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4-H Fall Festival is family fun for a good cause

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Sept. 23, 2016

drawing of a pumpkin with 4H clover and Oct 29 2016 text

Fast Facts:

  • 4-H Fall Festival benefits 4-H Center, its support for 4-H educational activities
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale
  • For more info, contact the 4-H Center at 501-821-4444. 

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FERNDALE, Ark. – A little family fun at the Oct. 29 4-H Fall Festival can go a long way toward supporting educational activities for Arkansas youth. 

The 4-H Fall Festival will be held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale, about 18 miles from downtown Little Rock. The event runs from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Admission is free and the festival features plenty of no-cost family friendly events, such as pumpkin decorating, canoeing, and even a chance to whip up a smoothie using a bicycle. There will also be a chili luncheon, archery and trap shoot events and a silent auction providing fundraising opportunities to support the program. 

“It’s hard to believe that in our nearly 40-year-history, we’ve never had an open house at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center,” said Ewell Welch, executive director of the Arkansas 4-H Center. “The 4-H Fall Festival will be that open house and we want to invite all to see what we do and provide one more opportunity to celebrate National 4-H Month.” 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arkansas 4-H Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit group that funds the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, the education programs offered at the center, as well as the more than $70,000 in scholarships offered every year to Arkansas 4-H members. To learn more about the foundation, visit

The Arkansas 4-H program, with more than 120,000 members statewide, is the only youth development organization affiliated with the University of Arkansas.  4-H is operated by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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