6th Annual Fifty Mile Trail of Treasure on Go for Saturday, Oct. 10

6th Annual Fifty Mile Trail of Treasure on Go for Saturday, Oct. 10

Organizers for the Sixth Annual Fifty Mile Trail of Treasure say the weather forecast looks favorable for Saturday, and the event is ready to go. If it were to rain, the 50 Mile group is always prepared for the following Saturday, which is October 17, as a rain date. The designated time for 50 Mile is from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., but numerous vendors set up even earlier and stay later.

With this being the 6th year, originators Tommy McMellon, Julie Morris and Janice Fontenot look back and see just how much the event is grown. It was started as an attraction to DeSoto Parish pattering the sale much like the El Camino Trail that Sabine Parish holds. The group decided that people needed to know that DeSoto Parish and Eastern Shelby County have much to offer in the way of businesses, restaurants, scenery, and activities. Pairing the event to attract tourism dollars to the area with vendors wanting to sell their crafts and goods just seemed like a perfect fit when the autumn weather began.

The official trail runs from Hwy 171 at the Caddo-DeSoto line in Stonewall continuing to Kickapoo and Gloster. It keeps going straight to the quaint little village of Grand Cane that always offers unique gift items at their stores and restaurants with booths set up in the shady part of the old Hwy 171. When you get back on the road, drive to Mansfield on Hwy 171 and take a right on Hwy 84, where vendors will be set up from South Mansfield to Stanley and into Logansport.


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