Defying Gravity

NWA Tech Summit, Halloween Events Around Town, Estate Planning Webinar, and More!

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Defy Gravity During the NWA Tech Summit

The heartland’s premiere technology conference, NWA Tech Summit, returns for its tenth year with the theme “The Year of the Machines” next week, Oct 29 - Nov 1.

  • Innovation Station: NWA Tech Summit exists to enhance, prepare, and diversify the NWA Economy by showcasing amazing tech in the tracks of Automation + AI, Security + Privacy, Retail Innovation, Community Tech, Advancing Health Access, Equity and Outcomes, Startup + Scaleup, and Small Business Tech.

  • Lift Off: Anticipating 2,000+ attendees, the week’s lineup includes 100+ sessions, 50+ demo booths, and exciting presentations — like a keynote by Gravity Industries featuring a live jet pack demonstration.

Learn more and get tickets HERE.


Break Out the Costumes For Springdale Halloween Fest

Celebrate Halloween with a free, family-friendly afternoon in Downtown Springdale on Saturday, Oct 28, from 3-6p.

  • Good Times: Hosted by the Springdale Police Department and Springdale Parks & Rec, Springdale Halloween Fest will include candy giveaways, carnival games, a costume contest, and more at Shiloh Square and Turnbow Park. The Police Dept. will have games and activities in front of the City Administration Building.

  • Pumpkin Drop: Throw on your costumes and bring your friends for a fun-filled afternoon. You won’t want to miss the famous Pumpkin Drop into Spring Creek.

Find more information HERE.

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Don’t be Spooked by Estate Planning: 5 Treats of Proactive Planning 

What’s so important about estate planning, and how do I even make one? Get answers to all your estate planning questions during a virtual webinar with HootOwl Legal as they unpack the Top 5 Reasons to Be Proactive with Your Estate Plan on Monday, Oct 30, at noon.

  • Make it Happen: Accomplishing your estate plan feels like a daunting and never-ending task. That’s why HootOwl created an Estate Plan in a Day — helping your family protect your nest efficiently and gain peace of mind in just one day.  

  • Lunch Plans? Join HootOwl Legal for a virtual webinar on Monday at noon and gain insights into the importance of estate planning, learn how to protect your family’s future, ensure your legacy is handled as you wish, and get expert advice on how to start the process.

Reserve your spot for the webinar HERE.


Downtown Rogers Gears Up For Goblin Candy Crawl

Join the Rogers Historical Museum for a fun and safe trick-or-treating event in Downtown Rogers as they host the Goblin Candy Crawl on Tuesday, Oct 31, from 3:30-5:30p.

  • Hallowed History: The Rogers Historical Museum keeps the rich legacy of Rogers alive by preserving objects and telling authentic stories of people from the community’s past. Stop by during the crawl and check out their current exhibits. The first 100 kids to visit the museum will receive a museum troll mood pencil to add to their treat bag!

  • Brick or Treat: Pick up a trick-or-treat bag and a map from the Rogers Historical Museum booth, which will be set up in Railyard Park. Local businesses will be open and handing out candy to kids all around Downtown, so bring your sweet tooth!

Learn more about the Goblin Candy Crawl HERE.


Enjoy Trunk or Treating During the Costumes, Candy, and Cops Carnival

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual Costumes, Candy, and Cops Carnival at the Benton County Fairgrounds this Friday, Oct 27, from 6-8p.

  • Trunk or Treat: Costumes, Candy, and Cops Carnival is the Sheriff Department’s largest annual community event, during which each division of the Sheriff’s Office decorates a trunk or treat, organizes a game, prepares food, or sets up a touch-a-truck station.

  • Well, Hotdog! The first 500 children will receive a large trick-or-treat bag to use during the carnival, including suggested safety tips while trick or treating on Halloween. There will also be free hotdogs and drinks for all attendees!

Admission is free! However, attendees are encouraged to bring one nonperishable food item to benefit the NWA Children’s Shelter and Children & Family Advocacy Center. Learn more HERE.


Cool Jobs In NWA

Looking for a job? Find listings in the health, education, and retail industries on our Job Board, or find great candidates by posting your open positions HERE.

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In other news…

  • 👨‍🍳 In the Kitchen: Applications are open for the 2024 Spring Cureate Courses, with two avenues for food and farm entrepreneurs to gain free training, resources to grow their businesses, and a chance to win a $5,000 cash prize and participate in the Eclipse Food Festival on Apr 4, 2024.*

  • 🧟 Let’s Do The Time Warp Again! Join Walton Arts Center for its annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Party on Oct 30! A pre-show costume contest starts at 6p, followed by themed cocktails and live music with Ultra Suede, then the movie at 8p! Enter a drawing for two tickets below!*

  • 🧑‍🌾 Farewell Farmers: Bentonville will host its Final Farmers Market of the 2023 season on Saturday, Oct 28, with the theme: Trick or Treat! So throw on your costumes and trick or treat at all the vendor’s stands as the Farmers Market season comes to an end!

  • 👻 Ghosts in the Graveyard: Join an immersive storytelling experience at Bentonville’s historic cemetery, learning the history of Bentonville’s past residents this Saturday, Oct 28, from 5:30-7:30p.

  • 💸 Going Once, Going Twice: Shop 270+ items in the Down Syndrome Connection on Northwest Arkansas’s 5th Annual Online Auction. Find bikes, kitchenware, kayaks, sporting goods, and LOTS of toys. Bidding closes on Saturday, Oct 28, at 8p.

  • 📅 Ditch the FOMO: Post your upcoming events on our Events Page, and stay in the know about upcoming events mentioned in the newsletter.

  • 🥳 Join the Club: Our NWA Daily Fan Club keeps this thing going. In return for being awesome, they get access to exclusive giveaways — ranging from gift cards and concert tickets to bikes and kayaks!

  • 🚀 Take Off: Share your message with our growing community of 35,300+ readers. We have several advertising opportunities to help you share your story with Northwest Arkansas.

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