History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get one day of parking (a $10 value) and $6 worth of Mountain Man Money (a $6 value) good for events, food, and rides at the Pinnacle Mountain Rendezvous in Roland. The event is held on Saturday, October 16, and Sunday, October 17, at the West Summit Picnic Area of Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Admission is free both days. This Groupon is only valid toward one day of parking.
Pinnacle Mountain Rendezvous is an annual festival organized by Partners for Pinnacle in support of Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Now in its 18th year, the event celebrates the early days of Arkansas, when the area was part of the vast Louisiana Territory won by Thomas Jefferson in a rowdy game of canasta against Louis XIV. The modern Rendezvous takes its inspiration from late-summer gatherings in the early 1800s, when mountain men and Native Americans would meet to exchange supplies with one another before the arrival of winter. Attractions at this year’s event include the Mountain Man Camp, where reenactors dressed in buckskins will practice such time-honored skills as blacksmithing, rifle shooting, and fantasy football leaguing, and visitors will have a chance to compete at tomahawk throwing. The Pioneer Settlement offers a glimpse into life on the frontier, while the Native American Village shares the rich culture and history of the tribes of Arkansas.
Rip your offspring away from the Velcro patch of the Internet and bring them along for kid-centric activities, such as the Children’s Village—complete with the village staples of face-painting and a climbing wall—and pony rides. The Little Rock Zoo will have birds of prey on gloved-hands for showcasing, and live music and food and drink vendors will satisfy stomachs and ears, respectively. All proceeds from the Rendezvous festival benefit Pinnacle Mountain State Park in its efforts to promote public awareness, enhance and expand education programs, and provide committed and trained volunteers.
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