There’s so much fun this weekend how do we choose? Check out boat races, state park fun days, and tomato festivals. Learn more about World War I & II and a Native American football team, dig for treasure at the Junk Ranch, or enjoy the world of fine wines and local cuisine.
32nd Annual Fun Day – Greenbrier
Bring your family and friends to Woolly Hollow State Park for a day of games and contests! Sack races, pedal boat races, watermelon seed spitting, and a water balloon toss are a few of the fun events of the day. Free swimming and pedal boating, too!
June 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Woolly Hollow State Park
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Art of Wine – Fayetteville
It’s a celebration of the senses! Art of Wine features three days of enticing events with the opportunity to sample some of the world’s finest wines and an array of artfully crafted local cuisine in a unique atmosphere.
June 8, 2017 – June 10, 2017
Walton Arts Center
505 W. Spring St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: Tickets start at $80.
“Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of World War II” – Little Rock
Stop by the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History for a traveling exhibit from Exhibits USA program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, MO, which includes original posters and memorabilia about the War Relief Program of the U.S. in 1942.
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, June 6, 2017 – August 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
503 E. 9th St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Lightning on Ludwig Boat Races – Clarksville
Lightning on Ludwig North/South Shootout is a premier sporting event that features hydroplane boat racing and outdoor recreation. Families and spectators can enjoy an exciting sports event. Please note the lake will be closed to the public during these 3 days.
June 9, 2017 – June 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Clarksville, AR 72830
61st Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival – Warren
Enjoy the fun! The festival includes beauty pageants, a talent show, tomato eating contests, a parade, live entertainment, an all-tomato luncheon, turtle races, 5K run and walk, gospel jamboree, arts & crafts, vendors, carnival, and steak cook-off.
June 9, 2017 – June 10, 2017
104 N. Myrtle
Warren, AR 71671
The Junk Ranch – Prairie Grove
The Junk Ranch is a down-home country venue that sits on 35 acres in Prairie Grove, Ark. In addition to multiple acres that are utilized for outdoor vendor booths, there are large tents, a wonderful old farmhouse & an old red barn for additional indoor use. Over 200 booths filled with vintage, antiques, architectural salvage, boutique & jewelry, handmade, barn finds, and more. This is a unique event, the first of its kind locally and a weekend packed with food trucks, live music, and junk. Friday, June 9, 2017: 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. & Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Junk Ranch
11195 Centerpoint Church Rd.
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Admission: $10 Friday (good for free re-entry on Saturday) or $5 on Saturday
Playground of the Native Son – Bentonville
An all-Native American professional football team called the Hominy Indians played in 1920s and 30s Oklahoma. Twenty-two different tribes were represented; some played for one game, some for years. Founded and financed by two Osage brothers, Ira and Otto Hamilton, they had a 22 game winning streak and the chance of a lifetime to play against the World Champion New York Giants in 1927. This is their story.
June 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Museum of Native American History
202 SW O Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Jim Crow Goes to War: Race Relations in World War I Arkansas – Little Rock
The Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas State Archives presents a symposium that features speakers Carla Coleman, Dr. Brian Mitchell, Dr. Randy Findley, and Grif Stockley. Topics include A Soldiers Life in the Jim Crow South; To Rid the World of Parentheses: Arkansas Soldiers (Colored) and World War I; Charles Hillman Brough: Woodrow Wilson Wanna-be and the Elaine Massacre; and Who Knew: She Served in the Red Cross.
June 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Multi-Agency Complex Building
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201