If I had to pick, October is probably my favorite month in Arkansas. But… I’m glad I don’t have to pick 🙂 First of all, the hottest part of summer is usually over by now, and the trees are starting to turn. Football is the topic at the water cooler (Go, Hogs!), and Halloween, Thanksgiving…
We are all so ready for spring, aren’t we? And what’s one of the cues that spring is right around the corner? Daffodils, of course! Next weekend, March 6-7, the city of Camden will be hosting their annual Camden Daffodil Festival. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill flower show – no, there are lots of different activities…
So, I figured out that trying to keep up with all the goings-on around Arkansas is biting off a little more than I can chew each month, so… instead, I’ll just hit the highlights and also may link to other sites that already do a great job with that – why reinvent the wheel? 🙂
If you haven’t been to Lights, Camera, Arkansas! yet, time’s running out! And it’s free, so by all means make it a date the next blustery weekend we have, since it’s indoors. And… this is new! – I went to the Old State House website and there is now a virtual tour of the building, so for those of you who are not in Little Rock or close by, you too can see the exhibits from the comfort of your own home!
Last week to take the kids to see Rumplestiltskin at the Arkansas Arts Center this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Friday from 7 to 9, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4. Nothing is quite as amazing for young and old alike to see a live production!!
Spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart in Eureka Springs! Guess what’s going on that day? The Chocolate Lovers Festival! Love and chocolate – can’t beat that combination! Add a glass of champagne and we’re good to go 🙂 And Eureka Springs is beautiful any time of year.
Sunday, February 22, is the Arkansas DemGaz Bridal Show in Conway at the Expo Center. For more up-to-the-minute details on times, tickets, etc. click here!
And just a peek into next month, the 6th and 7th of March is the weekend for the Camden Daffodil Festival. “Welcome to the Camden Daffodil Festival and Home and Garden Tours – an event that has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state of Arkansas! Festival chairman Clara Freeland said the event began in 1993 with “a few folding chairs out of the back end of a pickup truck at Dennis and Roxane Daniel’s gardens on Maul Road, where members of the community could drive through the gardens to see the beauty of what the Daniels had planted.” For more information and tour ticket prices, visit their website.
Here in Little Rock, it’s time again for the Lantern Festival at Wildwood Park, also on March 6 and 7. “A magical weekend designed to delight children and adults alike, LANTERNS! celebrates the first full moon of the lunar year with a profusion of lanterns, entertainment, and gourmet treats. Lighted walking paths and fire pits along the lake lead park visitors into winter woodlands to discover vistas representing a variety of years, cultures, and locations. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, free for children under 5.”
If you know of other events going on in February or March, let me know and I’ll share them on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re attending any of these events, please take photos and feel free to share them on my Facebook page! Thanks!
I would never forgive myself if I didn’t let you know about these exhibits and events that have been here for a while and are still going on now… but ending very soon! Johnny Cash – The Man In Black If you’re a Johnny Cash fan (and who isn’t?) and proud that he’s from around…