SouthArk Expo Schedule


El Dorado Conference and Student Center

Saturday, September 13th, 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.



The SouthArk Outdoor Expo is in its 16th year, and we look forward to sharing a great day of fun with you! Enjoy a full day of hands-on activities for outdoor enthusiasts, families and children, including a demonstration of chainsaw wood carving, simulated rock climbing, target shooting, bait casting, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission 1,500 gallon aquarium, archery, model airplanes, craft vendors and much more.

The Outdoor Expo raises much-needed funds for the benefit of SouthArk students. We started this event fifteen years ago in the back parking lot of the college, with a few exhibits and a handful of cooking teams.Last year, we hosted over 65 vendors and exhibitors, 40 cooking teams, and more than 350 volunteers from the College and community.

All Day Activities

These activities are available throughout the day

Saturday, September 13, from 8:30am to 4pm

Vendors & Exhibitors - Indoors & Outdoors

Outdoor Photo Contest Exhibit – Indoors

Food Court - Locust Street

Bistro Café - Indoors

Pro Med and Nurses First Aid tent - Locust  & S. Washington Sts

Hero 5K Run/Walk

6:15 - 7:15 a.m.       5k Run/Walk Race Packet Pickup & Registration

7:30 a.m.                  5k Run/Walk Race Starts

8:30 a.m.                  5k Run/Walk Race: Awards

Outdoor Stage


                 Outdoor Stage Schedule

       Corner of Locust and S. Washington Sts.

8:30 a.m.                    5K Run/Walk Race Awards 

9:00 a.m.                    Welcome to Outdoor Expo

9:30 a.m.                    Cummins Prison Band

11:15 a.m.                  Emily Cole

1:00 p.m.                    Mighty Electric St. Jude

3:45 p.m.                    Awards Announced

  • Photo Contest
  • Duck Calling Contest
  • Phil Herring Duck Commander Recliner Drawing!
  • Phil Herring Rib Cookoff



Indoor Stage

             Indoor Stage Performances

             El Dorado Conference Center

10:00 a.m.                  Executive Dance Studio                    

10:30 a.m.                  Bravo Martial Arts

                                    Center Demonstration                       

11:00 a.m.                  SouthArk Line Dancers

Duck Calling Contest

11:30 a.m.                Deadline, Duck Calling Contest Registration – South Lawn

1:00 p.m.                  Duck Calling Contest - Duck Blind on South Lawn

Rib Pickup

3:15-4 p.m.             Pick up cooked ribs, Conference Center, East Entrance, Maple Room

Racks of cooked ribs are $20 per rack.

Rib Order Form coming soon.

Upon succesful payment through PayPal or credit card, you will receive an email with the number of racks you've purchased. Just print the email out and bring it to the Maple Room, inside the El Dorado Conference Center, between 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, and take your delicious cooked ribs home with you.

For more information, call Cynthia Reyna at 870-864-7130.


3:30 p.m.     Awards Announcements

              Photo Contest

              Duck Calling Contest

              Phil Herring Rib Cookoff

Days until SouthArk Expo!