Startup Crawl
September, 2017

Startup Crawl

One night, 40 startups and 10 stops. Oh, and lots of delicious craft beer.

“The biggest startup party of the year” will be held in downtown Fayetteville on Friday, Sept. 29, and people will have a chance to meet entrepreneurs from several of Fayetteville’s up-and-coming new businesses while drinking some of the areas best craft beers and enjoying live music.

Startup Crawl will start at 4 p.m. at the Arkansas Research & Technology Park, 535 W. Research Center Blvd., in South Fayetteville. After a tour of a handful of innovative businesses at the park, the event will migrate to the Historic Downtown Square for a self-guided tour with stops featuring more than 40 businesses, dinner at food trucks and beer from several of the area’s local breweries, including all 11 partners of the Fayetteville Ale Trail.

The event will include pop-up speakers giving talks on startups, technology and innovation, as well as live music by Handmade Moments, Toxic Rhythms, National Park Radio and Dial-up.

The Downtown & Dickson Street Entertainment District serves as the epicenter of fun for people throughout Northwest Arkansas. The downtown square and Dickson Street are home to many of Fayetteville’s unique boutiques, galleries, bars and restaurants. And, as the region’s entertainment capital, it’s a guaranteed good time for everyone. 

Ale Trail breweries include Bentonville Brewing, Bike Rack, Apple Blossom, Saddlebock, Columbus House, Ozark, West Mountain, Fossil Cove, Core, New Province and Black Apple Crossing Cidery. Also participating is JBGB.

The Fayetteville Ale Trail, a self-guided craft beer tour launched by Experience Fayetteville, has garnered national media attention since its inception in 2013. As Arkansas' first craft beer tasting adventure featuring only local breweries, the Ale Trail has helped spawn a boom in culinary tourism in the area, giving visitors and locals alike a glimpse into the unique craft brewery culture of Northwest Arkansas.

Admission to Startup Crawl is free, but a $10 advance all-access ticket includes a souvenir beer cup with access to free beer at every stop and “premium views” of the live music. For more information or for tickets, visit

Additional Info

  • Event date: Friday, 29 September 2017
Director of Marketing & Communications

Director of Marketing & Communications