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Lake Village is making plans for its annual Fall Festival featuring a barbecue contest for adults and children, a baking contest, homemade scarecrow contest, painted or decorated pumpkin contest, live music, a carnival and children’s games.

In its 16th year, the two-day festival will be held on October 19 and 20.

Adult barbecue contestants must barbecue ribs or chicken but the younger contestants are free to choose what they barbecue. Contestants in the bake-off must use pumpkin as one of the ingredients. For contest rules or other information contact the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce at 870-265-5997 or email [email protected]

Festival sponsors are the Bank of Lake Village, Simmons First Bank, South Shore Cottages, LLC., WDMS 100.7, Chicot Irrigation, Chicot Farms, La Terraza, Lake Village Clinic, McDonalds, and Scott Equipment Co., LLC.