This is the fifth year Livability.com has published its best-of list for college towns. It’s Fayetteville’s second appearance on the list. The city was named No. 9 in 2013. Livability.com‘s ranking criteria included affordable housing, educational attainment, walkability and student population.
This year, cities were divided up by their college’s Football Bowl Subdivision conference and then ranked within each group before compiling the list. That means Fayetteville beat out all other SEC college towns, and was then ranked as the fourth-best in the nation.
Not only is it the best place to check off your holiday lists by purchasing extraordinary gifts, but it’s an art and craft experience unlike any other. With it’s large scale venue, juried indie crafters, small-town feel, phenomenal music, and delightful decor, The Little Craft Show strives to seek out and provide the best of the best for both it’s vendors and patrons. Expect high-quality, affordable products and the cutest booths you’ve ever seen.
Recently named to Buzzfeed's Top 35 Indie Craft Showsop 35 Indie Craft Shows, this year's event is taking place on December 5th and 6th at the Fayetteville Town Center. Find out more at https://thelittlecraftshow.com
Northwest Arkansas and it’s surrounding regions house a thriving craft and independent artists community. The Little Craft Shows says "We are simply a hub for these makers to come together and showcase their fine, alternative products under one roof."
Celebrating its 21st year, the Lights of the Ozarks festival is the highlight of the holiday season in Fayetteville and is a featured stop on the state’s Arkansas Holiday Trail of Lights. The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department installs the lights over 6 weeks, a process that begins in October each year and takes over 3,000 man hours. Approximately 400,000 bulbs are hung and the lights are 100% LED.
The lighting night parade will begin at the Fayetteville Public Library and will head east on Mountain, north on East Avenue, west on Center Street, north on Block, west on Dickson Street and south on West, ending back at the library.