Forrest City is located in St. Francis County
(of which it is the county seat) northeast of Pine Bluff
between West Memphis
off of I-40, near the St. Francis River.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 13,064, a decrease of 300 since 1990.
Some popular places of interest throughout the Forrest City area include: Village Creek State Park, St. Francis Co. Museum, Forrest City Country Club and Ridgecrest Club, Inc. (swimming, tennis, golf, social events), Broadway Cinema, Forrest City Public Library, sporting clays range and hunting (duck, whitetail deer).
Forrest City offers excellent educational opportunities at East Arkansas Community College and Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute.
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Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Memphis Italian Festival Memphis TN May30-June1 A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.
Arkansas Rice Festival Weiner AR October11-12 Observing the rich heritage of rice farming in Arkansas and celebrating harvest. See and old time rice threshing demonstration and the youth duck calling contest.