Fayetteville is full of the funky vibes and folks that make for fantastic shopping! There are artists, makers, independent shops, quirky items, and fun food around every corner, so whether you’re looking for something upscale, boutique, unique, handmade, or just downright weird, you’re almost guaranteed to find it in Fayetteville.
Beyond the mainstay shops, Fayetteville is a destination for holiday market enthusiasts. With a huge range of options spanning the entire season, it’s easy to come to town and make shopping for the holidays a fun, full-day experience. Searching for the perfect gift doesn’t have to be a burden when you’re sipping on a seasonal drink and surrounded by lights, art, and fun people!
Here’s a list of a few of our favorite holiday shopping events coming up in Fayetteville, AR this year:
Fenix Small Works Holiday Show and Sale
Nov 27 at Mount Sequoyah, Millar Lodge
The annual Fenix Small Works Holiday Show and Sale offers options from $20 - $500. Gifts available for purchase will include tea towels designed by local artists, original sculptures, ready-to-hang wall art, and more. There will be an artist on site to answer any questions and to help you find the perfect gift! Free parking and light refreshments are included, so this is a breezy, laid-back option to do some shopping. Learn more about the Fenix Small Works Holiday Show and Sale here.
Gift Local Saturday ShopAbout
Nov 27 at Graduate Fayetteville
Gift Local with Graduate Fayetteville! In celebration of Small Business Saturday, guests can gather at Graduate Fayetteville for a curated list of local shops and a cup of coffee before heading out to shop locally around the Square and beyond. Return with a receipt from any small business to score 10% off food and non-alcoholic holiday drinks at Trophy Room. Krauft Cookies will also be on site with sweet treats that you won’t want to miss. It’s the perfect way to get your holiday shopping done and support local businesses at the same time! Learn more about the Gift Local Saturday ShopAbout here.
Holiday Art Sale
Dec 3, 4, 5 at Studio 545
The Holiday Art Sale, now in its TWENTIETH year, is a well-loved and highly anticipated event. The oldest running holiday art sale in Northwest Arkansas, it’s known for the exceptional quality and variety of work available at the event, ranging from textile and paper goods to award-winning ceramics, watercolors, encaustics, and jewelry. All of the work featured for sale is created by local artists, which makes your gift-buying all the more jolly! The opening night of the sale will feature a wine reception for those interested. Learn more about the Holiday Art Sale here.
Dec 3, 4, 5 at NWA Mall
The Holiday Market is an accessible craft show just in time for the holidays! Vendors will line the concourses of the Northwest Arkansas Mall to display their hand crafted and one-of-a-kind items. Full of unique specialty vendors as well as some home-based businesses, you’ll be able to shop this event to find the perfect gift for that special someone on your shopping list! The market is open during regular mall hours. Learn more about the Holiday Market here.
Holiday Market on the Downtown Square
Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18 at the Fayetteville Historic Downtown Square
The Holiday Market is hosted by the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market and takes place over several weekends. This annual event features unique handcrafted holiday wreaths, artisan crafts, and baked goods in addition to seasonal vegetables, fruit, meats, eggs, and cheeses. There will also be local vendors, live music, and food trucks on the square to get you in the holiday spirit while you shop! Learn more about the Holiday Market on the Downtown Square here.
Wampus Wonderland Holiday Craft Show
Dec 4 at Mount Sequoyah, Millar Lodge
The Wampus Wonderland Holiday Craft Show will feature local artists and makers with gifts for sale -- and gift wrapping on site to boot! Visitors can also check out the quirky photo opportunities, holiday treats, and the customary appearance of everyone’s favorite Krampus. Fenix Arts will host an open house with even more art for sale, plus a giant robot installation -- why not?! The event promises to be huge, with a little something for everyone. Learn more about Wampus Wonderland Holiday Craft Show here.
Elks Lodge Holiday Craft Fair
Dec 4 at Elks Lodge 1987
The Elks Lodge Holiday Craft Fair is open to the public and focuses on supporting small, local businesses. Vendors will be available to help you find the perfect start (or finish!) to your holiday shopping. There will be lunch and adult beverages available at the lodge during the event. Learn more about the Elks Lodge Holiday Craft Fair here.
Holiday Gift Market Open House
Dec 4 at Community Creative Center
CCC’s Holiday Gift Market will feature unique, handcrafted items from local artists all over the Northwest Arkansas region. It’s early in the holiday market season this year, so pop in and snag a gift before the crowd! Learn more about the Holiday Gift Market Open House here.
Holiday Open House
Dec 4, 5 at Fayetteville’s Funky Flea Market
The Annual Holiday Open House at Fayetteville’s Funky Flea Market is back and they promise not to tell Funky Clause if you’ve been bad! Drop by during the open house to take advantage of discounts, door prizes, and seasonal treats. There will be sales on many items from the Flea Market’s eclectic selection and an opportunity to win gift cards from Fayetteville’s Funky Flea Market. Learn more about the Holiday Open House here.
Holiday Sip & Shop Pop-Up
Dec 11 at Columbus House Brewery
Ozark Knitting Company is setting up shop in a local kid-friendly taproom to present their inventory in person. The Ruby Magnolia will also be there with their wares - jams and doggie bandanas! Taps will be open so you can sip and shop locally. Learn more about the Holiday Sip & Shop Pop-Up here.
Full Moon Market
Dec 15 at Holidaze on Block
Full Moon Market at Holidaze on Block is aiming for holiday shopping made easy with gifts galore from local artists, makers and merchants! No cover for this event, plus you’re surrounded by all the Christmas pop-up magic that is Holidaze. Win-win-win. Learn more about Full Moon Market here.
Dec 17, 18, 19 at NWA Mall
Holiday Madness at the Northwest Arkansas Mall is opening up a window for those last-minute shoppers to get their fix! There will be a display of small businesses and local vendors selling their wares and services alongside the existing department stores. If it’s your style, you can do all your shopping in one go with this event! Learn more about Holiday Madness here.