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Local Fest starts this weekend in Jonesboro



Jonesboro, Arkansas – Local Fest in Craighead County is looking to attract people to support local musicians and businesses.

The festival will include 12 different stages with musical performers, food, and art vendors, all in downtown Jonesboro.

According to director Lucas Clonts, being able to throw events like this for the community puts a smile on his face.

“For me, it’s an opportunity to bring people together and show everything that we have to offer,” he said. “All the creativity that exists here in this area with artists and musicians and everything NEA has to offer.”

There will be a civil ax throwing competition along with the performers, a Hijinx kids zone, and, of course, a pony petting zoo and horseback riding station running through the weekend.

There will be something to do for people of all ages, and he encourages families to stop by, Clonts said.

“We will have a basketball four square, we will have a hangtime challenge where if you can hang for 100 seconds you could win up to 100 dollars,” he said. “It’s just going to be fun for the whole family so come on down to Downton Jonesboro and bring the whole family.”

The festival run Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


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