Friday, October 19, 2007

OFF DUTY LIFE >>10-12-07

State fair begins

The 67th Annual Arkansas State Fair begins today and runs through Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Arkansas State Fair Grounds, 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock. The fair is Arkansas’s largest and most historic entertainment event. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children and seniors 65 years and over. For more information visit

Turkey Trot this weekend

The 62nd Annual Turkey Trot Festival is today and Saturday at the town square in Yellville. Ozark Mountain Homecoming Festival is a celebration of heritage and the wild turkey. The Oldest Wild Turkey Calling Contest in the nation sanctioned by the National Wild Turkey Federation will be held.

There will be food, crafts, quilt show, art show, 5K run, lip-sync contest, a turkey shoot and a turkey dinner. A parade is slated for Saturday morning. Miss Turkey Trot and Miss Drumsticks beauty pageants will be Saturday night. Live entertainment is scheduled on the town square both days. Admission is free but there is a $5 fee for the pageant and the turkey calling contest. For more information visit

Folk festival slated in Eureka Springs

The 60th Original Ozark Folk Festival runs through Sunday in Eureka Springs. Events include performances by Riders in the Sky (also offering a children’s show), Odetta and Caroline Chocolate Drops, Trout Fishing in America with Chris Smither. There will be Queen’s Contest, parade, workshops, songwriting contest and more.

Admission varies. For more information visit or e-mail

Haunted Cathedral opens

The Haunted Cathedral begins today and runs through Oct. 31 at the EMOBA Campus, 1208 Louisiana, in Little Rock.
The haunted house is in an old 14,000 sq. ft. Gothic church building, lending itself to enchantment and family fun.

The Haunted Cathedral will be closed Oct. 14-17, Oct. 21-23 and is closed Sundays.

Admission is to be determined. For more information visit


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