2018 French Colonial Days at White Oak Lake State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual French Colonial Days at White Oak Lake State Park on March 2-4, 2018 in Bluff City, Arkansas. Practice your shooting at the range on Friday. On Saturday morning take part in rifle and smoothbore competition shooting. In early afternoon, join the competition in fire startinf and tomahawk throwing. Enjoy late afternoon firearm or battle demonstrations and a potluck supper. All the scheduled activities take place on Saturday. Enjoy the park on Friday and Sunday.
Meet re-enactors demonstrating the presence of the French and other European Colonials in this part of Arkansas during the 1780s. Re-enactors will be camped out throughout the weekend. Discover history through interacting with the re-enactors!
The French Colonial Days at White Oak Lake State Park encampment and living history event commemorates Arkansas’s colonial time period. All Colonial Tribal, English, Spanish, French, and American reenactors are encouraged to attend. Gather at the park Pavillion registration and information.
Admission is free. The Park will provide water, firewood, toilets, and showers.
For more information: Ed Williams by phone at 501-944-0736 or by email at [email protected]
White Oak Lake State Park
563 Highway 387
Bluff City, AR 71722
French Traders in Arkansas
In 1783, a French trader named Fabre settled on a bluff above the Ouachita River and called the settlement “Ecore Fabre,” which is the present city of Camden, Arkansas. In honor of Fabre, White Oak Lake State Park is hosting the Annual French Colonial Days event. Come discover history by interacting with the reenactors.
About the Early Arkansas Reenactors Association (EARA)
The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is partnering with the Early Arkansas Reenactors Association (EARA) to present the French Colonial Days at White Oak Lake State Park. The EARA members provide our encampment and demonstrate the everyday life skills of early settlers. Our Leslie Mountain Man Rendezvous is a sanctioned event of the Early Arkansas Reenactors Association. This group of dedicated men and women take reenacting seriously. They camp in period tents, dress in period clothing, and they live for the week just like the early fur traders and settlers did.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next French Colonial Days at White Oak Lake State Park near Bluff City, Arkansas.
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