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Free & Fun Family Activities at Hobbs State Park’s Fall Festival

24 Sep 2018 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A host of FREE and fun family-orientated events will take place at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area Sunday October 7, 2018 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 how some things were done in the past.

Taking place at Hobbs State Park visitor center  

See demonstrations from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

  • Weavers
  • Smockers
  • Lace makers
  • Spinners
  • Music
  • “Table top” programs
  • Kid’s craft
  • Free ice cream


Taking place at Historic Van Winkle Hollow
The Van Winkle Hollow events (only) have been cancelled due to weather concerns

  • 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 – and kids do it)
  • Van Winkle Historical Presentation (Great history)
  • Apothecary Shoppe (Strange recipes) (Leeches?)
  • Dutch Oven Demonstration (Holy yum!)
  • Pearling (The hard way to make buttons)
  • Dowsing Demonstration (It really works.)
  • Mountain Woman (Ask her about hunting wild turkeys.)
  • “Snake Oil” Salesman (Don’t let him sell anything to you!)
  • Pioneer Homesteader (Want to make some butter.  She will let you)
  • Tall Tales Tellers (Would they lie to you? – Yes!)


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


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