Traveling Arkansas with Kim Williams

Devil's Den State Park in Washington County State Park
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Are you looking for an adventure?  Every week on KASU's Arkansas Roots, Host Mark Smith and Arkansas Parks & Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talk about all of the latest events and attractions taking place around the Natural State.  

Don't sit in this weekend.  Go out and explore everything Arkansas has to offer and let Mark and Kim be your guides.  

You can catch them weekly at noon on Fridays during Arkansas Roots only on KASU 91.9 FM and streaming live on this website!

Stay up-to-date on all of the events taking place around Arkansas year round by visiting Arkansas.com/events.

Winter Ice and Holiday Lights - 12/23 Weekend

Dec 19, 2016

The weekend before Christmas is pack full of events for you and the family!

One of the biggest lighting festivals in the midsouth happens right here in Arkansas- and Travel Writer Kim Williams has all the details on this amazing event.

For those who want to experience the full fun of winter, Williams directs you to a winter wonderland full of fun, ice skating, carriage rides, and more fun!

Williams also has information on an Arkansas street transformed into a winter wonderland- complete with Santa and his elves!

Holiday Fun -12/17 Weekend

Dec 12, 2016

This week, a variety of holiday-themed events in Arkansas are sure to entertain any type of person, from the foodie to the craftsman, to those who enjoy watching a holiday classic. Travel Writer Kim Williams has details on all these events and more in this episode.

First, enjoy a holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol". This literary holiday tale comes to life on-stage in Northeast Arkansas. It's a great show for people of all ages.

Get in the holiday spirit with Travel Writer Kim Williams! Williams has a variety of fun holiday activities for the whole family this weekend, including music (and dancing), parades, and celebrating Christmas the old fashioned way.

For those interested in viewing a holiday classic right here in Arkansas, Williams has information on a performance of the Nutcracker in a Little Rock theatre. Music lovers will also enjoy a show combining caroling and the wonders of nature in Mountain View.

Holiday Season Fun -12/03 Weekend

Nov 28, 2016

As winter and the holiday season draws even closer, travel writer Kim Williams has a variety of events to put you in the Christmas spirit. From bird watching to ice skating, or just seeing a show, Williams has the perfect event for you and your family.

First, Williams discusses a scientific phenomena that occurs annually here in Arkansas. Bird lovers will want to check this out. Williams also has a magical holiday experience for visitors, with ice skating, carriage rides, and more.

Hunting and Holiday Seasons -11/26 Weekend

Nov 21, 2016

Travel writer Kim Williams prepares us for the holiday (and duck hunting) season with light festivals, duck calling contests, and a way to meet Santa.

Williams takes us to an Arkansas town with a history of one of the largest lighting festivals in the Midsouth. Drive through a 40-acre drive-thru and see over 6 million lights in preparation for the holidays.

Another lighting festival in northeast Arkansas offers live entertainment, and a chance for your children to meet Santa, and tell him their Christmas wishes.

As we get closer to the holiday season, Travel Writer Kim Williams has the scoop on some fun events that you will want to sink your teeth into them.

Williams takes you to a city in Northwest Arkansas where they are hosting a special wine and dinner event.  You can also participate in cooking classes  and experience exquisite tastes.

After dinner, you must eat desert.  Williams knows of another event in the central part of the state in the mountains where you can partake of delicious treats of the holidays.

Baking, Bicyling, and Beer -11/5 Weekend

Oct 29, 2016

The first weekend in November is full of fun events for kids and adults! There's baking workshops for those who love to eat, bicycle tours for cyclists, and many festivals!

Travel writer Kim Williams talks about some of the fun events happening across Arkansas this weekend, including a workshop teaching you to make delicious desserts in a hot dutch oven.  Williams also talks about an exciting 52-mile bicycle ride through the sunken lands of Arkansas.

Williams has information on family-friendly events, such as a pioneer festival and a weekend-long celebration.

Festival Fun -10/21 Weekend

Oct 15, 2016

Arkansas is hosting a variety of fun activities for all types of people- from musicals and wine festivals to corn mazes and haunts!

Travel Writer Kim Williams highlights some family-friendly events happening around Northeast Arkansas. If you or your kids love farm animals, hay mazes, and more fun activities, Williams has the perfect event for you.

Williams also has information on haunted houses, zombie shoot-ups, and a nighttime zip-line for the thrill-seekers.

Whether you're looking for awesome amusement or a terrifying treat, Arkansas has enough activities to keep you and your family entertained.

In this episode, Travel Writer Kim Williams highlights a couple of fun and scary places that are fun for the whole family.  We'll go on a trip to central Arkansas to an annual fair where you can go on carnival rides and sample delicious fried foods.

Blues, Boats, Blacksmithing, and BOOs!  That just a taste of the events Travel Writer Kim Williams will tell you about going on in Arkansas.

Williams has details on a historic Blues festival in South Arkansas in a town dripping with history of the music and the Mississippi.  Also, in this episode, there's an opportunity for kids to learn about boats... Steamboats to be exact.  Williams takes you to a historic city in Lawrence County where the family can have fun learning about how life was like back when Steamboats dominated the waterways and economy.