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Helena is located in Phillips County (of which it is the county seat) on the Mississippi boarder, just east of West Helena, between Lake View and Marianna along Highway 44 on the banks of the Mississippi River near theSt. Francis National Forest.

The economy of Helena has always been tied to the river. Cotton, soybeans and rice are the major crops produced.

Helena was incorporated in 1833 and is the second oldest city in the state. With great antique shops, picturesque Bed and Breakfast inns, many beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian mansions, the oldest continuously operating public library west of the Mississippi and wonderful churches and museums, Helena has something for everyone. There are 34 historic homes on the National Register and three historic districts including the downtown area. For fishermen and hunters, this is truly a sportsman's paradise. The closest Mississippi casino is only five minutes away.

Wild Hog Motorcycle Rally and Musicfest |
Art Helena Murals | Magnolia Cemetery |
History Pillow-Thompson House |

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12/09 Coming to The area
World Catfish Festival Belzoni MS April6 This whiskers and fin festival held every April celebrates the world's largest catfish fry. Bands ranging from Gospel, Country, to Rock-n-Roll and Blues! Free Kids Zone!
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.
World Famous Armidillo Festival Hamburg AR May1-4 The World Famous Armidillo Festival takes place on Hamburg's town square and the surrounding blocks. Local bands play on Friday night of the festival and all day Saturday to ensure your weekend is the best.
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.