treat at Village Creek. We will have nature-themed Halloween stations, music, concessions, and, of course, trick or treating for the kids. Local businesses will sponsor each campsite, providing decorations and candy. Costumes are encouraged but not required. This is a family-friendly event for all ages, so no scary costumes. For more information, contact Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406 or VillageCreek@Arkansas.com. To sponsor a campsite, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (870) 238-2601.

Nov
22
Green FridayFriday, November 22, 2019 at 08:00 am

Why spend the day after Thanksgiving stuck in crowded stores and long lines when you could spend it with your family at Village Creek State Park? On November 22, the park will celebrate Green Friday, a family-friendly alternative to Black Friday. You can enjoy free guided hikes, programs, and games in the beautiful setting of Village Creek State Park. For a complete schedule contact the park at (870) 238-9406 or by email at VillageCreek@Arkansas.com. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Nov
22
Golf Cart SafariFriday, November 22, 2019 at 16:30 am

Village Creek State Park will hold a golf cart safari on November 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. as part of our Green Friday celebration. Golf cart safaris are one of our most popular programs because you can join the park interpreters to discover what comes out when the golfers go home. There will be a fee of $10 per adult and $5 for children 10 and under. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek.

Dec
14
Christmas Bird CountSaturday, December 14, 2019 at 08:00 am

Birders of all skill levels are needed to help with the Christmas Bird Count at Village Creek State Park on December 14. The Christmas Bird Count is an annual event sponsored by the Audubon Society and is considered the longest running citizen science survey in the world. Volunteers are asked to monitor the birds seen in one spot for at least an hour. Each species seen or heard is recorded on a log which can be turned in at the park Visitor Center. These records will then be entered in a central database. By volunteering to help with this event you can serve as a citizen scientist to help track changes in bird populations and migration patterns in your local park. Residents can even help by counting birds at their own backyard bird feeders. If you are unsure about identifying birds, the park will offer our Winter Bird Identification program at 9:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center. To volunteer or for more information call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406.

Dec
21
Holiday Craft WorkshopSaturday, December 21, 2019 at 13:00 am

Join us for a celebration of the holidays on December 21 from 1-4 p.m. You will have the chance to make decorations, ornaments, and small gifts. There is a $2 fee per craft to cover material costs. Large groups need to make a reservation to ensure enough supplies, but families are welcome to drop by without reservations. For more information, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406.

Jan
 1
First Day HikeWednesday, January 1, 2020 at 09:00 am

Start the new decade right with a First Day Hike at Village Creek State Park on January 1. The First Day Hikes are an initiative of America’s State Parks. Hiking is a great way to get in shape and lose weight. Even if getting healthy and losing weight is not your goal this year, a hike is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and plan for the coming year. The park will be offering two hikes. The first hike will meet at 9 a.m. at Lake Austell Boat Launch and we will walk the 2.16-mile Military Road Trail. Our focus will be reflecting on what has happened in the past year. The second hike will meet at 2 p.m. at the Lake Austell Trailhead. That hike is 1.5-miles long and will focus on planning for the coming year. After the afternoon hike, guests are encouraged to join us for Dutch oven biscuits as we plan our New Year resolutions. Tennis shoes or hiking boots are recommended for both of these hikes. For more information, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406.

Jan
 1
First Day HikeWednesday, January 1, 2020 at 14:00 am

Start the new decade right with a First Day Hike at Village Creek State Park on January 1. The First Day Hikes are an initiative of America’s State Parks. Hiking is a great way to get in shape and lose weight. Even if getting healthy and losing weight is not your goal this year, a hike is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and plan for the coming year. The park will be offering two hikes. The first hike will meet at 9 a.m. at Lake Austell Boat Launch and we will walk the 2.16-mile Military Road Trail. Our focus will be reflecting on what has happened in the past year. The second hike will meet at 2 p.m. at the Lake Austell Trailhead. That hike is 1.5-miles long and will focus on planning for the coming year. After the afternoon hike, guests are encouraged to join us for Dutch oven biscuits as we plan our New Year resolutions. Tennis shoes or hiking boots are recommended for both of these hikes. For more information, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406.