Wednesday, September 21, 2016

TOP STORY >> Festivals on Saturday

The Lonoke County Fair and Livestock Show kicks off Wednesday and runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Lonoke.

Gate admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children, youngsters under 6 years old are free. Parking outside the fairgrounds is $2.

The carnival opens on Wednesday. Arm bands for carnival rides are $15 on Wednesday and Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday.

The county fair parade through downtown Lonoke will start at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Rodeo Queen horsemanship competition will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Redneck games and mutton bustin’ is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission for the Redneck Games is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The 40th annual Sherwood Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. Admission is free.

Sherwood Fest will have medieval themed contests to participate in throughout the day. The Conquer the Climb 5K run will start at 8 a.m. at the Sherwood Forest Trail. An archery contest is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Castle building using recycled materials will be at 12:45 p.m. in the Forest Room Stage.

A hammer throw is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. A tug-of-war will be at 1:45 p.m.

Horseshoes pitching contest is at 2 p.m. Pie-jousting is happening at 2:45 p.m.

Sherwood Fest will have rides and inflatables. The purchase of a $5 armband allows for unlimited access to the ride and inflatables.

There will be a live pony carousel, an obstacle course, sumo wrestling, moonwalks, jousts, slides and other inflatables.

A kids zone will have free crafts, games and balloon animals.

Searcy’s Get Down Down-town festival will be held from 6 till 10 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. Saturday.

There will be several stages with live country and Christian music. Admission is free.

Festivalgoers are advised to bring lawn chairs.

Festiville in Jacksonville will begin at Dupree Park from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Admission and parking are free.

The 20th annual Beebe Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Beebe Ballpark. The free event will have live entertainment, vendors, the Miss Beebe Fall Festival Pageant, carnival rides, an antique car show, a kids zone, food vendors, a duck-calling contest, a chili cookoff and more.