Fayetteville is nestled in the Ozark Mountains and surrounded by scenic beauty all year long, which makes it a popular destination for nature lovers. In addition to the beauty of the great outdoors, you’ll find opportunities to round out your nature vacation with agritourism adventures on multiple local Fayetteville farms! Pick your own fruit, visit a petting zoo, learn to forage for your own food, explore a corn maze, and more - all without ever leaving the Fayetteville city limits.
Apple Seeds Teaching Farm | 2648 N Old Wire Road (Gulley Park)
Built on 2 acres of land at Gulley Park in Fayetteville, Apple Seeds houses a teaching kitchen, orchard, production gardens and scenic gardens. Garden activities and events are offered regularly, teaching skills such as foraging, cooking, gardening, and fabric dyeing. March-October, the Teaching Farm has Open Garden Hours every Saturday, where visitors are welcome to drop in and explore or help with the garden. Not in Fayetteville during the season? No worries - tours can be arranged year-round.
Visitors flock to the Square each change of the season to view the landscaping, floral selection, and plants - and in the winter, Lights of the Ozarks - maintained by the City of Fayetteville. The views of downtown are spectacular, and there’s plenty of seating to enjoy the weather, grab a drink in the ORA, or eat some lunch. April-November, the Square Gardens also play home to the Fayetteville Farmers Market, the oldest in Arkansas. 70+ vendors with products grown within 60 miles of Fayetteville set up shop every Saturday, with Tuesday markets during the height of the season.
Mae Farm | 4618-4782 N College Ave
The most animal-heavy stop on the list, Mae Farm is a working farm with open public days. They raise Baby Doll sheep, miniature horses, Caspian horses, dogs, cats, lambs, and white pigeons, though they intend on continuing to grow their “collection”. All of the animals can be visited for clicker training sessions and feeding times with a “Backstage at the Farm” appointment. Private tours can also be reserved directly.
McGarrah Farms Rivercrest Orchard | 2991 Dead Horse Mtn Rd
Through the growing season, Rivercrest Orchard offers pre-picked or pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, sunflowers, zinnias, apples, and pumpkins, with kids activities and concession stands set up during picking seasons! Each fall, Rivercrest Orchard builds an enormous corn maze, complete with a pumpkin patch, sunflower patch, apple blasters, hayrides, and a 4-acre barnyard play area.
Reagan Family Farm | 241 E 13th St
Family owned and operated, the ten-acre Reagan Family Farm is situated right in the heart of Fayetteville. The family grows strawberries and blueberries on the farm, available for u-pick or to purchase pre-picked, and opens a pumpkin patch on the farm each fall.
Sta-n-Step Blueberry Farm | 3104 Wildcat Creek Blvd
A blueberry, raspberry and blackberry farm with a season from early June to early July on most years. Open for u-pick during each berry’s prime, or there are pre-picked flats available for purchase.