Camden Daffodil Festival
Thousands of daffodils announce the beginning of spring at this popular annual festival held the second weekend in March. Events include arts and crafts, an art show and sale, antique show, steak cook-off and garden tours.
Crossett City Park
This beautiful park includes a 51-acre pond, 2.8-mile walking trail and the Old Crossett Company House, a shotgun millhouse built in 1910. Make plans to attend the Crossett PRCA Rodeo in August and the Wiggins Cabin Arts and Crafts Festival in October.
Dallas County Museum
Exhibits on forestry, pottery, railroad, geology and communications, plus the Dr. T.E. Rhine (doctor of the year in 1949) exhibit. “The Bear and the Bugs” exhibit on Fordyce native son Paul “Bear” Bryant, famed Alabama head football coach, and the history of the Fordyce Redbugs round out the fascinating things to see and do at the Dallas County Museum in Fordyce.
Murphy Arts District
Led by El Dorado Festivals and Events, the transformative El Dorado Arts and Entertainment District will offer a variety of music venues, performing arts spaces, playscapes for kids, restaurants and green spaces to enjoy. The plan includes repurposing a group of historical structures in downtown El Dorado and creating a thriving arts and cultural scene.
This local festival held in April celebrates Calhoun County folklore. Legend has it that during the Great depression, the river bottoms of the county were filled with hogs. People from other counties would come kill the hogs and leave the hog skin hanging over a fence or tree limb, which led to the nickname Hogskin County. People now come from far and wide for the barbecue cook-off, pig races, parade and rodeo.
Logoly State Park
This are has been attracting visitors for 100 years. Here at Arkansas’ first environmental education state park in McNeil, park interpreters present workshops on ecological and environmental topics. The park’s natural resources provide a living laboratory for students and visitors to learn more about the Arkansas outdoors. Most of Logoly’s 368 acres comprise a State Natural Area – a popular attraction – that includes the discovery of a unique collection of local plant species and mineral springs not found at other parks in Arkansas. Facilities include campsites and a new LEED-certified visitor center.
Moro Bay State Park
You’ll find one of the most popular fishing and water sport areas in south Arkansas where Moro Bay and Raymond Lake join the Ouachita River at Moro Bay State Park. Facilities include five cabins, 20 campsites, a marina with boat rentals and gas pump, pavilion, picnic areas, playground, trails and the Moro Bay Ferry exhibit featuring a historic tugboat and barge.