Happy 183rd Birthday to Searcy County, December 13th, 1838! The county was named for Richard Searcy (1792–1832), prominent civil servant, major landowner, and Circuit Court Judge. This is the 26-star American flag when Searcy County was created.There is only one Searcy County in the USA!
Jeep Only Wonderland Poker Run at Witts Springs, Arkansas! Call (870) 496-2440
Witts Springs Valentine Dinner! Call (870) 496-2440
The 9th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet & Awards Ceremony held at 6pm on 2 March at the Dr. Charles D. Daniel Civic Center at 515 Zack Road in Marshall. Call 8704482557 for more information.
Festival begins at 9am, judging begins at 10am. Pay a small fee to be a judge of all the entries! Call 501-425-8362. Searcy County is the Chocolate Roll Capital of the World!
1st Annual Heart of the Ozarks Outdoor Expo at the Dr. Charles D. Daniel Civic Center in Marshall! Booths set up for outdoor activities such as: Floating, Jeep Rides, Cycling, Hiking, Motorcycling, Horseback Riding, ATV Rides, Waterfalls, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Dark Sky Viewing, etc.
Two shows. 5pm and at 7:30pm.
Dustin Reid Memorial Poker Run, Sat. April 1st. Registration 7:30-9:00am. Call (870) 496-2440
Witts Springs UTV Night Ride. Sat. May 13. Call (870) 496-2440
Memorial Day Ceremony at 11am on the Courthouse Square in Marshall.
The Searcy County Historical Society is preparing to host the 32nd North Arkansas Ancestor Fair Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, 2023 in Marshall, Arkansas, Saturday, June 3, 2023. We have been fortunate to be able to hold the Fair in a Marshall jewel–the Veterans Memorial Hall. The Hall is open at 7:00 a.m. for people and organizations to set up their tables. Tables and chairs are provided free and choice of location in the Hall Goes to first arrivals. At 9:00 a.m. the doors open to the public to visit the information providers, doors close at 3:00 p.m.
A new feature has been added to this year’s Ancestor Fair. The new, award winning Buffalo River Historic Jail and Museum will be open after the Fair for tours and special events. If one’s ancestor ended up in jail after a wild weekend, one can see the facilities where he stayed. The North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is truly where one learns about the forefathers from people who know.Sometimes described as a place to brag on your ancestors, it is a gathering of family genealogists and historians–and just plain interested folks–to share genealogical and historical information–and old family stories–about families and communities. Historical/genealogical societies, libraries and descendant organizations help researchers (or seekers) with information not commonly on the Internet. Visitors from all over the country learn from locals about their forefathers. In 2022 a man from Hawaii met the daughter of his father's best friend.
We try to be broad, certainly to enlist Searcy County’s surrounding counties, but also to go further away to include all of North Arkansas. We have been fairly successful in enlisting other North Arkansas counties and communities. Many visitors start a day or two earlier at the expansive genealogical/historical section of the Searcy County Library.An opportunity for family researchers to meet with historians/county genealogical societies/ descendant organizations and local experts to research and locate family and ancestors. We meet Friday evening for a Mixer-Dinner and Saturday doors open at Veterans Hall at 7:30 for information providers to set up at provided tables. At 9:00 am doors open for the public and run until 3:00 pm.
Veteran's Day Ceremony at 11am on the Courthouse Square in Marshall.