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Family Activities at Hobbs State Park’s Fall Festival

29 Sep 2016 2:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A host of FREE and fun family-orientated events will take place at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area Sunday October 2, 2016.   Activities will take place at Historical Van Winkle Hollow as well as the Park’s visitor center, both located on Hwy 12 east of Rogers.  Bring the entire family to learn about how it was done in the past.

Historic Van Winkle Hollow

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

  • Blacksmith Demonstration   (You will love his beard)
  • Old Time Cider Press  (Crank your own cider)
  • Civil War Physician  (Hope you feel OK)
  • Old Timey Games   (Are you any good walking on stilts?)
  • Music   (Tap that foot)
  • Stone Tool making Demonstration  (Amazing)
  • Van Winkle Historical Presentation (Great history)
  • Mountain Woman and the Fur Trade Era  (Real deal hunting equipment)
  • Tall Tales Tellers   (Would they lie to you? – Yes)
  • Dutch oven Demonstration   (Holy yum!)
  • Trapper  (Feel the pelts)
  •  “Snake Oil” Salesman   (Don’t let him sell anything to you.)
  •  Pioneer Homesteader   (Want to make some butter?)  

Hobbs State Park visitor center

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

See demonstrations:
  • Weavers
  • Lace makers
  • Spinners
  • Music
  • Short hikes

Free Shuttle:  Please park at the visitor center parking lot on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection.  The free shuttle will run constantly from   1 p.m. – 4 p.m. between the visitor center and Historic Van Winkle Trail. 

All of these family activities are FREE and the public is welcome.    For more information call:  479-789-5000

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