Arts & Crafts

Monday, April 28, 2008
Celebrate the survival of War Eagle Mill during their Antique Craft Show.

The fall craft show at War Eagle is a huge draw, but the spring show can be just as appealing. You'll find similar quality and variety, with a lower level of intensity.

This year's War Eagle Mill Antique Craft Show will be held May 2-4, and will include a wide variety of crafts and food concessions. The mill will also be open for those who want to take a break from browsing and watch the craft of milling corn and get a taste of bread made with fresh-ground flour. More information is available at (479) 789-5343, or at the website

At the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on Arkansas Highway 23 South, an arts and crafts fair will be held on the same weekend, May 2-4.

Turpentine Creek has an attractive site where people can browse through a variety of booths. Proceeds from this event will benefit the mission of the refuge, where big cats are rescued and nurtured.

For 17 years, the dedicated staff have devoted themselves to the rescue of unwanted lions, tigers, cougars, and other cats. The refuge is also home to some bears and other animals. The refuge does not breed any animals, and strives to provide these animals with as many amenities as possible. This has been an inspiring story in the Carroll County community.

The refuge will be open for those wishing to see the animals and learn more about the rescue program. More information is available on the website,, or by phone at (479) 253-3790.

Turpentine Creek is located seven miles south of Eureka Springs. To continue on from there to War Eagle, stay on Hwy. 23 a few more miles, and take Arkansas Highway 12 West toward Rogers, and watch for signs.

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