Historic Arkansas Museum to Host 50th Annual Territorial Fair This May

This year marks the 50th annual Territorial Fair hosted by the Historic Arkansas Museum.

The free fair takes place Sunday, May 7, from 1-5 p.m. and brings the past to life to show what Arkansas was like before it became the 25th state in the U.S. This year’s theme is “Herbs and Artists” and highlights the 50th year of the herb garden on the historic grounds.

Through living history performances, hands-on activities, old-fashioned games, live demonstrations, music and dancing, you can experience what life was like during our state’s Territorial era while having fun and supporting a great cultural institution.

As you explore all the museum has to offer, get a photo opp in the 1830s pleasure wagon or dance around the maypole with Arkansas Country Dance Society members. The museum will also have herb-centric activities for the whole family including soap making, herbed butter and seasoning satchels.

The Arkansas Unit of The Herb Society of America will be serving herbed drinks and treats alongside Calm+Confidence Beekeeping and Loblolly Creamery’s ice cream truck. Live music performances include Sugar on the Floor, fiddling by Ricky Russell, Lark in the Morning and Artists United.

HAM is located at 200 E. Third St. For more information click here or visit the museum’s website, Facebook or Instagram.

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