Hobbs State Park Fall Festival

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Date(s) - 10/07/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hobbs State Park visitor center AND Historic Van Winkle Hollow at Hobbs State Park


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


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.


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 – and kids do it)
  • Van Winkle Historical Presentation (Great history)
  • Apothecary Shoppe (Strange recipes) (Leaches?)
  • 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!)



Hobbs State Park visitor center


 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • See demonstrations:
    • Weavers
    • Smockers
    • Lace makers
    • Spinners


  • Music
  • “Table top” programs
  • Kid’s craft
  • Free ice cream


     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 Hollow.


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