LITTLE ROCK, AR (March 29, 2015) – The Arnold Family Foundation has announced that the 5th Annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest will be held this year on Saturday, May 2nd at the DeValls Bluff Community Center & Museum in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.
The festival began in 2011 in honor of the historic significance and pivotal role that DeValls Bluff, along with the surrounding area, played during The Civil War. It attracts people from all over the state, as well as out of state, each year with its historic representations, exhibits and its family-friendly atmosphere.
The 5th Annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest is expected to grow significantly in size and in attendance this year. Event organizers are rolling out even more things for festival-goers to do. Included are: two musical stages featuring 6 musical acts [Preservation Theory headline], a Car and Motorcycle Show ending with the People’s Choice Award for the best car and motorcycle to be held at First Baptist Church parking lot, a Bass tournament on the banks of White River to start at sunrise on May 2nd, the annual 5K run/family 2K walk, start time 8:00 a.m., shuttle rides all day to the actual Fort Lincoln, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a rock climbing wall, the UAMS Mammo Van, Arkansas Women’s Resource and the Arkansas Arts Center Artmobile and many other things for the entire family. This year’s festival will also extend its hours from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and the festival is FREE to enter.
Other Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest planned events beginning April 2015 include: The Miss Fort Lincoln Beauty Pageant will take place on Saturday, April 11th at the DeValls Bluff Community Center. You can find more information at facebook.com/Miss Ft. Lincoln, or call Hannah Jones at (501) 951-4027.
The 2nd Annual Southern Heritage Wild Game Dinner will be held at the former DeValls Bluff School Gym on Saturday, April 18th 5:30 PM. Tickets (only $10) are going fast for this wild game supper, which will feature deer, duck, and wild turkey. Special guest speaker Steve “Wildman” Wilson with Arkansas Game and Fish.
The 3rd Annual School Days will feature The Life and Exploits Deputy United States Marshall Bass Reeves (The Lone Black Ranger) to take place at the old DeValls Bluff School Grounds is April 30-May 1 from 9-2. All schools are invited. 15 “living history stations” will present living lessons in history. Space is limited so please RSVP.
The DeValls Bluff Community Center & Museum is located at 710 East Sycamore Street, in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas just 50 miles east of Little Rock on Highway 70. For more information regarding these events, please go to Facebook.com/FortLincolnFreedomFest, or contact the museum at (870) 998-2012 or Billy White, Festival Dir., at (501) 516-6064.