EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
At CitiScapes Magazine, we are typically all about promoting community events and gatherings. Under normal circumstances, we love to see you out and about. However, in light of COVID-19, and in the interest of our community’s health and safety, many area events have been postponed or canceled. This month’s community calendar has been updated with the most recent information available at time of print, but things continue to change daily so please be sure to check event websites for the most up-to-date details.
Fayetteville Farmers Market—Open Year Round
Featuring fresh, locally grown produce and goods helping to make NWA grow into a healthier and greener community. The market is currently open on Saturdays at the Winter Market outdoor location to address COVID-19 concerns until future notice. Online ordering is also available. Open Saturdays, senior hour 7 to 8 a.m., others 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. Fayetteville. (479) 236-2910.
Bentonville Farmers Market—thru Oct. 26
Our weekly farmers market has returned to downtown. We will have our usual fresh vegetables, flowers, meats, cookies, cakes, crafts and more. For safety, we are requiring that everyone over the age of 10 wear a mask. Pre-ordering is still available for pickup orders. Market hours will be Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the general public, with 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. reserved for at-risk shoppers. Free admission. Downtown Square. Bentonville. (717) 824-2281. www.downtownbentonville.org
Downtown Rogers Farmer’s Market—thru Oct. 31
During the upcoming construction and renovations for the Railyard Park in downtown, we're relocating for the summer. This family-friendly gathering place is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features farm fresh produce, custom made arts and crafts, food and more. Free admission. 120 W. Poplar Street. Rogers. (479) 640-7345. www.downtownrogersinc.org
Siloam Springs Farmers Market—thru Oct.
Local food finds a home at this producers-only market, and it’s offered in abundance. The market is currently available through online orders and curbside delivery. The market opens each week Monday at 11 a.m. and closes Thursday at 10 p.m. Visit website for updates on market scheduled opening. Free admission. Siloam Springs. (479) 524-4556.
Springdale Farmers Market—thru Oct. 31
Find fresh, locally produced, healthful food items and homemade crafts. Market runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Free admission. Memorial Walk Plaza. The Jones Center. Springdale. (479) 856-8043.
First Fridays—Sept. 4 & Oct. 2
Join us for our First Friday celebrations, when the Bentonville square is turned into a giant neighborhood block party with plenty of food, activities and family fun. Sept.’s theme is the annual “International Art & Culinary Fest.” Activities take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Square. Bentonville. (479) 254-0254.
THEATRE & FILM
Check back next month for updated Theatre & Film entries
MUSIC & DANCE
Bonnie Bishop—Sept. 10
More than a decade after her song “Not ‘Cause I Wanted To” topped the New York Times song-of-the-year list, Bishop got her second big break when she started working with Nashville’s hottest producer, Dave Cobb. Inspired by Motown greats, Bishop broke up with her old identity and moved away from country to pursue a career as a soul singer. As Nashville’s establishment and legions of roots-music fans are now well aware, she ain’t who she was. Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600
Music on the Mountain—Oct. 25
Join us for this family-friendly outdoor music festival in a central and beautiful location. The festival will include great music, craft brews, wood-fired pizza and barbecue. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome and encouraged. Music starts at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $30 in advance, $40 at the door, free admission for children under 12. Mount Sequoyah. Fayetteville. (479) 443-4531.
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Arkansas Air & Military Museum—Current Exhibitions
Currently only open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors must preregister for a monitored tour time slot, which are available every 20 minutes. Visit website for updates and tour information. Arkansas Air & Military Museum. Fayetteville. (479) 521-4947.
Arts Center of the Ozarks—Upcoming Exhibition
Temporarily closed, visit website for updates. Upon reopening, works by Virmarie DePoyster will be on display. Arts Center of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479) 751-5441.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Reopened with limited capacity timed-ticket admissions. Currently on display thru Nov. 2, a few remaining portions of State of the Art 2020; running thru March 28, 2021, After The Last Supper; returning Sept. 4 running thru April 4, 2021, North Forest Lights; and beginning Sept. 19 running thru Jan. 3, 2021, Ansel Adams: In Our Time. Visit website for more information on reservations, event and exhibit updates, virtual tours, and admissions. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville.
(479) 418-5700. crystalbridges.org
The Momentary—Upcoming Exhibits
Open with limited capacity timed tickets. Beginning Sept. 12 running thru Jan. 3, 2021, Nick Cave: Until. Visit website for exhibit information, event updates and virtual tours. The Momentary. Bentonville.
Museum of Native American History—Upcoming Events
Temporarily closed, visit their website for updates. Museum of Native American History. Bentonville. (479) 273-2456.
