• Kallyn Sossamon won the Poultry Showmanship, Junior Division at the Saline County Fair in Benton.

    • Historically, county and state fairs originated as a series of competitions for blue ribbons showing the best in agriculture, livestock or food.

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    • All A-Maze

    • Get lost in the wonder of fall in Arkansas with corn mazes, corn cannons, farm fun and more!

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    • Documenting 25 Years Of Film

    • This year marks the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

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October's Top 10 Things To Do

Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month! 1. Kenny Rogers North Little Rock Oct. 6: The Gambler’s Last Deal tour is a call for lovers of this music legend to get tickets today! Roger’s award-winning career crosses several music genres, earning him generations of loyal fans. The concert should be a tota[...]

Home: Tale of Two Kitchens

With a focus on food this month, what better time to give extra attention to the kitchen by visiting two families happy with their dream kitchens. Photography by Janet Warlick   can't talk about food without talking about kitchens, the heart of any home. Oscar and Doris Washington know about kitchens. Located in Chenal Valley, it is their sixth[...]

P. Allen Smith: Growing Pears

Apples have always been more popular than pears. I’ve often wondered if Eve had eaten a pear instead of an apple would that still be the case? Photography courtesy of USA Pears   the poor pear may not be associated with Christendom, like apples, they can be baked in tarts, preserved in jars, or paired with cheese and eaten raw. And this time of ye[...]

Excursion: Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Make your vote the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Top Photo: Homemade apple pies were served to celebrate announcement of the Arkansas Hall of Fame in the Governor Mansion' kitchen. (left to right) Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson, Stacy Hurst, Executive Director of the Arkansas Department of Heritage; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Montine McNulty, E[...]

Excursion: Arkansas Goodies

You may be surprised to learn that many food products you enjoy for breakfast, snacking and at gatherings are made in Arkansas. Research by Grace Heflin :: Illustrations by Chad Maupin   Take a look through this sampling of some of the state’s delicious goods. Take a drive to shop in person or go online and indulge your culinary wishes. Cheese[...]

Travel Arkansas: All A-Maze

Get lost in the wonder of fall in Arkansas with corn mazes, corn cannons, farm fun and more!   the average person may not understand the intricacies of agriculture, it’s common knowledge that without farmers, humans would be a hungry species. A less well-known fact is that these same farmers have the capacity to provide lots of fun and adventure fo[...]