Event Details 

Title18th Annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo (El Dorado)
Time7:30 a.m. 5K Run & Walk | 8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony (Locust & S. Washington)
Event TypeExhibit or Expo
LocationEl Dorado Conference Center
311 South West Avenue
El Dorado, AR 71730
Location LinkEl Dorado Conference Center
The SouthArk Outdoor Expo, sponsored by Apex Redi-Mixed Concrete, is in its 18th year. Hosted by the South Arkansas Community College Foundation, come and enjoy a full day of hands-on activities, live entertainment, contests, activities, and exhibits for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and children alike.

This year’s contests include the Hero 5K run/walk, the Systems Group famous rib cook off, outdoor photo contest, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission duck calling competition (all with cash prizes), and lots of live music. Activities will include a demonstration of chainsaw wood carving, simulated rock climbing, target shooting, bait casting, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission 1,500 gallon aquarium, archery, model airplanes, craft vendors and so much more! Proceeds of this event benefit educational opportunities for SouthArk students and general operations of the SouthArk Foundation. 
  • 6:15 a.m. 5k Run/Walk, Corner of Locust and S. Washington Sts.5k - Packet Pickup & Registration
  • 7:30 a.m. 5k Run/Walk Race Starts
  • 8:30 a.m. 5k Run/Walk Race Award Announcement
  • 8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony on Outdoor Stage
  • 9:00 a.m. Cummins Prison Band
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Meet Smokey the Bear, Arkansas Forestry Commission 
    Steve "Wildman" Wilson presents "Getting Ready to Get Ready" - Oak Room Get the info on purchasing licenses, sighting in your firearms, taking hunter education course, scouting for deer signs, and checking deer stands.
  • 10:15 a.m. Jimmy Lewis & the 8 Second Ride Band
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Learn to hula hoop with Katie Sunshine 
    Judging for Best Team Spirit
  • Noon
    Judging for Best Rig Construction
    Hula hoop contest
    Cummins Prison Band
  • 12:30 p.m. Meet Smokey the Bear, Arkansas Forestry Commission
  • 1:00 p.m. Youth Talent Show
  • 1:30 p.m. Seth Walker Band
  • 2:45 p.m. Pick up purchased ribs from in conference center - Maple Room
  • 3:45 p.m. Contest Award Announcements (Photo, Ribs) on Outdoor Stage
ContactContact foundation@southark.edu for information about booth space for vendors and exhibitors.
Additional InformationAdmission is one (1) canned or packaged food item that will be donated to the Agape House.

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