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Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday, Northwest Arkansas! We’ve crafted a nice weekend roundup for you to help with your weekend planning…

  • 🦅 War Eagle: One of Northwest Arkansas’s most renowned crafting events begins this week with the 69th Annual War Eagle Fair, featuring over 250 booths of handcrafted products along the banks of War Eagle Creek from Oct 19-22.

  • 🛍️ Artsy Fartsy: The Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Festival celebrates its 33rd year, featuring over 200 vendors across two locations — the Washington County Fairground in Fayetteville from Oct 19-21 and the NWA Convention Center in Springdale from Oct 20-21.

  • 🍁 Autumnal: The It’s Fall Y’all Craft Fair, hosted by Live, Love, Events, will take over the Benton County Fairgrounds from Oct 19-22 for four fun-filled days of shopping with local artisans, foodies, makers, and small businesses.

  • 🐖 Peppa Pig: Celebrate Homecoming at the University of Arkansas on Friday, Oct 20, with a Party at the Union Mall at 6p, followed by a Homecoming Pep Rally at the Chi Omega Greek Theatre at 7:30p, which will end with a spectacular fireworks show.

  • 👻 Hey, Ghoul, Hey: Enjoy a special Ghouls Night Out in Downtown Springdale, including vendors, food trucks, a live DJ, a photo booth, and more this Friday, Oct 20, from 4-9p.

  • 🕺 Ramble On: Get your dance on during Phantasma In The Ramble – a light show and silent disco party in Downtown Fayetteville’s Lower Ramble on Friday, from 6-10p.

  • 🙌 We Made It: The 2nd Annual Maker Faire NWA will bring a day-long celebration of creativity, learning, and innovation to the Fayetteville Public Library this Saturday, Oct 21, from 9a-5p!

  • 🥕 Soul Food: Enjoy live soul music with Shaun Munday this Saturday, Oct 21, performing during the Rogers Local Food Market from 10a to noon.

  • 🏀 Let’s Hoop: Bud Walton Arena is dusting off the seats as the Razorbacks Basketball team hosts its first exhibition game of the 2023-24 season with UT Tyler this Friday, Oct 20, at 6:30p.

  • 🍬 Sweet Sleet: Shop your favorite makers, plant people, and vintage pickers during the Sleet City Halloween Market in Fayetteville, including make-and-take art activities and snacks & drinks from Pink House Alchemy this Saturday, Oct 21, from 10a-4p.

  • 🌈 Over the Rainbow: Enjoy Arts Live Theatre’s Mini-Production of Wizard of Oz at the Amazeum, included with general admission on Saturday, Oct 21, with shows at 10a, 11a, and 12p.

  • 🎭 Backstage: TheatreSquared invites the community inside the theatre for an evening of behind-the-scenes fun for its Season 18 Celebration on Sunday, Oct 22, at 6p.

  • 🍂 Fleating Moments: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will host the fall edition of its Four Seasons Flea Market this Sunday, Oct 22, from 9a-6p.

  • 📻 Tune In: Keep up with all the live music happening around Northwest Arkansas this weekend on the Stages.Live app.

There are lots to choose from — so wherever you find yourself, we hope you enjoy your weekend!


Arkansas Predicted To Finish Third In SEC in Preseason Poll

NWA Daily

Coming off its third straight NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, Arkansas men’s basketball is ranked 14 in the preseason AP poll. The team has been predicted to finish third in the SEC and recently saw two players named to preseason All-SEC teams.

  • Guess Who’s Back: Trevon Brazile made first-team All-SEC despite only seeing the court in nine games last year due to a season-ending knee injury. In his short run, Brazile led the team in rebounds and blocked shots and was the team’s leading 3-point shooter at 37.9 percent.

  • Do it, Devo: Davonte Davis has earned a second-team All-SEC honor for the second time in his career. The only player on the team to have been present for the back-to-back-to-back Sweet Sixteen appearances, Davis is just 59 points shy of 1,000 for his career as a Razorback.

Arkansas hosts an exhibition game against UT Tyler tonight at 6:30p. Find more info HERE.

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Restaurant News

The Oynx Advent Calendar Is A Global Coffee Experience

The holiday season is nearly upon us, so it’s almost time for Onyx Coffee Lab’s annual Advent Calendar!

  • Tis the Season: Onyx’s Advent Calendar is an annual Christmas tradition featuring a carefully curated selection of coffee from some of the world’s best coffee growers.

  • World of Coffee: Join the 24-day journey through a diverse range of coffee flavors, exploring the different origins, varieties, and processing methods that comprise the world of coffee.

Preorder before Nov 1 to lock in early-bird pricing HERE.


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In other news

  • 🦉Protect Your Nest: Most people put it off until it’s too late, but HootOwl Legal can help you complete your estate planning from a place of proactiveness so you can have peace of mind knowing your nest is protected!*

  • 🐶 Dog Days: National Make a Dog's Day is Oct 22, and you can make a homeless dog's day with Best Friends' Dog Day Out program. Check out an adoptable dog for a day of fun and adventure together! To sign up, contact [email protected].*

  • 🕷️ Creepy Crawlies: Appropriate for the Halloween season, it’s “tarantula season” in Northwest Arkansas as mature males are out looking for mates before the chill season kills them off.

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

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