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Press Releases

29th Annual Dogwood Festival
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Written by Brittney Hernandez   
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:42 PM
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Joe Martin Stage Race celebrates 40 years, attracts top cyclists
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 06:32 PM

Professional and amateur cycling teams head to Fayetteville March 30 through April 2 for the annual Joe Martin Stage Race. Celebrating 40 years, this four-day, four-stage race will host 750 athletes from 27 countries and all 50 states.

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Small music festival in Northeast Oregon's Baker County named Oregon's Best Music Festival of 2016
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Written by Brittney Hernandez   
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 06:22 PM

Started in 2013 Pinefest  has grown over the first three years, from a 1 day outdoor concert into a to 2 day outdoor music festival, and  attendance has grown by almost 50 percent since the first year.  Pinefest  brings in world class bands and musicians from throughout the NW and as far away as New York to this tiny hamlet in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains in NE Oregon each September the Friday and Saturday after Labor Day.

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2017 Henry Awards presented at Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 06:18 PM

Arkansas tourism partners from across the state today honored the 2017 winners of the annual “Henry Awards” during a luncheon at the 43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held March 12-14 in Little Rock. The Henry Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the state’s tourism industry in the preceding year.

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Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 06:15 PM

Chuck Haralson, former chief photographer for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, and author Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame today during a luncheon at the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Little Rock.

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Fishing the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 05:39 PM

Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and Murfreesboro. Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray has extensive knowledge of these waters. The Hot Springs native, who was recently inducted into the National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, started his career over 50 years ago as a fishing guide at Lake Ouachita. He enjoys fishing all of the lakes of the state, including the Diamond Lakes.

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