Events

With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
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The 2019 Fayetteville Roots Festival will be held Aug. 21-25 at several locations and live-music venues throughout Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas. Featured headliners include Mavis Staples, Hiss Golden Messenger, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi and so many more.

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  • Event date Saturday, 24 August 2019

There’s nothing in the world that brings out the happy kid in a person quite like a county fair. In Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the Washington County Fair, this annual tradition has been operating continuously since 1857 (except for a few years during the Civil War!) Stacking up as the largest county fair in the state, five fun-filled days from August 20 – 24, 2019 will usher in a ton of family entertainment to town.

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  • Event date Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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.

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  • Event date Saturday, 07 September 2019

There’s always an unquestionable electricity in the air when a big live stage production is about to open—but when the show is part of the public unveiling of a brand new, stunning state-of-the-art theatre, the sense of excitement and anticipation is even more special.

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  • Event date Sunday, 08 September 2019

A little summer swelter is no match for cross country bikers ready to take on some of the best riding in the Northwest Arkansas region at the Kessler Mountain Jam. Hosted by Fayetteville Parks & Recreation on Sunday, August 11 at Kessler Mountain Regional Park, this heart-pumping race is part of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) and is sanctioned by USA Cycling (USAC.)

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  • Event date Sunday, 11 August 2019