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This Weekend in the River Valley

Shannon Foster

Shannon Foster may be somewhat new to the team, but she is by no means a real estate rookie!  A long term resident of the River Valley, in 2014 S...

Shannon Foster may be somewhat new to the team, but she is by no means a real estate rookie!  A long term resident of the River Valley, in 2014 S...

May 23 23 minutes read

TGIF! Have plans for the weekend? If you are looking for something to do in the Arkansas River Valley, we have your go-to list every week right here on our blog! Here is what's happening this weekend in the Arkansas River Valley.

Whatever your plans, have a blessed weekend! Spend it with someone you love

#ItsMoreThanRealEstate


Friday, May 24, 2019


10th Annual Big Piney Creekfest

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 9:00 am to Monday, May 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Moore Outdoors 53 Old Highway 7, Dover, Arkansas 72837
Hosted by Creekfest 

Creekfest is a three day music and camping festival on the banks of the Big Piney Creek, near Dover Arkansas. Creekfest is held on 10 beautiful acres that borders the Big Piney Creek. The creek offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and a wonderful natural environment to enjoy great friends, great music and the chance to make great memories. We are celebrating over ten years of family friendly fun, in the scenic foothills of the Ozark National Forest and hope you will join us!

LINEUP/SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY MAY 24th
-MoonshineMafia 5:15pm-6:45pm
-Little Buffalo River Band 7pm-8:45pm
-Mudhawk 9pm-10:45pm
-Adam Faucett Music & the Tall Grass 11pm-1am

SATURDAY MAY 25th
-Tyler Gregory 2pm-3:30pm
-Brian Martin 3:45pm-5:15pm
-some guy named robb 5:30pm-7pm
-A.J. Gaither OMB 7:15pm-8:45pm
-The 1 oz. Jig 9pm-10:30pm
-Vintage Pistol 10:45pm-12:15am
-Ben Miller Band 12:30am-2am
-Serrano-Torres 2:20am-3am

SUNDAY MAY 26th
-Andy Moore 1:30pm-2:45pm
-Poor ol Uncle Fatty 3pm-4:15pm
-Makin Loaf 4:30pm-6pm
-Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo 6:15pm-7:45pm
-Polyester Robot 8pm-9:30pm
-The Flipoff Pirates 9:45pm-11:15pm
-Deep Sequence 11:30pm-1am

RULES/GUIDELINES
We ask that visitors follow a few rules and guidelines to be followed to keep everyone safe and having a great time:
-NO PETS
-NO GLASS
-No ATVs, scooters, golf carts or other motorized vehicles
-No above ground fires. There are rings placed throughout the camp by staff
-Respect your neighbors at night and keep the noise to a minimum
-NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDORS! Cigarette sales are also banned from the campground

TICKET INFO:
Ticket link for full event here: https://bigpineycreekfest2019.brownpapertickets.com/
*DAY PASSES ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE GATE
*CASH ONLY. NO EXTRA FEES. NO CARDS ACCEPTED.
-Day passes include parking and access to festival from time of ticket purchase until two hours after music ends for the night. $40 paid at entrance will grant day pass camping grounds until 10AM the following morning. Day pass purchasers must have a designated driver! We are not responsible for drunk drivers and inebriation is not an excuse to remain on property.  
-Sunday day pass grants entry for the day and camping. Come out and support our local musicians and businesses! 

*Early purchase ticket holders have access to creek-side campgrounds and all festival events. Food and merchant vendors will be available. Hot showers are also available.

Gates open at 9 am on Friday the 24th. Everyone needs to be packed up and left no later than 2 pm on Monday the 27th.

OTHER HELPFUL INFO ETC:

There is NO CELL SERVICE at the campgrounds but staff has connection with 911 if needed. Ice will be sold at the campgrounds. Moore Outdoors is less than a mile away and grocery stores are less than ten miles away.

RAIN OR SHINE EVENT! NO REFUND FOR ANY REASON. All staff has the right to search any vehicle at any time while on the property. There will be a no tolerance policy.  If you are asked to leave, no refunds will be awarded. Buying tickets binds attendees to these rules and agreements.*

MERCHANT VENDORS:
J-Blazen Creations
StarFire Smoke Shop and Art Gallery
The Whole Kaboodle
Grateful Headz
Dans Homemade Instruments
Totality Tie Dye
Pings Corner
Eddy Rays Knappin’
Nathan Huffman Art
FOOD:
Hillbilly TaterDogs
Fire Stoned Pizza
Frozen Thoughts
Towanda Groovy Grilled Cheese
CROWD ENTERTAINMENT:
Madystic Performance
Arkansas Fire And Arts Productions
Then~Now~Forever photography


BigFoot at Cogswell Motors

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm to Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Cogswell Motors 1900 E Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Cogswell Motors 

We are so excited to announce BIGFOOT is coming to Cogswell Motors!!

The Monster Truck will be here all day Friday and all day Saturday. On Saturday afternoon there will be a CAR CRUSH!

