While Fayetteville is a haven for competitive cycling and mountain biking, casual bike rides around the city are one of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville. It’s a great way to experience everything the city has to offer — restaurants, shopping, nightlife — while still enjoying the beautiful outdoors Northwest Arkansas and the Ozarks are known for.
The 2017 Washington County Fair begins on Tuesday, August 29th and runs through Saturday, September 2nd. As Arkansas' largest county fair, there's everything from bull riding to the Miss Washington County pageant, action-packed rides and livestock competitions.
If you are staying on campus for the Walmart Shareholder’s meeting, you can experience Fayetteville the walkable way. The lovely University of Arkansas campus is just a few strollable minutes away from Fayetteville’s fabled entertainment district, Dickson Street, and the scenic Downtown Fayetteville Square.
Our miles and miles of beautiful trails make biking year-round in Fayetteville a breeze, but warm spring weather is when all the bikes come out to play! Fayetteville celebrates Bike Month every year in May. The month features the popular Square-to-Square bike ride, a 36-mile trail from the Fayetteville Square to the Bentonville Square with great food stops along the way on the Razorback Greenway.
You can also experience biking in Fayetteville with the annual Bike to Baum event, which combines two of Fayetteville favorite pastimes— biking and Razorback baseball. For Bike to Baum, cyclists meet on Dickson Street in Fayetteville’s celebrated entertainment district and ride the trail to Baum Stadium, where they cheer on the Razorback baseball team and call the Hogs in one of the best ballparks in the SEC.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) has designated Fayetteville, Arkansas as a Bronze Level Walk Friendly Community for its walkability initiatives and programs.
For the second year in a row, Fayetteville was named one of the top five best places to live in America by U.S. News & World Report.
Of course, what makes Fayetteville a great place to live also makes it one of the best weekend getaways! With year-round events, live music and the best nightlife in Northwest Arkansas, an amazing culinary scene, boutique shopping and attractions for all ages, it’s no wonder Fayetteville has been garnering national attention as a travel destination.
With five lakes and four rivers and streams in and around Fayetteville, there are many places to find the perfect fishing spot. Whether you are wanting to fish for small- and large-mouth bass, trout, bream, catfish or trout, you can find a fishing hole nearby.
Fayetteville is continually making strides in establishing trails throughout its city limits. An extensive trails system is currently in use and expanding at the rate of two to three miles per year.
The Razorback Regional Greenway, the longest system of interconnected trails in the state, stretches across several cities in Northwest Arkansas. The 36-mile trail gives residents and visitors a space to run, bike, jog or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll in the beautiful outdoors.
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