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Whether it’s the sights, frights, bites or delights you are looking for, this list will take you across South Arkansas and back again with hidden treasures, belly-pleasing treats and a couple of late night festivities. They will keep you on your toes and discovering everything that makes fall so fun and festive. It’s a list worthy of bucket list status, so get your pen ready and don’t miss out!
Eat at Postmaster’s Grill in Camden who has received Wine Spectators Award of Excellence each year since 2014.
Find the Allen House in Monticello, but watch out for Mrs. Ladell and her son who are known to roam the halls, and cause a little mischief from time to time. The house, dating back to 1905, offers Dinner and Ghost tours this time of year.
Mountain biking has made its way to south Arkansas, and the Womble Trail in Mt Ida is on Singletrack’s list of most popular rides state-by-state.
Dare if you may see if you can find the Gurdon Light floating above the railroad tracks. This lantern carried by a ghost is full of myths and mysteries by those who attend college in Arkadelphia.
Dine on the Line is Main Street Texarkana’s Community Table dinner, Saturday, Oct. 6. You might meet your neighbor sitting across the main table from you.
Whether qualifying on your own or visiting for the thrill, the Southern Arkansas University Rodeois an Ozark region qualifying event where points earned keep you on the circuit.
Make plans in your schedule to visit a local dinner in your town, like Ranch House Café in De Queen. I always grab the beef stew, chocolate chip pancakes, or hamburger steak. And I never leave without saving extra room for a piece of pie. Those local diners always have the best desserts!
Visit the Ouachita Mountains, whether by bike, motorcycle or 2 axle vehicle, slow down and enjoy the view.
There really is no place like home! And, if this is not your home, we invite you to visit. The friendships are deep, the family connections strong, events are abounding, history is spine tingling and the cooking, well you’d just be silly to miss that!
Keisha (Pittman) McKinney lives in South Arkansas with her husband and sweet Boxer, Bailey and one-year-old son! Keisha is passionate about connecting people and building community, seeking solutions to the everyday big and small things, and encouraging others through the mundane, hard, and typical that life often brings. She put her communications background to work as a former Non-profit Executive Director, college recruiter and fundraiser, and Digital Media Director at a large church in Northwest Arkansas. Now she is using all of those experiences through McKinney Media Solutions and her blog @bigpittstop which includes daily adventures, cooking escapades, #bigsisterchats, the social justice cases on her heart, and all that she is learning as a #boymom!