Crater of Diamonds to host Fall Festival this Saturday

By Waymon Cox

 Come to Crater of Diamonds State Park this Saturday for our fall festival!  Beginning at 3 p.m. we'll have inflatables, games, entertainment, local vendors, and more family fun! Area fire departments will bring their trucks for photo opportunities, and representatives from Arkansas Tourism and nearby Historic Washington State Park will also be here to greet the public.

 Local vendors will sell a variety of items including crafts, scented candles, beauty products, local honey, and hand-made jewelry. We’ll also have lots of games, including a toilet paper toss, treasure grab, bean bag toss, mini golf, and more!

 Afternoon entertainment will include Harry Blanton, the Nashville Dance Academy, and The Third Channel.  Bring a blanket and flashlight, and stick around after dark for our fall hayride around Prospector Trail, from 7 to 9 p.m.!

 Cost is only $3 per person and includes wristband access to all inflatables, live entertainment, and hayride. Game tickets cost 25 cents each, or five for one dollar. For more information call Crater of Diamonds State Park at (870) 285-3113 or e-mail We hope to see you here!

Search area last plowed: September 28, 2012

Most recent significant precipitation: September 30, 2012

Diamond finds for the week of September 30, 2012 (100 points = one carat):

September 30 – Wayne Stephens, Millington, TN, 13 pt. white; Devonnee Ottman, Murfreesboro, AR, 14 pt. white

October 1 – Craig Arthur, Lamar, MO, 3 pt. white

October 2 – Sam & Joe McMillan, Lake Geneva, WI, 2 pt. white

October 3 – Devonnee Ottman, Murfreesboro, AR, 20 pt. white; Jim Graham, Prescott, AR, 5 pt. white, 7 pt. white

October 6 – Kenny & Melissa Oliver, Rosston, AR, 3 pt. white, 4 pt. white

Crater of Diamonds Home Page
209 State Park Road
Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Phone: (870) 285-3113

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