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Wickes is located in Polk County south of Fort Smith between Mena and DeQueen along Hwy 71, near the Little Missouri River and the Oklahoma boarder.

Tradition says the community was named after a peddler who came through town, shouting, Wicks, wicks for sale!

Cossatot River State Park is a popular attraction for many within the town of Wickes.


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12/09 Coming to The area
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.