HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION CENTER EVENTS
Sunset Dinner Cruise — Sept. 21
Take a lake cruise on beautiful Beaver Lake guided by a park interpreter. The cruise will make a stop at Ventris Trails End Resort for a dinner consisting of smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes with white gravy, green beans, dinner roll, French onion soup, salad, tea, coffee or lemonade. A vegetarian option is also available with a portabella sandwich with sautéed green peppers and onions, garlic mayo and Swiss cheese. Ventris Trails End Resort is famous for its desserts. This cruise comes with chocolate cake and some surprise entertainment.
The last Friday of summer dinner cruise leaves Rocky Branch Marina promptly at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, with dinner at 5 p.m. The cruise with dinner is approximately three hours long. Cost is $40 per person plus tax. Registration and prepayment required. For more information and to register, call the park office at 479-789-5000.
Fall Festival — Oct. 7
A host of free family-orientated events will take place at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Sunday, Oct. 7. Activities will take place at the Historic Van Winkle Hollow and the Park’s Visitor Center.
Historic Van Winkle Hollow events from 1 to 4 p.m. will include Blacksmith demonstration, early food preservation, old-timey games, stone tool-making demonstration, van winkle historic presentation, apothecary shoppe, dutch-oven demonstration, pearling, dowsing demonstration, mountain woman, pioneer homesteader, and tall tale tellers.
Visitor Center demonstrations from 1 to 4 p.m. will include Weavers, smockers, lace makers, spinners, music, “Table Top” programs, kids’ crafts and free ice cream.
A free shuttle will be available. Park at the visitor center parking lot on Ark. Highway 12 just east of the Ark. Highway 12 and War Eagle Road intersection. The free shuttle will run continuously from 1 to 4 p.m., between the visitor center and Historic Van Winkle Hollow. More information is available by contacting the park office at 479-789-5000.