A big challenge for many communities across the nation is how to make downtown as vibrant as it once was. Russellville's Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff, set for Saturday, reflects that ongoing effort in the Arkansas River Valley city of 28,000.
SMACKOVER -- A museum focused on oil, with a supporting role for brine, seems a dubious target for a family outing.
The occasional rumble of a passing freight train adds evocative sound effects to Arkansas' northernmost railroad station, which bustled a century and more ago with frequent passenger service to what was then a popular vacation spot.
High-jumping mules and fast-rolling outhouses are among the wackiest acts on this autumn's calendar of Arkansas festivals, with grape stomping and Ding Dong singing tossed into the mix.
There's an aura to the word "Ozarks" that wraps the hilliest part of Arkansas in a mist of lore and legend. That mystique is explored with tender loving care at the indoor-outdoor Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.
It's a serious stretch these days to think of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton as an Arkansan. And the chance that she might carry Arkansas on Nov. 8 is roughly as remote as the prospect of an Election Day snowfall in the Natural State.
Almost across the street from each other, two of Arkadelphia's most imposing properties are treasures among this university town's trove of buildings with historical pedigrees.
This weekend poses a tough choice for Arkansans enamored of watermelon. That's because both of the Natural State's long-running watermelon festivals are scheduled at the same time.
In the 19th century, many Arkansas mothers were farm wives who needed to spend long hours helping husbands in the fields while also minding their babies. So how did they manage that double duty?
VAN BUREN -- Bob Burns was an Arkansas teenager when he invented an oddball musical instrument whose namesakes helped win World War II four decades later.