Rogers Historical Museum—Current Exhibitions
Temporarily closed, visit their website for updates. Rogers Historical Museum. Rogers. (479) 621-1154.
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Reopens to members on Tuesday, September 1, and to the general public on Monday, September 7. For the month of September, the museum will be open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Thursday mornings from 10 am to noon are reserved for high-risk visitors only. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. (479) 750-8165.
SPORTS & RECREATION
NWA Bike Challenge—thru Oct. 9
BikeNWA and local partners will host the annual NWA Bike Challenge as part of the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Challenge. The challenge encourages all people to get out and ride bikes, their way. Join the Love to Ride community to register, find or create a group, rally your friends and track your rides. Special events include a launch party on Aug. 29 at Phat Tire Bike Shops and a wrap-up party at City Pump in Rogers. Various locations throughout NWA.
NWA Challenge of Hope—Sept. 14 thru 21
Join the fun at this annual golf tournament and tennis tournament benefiting the NWA Women’s Shelter. Formerly known as the Charity Challenge of Champions, the event also features a dinner and live auction cocktail event Friday evening. Pinnacle Country Club. Rogers. (479) 236-5112.
Slay the 5K—Sept. 18
Join us for an evening 5K and Fun Run bringing together our school community, church parishioners and area runners. With a dedicated effort toward making Slay the 5K an event for the entire family, participants can expect an evening loaded with entertainment, food and fun. Veterans Park. Rogers. (785) 220-7798.
Swing for the Cure—Sept. 18
13th annual 4-person scramble golf tournament with morning and afternoon shotgun starts available. Lunch will be provided from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will provide breast health services throughout the Susan G. Komen Ozark service area. Admission: $1,000 per team. Shadow Valley Country Club. Rogers. (479) 750-7465. www.komenozark.org
Kendrick Fincher 5K and Youth Run—Sept. 19
This family-friendly event includes a 5K run, 1-mile walk, toddler trot and youth run. All proceeds benefit Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life. Registration at 6:30 a.m. with first event starting at 7:25 a.m. Admission: $10-$30. Pinnacle Hills Promenade. Rogers. (479) 986-9960.
Rotary Pig Trail Mud Run—Sept. 19
Proceeds benefit Springdale Rotary Club. There will be a post-race Recovery Party with food, drinks and some great entertainment. There will be a fun piglet corral for kids ages 4 to 10 where they can play in the mud. Check in begins at 7 a.m. and first flight takes off at 8 a.m. Race is approximately 3.5 miles and will contain 15 or more obstacles. Admission: $55, $75. $5 for Piglets. Marchant Arena. Springdale. (479) 422-7465.
R.A.P.T.O.R. Gravel Grinder—Sept. 20
This event, best suited for gravel or mountain bikes, will offer options of a 73-mile course, 57-mile course or 37-mile course, all on a mixture of pavement, gravel and some single-track dirt. This event has a twist – only the mileages and elevations of road, gravel and dirt will be released early. For many, you will discover some new terrain and roads that you didn't know existed in NWA. Then enjoy a great post-race party on top of a hard day in the saddle. Admission: $50. Downtown. Fayetteville. (479) 521-7766.
Rogers/Lowell Chamber Golf Tournament—Sept. 21
This tournament is a fun day for Chamber members to come together, compete for prizes and network with other players. This is a four-person scramble with shotgun start times of 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Admission: $700 per member team, $800 per non-member team. Shadow Valley Country Club. Rogers. (479) 636-1240.
The community is invited to attend the 11th annual walk, which benefits Autism Involves Me and includes a silent auction, kids zone, resource fair, raffle, food/drinks, sensory tent, Horses for Healing horse demos and local entertainment. Free admission with walkers encouraged to register and raise money for their own teams. Horses for Healing. Bentonville. (479) 381-5570.
Samaritan’s Feet Topgolf Tournament—Sept. 27
Event benefiting Samaritan’s Feet, inspiring hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life. Enjoy two hours of playtime and a buffet meal and drinks from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Admission: $125. Topgolf. Rogers. (980) 939-8150.
Havenwood Golf Tournament—Oct. 1
Join us for this second annual event raising money for Havenwood, providing support for single mothers and their children. We will abide by all facility guidelines and regulations surrounding COVID-19. We are currently scheduled for a 1 p.m. shotgun start. If regulations surrounding COVID change and we are required to schedule tee times, the times would start in the a.m. Admission: $400 per 4-person team. Dogwood Golf Course. Bella Vista. (479) 273-1060.