Don't miss this family fun event!!!


Free Move & Popcorn: The Upside (PG-13)

Friday,  May 24, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pope County Library System 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Pope County Library System and PCLS YA   

Join us for a free showing of The Upside (PG-13) on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00PM! A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.


Canvas friday night at Front Street Grill

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by  Front Street Grill 

Friday night is Oyster night! $1 oysters any style. Canvas will be playing a great mix of Rock and Country!


Paint, Flights and Pints

Friday,  May 24, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co. 201 St Louis Valley Rd, Paris, Arkansas 72855
Hosted by  Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co. and Americana Creative Workshop   

Come join us for the next installment of Paint, Flights and Pints!  Your tickets gets you a sample flight, a pint of beer and all the materials you need to create your next masterpiece!
Snacks will also be available for sale.

Cost $40
Pay by May 21 and get a $5 discount!

Limited Seating
Tickets will go quickly!!
When you prepay/register, note your painter's choice.



Madness In May 2019

Friday,  May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm to Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 9:00 am
Byrd's Adventure Center 7037 Cass Oark Rd, Ozark, Arkansas 72949
Hosted by  Madness In May Offroad Competition and Family Fun Event. Memorial Weekend and 2 others

Family Fun Offroad Weekend.  Lots of trails to ride, competitions to enter or watch, live music and a fun poker run.  Good times at a great place.  




Saturday, May 25, 2019


Whisky Business Acoustic show

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Alligator Rays 109 Main Street, Altus, Arkansas 72821
Hosted by  Whisky Business Music and Alligator Rays 

This will be our first trip here.  We're doing an acoustic set probably with the whole band.  These are very cool shows, come see Whisky Business more up close than normal!! !

Superhero 5K Race Day

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00 am
Russellville Jr. High School 2000 W Parkway Dr, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by  River Valley Superhero 5K  

Tickets: Click Here



Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Russellville Downtown 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by by Kuroki Bakery: Artisan Breads and Pastries and 7 others

Depot Park hosts the 2019 Farmer's Market! Farm vendors will have a large selection of farm-raised produce, meat, eggs, and honey. Other vendors will have excellent artisan baked goods, home baked items, jams and jellies, and an assortment of crafts.



Tripod Raceway, LLC

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Tripod Raceway, LLC 10119 Crooked Pine Road, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by  Tripod Raceway, LLC 

Opening Day is May 25 gates open at 4pm
Races start at 7pm
Payout will be half of kart fee for first place only
TRU PREDATOR will have $100 on top plus original payout!!!!!
$5 per person
$20 per kart to race
Bring the family on out!


Aces N Eights @ East End Sports Pub

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
East End Sports Pub 3675 E Walnut St, Paris, Arkansas 72855
Hosted by  Aces N Eights 





Homebuyer Class at the Pope County Library Heritage Hall

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Pope County Library System 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Pope County Library System and 2 others 

How can I become a homeowner?
The Pope County Library will host Universal Housing Development Corporation’s 8-Hour Homebuying Course on Saturday, May 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall.  There will be 1 hour to 1 ½ hours allotted for lunch.  All materials will be provided.  To register for the course, please call Universal Housing Development Corporation at 479-968-5001.





Sunday, May 26, 2019



Pancake Breakfast for Dog Park!

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Stoby's Russellville 405 W Parkway Dr, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by   Friends of the Dog Park - Russellville, AR and Dog Ear Books 

Come eat some yummy pancakes and help benefit the upcoming Dog Park in Russellville!

Tickets are $5 and you can pick up tickets at Dog Ear Books or message us to let us know you want one!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Sign up below!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Gf725ooh5OAK6iw21K6ObD6dqwHIjr6_X_SH2PH2whU/edit?usp=sharing 


War Room Movie Night

Saturday, May 26, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Second Baptist Russellville, AR 1100 N Frankfort Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by   Second Baptist Russellville, AR 

"From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes War Room, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives."



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


LAKE CRUISE

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Weigh-in Pavilion  

Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat (weather permitting). Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1-hour cruise. There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited. You must register for the tour. Call (479) 967-5516 to register for a seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.


NATURE JOURNALS

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room  

Many of the early explorers, including those that traveled through the area around what is now Lake Dardanelle State Park, kept journals of the things they saw and experienced as they traversed the wilderness. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to learn why it was so important. You will also have the opportunity to make your own nature journal to take with you.

"THE LORAX"

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Kids' Corner   

One of the greatest children’s book authors of all time, Dr. Seuss, wrote this thought provoking book, “The Lorax,” over forty years ago. With quotes like, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” this book has spurred many people into action. Meet a park interpreter in the Kids’ Corner to read this classic story.


WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center   

We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

CRITTER CRUNCH

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 1:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Kids' Corner  

Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kids' corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She is also feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders around us.

PIONEER PLAY

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 3:00 to 3:45 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across from the Visitor Center   

Imagine that you are a child traveling to new territory with your parents long ago. What would you have done for fun? Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to discover how kids passed the time while their parents forged the culture you find here today, and try your hand at some old-fashioned fun. All ages welcome!

