Events

With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.

One weekend each fall, Dickson Street starts to rumble as motorcycles descend upon Fayetteville for Bikes, Blues & BBQ. The annual festival began in 2000 as a charity poker run event with more than 200 riders, and the event has grown rapidly through the years.

In 2015, more than 400,000 people attended the rally from all over America. The festival isn’t only for those riding in on two wheels – there’s also the official Arkansas State BBQ Championship, live music and plenty of vendors.

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  • Event date Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Celebrate the art of film with the 10th annual Fayetteville Film Fest, September 20-22, 2018 in downtown Fayetteville. They have a full line up of documentaries, short films, animated films and full-length feature films as well as panels, parties and workshops. It will be a perfect week in Fayetteville, AR for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike!

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  • Event date Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Fayetteville Roots Festival will be held Aug. 22-26 at several locations and live-music venues throughout Fayetteville. Featured headliners include Gillian Welch, Gregory Alan Iskov, Turnpike Troubadours and so many more.

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  • Event date Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The 2018 Washington County Fair is coming to Fayetteville Tuesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 25. Established in 1857, this celebration is the largest county fair in Arkansas!

This family-friendly event has a little something for everyone from bull riding to the Miss Washington County pageant, action-packed rides and livestock competitions. All ages will enjoy walking the fairgrounds, riding the rides and celebrating summer with that oh so sweet fair food.

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  • Event date Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Experience Fayetteville will kick off the annual First Thursday Fayetteville series of events on May 3 and continue through October 4. On the first Thursday of the month, the city’s historic downtown square transforms into an outdoor arts district featuring more than 40 visual artists who create items in a variety of mediums. The event also includes live music, street performances, children’s activities, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. First Thursday runs from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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  • Event date Thursday, 05 July 2018