8th Annual Pesto Fest & Pesto Contest
August, 2019

8th Annual Pesto Fest & Pesto Contest

Ahhhh, imagine the smell of fresh basil permeating the air, plates of great food, locally produced cold craft beverages—all against a backdrop of excellent music and friendly people visiting in the setting sun. This picture in your mind is actually the real deal when Tri Cycle Farms throws its biggest “farm-raiser” event, Pesto Fest, conveniently nestled right in the heart of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The annual gathering was born from a brainstorm of what to do with more than 200 basil plants donated to Tri Cycle Farms in 2012, and the yearly result now brings hundreds together in Fayetteville to enjoy the end of summer and the warmth of community.

On September 7, 2019 from 4 to 10 p.m., the folks at Tri Cycle Farms again invite the public to visit their two-acre urban farm to enjoy great food, live performances, children’s activities, and the centerpiece Pesto Contest with lip-licking entries to be judged by local celebrity chefs.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, visitors will get to hear the wonderful sounds of Tater, Mater, & Squarsh, Opie Agafia, Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo and Ashtyn Barbaree and the Barbarians. Additional fun will be in store with appearances by Island Pacific Dancers of Northwest Arkansas and Puppets in the Park— plus the locally infamous and much-loved traveling Greedy Goats of NWA will be present to charm everyone in their path and eat their way through practically anything green.

Event proceeds all go to support the nonprofit Tri Cycle Farms, a collaborative team of staff and volunteers who work toward of mission of “growing community through soil” while helping increase food awareness, education and empowerment. Guests will see firsthand how grassroots efforts have created a sustainable community urban farm model that can be duplicated and enjoyed anywhere.

Online tickets are $25 through August 17 and $30 through September 6. The cost to enter the Pesto Contest is $10; total entries are capped at 20. Visit Tri Cycle Farms website for all the details and a Pesto Fest schedule.

Additional Info

  • Event date: Saturday, 07 September 2019
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