Huckin' Around!

All Aboard!

Yazoo Yaupon and Delta Arts District are proud to present Huckin' Around - A celebration of the Mississippi River, its culture, ecology, and history - and how it all leads into our own magical story of the Yaupon Holly! 

This family event features renowned Twain-scholar, Dr. Cindy Lovell, National Geographic Explorer Andrés Ruzo, Geologists James E. Starnes & Jonathan Leard, Yaupon expert Bryon White, and lots of local food, art, music, and fun for the whole family!

Event Details: 

Plan to arrive Wednesday night to enjoy all that Clarksdale has to offer. Contact Scott@revilopark.com for lodging questions. 

Free Public Event - Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, Clarksdale, MS, September 10, 2pm, Afterparty to follow at Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, Clarksdale, MS - Exhibit viewing on Thursday from 3pm-5pm, talks begin Friday at 3pm. 

- National Geographic Explorer Andrés Ruzo presents America's Amazon the ecology and history of the Mississippi as it relates and compares to the Amazon River Basin. 

- Map & Archaeological Exhibition: Mississippi Geologists James E. Starnes and Jonathan Leard will exhibit their groundbreaking LIDAR maps of the Mississippi River that have been featured in National Geographic.

- Historic indigenous artifacts on loan for display with the Mississippi Archaeological Association Delta Chapter.

- A journey through Yaupon's History and Future: expert Bryon White explains the history, heritage, and productization of the native Yaupon Holly as it relates to the American South. 

- Life on the Mississippi: Twain scholar, Dr. Cindy Lovell, will present a fun and informative talk on Mark Twain, his journey on and relationship with the Mississippi River, and a foray into his literary genius. 

Raft Brigade & Hobnob Crewe - $250 

Hobnob Crewe Only - $150 seats are limited

Place: Clarksdale, MS

Dates: September 9-10, 2021 - Rain or Shine

VIP Cocktail Hobnob and Yaupon Maze Tour, September 9th, 2021, 6pm, at the residence of Bill & Francine Luckett, which was designed by famed Arkansas architect, E. Fay Jones. 

VIP Canoe Float on the Mississippi River with Dr. Cindy Lovell and the Quapaw Canoe Company, 9am-1pm on September 10th, 2021.

Free Public Event - Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, Clarksdale, MS- 2pm

- National Geographic Explorer Andrés Ruzo presents America's Amazon the ecology and history of the Mississippi as it relates and compares to the Amazon River Basin. 

- Map & Archaeological Exhibition: Mississippi Geologists James E. Starnes and Jonathan Leard will exhibit their groundbreaking LIDAR maps of the Mississippi River that have been featured in National Geographic.

- Historic indigenous artifacts on loan for display with the Mississippi Archaeological Association Delta Chapter.

- A journey through Yaupon's History and Future: expert Bryon White explains the history, heritage, and productization of the native Yaupon Holly as it relates to the American South. 

- Life on the Mississippi: Twain scholar, Dr. Cindy Lovell, will present a fun and informative talk on Mark Twain, his journey on and relationship with the Mississippi River, and a foray into his literary genius. 

$250 VIP packages include a poster and gift bag!

PLUS - Fun, music, art, and games!

Public Reception - Ground Zero Blues Club - 7pm.

*Ground Zero Blues Club has a cover charge for general admission participants.