Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to the HARVEST! Festival at Wildwood Park, scheduled on October 16 and 17 in West Little Rock (normally $10 each for adults, $5 each for children).
Wildwood Park's HARVEST! Festival celebrates the summer's colorful graduation into autumn in Arkansas with a sensory feast of live music, tasty eats, and aerodynamic pumpkins. Treat your ears to the frenetic pluckery and bow-wielding of local folksters at the hosted Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Championship, where expert musicians of all ages compete before judges to demonstrate mastery of the flat-pick, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle. Alternatively, competition-starved gastronomes can get a glimpse of cutthroat foodsmithing in the Culinary Competition, where this year's local chefs will look to dazzle discerning tongues with dishes that pay homage to the versatility of corn. Crafts, kids' activities, hayrides to Pumpkin Hill, and more await the animated appendages of wee ones, while adults can browse a playground of merchants, restaurants, and craft-beer vendors.
A lush woodland landscape of 105 acres rife with flora and fauna brims from Wildwood Park's scenic confines, aiming to stoke dormant neurons and imagination flames with natural beauty, engaging cultural displays, and papier-mâché busts of Burton Gilliam.
Wildwood Park’s 104 bucolic acres are home to woodland trails, manicured gardens, and the 625-seat Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theater. In service of the center's continuing mission to encourage lifelong learning and fertile imaginations, the expansive grounds host myriad events that marry culture and art, from annual festivals to year-round children’s education programs. Beyond artistic pursuits, visitors can simply savor the center's natural splendor by taking in the sights of the Richard C. Butler Arboretum, wending through the Carl Hunger Wildflower Glenn, or spotting ballerinas in the wild at the park’s eight-acre swan lake. The nonprofit park maintains its gardens, education projects, and other artistic hallmarks purely through help from its community, including volunteers, individual donors, and arts organizations.
20919 Denny Rd.
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