The Southeast Tourism Society has announced that the Fayetteville Ale Trail is the recipient of the 2015 Shining Example Award for Best Niche Marketing.
“It's a huge honor - the Shining Star Awards are very prestigious in the tourism industry,” said Jessica Leonard, Communications Manager of the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau. “I am very proud of the work that went into making the Fayetteville Ale Trail a big enough of a success to earn such a wonderful designation.”
Looking for a way to enjoy the wonderful fall weather in Northwest Arkansas (and maybe toast with a craft beer or two)? Have no fear - the Dickson Street Merchants Association has come together to create Oktoberfest, a celebration of the season that features many popular tropes from the classic German event, taking place on Sunday, Oct. 11 from noon until around 8 p.m. Lederhosen are optional.
Oktoberfest is the brainchild of Hannah Withers and Heather Holaway, who helped organize the Block Street Block Party, which has grown into a major event each Spring.
Fayetteville’s own TheatreSquared has been working for 10 years to establish themselves as the region’s premiere independent theatre company. Now as they celebrate their first decade, they appear primed to solidify that position with a phenomenal new season and the first stages to building a new theatre.
The theatre company has been selected as an inaugural project for the Walton Family Foundation’s Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program, providing significant grant funding to support exceptional architecture and design for a permanent home for T2. The program provides financial support to develop space for public purposes, with funds earmarked for all phases of design work. The first pool of designers will be selected by a panel of distinguished professionals.