I think we've settled on always making Hillbilly Hangout the weekend around when taxes are due in April. So it will be April 12-15, 2018. I was going to announce it when it was about 6 months out. Announce too early and people might just forget.
I wouldn't mind a ride in Arkansas later this year. But, I'm already filling my fall calendar with riding and camping. I could be in Arkansas last weekend of October or later. I suppose the weather is good there then (not too hot!).