A Quarter Century And Still Soaring
A high-elevation birthday, a wooly mammoth, and a fresh new restaurant hot out of the oven!
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Arts & Culture Monthly Spotlight
Stay up to date with Northwest Arkansas’s vibrant arts & culture scene with the Arkansas Creative Calendar by CACHE. Here are a few events we’re excited about this November:
The Smokehouse Players present Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz at the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse, with shows running Nov 9-11.
Join an interactive Murder Mystery in the Garden at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Nov 9, 11, or 12.
Explore yarn, weaving, and fiber arts during the NWA Fiber Festival at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Nov 17-18.
Celebrate one of the greatest pop-icons of all time during The Cher Show, the Tony Award-winning musical, on stage at Walton Arts Center on Nov 19 and 21.
Find other events happening this month HERE.
Happy Birthday, XNA: Northwest Arkansas National Airport Turns Twenty-Five
Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Northwest Arkansas National Airport, which officially opened for commercial service on Nov 1, 1998.
Taking Flight: The airport was dedicated by President Bill Clinton on Nov 6, saying, “Today, in a sentence, at long last, Northwest Arkansas can fly.” American Airlines inaugurated its direct service from the regional airport to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
Soaring Higher: The airport recently celebrated a huge mile marker in its terminal modernization project with a topping-out ceremony and is currently on a seven-month streak of record-breaking travel numbers — setting the pace for a record year of nearly one million passengers.
Read more about XNA’s record pace HERE.
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Make Plans for The Great Arkansas Eclipse at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve
Witness the Great Arkansas Eclipse at Eclipse Over Coler hosted at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve on Monday, Apr 8, 2024!
Path of Near-Totality: Northwest Arkansas is just outside the eclipse’s “path of totality” but will still offer incredible views of the eclipse as the moon partially obscures the sun, shadowing the Ozark valley with momentary darkness. Solar viewers will be provided, and all visitors will receive a commemorative Eclipse Over Coler sticker!
Stay a While: Visitors can choose to extend their experience by booking a campsite. From Apr 1-8, camping at Coler will be available for $50 per night — with a 2-night stay minimum. Bring your bikes and enjoy the preserve’s 20+ miles of world-class mountain bike trail!
RSVP for the Eclipse at Coler for free HERE.
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Museum of Native American History Highlights Rich History of Indigenous Americans
Observe National Native American Heritage Month this November by visiting the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville — open Tue-Sat from 11a-5p, and admission is always free.
Rich History: The Museum of Native American History provides a place to experience the diverse Indigenous cultures of the Americas through pre-historic and historic art. Northwest Arkansas is predominately located across the ancestral lands of the Quapaw, Caddo, and Osage people.
Ol’ Tusker: MONAH is home to thousands of artifacts spanning 24,000 years, featuring items from pre-Columbian civilizations all the way back to the Paleo Period — including a complete wooly mammoth skeleton nicknamed “Tusker.”
Follow the Museum of Native American History on Instagram for updates HERE.
Stone Mill Bread Officially Reopenig Fayetteville Café
Fayetteville dwelling fans of Stone Mill Bread Co. will no longer have to drive to another town for their favorite bread and sandwiches — the Gregg Ave location is officially reopening on Nov 6.
The Long Bake: The bakery shut its doors unexpectedly in October 2022, citing lease negotiations as the reason. In January, they announced the location would reopen after an extensive remodel.
Fresh Out The Oven: Following the remodel, guests can expect a new deck, new bathrooms, expanded seating, and a full espresso bar. The only thing that hasn’t changed is the bread.
Find more details on their Instagram HERE.
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In other news…
🧝♂️ They’re Taking the Hobbits to West Fork: Shire Post Mint postponed Shire Fest to this Saturday, Nov 4, from 11a-5p. Join the fun this weekend, including local vendors, food trucks, live music, games, a costume contest, and more!
🎃 Prettiest Lil Pumpkin: Give your carved pumpkin a spectacular send-off by entering the Fayetteville Pumpkin Pageant at The Ramble on Nov 2 from 5-7p. Prizes will be awarded for crowd favorites, and the pumpkins will be collected afterward for composting.
🐯 Lions, Tigers, and Bears: The Amazeum will welcome the folks from Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge for a Community Spotlight this Saturday, Nov 4, from 10a-12p. Explore animal skull replicas and help make big cat toys for TCWR to take home to their fluffy friends.
🪕 Nice Pickin’: Enjoy workshops, performances, and more with award-winning artists from across American southern hill country during the Arkansas Country Blues and Stringband Festival in Fayetteville this weekend, Nov 3-5.
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