Arkansas Rice, Downtown Little Rock Partnership launch ‘Downtown on the Farm’ event

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Arkansas Rice executive director Lauren Waldrip Ward and Downtown LR Partnership executive director Gabe Holmstrom.

Arkansas Rice and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership have announced a new event coming to Little Rock’s River Market this October called “Downtown on the Farm.”

The purpose of the event is to highlight Arkansas agriculture through a venue bringing the state’s largest industry to the state’s largest city. It will be held on Sunday, October 27 from noon to 6:00pm.

Downtown on the Farm will invite the public for an agricultural experience right in the heart of downtown Little Rock. The free festival will feature live music from Adam Hambrick, Bonnie Montgomery, The Going Jessies and Rodney Block as well as food trucks, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, beer garden, rice dig, and farm equipment for touring.

“Although agriculture is the state’s largest industry, many Arkansans do not have the chance to experience life on a farm,” said Arkansas Rice Executive Director, Lauren Waldrip Ward. “Consumers are increasingly interested in not only where their food comes from, but also how it is produced and who grows it. ‘Downtown on the Farm’ will provide a hands-on opportunity to celebrate our local neighbors who grow the food we eat at home and all around the world.”

“We are excited to host such a unique and fun event in downtown Little Rock,” said Gabe Holmstrom, Downtown Little Rock Partnership Executive Director. “It will be a great chance for downtown visitors and residents to experience life outside of the city and learn about the rewarding job that so many Arkansans do every day to keep the state fed.”

Complete event details as well as sponsorship opportunities can be found at this link.