Fall is here and there's nothing quiet like the beauty of Beavers Bend in southeast Oklahoma. This weekend Nov. 10-12, the Forest Heritage Center Museum presents the 24th Annual Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show.

Autumn brings some of the most colorful trees and forest in this area alive, while you shop over 70 arts & crafts booths, plus food vendors during this three day event. Everything from quilting, handmade soaps, knife making. candle making, woodwork exhibitions and skill making are featured in this huge festival that is expected to attract some 17,000 visitors to the free festival.

Kids will love the petting zoo, learn how to make a toy top, basket weave, see how a blacksmith forges steel, and enjoy some rich Choctaw heritage through bead work and flute making.

There will be plenty of live music from four of the best folk musicians around, performing everything from Celtic and early American music on the outdoor stage. With fall colors at its peak this weekend Beavers Bend State Park is offering hayrides, train rides and other nature type activities all weekend long.

The Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show will be featuring some tasty fall treats too such as caramel apples, kettle corn, funnel cakes and more. Take home some cowboy nachos, roasted sweet corn, smoked turkey legs, fish tacos, just to name a few. Wash it all down with some old-fashioned root beer or freshly home made apple cider.

Admission: FREE

Festival hours are 9AM to 5PM, Friday & Saturday and from 10AM to 4PM on Sunday.

For more information please call 580-494-6497 or visit the Oklahoma Forestry Services website. Beavers Bend State Park is approximately 89 miles from Texarkana.




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