Two Rivers Point painted by Mikel Holloway of Tollo Design Plus. Festival logo also designed by Tollo Design Plus.

Two Rivers Point painted by Mikel Holloway of Tollo Design Plus. Festival logo also designed by Tollo Design Plus.

The third annual Festival in the Park at Two Rivers (previously Winter Market) is back this year at a new date, Saturday, Sept. 30. This family-friendly event is complete with games, contests, food and live music. This festival is truly a hidden gem of the Central Arkansas festival scene with its picturesque location and eclectic list of activities. Festivities begin at noon and last until 7 p.m.

Festival in the Park at Two Rivers offers entertainment and activities for all ages. Two Rivers Park, with more than 1,000 acres of land encompassed by both the Arkansas and Little Maumelle Rivers, makes for a unique festival experience.

“By hosting the festival, it’s our hope that it will encourage residents of Pulaski County to use the park, whether for individual recreation or organizations who want to host their 5k runs or bike races. It's a beautiful park that should be seen and enjoyed by all," said County Judge Barry Hyde.

The park features a bike/walking trail, open play fields, expansive views of the surrounding rivers and hillsides. The Two Rivers Garden Center has over 400 plots where hundreds of local gardeners enjoy their hobby and sense of community. The proposed County master plan includes adding a pavilion, a water feature at the entrance, additional parking, additional restrooms, a potential solar farm, prairie restoration, a permanent stage and a boardwalk—all to make the park more family friendly and more attractive to the community. The park has a bright future.

Festival in the Park at Two Rivers is presented by Pulaski County and the Pulaski County Two Rivers Facilities Board. The event is sponsored by Waste Management and the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District.

One of the many scenic views at Two Rivers Park. 

One of the many scenic views at Two Rivers Park.