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Wynne is located in Cross County (of which it is the county seat) south of Jonesboro, between Whitehall and Forrest City along Hwy 1, near the L'Anguille River and west of the Tennessee boarder.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 8,618, an increase of 431 since 1990.

Wynne, Arkansas was named for Captain Jesse Watkins Wynne. He was the son of Colonel Robert E. and Sarah Watkins Wynne. On May 28, 1888 the word junction was dropped and the new town was incorporated as Wynne.

Hunting and fishing are favorite pastimes, with excellent habitat for duck, geese, deer, squirrel, turkey, dove, quail and rabbit in the area. A shooting resort for quail hunters is located on Crowley's Ridge near Wynne. Two rivers and many small lakes and ponds in the county provide outstanding fishing for bass, crappie and catfish. Major fishing and boating lakes and major Ozark resorts are within easy driving distance. Shopping & antiquing are also a popular pastime for the Wynne area.

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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.