Jun 18, 2021
Next up on our tour through Northwest Arkansas in Springdale. Due to our population boom over recent years, it is hard to tell where Fayetteville ends, and Springdale begins. That isn’t to say that there isn’t plenty of unique things to do here! Visitors and homeowners alike will have no problem finding an activity that suits their personality.
Festivals In Springdale
Starting us off is the annual Rodeo of the Ozarks, a venue and event by the same name. This event is kicking off about the time that this is being written, June 23-26. Don’t let the name fool you though, this venue holds much more than just the rodeo. There are many exciting events at the stadium such as a demolition derby in August, a carnival in October, and a Christmas parade right after Thanksgiving. Not too far down the road, you can visit the Tontitown Grape Festival. They offer carnival rides, games, and free live entertainment each night as well as nightly specific events!
History and Learning
Springdale also pays homage to history with the Springdale Railroad Depot and the Shiloh Museum of the Ozarks. During your visit to the Depot. you can take a day-long trip along the historic railroads. You will get to see breathtaking views of the Boston Mountains and see historic downtown areas in both Springdale and Van Buren. If that isn’t your style, but you still want to see some Ozark history? Look no further than the Shiloh Museum of the Ozarks. This museum looks at the people that have shaped Northwest Arkansas as we know it from Prehistoric until modern times. To learn about local wildlife and outdoor recreation look to the JB and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center. This is one of the latest additions to NWA and allows children and adults to learn about the natural wonder where they live.
Sports and Outdoors
Bringing us back to the present, Arvest Bank provides us with our own minor league baseball team. A Naturals game is great and affordable fun for the whole family. If you would rather play sports than watch them then the Jones Center may be the spot for you. This activity center is home to a variety of classes and courses for people of all skill levels! Inside there is an ice rink, fitness center, gymnastics studio, and much more. Outside you will find many bike paths including a new skills course!
Local Breweries and Vineyards
We couldn’t mention Springdale without talking about our famous local craft beers and wines. Sassafras Springs Vineyard is a renowned vineyard that calls Springdale home. This venue is the perfect place to hold events and has been voted the best wedding venue in NWA for the past several years. They offer wine tastings and a menu for you to get a taste of what they offer. You can take a picnic out on the grounds, perfect for a romantic date night! NWA is exploding with craft brewing operations. Springdale specifically has Core Brewing, with 7 year-round brews and several seasonal ones they rotate through. For more local brews and great food stop by The Odd Soul. This restaurant has a rotating menu of beers on tap with a focus on local brews, as well as amazing pizzas, calzones, and wings to compliment your drinks. Join Team Springdale on the Taco Tour highlighting some of the best places to get quality and authentic tacos.
Events like this make Springdale an ideal place to buy a home. Northwest Arkansas real estate is a hot commodity right now and Springdale is no exception. Watch in the coming weeks to see your town possibly be featured. Up next we are going to feature our growing network of small towns including Cave Springs, Lowell, and Bella Vista. If you are searching for more information on NWA real estate, reach out to your Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette agent today. They are an expert on all things NWA!