Unlike April, which is considered the cruelest month, October is known for is generosity toward candy-seeking children and tolerance of adults dressed as babies. Celebrate a magnanimous month with today's Groupon to Harvest! Festival at Wildwood Park, which takes place Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 from noon to 6 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get two children's weekend-pass tickets, valid for children ages 5–12 (a $10 value).
- For $10, you get two adult weekend-pass tickets (a $20 value).
Harvest! Festival at Wildwood Park reliably delights visitors with its annual cavalcade of cuisine, live music, and family-friendly autumn activities. The two-day weekend event lures music-loving visitors and sleep-walking scarecrows with the sounds of the Arkansas Pickin' & Fiddlin' Championships, in which judges select the finest banjo and fiddle players from competitors of all ages. Adults can sniff displays of bath and body products by Maison Terre or peruse handmade ceramic by local potter Amber LaRue, and kids can be swept away in fun fall diversions that include model train sets and crafts. Additionally, hayrides provide gaggles of festival attendees with a unique way of viewing the autumn colors of Wildwood Park's 105 woodland acres. Kitchen scores are settled on Sunday at 1 p.m., when the culinary competition is judged. Onlookers watch with bated, candy-apple-tinged breath as local gourmands do battle with chef knives and fruit peelers to determine whose pumpkin recipe is tops in categories such as entree, non-entree, and best squash swimsuit.
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.
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