Historic South Arkansas Festival is Near

Published 06/19 2014 04:27PM

Updated 06/19 2014 04:35PM

Smackover-- The 43'rd annual Smackover Oil Town Festival is taking place this weekend in Smackover, Arkansas.

Volunteers say the festival will highlight the oil town that residents remember.

Entertainment includes live music, a rib cook off and much more.

"It focuses on the oil industry itself, with the rod wrenching contest. We also focus with the children; we have the egg toss and the turtle races. There are several activities with the fun house," says Wimsett.

There is also a free gospel concert in Smackover tonight, to kickoff the oil town festival.

A schedule of festival events can be found at http://www.smackoverar.com

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