GRAB BAG ADVENTURES

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room     

The diverse habitats around Lake Dardanelle State Park create many opportunities for discovery and exploration. Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to find out what is in her magic bag! We’ll play a game to let you touch and feel your way around. Hints will be given, but you’ll be testing your sense of wildlife!

MARSH MYSTERY

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater 

As the Arkansas River journeys through Lake Dardanelle, it continually shapes the land and creates opportunities for people like you. We have to be careful when enjoying these opportunities that we don’t affect others. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and help her solve a marsh mystery. Discover how you can help protect our natural areas.

WILDLIFE HIKE

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Meadowbrook Trail is home to many of these creatures. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover what animals call this area home. Then head down the trail to see how many creatures you can see or what traces of them we can find.

LETTERBOXING

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room 

Letterboxing is a centuries-old activity much like geocaching, but uses a compass. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to learn to use a compass, and get started on your hunt for the letterboxes hidden in the park. Supplies are provided.


EAGLE MEASURE UP

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across from the Visitor Center 

Bald eagles are incredible not only for their beauty and speed, but for their size as well. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and discover how you measure up to an eagle.

NIGHT VISION

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater 

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Many of those creatures come out only at night. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover some of the tricks nocturnal inhabitants of the park use to get around at night. 

LAKE CRUISE

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Weigh-in Pavilion  

Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat (weather permitting). Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1-hour cruise. There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited. You must register for the tour. Call (479) 967-5516 to register for a seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.

AFTERNOON KAYAK PADDLE

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center  

Enjoy an afternoon on Lake Dardanelle on this 1.5 hour guided paddle with a park interpreter. You will be able to explore the coves of the lake and watch the wildlife as we go. Park interpreters will provide instruction and guidance, so no experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles are provided. Sign up at the visitor center or call (479) 967-5516 at least one day in advance. If you prefer a tandem kayak (2 people), please specify when you register. We will meet at the visitor center.

 


OWLS: SUPERHEROES OF THE FOREST

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater   

Did you know that owls had superpowers? They can see at night and they even fight bad guys! Join a park interpreter to find out what else these super heroes are capable of!

NIGHT NOISES

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater     

When you camp, do you ever wonder what all the noises are and what kind of animals they are coming from? Join a park interpreter to discover what's making all of the noise you hear at night!

COLOR WHEEL HIKE

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead  

Join a park interpreter, and pick a color! Take time to enjoy the great outdoors at Mount Nebo State Park, and try to find your chosen color on this moderately difficult trail hike! Wear appropriate footwear, and bring water. 

INSECT ORCHESTRA

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater   

During the spring and summer, lots of insects start to call, forming their own orchestra! Discover the sounds that some of the members of this orchestra make and what instruments they use. Become a member of an insect orchestra yourself! 

HIKE TO NEBO SPRINGS

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Back Porch    

Join a park interpreter for a hike to Nebo Springs, one of the natural springs on Mount Nebo that was well known in the late 1800s and early 1900s during the Summit Park Hotel era. This strenuous, but enjoyable hike is 3/4-mile long. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water! 

SENSE-ABLE HIKE

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead 

Use all of your senses to enjoy nature on a short hike with a park interpreter. Wear sturdy footwear, and bring water.


ROCK HOUSE CAVE HIKE

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area  

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art and discover the windows into the past that these images provide. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.


CEDAR FALLS OVERLOOK STROLL

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Cedar Falls Overlook Parking Area    

Join Park Interpreter BT for this easy, handicap accessible, ¼-mile stroll. We will talk about some of the things that make Petit Jean State Park a special place, as well as enjoy the view of Cedar Falls from the overlook. Please bring water to drink.


NIGHT HIKE ON THE SEVEN HOLLOWS TRAIL

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 7:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Parking Area     

Join Park Interpreter Carrie for a night time adventure on one of Petit Jean’s most spectacular hikes. We will brave the darkness to see the nocturnal animals that wander the park. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, bring water and a flashlight.

FINDING WOODY

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater       

Join Park Interpreter Carrie to discover the many woodpeckers that make Petit Jean State Park their home. The program will include a short walk by Lake Bailey for a chance to see a few. Bring binoculars if you have some. There will be a few available to loan but first come, first serve.

KNOTS AND NAVIGATION

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge   

Join Park Interpreter Carrie to put your knot tying skills to the test. We will discover knots that can be used in a variety of different situations while out hiking at Petit Jean State Park. We will also explore the park through maps of the trails and maybe plan your next excursion!

PETIT JEAN SOFTBALL

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Ball Field next to Old Chimney  

Meet the park interpreters for a fun, family game of softball – Petit Jean style. We have some softball equipment, but if you have your own please bring it out and join us.



That's it for this edition. All of us at the Tabatha Davis Team invite you to have a safe and fun weekend. Spend it with someone you love.

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