The 4-H Fall Festival will benefit the 4-H center and educational activities. Admission is free at the event held from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center at Ferndale.


The festival will feature family-friendly events, such as pumpkin decorating, canoeing and a chance to make a smoothie using a bicycle. There will also be a chili luncheon, archery and trap shoot events and a silent auction providing fund-raising 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. Details: http://www.arkansas4hfoundation.com/.


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.