September 17th, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $5.00 per team. Technology and a sharp mind will serve you well on Davidsonville’s fun and challenging Geocaching course. Find waypoint, solve riddles, and you might just find a treasure at the end of the hunt. Bring a GPS, good walking shoes, and your sense of adventure. Sign up solo or in teams of up to three and discover parts of the park that most visitors never see. Early registration is required, call the park to sign up. Visit the Visitor Center to sign in and begin the hunt.
September 24, 2016 @ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A Trial by Jury Dinner Party
Meeting Place: Powhatan Historic State Park Courthouse
Justice is served and you are the jury. After enjoying an evening Dutch oven meal, guests will proceed to the 1888 Courthouse. There they will take part in a living history drama where they judge the guilt or innocence of a man accused of murder. The drama is based upon an actual trial that took place in the same courtroom. Dress casual or wear your favorite 19th century costume.
For questions, comments, or registrations, please call 870-878-6765
The ghosts of Davidsonville past are calling once again. Can you hear them? The leaves are turning and a chill is in the air. Can you feel it? An evening of music, history, and haunting draws near once more. Will you be there?
Arkansas State Parks and the staff of Davidsonville Historic State Park invite you to join them for the Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival, October 8th from 5-9pm. Entrance to the Fall Festival is free for all, with food, merchandise, and haunted hayrides all available for purchase during the event. Cost for the hayrides will be $2 dollars for ages 12 and under and $4 for ages 13 and up. Kids are encouraged to dress up in costume and bring their trick-or-treat bags for candy passed out during the event.
Live music from Harmony of Ozark Folk Center State Park, members of the Arkansas State University Bands, and the Arkansas State University Choir will provide free entertainment the entire evening. Along with musical entertainment, a number of historic games and living history craft demonstrators will showcase how the people of Davidsonville would have lived and played during the town’s life 200 years ago.
Once night falls, haunted hayrides will take visitors on a trip 200 years in the past to explore some of the dark deeds and hauntings that might have called Davidsonville home. The sheriff’s wife, an executed convict, and others wait to greet you. The ghosts are calling, will you be here?
For more information, contact the park at 870-892-4709