Scott Connections
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Scott Arkansas
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
High Cotton on Bayou Festival

The High Cotton on the Bayou Festival is October 7, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Scott Settlement 

15525 Alexander Road

Scott, Arkansas 72142

Directions: I-440 to Exit 7. Then drive 5 miles east on Highway 165 to Scott. Turn left at Scott Post Office to Alexander Road. Scott Settlement is located at 15525 Alexander Road, across from Scott School. Free parking for Festival at Scott Charter School. A golf cart is available to shuttle those with mobility issues across the road to the Festival. 


Come to the High Cotton on the Bayou Festival at the Scott Settlement in Scott Arkansas and step back into history! Enjoy a wonderful day full of turn-of-the-century family-style fun! 

Tour authentic plantation buildings that compose the Scott Plantation Settlement. Watch demonstrations of heritage skills such as grinding and cooking sorghum, blacksmithing, spinning yarn, needlework, and butter making.

Special crafts are available for children with creative spirits. Children will also enjoy playing heritage games such as hopscotch, jumping rope, sack races, and walking on stilts.  Parents can join their children in face painting.  

Listen to live music while you stroll or ride around the settlement on an antique school bus. Ride a hay wagon within the Scott Connections compound. Music will be provided by the following artists: Roundelay,  Duets by Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale, and local talent.

The Sweet Shop located in the original Scott Train Depot will offer coffee and a selection of homemade goodies from start to finish.

Local produce venders, authors, and artists will have items available for purchase. 

Admission is $3.  No charge for children ages 6 and under. 

For more information, call 501-351-5737.

Be a Vendor at the High Cotton on the Bayou Festival!

Participate in in the High Cotton on the Bayou Festival as a vendor. All authors, artists, craftsmen, photographers, musicians with CD's, and produce farmers are welcome to set up booths to market items they personally create/grow. Vendors may also market creative works produced by other Arkansas artists. All vendor offerings must be appropriate for viewing by family style audience. Vendors are encouraged, but not required, to demonstrate how they produce their items for sell.


All proceeds from booth sales go to vendor. Vendors are responsible for collecting and filing any necessary taxes. Vendors must furnish all components for their booths such as tables, chairs, and tent for shade. Vendor booth spaces are located outside on a grassy field. 


Vendor booth space is $10 which includes admission for one adult. Booth space must be reserved a week prior to the event. To reserve a booth space, mail checks payable to Scott Connections to

Scott Connections

P.O. Box 214

Scott, AR 72142


Vendors need to set-up booths between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and take down booths between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Vendors may drive to their booth space for booth set-up and take down before 9:30 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m. Vendors arriving after 9:30 a.m. must walk booth components to Settlement ground. No vehicles permitted on Settlement grounds during the High Cotton on the Bayou Festival. For more information, call Scott Plantation Settlement at 501-351-5737 or email Camille Bennett, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  


To Volunteer at the High Cotton on the Bayou Festival

Contact Scott Plantation Settlement at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 501-351-5737 or email Camille Bennett,  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


 Click HERE for pictures from 2010 High Cotton.  

 Click HERE for pictures from 2012 High Cotton.