Ozarks destinations from freshare.net /article/ en sylamore@live.com Copyright 2010 2010-07-27T16:31:01-06:00 Travelin’ the Ozarks: Events Taking Place During August /article/travelin_the_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_august/ /article/travelin_the_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_august/#When:13:36:00Z Tontitown has been celebrating its rich heritage for 112 years. This year’s Grape Festival takes place Aug. 3-7 on the festival grounds of St. Joseph Catholic Church. There will be free concerts by nationally-recognized performers each night. The fun also consists of a huge carnival with games and rides, and an arts and crafts fair. Also a tradition is the… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-07-22T13:36:00-06:00 Friends of the Garden Annual Butterfly Festival /article/friends_of_the_garden_annual_butterfly_festival/ /article/friends_of_the_garden_annual_butterfly_festival/#When:15:45:01Z Where you find clusters of white, blue, pink or purple flowers, you’ll find nectar-seeking butterflies fluttering about—and one of those places is the botanical gardens and arboretum at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park in Springfield, Missouri. It’s the natural setting for the second annual Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival to be held Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25. This… Destinations, Missouri Destinations 2010-07-09T15:45:01-06:00 Travelin’ the Arkansas Ozarks: Events Taking Place During July /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_july/ /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_july/#When:14:09:00Z The new Bikes, Babes, and Bling motorcycle rally takes place July 1-3 in Fayetteville. It is the “sister” summery rally to the fall Bikes, Blues, and BBQ event that is one of the fastest growing motorcycle rallies in the nation. Bikes, Babes, and Bling will be the South’s first motorcycle rally that caters specifically to women. Proceeds from the event… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-06-22T14:09:00-06:00 Travelin’ the Arkansas Ozarks: Events Taking Place During June /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_june/ /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_june/#When:14:02:00Z Concerts take place throughout the town during Eureka Springs Blues Weekend on June 3-6. Headlining this year are John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite with The Table Rockers, and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. Featured artists include Bob Margolin, Shaun Murphy, Kelley Hunt, Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks, Otis Taylor, Shawn “Lil’ Slim” Holt, Marquise Knox, Albert Castiglia, and Fast Johnny… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-05-25T14:02:00-06:00 Discover Nature Through a Summer “Staycation” /article/discover_nature_through_a_summer_staycation/ /article/discover_nature_through_a_summer_staycation/#When:13:39:00Z Looking for ways to save time and money on outdoor-adventure vacations this summer? Let the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) help you discover nature through a “staycation” in Missouri. Birdwatcher, geocacher, hunter, angler, camper, paddler, backpacker, day hiker, cyclist, horseback rider, or nature photographer—MDC has something for just about every outdoor enthusiast. With more than 900 conservation areas… Destinations, Missouri Destinations 2010-05-25T13:39:00-06:00 Arkansas’ Elk Education Center Named a Top ‘Conservacation’ Destination /article/arkansas_elk_education_center_named_a_top_conservacation_destination/ /article/arkansas_elk_education_center_named_a_top_conservacation_destination/#When:14:23:00Z PONCA, AR - First came the vacation. Then, the staycation. Now comes a newly coined concept, the conservacation. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Ponca Elk Education Center and the nearby Boxley Valley elk herd have been named one of the top 25 spots in the country for viewing elk and their habitat. The conservacation is a vacation… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-05-21T14:23:00-06:00 Travelin’ the Arkansas Ozarks: Events Taking Place During May /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_may/ /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_may/#When:14:09:01Z Celebrate the history of Pocahontas and Randolph County during Founders Day on April 30-May 1. Events include a barbecue cook-off, live music, living historians and a pink tea. For detailed information visit http://www.SeeRandolphCounty.com or phone 870-758-1875 or 870-892-0254. ------------------------------------------------------------ Eureka Springs will celebrate the May Festival of the Arts throughout the entire month of May.… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-04-27T14:09:01-06:00 Dogwood and Redbud Season is Upon Us /article/dogwood_and_redbud_season_is_upon_us/ /article/dogwood_and_redbud_season_is_upon_us/#When:15:45:00Z If you are among the many Missourians who take long drives in April to see hillsides painted pink and white by flowering dogwood and redbud trees, fill your gas tank. The big bloom is on its way. Dave Mayers, the Conservation Department’s fisheries regional supervisor in West Plains, says he saw dogwood blossoms starting to open March 25… Destinations, Missouri Destinations 2010-04-06T15:45:00-06:00 Travelin’ the Arkansas Ozarks: Events Taking Place During April /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_april/ /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_april/#When:14:18:00Z In Huntsville, the Withrow Springs State Park annual Easter Egg Hunt is set for Saturday, April 3. Meet at the Ham Pavilion for a jelly bean guessing contest and egg hunt. Children ages 1-12 can participate, and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each age division. The event is free. Call 479-559-2593 for details. ------------------------------------------------------------ … Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-03-31T14:18:00-06:00 Guest Rooms Reopen at Historic Mather Lodge /article/guest_rooms_reopen_at_historic_mather_lodge/ /article/guest_rooms_reopen_at_historic_mather_lodge/#When:22:05:00Z The 24 guest rooms and the Arkansas Room in Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park have reopened after being out-of-service beginning March 1, 2010, while repair and renovation work was underway on the exterior logs of this 1930s-era, CCC/Rustic-style park lodge constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. The work at Mather Lodge… Destinations, Parks, Arkansas Destinations 2010-03-25T22:05:00-06:00 A Spring Break That Won’t Break the Bank /article/a_spring_break_that_wont_break_the_bank/ /article/a_spring_break_that_wont_break_the_bank/#When:04:09:00Z No plans for a spring break yet? Worried about the expense of a family trip? No sweat. There are many Natural State destinations and activities that offer budget friendly fun for the whole family or just a group of friends. Listed below are a few ideas to help you plan the perfect spring break in Arkansas without breaking the bank.… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-03-17T04:09:00-06:00 Petit Jean’s Mather Lodge Closed Temporarily: Cabins and Other Park Facilities Still Open /article/petit_jeans_mather_lodge_closed_temporarily_cabins_and_other_park_facilitie/ /article/petit_jeans_mather_lodge_closed_temporarily_cabins_and_other_park_facilitie/#When:14:12:00Z The 24 guest rooms in Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park are closed temporarily beginning March 1, 2010, while repair and renovation work is underway on the exterior logs of this 1930s-era, CCC/Rustic-style park lodge constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. This renovation project is expected to continue through April 2010. The closure applies… Destinations, Parks, Arkansas Destinations 2010-03-04T14:12:00-06:00 Travelin’ the Arkansas Ozarks: Events Taking Place During March /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_march/ /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_march/#When:14:48:00Z Dutch oven chefs are invited to the Cookin’ with Coals Cook-off on March 6 in Mammoth Spring. Cooking in the big cast iron pots begins at 10 a.m. with judging at 2 p.m. The public can sample the dishes after the judging. For those not ready for a competition, the park offers a March 27 class to teach… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-02-25T14:48:00-06:00 Add to Your Outdoor Fun with a Quick and Usable Map /article/add_to_your_outdoor_fun_with_a_quick_and_usable_map/ /article/add_to_your_outdoor_fun_with_a_quick_and_usable_map/#When:14:40:00Z Arkansas boasts a multitude of outdoor opportunities, but it does help to know where you are going. Maps are the thing here. Downloadable maps of Arkansas wildlife management areas and lakes, the ones of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, can be produced at home through a computer and a printer. The website is http://www.agfc.com.… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-02-25T14:40:00-06:00 Explore a World of Gardening During the Arkansas and Flower Garden Show /article/explore_a_world_of_gardening_during_the_arkansas_and_flower_garden_show/ /article/explore_a_world_of_gardening_during_the_arkansas_and_flower_garden_show/#When:13:48:00Z The groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but now the perfect time to plan your spring garden. “A World of Gardening” is the theme for the 19th annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. The show will be in full bloom Feb. 26-28 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. Whether you’re… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-02-23T13:48:00-06:00 Travelin’ the Ozarks: Events Taking Place During February /article/travelin_the_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_february/ /article/travelin_the_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_february/#When:15:26:00Z Eureka Springs celebrates Fat Tuesday with the Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza. The carnival is comprised of masquerade balls, costume contests, parades, pub krawls, and music. Many downtown venues will participate with special events on Feb. 4-7 and on Feb. 16, the day of Mardi Gras. The Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball begins at 6 p.m. on… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-02-02T15:26:00-06:00 Central Arkansas Nature Center Highlights Downtown Little Rock Outdoors /article/central_arkansas_nature_center_highlights_downtown_little_rock_outdoors/ /article/central_arkansas_nature_center_highlights_downtown_little_rock_outdoors/#When:21:06:00Z When looking for locations to explore nature in Arkansas, downtown Little Rock wouldn’t be on the top of most people’s list. In fact, it probably wouldn’t make the list at all. That would be a mistake …a big mistake. Right in the middle of downtown Little Rock’s River Market District is the Witt Stephens Central Arkansas Nature Center, an environmental… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2010-01-28T21:06:00-06:00 Travelin’ the Ozarks: Events Taking Place During January /article/travelin_the_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_january/ /article/travelin_the_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_january/#When:22:49:00Z Each year, approximately 100 bald eagles migrate to the Bull Shoals area. On Jan. 8-9 during Eagle Awareness Weekend, the Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Bull Shoals will offer activities centered on this national symbol. Events will include lake and river tours, guided bird walks, guest speakers, live bird demonstrations, kids’ activities and live entertainment. Admission is free, except… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2009-12-17T22:49:00-06:00 ArkansasKids.com Has a Whole New Look /article/arkansaskidscom_has_a_whole_new_look/ /article/arkansaskidscom_has_a_whole_new_look/#When:14:46:00Z ArkansasKids.com, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Web site for kids and families, has undergone a complete redesign. The original 2001 site was initially geared towards parents to help plan family trips, find activities for their children and to assist with Arkansas history classes. “The new Web page is very colorful and interactive. The emphasis… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2009-12-15T14:46:00-06:00 Travelin’ the Arkansas Ozarks: Events Taking Place During December /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_december/ /article/travelin_the_arkansas_ozarks_events_taking_place_during_december/#When:04:16:00Z The Victorian town of Eureka Springs celebrates the holiday season with numerous events and twinkling decorations. Some of the festivities offered this year include the 42nd annual Silver Tea at the Crescent Hotel on Dec. 3. The annual Christmas Parade will be Dec. 4 along Spring Street with the annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 5. The event includes… Destinations, Arkansas Destinations 2009-11-21T04:16:00-06:00