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Upcoming Events in Mena Arkansas


April

28 - 30 Annual Ouachita Mountain Bluegrass Spring Festival - Bluegrass music. Entire show will be indoors rain or shine. Craft vendors. Large kitchen serving meals all three days. Plenty of parking and camping facilities. Contact CMA for camping info (870) 389-6196.

Address: CMA Iron Mountain Facility , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: (479) 243-0577 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: menapolkchamber.com
Fee: $10; 3-day pass $25; Groups of 20 or more $5/person for Thurs. night

June

24 - 25 Lum n' Abner Festival - This festival is packed full of activities that you don't want to miss. Scheduled events include: arts & crafts fair, "Taste of Lum n' Abner" BBQ Contest, Cruisin' the Ouachitas Car Show, Quilt Show, 5K run, Firefighter's Challenge, Art Exhibits, and Lum n' Abner movies and radio skits.

Address: Janssen Park , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: 479-394-2912 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ldilbeck@gomenaarkansas.com
Web: www.menapolkchamber.com
Fee: Free

24 - 25 Annual Crusin' the Ouachitas Car Show - Open Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show held in beautiful Janssen Park. The show will include: Poker Run, free outdoor movie, DJ and oldies music, Wipe Out Board, Door Prizes, Dash Plaques, event T-Shirts, automotive and craft vendors, Brodix and AER race car displays, top five favorites, and much, much more.

Address: Janssen Park , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: (479) 437-3427 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: americanperformancecarshow@msn.com
Web: www.amperformance.com
Fee: Free; entry fee $10-$15

25 Polk County Firefighter's Challenge - Watch these professionals in a fun competition as they demonstrate some of the challenges of firefighting. Events include a wild hose contest, bucket brigade, water fight, and timed relay races. Held in conjunction with the Lum 'n Abner Festival, this event starts at 1 p.m.

Address: Janssen Park , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: (479) 394-1238 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: menapolkchamber.com
Fee: Free

July

4 Annual Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display - Celebrate America with the most fantastic fireworks display at Tapley Park. In addition to the fireworks there will be live entertainment, great food, and activities for the kids.

The fun begins at 4pm with bouncy houses, cotton candy, and concessions. At 7:15 pm the local Contemporary Gospel band, Harmony, will perform. Fireworks will begin around 9:15. Everyone is invited to come and join a family friendly night of entertainment and fireworks to celebrate America and Independence Day! Be sure to bring your lawn chairs.

Address: Tapley Park , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: (479) 394-2912 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: menapolkcofc@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.visitmena.com/
Fee: Donations

4 Old Fashioned Fourth of July - Families will enjoy celebrating our nation's independence throughout the day by joining us for games, concerts, homemade ice cream, and a watermelon feast. Contact the park for a detailed schedule. 1-9pm.

Address: Queen Wilhelmina State Park , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: 479-394-2863 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: queenwilhelmina@arkansas.com
Web: www.queenwilhelmina.com

August

1 - 3 Polk County Rodeo - Exciting rodeo events include bull riding, bucking horses, calf scrambles, wild cow milking competition, and mutton bustin'. There is also a Queen's contest, parade, dance, concessions, and the always funny rodeo clowns. 8 p.m. nightly.

Address: Polk County Fairgrounds , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: (479) 394-3375 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.menapolkchamber.com
Fee: Adults $6, children $4; discounted advance tickets available

17 - 18 Annual Rod Run - Restored and modified hot rods will be displayed in the park campground by clubs and individuals. Hear the low growl of the engines and see your reflection in the spit-shined exteriors. Which car is your favorite? You won't know until you come see them. Contact the park for details.

Address: Downtown Mena , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: 479-394-2863 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: queenwilhelmina@arkansas.com
Web: www.queenwilhelmina.com
Fee: Free

September

30 - 31 Annual Mountainfest Arts & Crafts Show - This craft show exclusive to authentic handcrafters brings thousands and thousands to Mena each year. The event hosts 100 handcrafters from across the south and is a favorite among all. Good music and good food, too! Sponsored by Ouachita Arts & Craft Guild of Mena. Enjoy this indoor/outdoor event with Arts and Crafts, food and entertainment.

Address: Iron Mountain 6 miles south of Mena , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: 479-234-1715 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.menapolkchamber.com
Fee: Free

October

12 Wheels & Wings Festival - Car show, motorcycle games, airplane rides, arts & crafts, concessions and entertainment all held at the Mena Airport.

Address: Mena Airport , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: 479-394-2912 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.menapolkchamber.com

December

22 Christmas Festival and Parade - Get in the holiday spirit with a parade, fireworks and the official lighting ceremony of Janssen Park. Warm up with a bowl of chili from the Rotary Club. Enjoy a special performance at the Ouachita Little Theatre.

Address: Janssen Park , Mena, Arkansas
Ph: 479-394-2912 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.menapolkchamber.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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Mena, AR Parks

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Food Service/Picnic Area Available # of Units/Rooms: 38 Non-Smoking Rooms Available Restaurant on site/nearby Recreation Directions: 13 miles east of Mena on Hwy 88 Thirty-eight room lodge; two Queen's Rooms with fireplaces; two Regent's Rooms with whirlpool tubs, multi-spray showers;

Mena, AR State Parks

Talimena Scenic Byway

The Talimena Scenic Drive became in 2005 Arkansas's third and newest national scenic byway. The 54-mile route on Ark. 88 and Okla. 1 rides the ridges of Rich and Winding Stair mountains through the Ouachita (pronounced Wash-i-tah)

Mena, AR Scenic Byways

Shady Lake

Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: Five miles southwest of Glenwood on U.S. 70; west 23 miles on Hwy. 84 to Athens, then 2 miles west on Hwy. 246. Then north at sign for 3 miles on Forest Road 38. A 25

Mena, AR Recreation

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails

Directions: From U.S. 71 at Mena, take Ark. 8 east for one mile to Ark 375; turn onto Ark. 375 and go for eight miles; trail head will be near County Road 277 For all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes, more than 40 miles of loop trails at varied levels of difficulty in the Ouachita National Forest;

Mena, AR Trails

Things to do near Mena, AR

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

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Central Avenue Historic District

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Oaklawn Park

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Country Crafts & Collectibles

Directions: Ark. 7 North off I-30 Furniture, glassware, collectibles, handmade crafts, quilts, dolls. ...

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Located near Hot Springs National Park, the Garden's gently sloping Ouachita Mountain terrain covers 210 acres of a forested ...