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Free Family Activities at Hobbs State Park’s Fall Festival

20 Sep 2017 2:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A host of FREE and fun family-orientated events will take place at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area Sunday October 1, 2017.   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.

Schedule for Historic Van Winkle Hollow
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

  • Blacksmith Demonstration (You will love his beard)
  • Early Food Preservation (How did they do it?)
  • 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)
  • Pre-historic Musical Instruments (Can you find the melody?)
  • Apothecary Shoppe (Strange recipes)
  • Female Civil War Soldier (We had ‘em)
  • Dutch oven Demonstration  Holy yum!)
  • “Snake Oil” Salesman (Don’t let him sell anything to you.)
  • Pioneer Homesteader (Want to make some butter?)
  • Tall Tales Tellers (Would they lie to you? – Yes!)

Schedule at 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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