Powhatan Historic State Park June Events

POTATO BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP

Meeting Place: Powhatan Courthouse Admission: $30.00

Saturday, June 15, 2019 / 9 a.m. – 2 p.m

There is something about weaving a basket that takes you back to a simpler time and place. With today’s busy lifestyle, we all need to find a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. Join us at Powhatan Historic State Park and learn to weave a potato basket. This basket has a rich history that has traveled from the east coast across Tennessee with the settlers of Arkansas. All supplies are provided. Please bring a sack lunch. Space is limited. Call (870) 878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com to reserve your space today.

CAMPFIRE 101: BASIC CAMPFIRE BUILDING AND COOKING

Meeting Place: Courthouse. Admission: Free

Saturday, June 22, 2019 / 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

June 22 is the Great American Campout and Arkansas State Parks wants you to get the skills you need to enjoy the natural world! If you’ve ever been unsure how to build a great campfire, let a park interpreter show you how! We’ll cover fire safety, do’s and don’ts, and how to build the best campfire for your environment. We’ll finish it off with campfire cooking 101 and make a tasty treat that you can make at home. #greatoutdoors

CANE POLE FISHING

Meeting Place: Black River Picnic Area. Admission: Free

Saturday, June 29, 2019 / 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Fish like your great-grandfather or great-grandmother! A regular cane pole is a no-frills classic way to fish, much like the earliest settlers of Arkansas did. We’ll fish the banks of the Black River and see what we can catch with our traditional cane poles. Poles and bait are provided first-come-first serve. Fishing license required for anyone over 16. #greatoutdoors