Calendar of Events
Mammoth Spring State Park
Calendar of Events - 2012
March 3, 2012 – 5th Annual “Cookin’ With Coals” Cook-off Calling all Dutch oven chefs! Heat your coals, put on your aprons and let’s have a cook off! What dishes will be judged the tastiest? Teams of 2-3 will stir up breads, main dishes, and desserts. Cooking begins at 10 A.M. – Judging at 2 P.M. Samples available to spectators after the judging. Come to cook or come to eat, either way you’ll have a good time! Entry fee of $15 for each team. Spectators free. Come to the pavilion.
March 10, 2012 – Create With Crochet – Learn the basics of crocheting and make keepsakes for family and friends with your very own hands! Crocheting is a great way to spend a few hours on a “bad weather” day or visiting with others and looking for new patterns to make. Fee of $15 includes supplies and instruction. Call the park by March 3rd to reserve your space. 870-625-7364.
March 17, 2012 - Bluebird Day You will learn how to attract bluebirds, how to build a bluebird box, and how to properly maintain the box. Program begins at 10 A.M. Call by March 10th to reserve your bluebird box kit. Program and materials provided by the Spring River Sportman’s Club. Volunteers will be on hand to help you assemble your bluebird house. Meet at the maintenance complex.
March 24, 2012 – “Now We’re Cookin’” Dutch Oven Workshop - Learn the history of the Dutch oven while helping to prepare a few tasty dishes for sampling! Learn how to “season” a Dutch oven and how to control the heat. Registration required – Fee of $20 – Please call to register by March 17th. Workshop begins at 10 A.M. Meet at the maintenance building.
March 30-31, 2012 – 11th Annual Knap-In - Watch as knappers demonstrate the primitive art of making & using stone tools and arrowheads. If you are a beginning knapper, bring your tools and get a few tips from the seasoned knappers! Event is free to the public. A $5 registration fee is required for knappers. Demonstrations and programs offered from 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. on Saturday.
Located near the ball field.
April 8, 2012 – Easter Egg Scramble - Over 4,000 candy and prize-filled eggs will be hidden for kids 11 years old and younger. The Easter bunny will start the “hunt” near the ball field at 2 P.M. Don’t be late!
April 21, 2012 – Herbfest & Plant Sale - The Mammoth Spring Garden Club members will be out early with herbs and other garden plants to sell. This is an excellent time to pick up the herbs that will make your garden a joy for you! Tour the herb garden and see how the herbs look after they’ve grown a bit. This event starts at 8 A.M. and ends around 2 P.M.
April 28, 2012 – Scalies & Slimies of Arkansas – Learn about some of the “scalies” and “slimies” of Arkansas. Frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, snakes, and more will be displayed and you can even touch some of them! Program offered at 10 A.M. and 1 P.M. Meet at the pavilion.
May 5, 2012 – “More Dutch Oven Cookin’” Workshop – For those already familiar with cooking in a Dutch oven, we’ll try a few more advanced dishes, including some breads! Fee of $20 – Please call to register by April 28th. Workshop begins at 10 A.M. Meet at the maintenance building.
May 12, 2012 – “Pickin’ In The Park” – What’s better than a bunch of musicians sitting around playing the music they love? Professional and amateurs are invited to meet at the pavilion and play a little gospel, bluegrass, and old-time country music. Bring your lawn chair and come to play or just listen. We’ll start pickin’ around 1 P.M.
May 19, 2012 – Tourism Day – Join us as we celebrate National Tourism Week with a special event that is fun for the whole family. There will be free balloons, cake, drinks, door prizes, a grand prize, live music, and more. The event will run from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M., rain or shine.
May 30, 2012 – Spring River Clean-up - Join us on the beautiful Spring River for a day of canoeing and trash pickup! Not for beginners. Canoes provided by local outfitters. Call by May 23rd to register and reserve your canoe. We’ll start the day about 8 A.M. and finish up around 4 P.M. Meet at the welcome center.
June 9, 2012 – GPS and Geocaching 101 – Learn how a GPS unit works and ways you can use it. We’ll show you how to enter waypoints, track routes, determine distance, and find your way. You’ll search for a couple of geocaches, too! Space limited; reservations required by June 2. Call the park to make your reservations – 870-625-7364.
June 23, 2012 – “Kayaking 101” Workshop - Learn the basic paddling & kayaking maneuvers that will equip you for one of the most exciting ways to enjoy our lakes, streams, and rivers. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets provided. Space is limited – reservations required. Class from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Call the park at 870-625-7364 to reserve your kayak. Fee of $25.
August 6-11, 2012 – 119th Annual Old Soldier’s Reunion - Carnival rides & games, prizes, crafts, food booths, talent show, bingo, and much more make this week fun for the entire family. Free access and parking. Sponsored by VFW Post 7831.
September 1, 2012 – 29th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show - Stop by for a gander at some of the area’s best vintage and classic cars or enter your pre-1990’s car or truck! Prizes for “People’s Choice”, “Best of Show”, and “Longest Distance Traveled”. Gates open at 9 A.M. Judging begins at 11 A.M. MAACC event.
September 8, 2012 – 13th Annual Great Arkansas Clean-up - Join park staff and other volunteers for our annual clean-up on the Spring River. Do your part to “clean-up Arkansas”! Not for beginners! Canoes provided by local outfitters. Space is limited. Call 870-625-7364 by September 7th to reserve your canoe.
September 22, 2012 – Kayaking 101” Workshop - Learn the basic paddling & kayaking maneuvers that will equip you for one of the most exciting ways to enjoy our lakes, streams, and rivers. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets provided. Space is limited – reservations required. Class from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Call the park at 870-625-7364 to reserve your kayak. Fee of $25.
October 6, 2012 – “Now We’re Cookin’” Dutch Oven Workshop - Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked in a Dutch oven! Sign up for this hands-on workshop if you’d like to learn how to cook using a Dutch oven. Participants will prepare 3-4 dishes and then eat their creations. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact the park by October 1, 2012 to hold your spot. Fee of $20.
October 27, 2012 – Doggie Daze - Come with your furriest friend and spend the day watching obedient and agile dogs. Vote for your favorite. Large dogs, small dogs, dressed up dogs, and talented dogs – all are welcome, as long as they are on leash! Contact the park for more information at (870) 625-7364. Small entry fee for participants. Must have proof of current rabies vaccination.