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Carving, Corvettes & Cottonbelt Weekend


This weekend we can enjoy events from every corner of the state. Check out the music, car, history and agriculture festivals. Don’t miss the wood carving, Earth Day Celebrations, or a time of remembrance.

Annual Dulcimer Jamboree – Mountain View

Three days of workshops, jams, and special concerts featuring some of the best instructors for both Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers in a round robin style format. Students can take classes from all instructors at all levels of play. On Sunday, visitors can watch the excitement for free as the best dulcimer players compete for the state title. This sanctioned contest will allow winners in each division (mountain and hammered) to earn a trip to the national finals at Walnut Valley in Winfield, KS. Cash prizes and handcrafted instruments are awarded to winners in each discipline.
April 20, 2017 – April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Administration Building
Mountain View, AR 72560
Admission: Workshops -Pre-registration required. Sunday Concert – free

19th Annual Hot Springs Corvette Weekend for Charity – Hot Springs

The 19th Annual Hot Springs Corvette Weekend for Charity has vintages from 1953 to 2017. Last year we had over 500 Corvettes from eighteen states for the weekend.
April 20, 2017 – April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Admission: Free

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Russellville

Cyclone Theatre presents, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating and fantastical tale.
April 20, 2017 – April 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Center for the Arts
2209 South Knoxville Ave.
Russellville, AR 72802

Arkansas Historical Association 76th Annual Conference – Pocahontas

“Great War, Great Changes,” which marks the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I is the conference theme. Sessions will not only focus on World War I, but also on the changes the war brought throughout the entirety of Arkansas’s history.
April 20, 2017 – April 22, 2017
Historic Randolph County Courthouse
107 E. Everett St.
Pocahontas, AR 72455

36th Annual Fordyce on The Cottonbelt Festival – Fordyce

Enjoy a parade that begins at 11:00 am, food vendors, live music, a steak cook-off, washer tournament, arts and crafts, carnival, train displays, and car shows.
April 21, 2017 – April 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dallas County Courthouse Square
206 W. Third Street
Fordyce, AR 71742
Admission: Free

13th Annual Carving In The Ozarks – Eureka Springs

Wood carving, competition, and auction. Professional wood carvers from several states compete with chainsaws to create sculptures from their imagination of eagles, fish, bears, beautiful benches, and others. At the end of the second day the pieces are judged for prize money and auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Eureka Springs Fire Department for equipment.
April 21, 2017 – April 22, 2017
4028 E. Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: Free

Earth Day Celebration! – Little Rock

Celebrate Earth Day with programs dedicated to helping you discover how to keep Pinnacle Mountain State Park a healthy and happy place for all. Contact the park for the schedule of programs featuring eco-friendly ideas, a tree planting ceremony, and recycling, reusing, and repurposing.
April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
West Summit Picnic Area
Little Rock, AR 72223
Admission: Free
Contact: Park Superintendent 501-868-5806

3rd Annual March of Rememberance 2017 – Russellville

Hosted by Chiam B’Derech congregation of Russellville and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. This march is dedicated to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in honor of the victims of the Holocaust, the rescuers and the military who liberated these people and the world from Hitler and the Nazi regime. Beryl Wolfson, United States Army veteran and liberator at Dachau concentration camp, will speak at the event. This is a great privilege to hear his first hand story of the horrors he witnessed that are denied by many.
April 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Depot Park
320 West C Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Admission: Free
Phone: 479-567-2493


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