After a very long, hot summer, autumn is finally here!! This wonderful time of year brings beautiful weather and many fun activities to unite families and entire communities. We know everyone can’t see or go to everything there is to do, so we came up with a very broad (maybe a little random) short list of things to do that we are sure everyone can enjoy. Fall is the best time of year to spend with friends and family, we hope you are able to check out some of these activities!!
One of the most prominent fall activities in my memory; craft fairs! The weather is perfect and everyone has prepped all year to get the craft season started. They are so fun to walk around and find new things you didn’t know you needed, or maybe even check some items off of your Christmas list a little early. Northwest Arkansas has tons of craft fairs coming this fall but we want to highlight two of our favorites.
Vintage Market Days
Our first mention are the Vintage Market Days at the Benton County Fairgrounds from October 7th through the 9th. This fabulous three-day event benefits the fantastic women at SavingGrace. It is mostly indoors and will have a huge variety of vendors selling everything from home decor to clothing to yummy homemade goodies. You will have to purchase tickets ($10 each), but they will last you the whole weekend and benefit a great organization. It is so worth it though. We absolutely love this craft fair!
War Eagle Craft Fair
The War Eagle Craft Fair is next on our list. Beginning in 1954, over 60 years later, it is still one of the biggest craft fairs in NWA. This year there will be over 250 booths with handcrafted items of all kinds. There are so many different products to find, and even if you aren’t looking to buy anything, it is fascinating seeing these crafters’ fantastic skills. The craft fair takes place in Hindsville and will last four days, from October 13th through the 16th. We can’t wait to see what fun things we find this year!
Bikes, Blues, and BBQ’s
After you’ve had you fix of craft fairs, check out this next event on out list; Bikes, Blues, and BBQ. This is a humungous bike rally that has called NWA home since 2000. People come from all over the world to take part in this awesome event. This year the rally will be in downtown Rogers from October 5th to the 8th. You will get to see thousands of motorcycles, a ton of vendors from all over the country and taste some of the best BBQ you will ever have. And after you spend the day getting some cool biker merch and eating all the BBQ you can handle, you should totally take a sunset drive along the outskirts of NWA and enjoy a peaceful drive through the Ozarks as the leaves change color. This is such a beautiful area and we know you will agree.
We know fall is an extremely busy time of year so we wanted to mention a couple activities that can be enjoyed all season long and will be fun for everyone!! Of course, we couldn’t leave out a pumpkin patch (that’s like the staple fall activity). Farmland Adventures is the ultimate pumpkin patch and they have fun things to do for the whole family to enjoy. There are so many fun things to do that we can’t list them all but we will tell you some of our faves. You for sure have to pick a pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze, watch the pig races, feed some ponies and take a hayride.
Crystal Bridges: Listening Forest
Our last mention on the list is a nighttime that is also fun for the whole family or even just you and a bestie. This year Crystal Bridges has a brand new exhibit called ‘The Listening Forest’. It is a super cool sensory experience that invites you to pay closer attention to your surroundings during an interactive walk through the woods. There are eight different interactive installations that are all controlled by you. This experience sounds like so much fun, I know we can’t wait to check it out!
This list may have been a little random, but these are only a few activities that NWA has to offer this fall season. With something new almost everyday, you will never be bored. We hope you get a chance to check out some of our favorites that we mentioned. If you need any more recommendations, reach out to our agents for some local expert advice! If you do, tag us on Instagram @coldwellbankernwa and let us know if you loved them as much as we did!
Happy Fall Y’All!!