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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Fayetteville, Arkansas locals know the network of gorgeous trails and stunning natural environment that has helped define the city for nearly 200 years both come as a result of support for land conservation in the region. The Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association determined there’s a perfect way to combine fun with getting the community connected with efforts to protect the beauty of the Ozarks that continuously helps rank Fayetteville near the top of multiple annual national quality of life lists—and that comes in the fabulous form of the yearly Kessler Trail Run.

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  • Event date Saturday, 23 November 2019

Northwest Arkansas is home to an incredible range of outdoor options for the active lifestyle enthusiast, boasting scenic highways and trails for every cycling and running skill level—lined with the lush foliage that has earned Arkansas its nickname, The Natural State. One of the many options designed to challenge and engage athletes in the region is the R.A.P.T.O.R. Adventure Series, a collection of road cycling, off-road cycling and running events with unique formats and challenges in Fayetteville, Arkansas. One of the series events, R.A.P.T.O.R. Gravel Grinder, will take place Saturday, November 23, 2019.

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  • Event date Saturday, 23 November 2019

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there’s something extra special about slowing down for just a little while to sit back and enjoy a familiar and entertaining story appropriate for every age. The talented troupe at TheatreSquared have reimagined the perennial favorite tale of A Christmas Carol, with a new world premier stage adaptation that is sure to become an annual tradition for many.

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  • Event date Friday, 27 December 2019

Fayetteville is known as much for its natural beauty and cool college town vibe as it is for its warmth and hospitality.  The convergence of those characteristics, as well as an outstanding network of spectacular mountain biking trails, has attracted the exciting launch of Grit MTB Festival—a grass-roots event for women (cis and trans) and non-binary riders. Set for November 15-17, 2019, the festival is based in Kessler Mountain Regional Park and includes a packed weekend of camping, meals, group rides, clinics and workshops. In addition, an optional race is scheduled, as well as a film screening, keynote speaker, yoga and a used-gear swap.

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  • Event date Saturday, 16 November 2019

The fall season in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is full of grand athletic traditions—whether you love watching NCAA competitors tough it out on the gridiron or you ARE the athlete training and racing for your personal best. One annual event that brings crowds to the city during what is arguably one of the best times of the whole year is the Fayetteville Half Marathon, set this year for November 16, 2019.

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  • Event date Saturday, 16 November 2019