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Fifty-fifth annual Jonquil Festival set for Friday through Sunday at Historic Washington State Park

by Karl Richter | March 15, 2023 at 9:50 a.m.
Jonquils bloom at Historic Washington State Park in Washington, Arkansas, in this undated photo. The park will host the 55th annual Jonquil Festival from March 17 through March 19, 2023. (Submitted photo)

WASHINGTON, Ark. -- Thousands of jonquils -- as well as craftspeople, entertainers, activities and a variety of food -- will welcome visitors to the 55th annual Jonquil Festival this weekend at Historic Washington State Park.

The Four State Iron Munchers will give blacksmithing demonstrations, and the Arkansas Archeological Survey will hold an archeological dig.

Musicians Mark Keith and Jerome Underwood, as well as Dancetastics dancers and vintage dancers, will perform. The festival will also include taekwondo demonstrations, a karaoke contest and a car show.

Park staff will offer tours of the park's historic homes and museums, as well as surrey rides, at regular price. William's Tavern Restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Historic Washington State Park is open daily, except Mondays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is a restoration village interpreting the historic Arkansas town in the 19th century. Daily tours are provided to over 15 historic sites and museums, such as the B.W. Edwards Weapons Museum and Blacksmith Shop.

(The Jonquil Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19. Parking is $6 per vehicle. For more information, email [email protected] or call 870-983-2684.)

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