Fall festival fun this October

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Fall festival fun this October
Kim Williams

Ohhhh, October! How we love you! In The Natural State, October means cooler temperatures, fall color, and great festival fun.
In McGehee, it’s the 11th annual Owlfest on Oct. 6-7. The citywide festival features free entertainment the entire weekend, plus events like a 5K run/walk, street dances, the Owl Hoot contest, a petting zoo, a motorcycle show, a talent show, kids’ activities and arts and crafts. And…yum…lots of food vendors. To find out more, visit http://mcgeheeowlfest.weebly.com or contact the McGehee Chamber of Commerce at 870-222-4451.
The 35th annual Wild Duck Festival, Poinsett County’s largest community festival, takes place in Trumann on Oct. 13-14. The festival features duck calling contests, a carnival midway, a pickle eating contest, a parade, a carnival midway with vendor booths, and an outdoor stage with live music. Visit http://www.TrumannChamber.org for details.
Blytheville has the 37th annual Blytheville Chili Cook-off and Harvest Festival slated for Oct. 13-14. The event kicks off Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. with food trucks, a beer tent and live music featuring the Peter Moon Band. Saturday’s events include the chili cook-off, live music, a variety of vendors and activities just for the kids. For details, visit http://www.MainStreetBlytheville.com or phone 870-763-2525.
It’s the 11th annual Crawfordsville Harvest Festival on Oct. 14 in Crawfordsville. The award-winning festival features food and craft vendors, a kids’ parade, live music, a bake-off competition, a kids’ play area and a car show. There are also free shuttles available to and from the festival. Call 870-636-5822 for more information.
Downtown Lake Village, along the shores of beautiful lake village fall festival4Lake Chicot, is the setting for the 21st annual Chicot County Fall Festival on Oct. 27-28. The family-friendly and pet-friendly event includes an antique car show, food and crafts vendors, a bike stunt show and much more. Log on to http://www.LakeVillageChamberofCommerce.org or call 870-265-5997 to learn more.

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