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Mar
 2
Territorial Arkansas Living History FestSaturday, March 2, 2019 at 9AM am

The past becomes the present at Davidsonville Historic State Park as it celebrates 200 years of Arkansas Territory. Explore the town as it would have been during a heyday market week and explore the pattern of peoples and trades that made Arkansas what it is today. Try candle making, tomahawk throwing, carpentry, brick making, quill writing, historic games and more. Visit the historic tavern for a drink and play a hand of cards while talking with the innkeeper. A variety of townsfolk will be present to talk about experiences, ranging from the doctor and his medical ideas, to the struggles of slaves that called this area home. The festival is free to the public with food and merchandise available for purchase during the event. For more information, contact the park at 870-892-4708 or at davidsonville@arkansas.gov. This event is sponsored by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas State Archives, and is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mar
 9
Basket Weaving WorkshopSaturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

There is something about weaving a basket that takes you back to a simpler time and place. With today’s busy lifestyle, we often look for ways to get away from our stress. Basket weaving is a great way to relax and to make beautiful gifts and decorations for your home. On March 9, join the park interpreter for a hands-on, beginner class where you can weave your own basket to take home. The workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. or until everyone has finished their basket. The fee is $30 and covers the cost of all materials. Space is limited so reservations are required. Let us help you get started in your new hobby of basket weaving while you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the park. For more information or to reserve your spot, 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. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne and eleven miles north of Forrest City.

Mar
23
Kids Campfire CookingSaturday, March 23, 2019 at 13:00 am

On March 23 from 1-3 p.m., Village Creek State Park will hold our annual Kids Campfire Cooking workshop. Kids can learn how to make biscuits on a stick, pie iron pies, baked apples, and s’mores. This will be a drop-in workshop and completing all of the foods will take about 30 minutes. There is a $3 per person fee to cover food 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. 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.

Mar
29
Golf Cart SafariFriday, March 29, 2019 at 18:30 am

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 ages 5-10. We ask that you not bring children under the age of 5. 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. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne and eleven miles north of Forrest City.

Mar
30
Spring Star PartySaturday, March 30, 2019 at 19:30 am

On March 30, 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 April 27. 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. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne and eleven miles north of Forrest City.

Apr
13
Blooms and Bugs WeekendSaturday, April 13, 2019 at 08:00 am

On April 13-14, Village Creek State Park will hold Blooms and Bugs Weekend to celebrate the wildflowers appearing around the park and the bugs that depend on them. A variety of programs, crafts, and mini-workshops will be available to the public at no charge. Highlights for the weekend include wildflower walks, buggy bingo, and a wildflower photography tips and tricks session. A complete schedule can be found online at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/VillageCreek or by contacting the park at (870) 238-9406. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne and eleven miles north of Forrest City.

Apr
20
Golf Cart SafariSaturday, April 20, 2019 at 19:00 am

Village Creek State Park will hold a golf cart safari on April 20 starting at 7 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 ages 5-10. We ask that you not bring children under the age of 5 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. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne and eleven miles north of Forrest City.

Apr
20
Great American CleanupSaturday, April 20, 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, April 20. 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. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne and eleven miles north of Forrest City.

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