5 things to do in Arkansas this weekend

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    UNDATED (KTHV) -- It's our Friday tradition! We find five things to do in Arkansas this week, you have the fun.

    #1. THV 11 Travs Night -- This evening is THV 11 Night at the Arkansas Travs as the Travelers take on the Frisco Roughriders. It's military appreciation night which means $1 admission with a military ID. The first 1,500 adults will get a Jered Weaver bobble head! And kids are welcome to run the bases after the game! Our own Ed Buckner will be throwing out the pitch at 7:10.

    #2. Malvern's Brickfest -- Malvern is the "Brick Capital of the World" because of its storied past in the brickmaking industry and Brickfest is their annual festival to celebrate that heritage. They have loads of fun with live stage entertainment, a 5k run, the car, truck and motorcycle shows, Miss Brickfest Pageant, baby contest, arts and crafts vendors, games and plenty of fabulous food along with the 3rd Annual Baby Back Rib Cook-off and brick-themed contests. It's just a fun 3 days for the whole family!

    #3. Fried Green Tomato Festival in Sweet Home -- If you love tomatoes, Sweet Home is the place to be this weekend. Saturday from 10-6 is the Fried Green Tomato Festival. It only costs a dollar to get in to the event, which will be in the six thousand block of Highway 365 in Pulaski County. There will be lots of food, music, games, and of course plenty of fried green tomatoes!

    #4. Big Bass Bonanza -- The annual Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza is June 28-30 on the Arkansas River. This is Arkansas' largest amateur big bass tournament and offers a total of $100,000 in prize money. The tournament spans 300 miles from Fort Smith to Dumas. Anglers can choose to fish one, two, or all three days of the tournament from any of the tournament's five pools. This year's payout includes  $50,000 guaranteed to the overall winner for the overall largest fish. A guaranteed $10,000 will be awarded for the largest fish overall from the four remaining pools. There is also prize money per pool.

    #5. Freedom Fest -- Fourth of July is just around the corner and people in Searcy are celebrating early. Sunday is Freedom Fest. The event is now it's 9th year and more than 10,000 fans are expected. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. at the Searcy Events Center. There will be food, fun and games for the whole family. The festival wraps up with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. 

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