You could go to a half-dozen places last weekend and still not catch all the excitement around the state, and that’s not counting the Razorbacks football game against Texas A&M in Cowboys Stadium.
It was a fun-filled, busy weekend: From the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Blues Festival (which will get its old King Biscuit name back next year) in Helena, where the amazing B.B. King opened the festival on Thursday night before a jam-packed crowd, to CabotFest and to the biggest air show at Little Rock Air Force Base.
All you had to do is pace yourself and catch all the fun: Go to the air base or CabotFest and then watch the Razorbacks beat the Aggies on Saturday and still have time to catch the air show the next day, along with 220,000 Arkansans.
This year’s air show featured nearly 5 1/2 hours of flying demonstrations, which included the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team, the Army Golden Knights and Canadian SkyHawks parachute teams, a World War II reenactment of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Disabled American Veterans B-25 demonstration, Shockwave jet truck, Air Force A-10 Warthog, Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier and Navy FA-18 Super Hornet jet demonstrations and the base’s C-130s from the 19th, 314th and 189th Airlift Wings. Eleven C-130s airdropped equipment and nearly 400 Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division.
Lots of amazing fun. But you know that because you were there.