Fast Facts:

•Event is Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale

•Extension gardening guru Janet Carson to speak at 4-H Fall Festival

•For more info, contact the 4-H Center at 501-821-4444.

FERNDALE, Ark. – National 4-H Month in Arkansas will go out with celebration: the 4-H Fall Festival, Oct. 29, in Ferndale.

The festival will be held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free and the festival features plenty of no-cost family friendly events, such as live music, pumpkin decorating, canoeing, and even a chance to whip up a smoothie using a bicycle. There will also be a chili and cobbler luncheon, archery and trap shoot events and a silent auction providing fundraising opportunities to support the program.

Janet Carson, extension horticulture specialist for he University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will be giving a presentation on fall gardening at 11 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arkansas 4-H Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit group that funds the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, the education programs offered at the center, as well as the more than $70,000 in scholarships offered every year to Arkansas 4-H members. To learn more about the foundation, visit

The Arkansas 4-H program, with more than 120,000 members statewide, is the only youth development organization affiliated with the University of Arkansas. 4-H is operated by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.