Annual Founders Day Festival May 6, 7


Enjoy the Founders Day Festival in downtown Pocahontas May 6 and 7. Lots of fun things to see and do. Here’s the schedule:

Friday May 6
10 AM -School Kids Historic Tour
6 PM-Little Miss Pocahontas Beauty Pageant (Court Square Stage) Click here for more
9 PM-Haunted Pocahontas Ghost Tour
(walking tour starts in front of the Downtown Playhouse, 306 N Marr Street) $5 per person

Saturday May 7
7-11 AM-First United Methodist Church’s Pancake Breakfast (First United Methodist Church 400 Thomasville Ave.)
10 AM– Founder’s Day Parade through downtown Click here for more
9-4 PM Living History of the Civil War Era in Arkansas (Black River Overlook Park) (Click Here For More Info & Tour)
11-1 PM– Historic Tour of Homes (Click here for Historic Homes Tour page)

12 Noon– Do-nut Eating Contest (Old Courthouse Lawn)
The Great Marshmallow Drop between 10:30 and Noon
1 PM-The Great Rubber Duck Race
(Click here for Great Rubber Duck Race details)
Pocahontas Rotary Club’s Raffle (Click here for prize details)
8-4 PM-Quilt Show (Inside Old Courthouse)

5 PM-Free Barbecue Dinner (In front of Randolph County Heritage Museum)
7-10 PM-Candlelight Tour of Civil War Encampment  (Click Here for More Info)
All Day– NoMA Art Park Activities & Scavenger Hunt (Court Square)


Visit the festival website at

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