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Craft Shows, Craft Camps, and Craft Beers

The Little Craft Show, American Craft Beer Week, FreshGrass Bentonville, and More!

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The Little Craft Show Bringing Big Fun To Downtown Springdale

The Little Craft Show

Explore the works of local artists and craftspeople during The Little Craft Show at Shiloh Square in Downtown Springdale this Saturday, May 18, from 10a-5p.

  • Looks Like We Made It: Since 2011, The Little Craft Show has connected local artists and craftspeople with shoppers, providing a platform for makers to sell their work and community members to support them. Operated with a Little Co-op model, all makers participate in a profit share distributed at the end of the event.

  • Favorite Makers: Shop handmade ceramics, one-of-a-kind prints, scratch-made baked goods, unique jewelry, and plenty of weird and beautiful gifts that can’t be found anywhere else.

Follow The Little Craft Show for updates HERE.


Break Out Your Banjos, It’s Time For FreshGrass | Bentonville

Gear up for two days of today’s best modern bluegrass and progressive roots music at FressGrass | Bentonville at the Momentary this weekend, May 17-18.

  • Uprooted: Enjoy music across multiple stages from a phenomenal lineup of award-winning artists like Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Trampled by Turtles, Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway, Valerie June, JD Clayton, and more! Beyond the music, the festival will feature family-friendly activities, artist merchandise, local food and drink, homegrown retail vendors, and more.

  • BYOBanjo: Bringing instruments is highly encouraged! There will be multiple workshop and jam sessions, including a Banjo Workshop with Alison Brown, a Fiddle Workshop with world-famous fiddler Darol Anger, and a Mandolin Workshop with Sharon Gilchrest.

Two-day and single-day tickets are available HERE.

NWA Spring Pop-up Shop Closes Tomorrow

The Northwest Arkansas Spring Collection features custom graphic tees, women’s tanks, hats, totes, and custom MTB/cycling shirts showcasing the official Northwest Arkansas branding and hand-drawn illustrations of many recognizable facets of the region we love!

  • Give The Gift of NWA: Made possible through a collaboration between a local print shop, a local team, and Arkansas artist Grayce Holcomb, these designs are the perfect gift for anyone who proudly represents Northwest Arkansas both near and far.

    Last Chance: All orders must be placed by 11:59p this Wednesday, May 15. Orders will be produced and shipped out by Friday, May 31. Custom MTB/cycling jerseys will take an additional 1-2 weeks to ship.

Explore the entire Spring Collection HERE.


Registration Now Open For Rogers Historical Museum’s Summer Programs

Registration is open for Rogers Historical Museum’s summer kids’ programs, providing unique experiences to learn about the region’s history and engage with the local community.

  • Rogers Explorers: As part of the Rogers Explorers program, kids ages 6-12 will meet every other Friday in June and July for a behind-the-scenes look at four local museums, including the Museum of Native American History on Jun 7, A&M Railroad Museum on Jun 21, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on Jul 12, and Rogers Historical Museum on Jun 26. Registration is $10 per session.

  • Kid’s Craft Corner: During Kids Craft Corner, kids of all ages will meet every other Tuesday in June and July to explore different themes of our area’s history and make a theme-related craft. Kids Craft Corner is free, but registration is required per child for each session.

Find event and registration info HERE.


Celebrate American Craft Beer Week In Northwest Arkansas

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May 13-19 is American Craft Beer Week, marking the official start of beer season! Lucky for you, Northwest Arkansas is not short on local breweries.

  • Beer We Go: Discover your favorite spot to meet with friends over a craft brew with our guides to breweries in Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville. And don’t forget about the stellar options in Eureka Springs and Siloam Springs, which you can find in our Ultimate Guide to Northwest Arkansas Breweries.

  • Fresh Brews: The past year has seen a few newcomers to the local brewery scene, including one set to host its grand opening this Saturday, May 18. See if you can find it in the guide—though it may be as elusive as its Ozark-folklore namesake 😉.

Find the complete guide HERE.

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In other news…

  • 🏀 Hoop and Holler: 360 ALLSTARS, a supercharged urban circus featuring BMX, basketball, breakdancing, beatboxing, acrobatics, drumming, and more, is bringing its spectacular show to Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, May 21, at 7p. Reply “360 ALLSTARS” to this email for a chance to win two tickets!*

  • 🎶 Black Music Month: Since 2009, NWA Events Unlimited has presented unique celebrations in honor of Black Music Month. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for June 2024 on their Facebook page

  • 🚲️ Bamboocycle: Build your own gravel or mountain bamboo bicycle frame during a once-in-a-lifetime, three-day, small group workshop with special guest Diego Cárdenas of Mexico City at Thaden School from May 17-19.

  • 🛍️ Local Wares: Shop over twenty local makers during the Mini Makers Market in the taproom and patio at Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville this Saturday, May 18, from 10a-4p.

  • 🚴 Big Bike Person: PeopleForBikesNWA, the NWA Council, and Rule of 3 will host an evening of community networking opportunities and TED-style presentations on the power of biking during DRAFT: A People For Bikes Meetup at Crystal Bridges on Thursday, May 16, from 6-8p.

  • ✈️ Planes, Trains, & Automobiles: Head down to Drake Field in Fayetteville for the Wings & Wheels car show and fly-in hosted by Arkansas Air and Military Museum and Pinky's Hot Rod Events this Saturday, May 18, from 8a-5p. 

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