Fayetteville is nestled in the Ozark Mountains and surrounded by scenic beauty all year long, which makes it a popular destination for nature lovers and travelers seeking outdoor recreation experiences. What’s less obvious is that in addition to the beauty of the great outdoors in Northwest Arkansas, you’re also surrounded by opportunities to round out your nature vacation with one of many agritourism adventures in Fayetteville!
Here, you can spend a day on the farm, savor a locally-sourced brunch, and make some four-legged friends and still be back in town for dinner or a show. Handpick fresh fruits, visit a local petting zoo, learn to forage for your own food, explore a corn maze, and more - all without ever leaving the Fayetteville city limits!
Choose the agri-activity that most appeals to you to learn more about the fun that awaits you in Fayetteville:
Not sure where to start? Explore our full list of ideas for an unforgettable agritourism experience in Fayetteville, AR:
Teaching Farms & Tours
1210 N 54th Ave
This 25 acre farm in west Fayetteville is also a non-profit, focusing their efforts on growing food specifically for hunger relief. In addition to their work feeding the community, the sustainability-forward team at Cobblestone Farms also does lots to educate anyone who wants to do some hands-on learning at the farm! Schedule a visit to the farm for you and your group or register for Farm Tour Fridays to see the farm and learn more. If you really want to get your hands dirty, volunteer opportunities are available once per month on Saturday mornings!
1705 N Garland Ave
Fayetteville’s urban farm-park, Tri Cycle Farms, is a lush garden located on 2 acres right in the heart of town. Neighbors and visitors are invited to work in the garden – or just enjoy some time in the sunshine, soaking in the natural beauty & mental health benefits that come with doing so! Set up a time to come volunteer or bring a whole group! Tri Cycle Farms also offers free community programming and educational opportunities for curious agritourists.
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, workshops and events are offered regularly, teaching skills such as foraging, cooking, gardening, and fabric dyeing. Every March-October, the Teaching Farm has Open Garden Hours from 9:00am-12:00pm noon on Saturdays, when 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.
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, with options to view rare livestock breeds, native gardens, and other attractions at the farm.
201 S Lake Sequoyah Spur
Always dreamed of going horseback riding? Add some experienced guides and the gorgeous setting of Lake Sequoyah Park to that dream scene, and Flying Q Farms is the place to be! You can book a guided trail ride that will take you out to visit some unique features in the park and then back to the farm. They even offer horseback riding lessons in case you just can’t get enough after experiencing the thrill of saddling up in the Ozarks!
3100 Oakland Zion Rd
All things fun and horses happen at Parkerman Stables! They offer a plethora of programs & activities at this full-service equestrian center, ranging from horseback riding lessons and birthday pony parties to general horsemanship and tours of the grounds. Arrange for a lesson in English, Western, or Gaited riding or explore the other training options available on their website.
380 N College Ave
Since 1971, the Ozark Natural Foods Co-Op has been serving Fayetteville and the larger NWA area with local foods grown fresh and sourced responsibly. If you need to do some grocery shopping while you’re in Fayetteville, ONF (sometimes known simply as “The Coop”) is a great option for those looking to support local farmers, growers and makers but with the convenience of a brick-and-mortar store. The community-minded co-operative has been known to host events and partner with local businesses for fun activities on their expansive patio, so keep an eye out! You can even grab a beer from the on-site taproom while you’re there if you’re so inclined.
1 W Center
Visitors flock to Fayetteville’s Downtown Square each change of the season to view the landscaping, floral selection, and plants - and in the winter, Lights of the Ozarks! - at the Square Gardens, technically a city park 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.
Farm to Fork
1079 S School Ave
The menu at Farmer's Table Cafe features locally sourced, organic and homestyle breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Unsurprisingly, their kitchen cooks up numerous vegan and gluten-free options in addition to a full offering of entrees and specials that vary based on what’s seasonally available. You’ll find something to fill every belly at this hearty and delicious Fayetteville favorite, which happens to also be bike-friendly and award-winning!
704 S Washington Ave
This loveable farm-to-table trailer serves up incredible food, inspired by the local ingredients chefs Juan and Taylor find available and in season. Breakfast and lunch, especially the biscuits and tacos, are their specialties, but you’ll often find Margaret’s serving a special that’s too downright delicious to refuse! Keep an eye on their social media for surprise menu additions and drool-worthy videos of fresh tortillas being made.
1466 N College Ave
Serving the best local ingredients from farmers across the Ozark region, Mockingbird Kitchen's meals include house-made soups, hot sandwiches and fresh salads. Nearly everything in this cozy, casual restaurant is made from scratch, right down to the ketchup and the pickles! Dine at Mockingbird Kitchen for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch, where the chef-inspired house specialties are designed to feature seasonal Ozark ingredients and flavors.
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! You can attend events throughout the year at Rivercrest Orchard, but they are best known for their signature seasonal festival, known as “Fall on the Farm”. Each fall, visitors flock to the farm, where the team at Rivercrest Orchard will have constructed an enormous corn maze, complete with a pumpkin patch, sunflower patch, apple blasters, hayrides, and a 4-acre barnyard play area.
3104 Wildcat Creek Blvd
Pop your pickin’s into a bucket at this charming berry farm in Fayetteville for some fun summer memories! This little but mighty farm in Fayetteville is a blueberry, raspberry and blackberry farm, open to the public during the growing season from (early June to early July on most years). Open for u-pick during each berry’s prime, or swing by to purchase pre-picked flats any day that the Sta-n-Step Blueberry farm is open.
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 ready to eat! Each fall, the family opens a pumpkin patch on the farm with a wide variety of colors and styles, including loads of fun little gourds. You’ll often find the family milling about the farm and selling baked goods, honey, and starter plants while they’re open, so it’s worth visiting again and again!