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Mena is located in Polk County (of which it is the county seat) west of Hot Springs, between Acorn and Hatfield along Hwy 71, near the Ouachita River and Rich Mountain. Also situated east of the Oklahoma boarder

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 6,050, an increase of 575 since 1990.

Mena, named in honor of Folmina Margaretha Janssen De Goeijen. Incorporated in 1896, and can be considered the heart and pride of the Ouachita (Wash-i-taw) Mountains.

Mena is a vacation and retirement paradise. Hunting, camping, fishing, water sports, hiking and biking trails, ATV and equestrian trails in the Ouachita National Forest and nearby Arkansas State Parks are popular attractions in the Mena area. Thirteen miles northwest of Mena is Queen Wilhelmina State Park adjacent to a state and national scenic highway (Talimena Scenic Drive) which spans the mountain range from Arkansas to Oklahoma.

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12/07 Coming to The area
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.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.
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 Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.