Friday, September 24, 2010

Hobbs State Park



Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area’s
Fall Festival - Saturday October 2nd

     “Fall – in Love with Hobbs” is the name of the park’s second annual Fall Festival.  The family-orientated event will be a celebration of all the things to love about Hobbs.
All activities are free and will take place all day long to highlight the many enriching, educational, and recreational experiences to be found at Hobbs.  Join park interpreters for guided hikes, living history demonstrations, nature programs, Dutch oven demonstrations, and live music.

Schedule of Events:  Saturday October 2nd, 2010
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Historic Van Winkle Hollow on Highway 12
Living history:  It will be a great way for families today to experience demonstrations of traditional folkways:  Activities will include spinners, a blacksmith, saw miller, lace makers, post Civil War trapper, a tinsmith, old timey games, history, Dutch oven demonstration, and more, as you experience a typical fall day at the Historic Van Winkle Mill Site. 

12.30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Hobbs visitor center
Nature Booths, live reptiles, animal tracks, etc.:  The Hobbs visitor center will be the site for a variety of family-orientated activities.  Breyers Ice Cream will be providing free ice cream, and Arvest will be providing free hotdogs.

1 p.m.  – Hobbs visitor center
Trail hike:  Fall is everywhere as you stroll down the handicapped accessible Ozark Plateau Trail at the visitor center.  Enjoy Nature’s wonders on this guided hike on Hobbs’s newest trail section.

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Hobbs Visitor Center
 Free music:  “Still on the Hill” will perform live.  The group's repertoire is primarily their own original, roots-based compositions (a genre hybrid they term "folkgrass") interspersed with new arrangements of traditional songs.  Following their live performance will be a showing of the group’s new documentary!

For more information contact Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area: 
479-789-5000

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