When a city is located right in the midst of what is considered some of the best natural beauty in the entire country, it only stands to reason that active lifestyle enthusiasts need not look far to find excellent retail options for outdoor gear.
Fayetteville, Arkansas is surrounded by incredible destinations for hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking—so we’ve put together an insider’s look at the best local stores for outstanding products supported by knowledgeable staff happy to share the pro tips that will make your adventures in the Natural State even better.
For many people, training for and completing a half marathon is a life goal and the culmination of countless hours of commitment and hard work. Consider how much more challenging it would be to run that same half marathon wearing 40 to 60 pounds of additional weight, including a helmet and air tank—and you’ll have an idea of what a number of the toughest runners in the Hero Half Marathon fundraiser willingly undertake to benefit multiple deserving community organizations.
Frills, frocks and finery will take center stage in Fayetteville, Arkansas as the fall NWA Fashion Week brings a packed schedule of beautiful runway shows to Jett Aircraft at Drake Field—October 3 – 5, 2019.
With a mission of supporting creativity in fashion and style in Northwest Arkansas, the semi-annual NWA Fashion Week has become a highly anticipated part of the region’s must-do events. A series of diverse and exiting runway shows are designed to highlight fashion trends, emerging local brands and up-and-coming designers, as well as display the work of regional stylists, models, designers, photographers and production teams.
The instantly recognizable music of Arkansan Johnny Cash did much more than entertain. His deep, resonant voice delivered lyrics that ranged from uplifting to despondent—and at times spoke out about things disenfranchised groups were experiencing in American society.
1968 was a particularly significant year in Cash’s career, beginning with his famous concert performance in the cafeteria of Folsom State Prison, a maximum-security facility near Sacramento, California. Later that year Cash came home to Arkansas, spending time in Fayetteville with Governor Winthrop Rockefeller and performing for crowds anxious to see the famous native son.
It’s not often an artist starts a piece of work with its name, then draws inspiration from those words. A much more typical path is to create and then (sometimes grudgingly) title the art to offer guidance or explanation to the viewer. Fenix Gallery is showcasing a new exhibition that celebrates the former, as they open Good Humor, Recent Works by Jan Gosnell, running through September 28, 2019. An opening reception for the public is scheduled to coincide with Fayetteville First Thursday on September 5.
It is entirely possible to blissfully eat your way through many of the best restaurants in all of Northwest Arkansas without ever leaving Fayetteville. Add to that the pleasure of strolling through gorgeous, lush themed gardens as summer winds down, glass of wine or beer in hand, and you’ve arrived at the annual Chefs in the Garden.
Ahhhh, imagine the smell of fresh basil permeating the air, plates of great food, locally produced cold craft beverages—all against a backdrop of excellent music and friendly people visiting in the setting sun. This picture in your mind is actually the real deal when Tri Cycle Farms throws its biggest “farm-raiser” event, Pesto Fest, conveniently nestled right in the heart of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
There’s always an unquestionable electricity in the air when a big live stage production is about to open—but when the show is part of the public unveiling of a brand new, stunning state-of-the-art theatre, the sense of excitement and anticipation is even more special.
Practically every parent of school-aged children has lived through the final few weeks of summer, a time that often drags by with desperate claims of boredom and pleas of stir-craziness that leave everyone cranky and longing for the sight of school busses. Understanding and sympathizing with this plight, we have compiled a fantastic list of thirteen wonderful ways to wrap up summertime with the kiddos, winning you all kinds of smiles while possibly regaining your sanity.
It has been said, and aptly so, “Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos.” – Don Kardong
We’re happy to report that for many reasons all is well in the City of Fayetteville, not the least of which is the profusion of great spots to satisfy your sweet tooth with something spectacularly cold and delicious. We haven’t been able to pick a favorite, but are so very content to keep the quest alive. Here are some must-tries when nothing will do but sweet, creamy perfection topped with your heart’s delight:
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