QUITMAN, Ark., Oct. 11, 2012 / — Arkansas Frontier welcomes their 15th year of providing a fun and interactive educational experience that goes beyond the book of the traditional classroom. Along with their annual Pumpkin Patch Festival in October they offer all ages an opportunity to step back in time with a living history experience of how Early American settlers lived on the farm. October is the season for Fall festivals, and visiting pumpkin patches in Arkansas is one of the best ways to satisfy this ‘must do’ Fall activity. Rest assured, one’s experience at Arkansas Frontier is bound to be remembered for years to come. Such an experience wouldn’t be complete without picking a pumpkin from the u-pick pumpkin patch, followed by a good-ole-fashioned hayride around the farm.
One of the most enchanting finds on the farm is the Enchanted Forest which takes visitors on a stroll with the childhood story-book characters so dear to the hearts of many. Scenes from the likes of the “Three Little Pigs”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, and many more can all be seen in this charming stroll through the woods. Visitors can then head over to Pappy’s Mining Company where going back to the days of the 49’ers and panning for gold becomes a seeming reality. With a little luck miners have been known to walk away with gemstones of all sorts and shapes.
At the very heart of Arkansas Frontier’s goal to provide an interactive learning experience are their guided tours of an old-fashioned schoolhouse, and pioneer living quarters. One can see first hand how the youngsters of the Early American Frontier learned reading, writing, and arithmetic. The tour continues right over into a dogtrot style pioneer house and living quarters. Visitors see how early pioneers cooked, slept, and entertained themselves.
In addition to the pumpkin patch and guided tours, there are many other activities to get carried away with on the farm. The children can learn about the ‘pre-historic’ frontier when Dinosaurs roamed the earth and then hunt for their favorite Dinosaur egg.
After getting a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, taking a stroll through the Enchanted Forest, and going back in time with the guided tours, visitors are bound to have some memories for the scrap book, or maybe just ready to break for lunch!