The 17th Annual Whistlestop Festival is in Ashdown Arkansas this weekend.

The festival takes place on Friday night, May 10, and all day Saturday, May 11.The festival is free for all and is sponsored by Ashdown Antique and Merchants Association.Here is a list of the events scheduled for the festival.

Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Sixth Annual Miss Whistlestop Pageant at Ashdown High School Auditorium

Music Entertainment Downtown; bring lawn chairs

Saturday’s Activities:

Pancake Breakfast at FUMC 7 a.m.

Farmers Market opens 8 a.m.

Food/Arts and Craft, Antiques Vendors, Antique Shops open 9 a.m.

Band and Other Entertainment All Day

10-K Run, Half Marathon

Expanded Children’s Activities

Frog Giggin’ Tournament Series

Frog Race

Turtle Race for Youth and Adults

Loco and Hobo, the Clowns

Antique Car Show

Antique Tractors

Hookem ’N Kookem Catfish Cook-Off; Catfish Lunches

Champion Trees of Arkansas special exhibit at Two Rivers Museum

Youth Art Show sponsored by Little River Arts Council

Horseshoe Tournament

Tee Shirts and Train Memorabilia

Information Online: www.littlerivercounty.org