There are many local and seasonal
events well known to people from all areas of the country and all
walks of life that take place in the Mena Polk County area.
Nature provides one of best known
events during the fall. The leaves turn rich shades of yellow,
red, orange, and mixed with the still green of the pines presents
some of the most breath taking scenes imaginable. People come
from hundreds of miles by car and tour buses to take in this wonder
revived Lum N Abner Festival is held the first week end in June
in conjunction with the Cruzin' the Ouachitas Car show in Janssen
Another annual event is the
Christian Motorcyclists Association's
Changing of the Colors Rally held each year in nearby Hatfield
Arkansas where their world headquarters is located. This event
is held in the month of October each year and usually consumes all
of the local lodging facilities.
The Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run held
each year in late August also draws a large number of people to the
area both Street Rod owners and enthusiasts this also takes in a
large number of available motel rooms and camping sites.
the Ouachitas car show first held in
October 2003 now held the first week in June, has become another large
attraction for people who want to show off their cars and those who
like to see them. This show is not limited to street rods but
can include just about any car what ever it's age or model whether
restored to original condition, modified, or just the way it is, as
well as trucks and motorcycles.