On Friday, Sept. 3, local performers will present the play: "Reflections in the Spring" at dusk, on the pavilion at the Mammoth Spring State Park. The plays tells the story of Mammoth Spring's connection to the Grand Ole Opry.
George D. Hay, who was a reporter for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, attended the hoedown in Mammoth Spring while he was here on an assignment and later wrote in his history of the Opry that he was inspired by the musicians he heard at that hoedown. The play was written by local author Martha Bennet. Music is performed by the Mammoth Spring Strings and the cast of the play.
Saturday, Sept. 4 -- Fire Station -- 6 a.m. - 10 a.m., pancake breakfast at the Mammoth Spring Fire Station (for a donation); 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Corn Hole Games; two person teams will compete, $5 entry fee, prizes awarded; and 9 a.m - 4 p. m. -- Alton Thayer Elks, free hotdogs and hamburgers for youth.
City Gazebo -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fulton County Hospital Wellness checks; 9 a.m. -- VFW Junior Girls Auxiliary Flag Ceremony; 9:30 a.m. -- Mammoth Spring Elementary Chorus; 10 a.m. -- Fulton County Rangers will reenact the early 1900's bank robbery; 11 a.m. Spoken For (gospel music); noon -- First Church of God gospel group; 2 p.m. -- Fulton County Rangers will reenact th early 1900's bank robbery; and 2:15 p.m. -- Reed Family (gospel music).
Main Street -- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mammoth Spring HOSA Lemonade and Ice Tea Stand; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Antique Show at Brown's Furniture; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Quilt show at The Family Health building on Main Street. Quilts will be accepted from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Local Art Exhibit will be at The Family Health Building; 10:30 a.m. Wolf Pak will perform at Wood's Riverbend Restaurant; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Antique Tractor Exhibit at Simmon's Bank parking lot; 10 a.m. -- Mammoth Spring High School Band performs at Brown's parking lot; 9 a.m. - 4 pm. -- Arts and Crafts vendors will set up along Main Street; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Various Musical Acts will perform in front of Simmons Bank in Brown's parking lot.
Mid Afternoon -- Dennis Horton at Wood's Riverbend Restaurant.
Mammoth Spring State Park -- 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Antique Car Show, gates open at 9 a.m. with MAACC judging beginning at 11 a.m. Trophies will be presented at approximately 2 p.m. Refreshments sold and music will be provided by a D.J. All of these shows and exhibits are free.
Events taking place at Woods Riverbend Park across from the Fire Station on 2nd Street include -- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. R&R Amusement bouncing games including an 18' Giant Slide and 32' Obstacle Course, games are free; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arkansas Game and Fish Aquarium; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Grand Gulf State Park Snake Terrarium;10:30 a.m. -- Dog Show, requirements to enter: dog must be on leash and have proof of vaccination; registration will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
First United Methodist Church -- 2 p.m. -- Free watermelon served.
Palace Drug -- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. -- Mammoth Spring BAD (Bears Against Drugs) Car Bash -- 25 cents per hit.
People may want to bring a lawn chair for the various musical acts or for watching games.
George D. Hay Theater -- 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. -- Leona Williams performance. Admission is $7.