Historical Mount Magazine

Explore some of the many historic sites in Mount Magazine State Park during a guided tour at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Enjoy the comfort of a van ride as a park interpreter takes you to many of Mount Magazine State Park’s points of interest, including old homesteads, farms, and historic overlooks.

Space is limited. Sign up at the lodge front desk. Admission is $3.

Carmina Burana, Featuring Booneville Students

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith combined choirs and Symphonic Band will perform the acclaimed masterwork “Carmina Burana” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, located at 55 S. 7th Street.

Tickets for the performance, which is part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 38, are $6 for the general public.

Written by Carl Orff, the 25-movement work is based on medieval poetry from the 11th and 12th centuries. Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, Director of Bands, will conduct the performance. UAFS faculty members Dr. Timothy Workman, Director of Choral Activities and Dr. Elizabeth Momand, Soprano will be featured soloists.

Musicians performing in the event include Kyler Coffer, Dustin McLeod and Niki Waters of Booneville.

For more information on the concert, contact Zacharella at 479-788-7972 or alex.zacharella@uafs.ed


Thriller will be performed by Western Arkansas Ballet on the street in front of the Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Avenue. The zombies will be roaming downtown Fort Smith on Saturday, Oct. 27 and on Halloween, Oct. 31 at 7 and 8 p.m. The event is free. Donations to both organizations are appreciated.

Enjoy the excellent performance of the 1980s classic by Western Arkansas Ballet. Trick or Treat at the museum on Halloween beginning at 5:30.

The museum will not be open during the Thriller performances or trick or treating and no public restroom is available.

If you have never seen Thriller by Western Arkansas Ballet, you missing a Halloween treat.

Skate/Bike Park Grand Opening

Join a day full of free fun, competitions, food, and music at the grand opening of the Fort Smith Riverfront Skate and Bike Park from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The grand opening of Fort Smith’s Skate and Bike Park will start with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 with free lunch provided by First National Bank to follow. The entire afternoon until 4 p.m. will be free play, giveaways, and the Halloween hoopla brought to you by The City of Fort Smith. Events will intertwine for a day full of free fun that you can’t pass up.

From 4 to 8p.m. all bike and skateboard competitors are called to give it their best shot at winning a piece of the $5000 purse sponsored by the Kip Foundation. A DJ will be present all day to provide an atmosphere that you won’t want to miss.

Don’t have a skateboard or bike? No worries, Champion Cycle and Phat Tire will be providing loaner bikes while Boardertown Skate Shop will be providing the loaner skateboards. Stop by, dress up in your most creative Halloween costume and enjoy your day.