The past becomes the present at Davidsonville Historic State Park as we celebrate 200 years of Arkansas Territory. Come explore the town as it would have been during a hey-day market week and explore the pattern of peoples and trades that made Arkansas what it is today. Try your hand at candle making, tomahawk throwing, carpentry, brickmaking, quill writing, historic games, and more. Visit the historic tavern for a drink and try your luck at a hand of cards while talking with the innkeeper. A variety of townsfolk will be present to talk about experiences, ranging from the doctor and his medical ideas, to the struggles of slaves that called this area home.
The Festival is free to the public with food and merchandise available for purchase during the event. For more information, contact the park at (870) 892-4708 or at [email protected]. This event is sponsored by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas State Archives, and is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.