Cyclenation Event—Oct. 3
Join us for a virtual noncompetitive stationary bike ride or family fun ride. With every team having a minimum fundraising goal this event raises money for the American Stroke Association, helping your community take control of brain and heart health. (866) 430-9255.
Souls Harbor Soul Ride—Oct. 3
For the third annual ride, Souls Harbor is teaming up with The Priesthood Motorcycle Ministry NWA Chapter to provide a day of fun while supporting the Souls Harbor Mission. There will be barbecue smoked on-site by Cowboy Catering, family activities, live music, games, raffles and a silent auction. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Admission: $25 individual riders, $35 couple riders, $10 adult lunch ticket, $5 kids lunch ticket. Souls Harbor NWA. Rogers. (479) 631-7878.
Great Rides—Oct. 3
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Rides is a twist (car parade) on the Great Strides event providing a fantastic opportunity for family and friends to come together and make a difference and show their support for CF fighters! Sponsorships and admission fees available online. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale. (479) 633-1508. www.cff.org/arkansas
Chamber Challenge Golf Scramble—Oct. 5
This is a fun opportunity to engage with others in the community, promote your business and support a great area nonprofit while relaxing and networking. Register your team today! Admission: $395 member team, $495 non-member team, $100 member individual, $125 non-member individual. Bella Vista Country Club. Bella Vista. (479) 273-2841.
The Golf Event—Oct. 5
14th annual golf event benefiting The Jones Center’s youth and family programming. Join us for a day of friendly competitions, raffle prizes and more. Event will also include a Walmart Executive Luncheon Panel and an exclusive Meet & Greet opportunity. This year’s event chair is Walmart’s Shawn Townzen. Springdale Country Club. Springdale. (479) 756-8090.
Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce Sporting Clays Classic—Oct. 8
Back for its fourth year, this popular event offers members a unique and fun opportunity to network with other business professionals and conduct business on the range. Experienced and novice shooters alike are encouraged to attend. Two flight times, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission: $400 for team of 4. Gunsmoke Sporting Clays. Garfield.
Mobile 1 Fall Classic—Oct. 9
Swinging into great futures! Join us for a unique fundraising event presented by Mobil 1, engaging golfers and non-golfers alike to raise funds for Boys & Girls Club of Benton County. Guests will have an opportunity to engage in TopGolf tournament play in groups of three or more and enjoy a delicious breakfast bar from 9 a.m. to noon. Topgolf. Rogers. (479) 273-7187.
United Way Golf Tournament—Oct. 9
A new date for our annual golf tournament benefiting the United Way of NWA. Four-person teams will scramble in friendly competition and have the option of an AM or PM flight for an entry fee that goes to benefit the mission of building a pathway out of poverty for children. Admission: $1,000 per team. Springdale County Club. Springdale. (479) 750-1221. www.unitedwaynwa.org/golf
Cargill Golf Classic—Oct. 12
A wonderful networking opportunity brought to you by the Springdale Chamber of Commerce. 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee times available with prizes going to the top three teams in each flight. Entry fee includes lunch, greens fee, cart, range balls and tournament goody bag. Springdale Country Club. Springdale. (479) 872-2222.
Pagnozzi Parker Charities Golf Tournament & Tailgate Party—Oct. 16
Join us for the 29th Annual Golf Tournament with morning and afternoon flights available. This four-person scramble, shotgun start tournament will also serve lunch between flights. Register your team today! Be sure to also join us that evening at 7 p.m. for the Ultimate Tailgate & Auction event. Admission: $1,000 per team, tailgate only tickets $75 each. Paradise Valley Golf Course & Fayetteville Town Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-2550.
NWA’s ORIGINAL Mini-Golf Tourney, hosted by the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA. It’s just like a regular golf tournament with a shotgun start, hole-in-one contest prizes, and even a goody bag for participants. Tee times are at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with awards presented after each flight. Gater Golf. Fayetteville. (479) 935-4888.
Humane Society Dogwood Walk—Oct. 24
Join us for the 29th annual event held from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up online to secure your place and goodie bag. Walk pass for non-members $25, member $20, extra passes $5. Gulley Park. Fayetteville.
Junior League Purple for a Purpose 5K—Oct. 24
6th annual event organized by the Junior League of NWA raising awareness around the issue of domestic violence here in our community. The chip-timed race will start at 8 a.m. with the Fun Run/Walk to follow at 8:05 a.m. The race-course will run along the Lake Fayetteville trail and is stroller accessible. This year’s event will include a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, perfect for kids and those who prefer a slower pace, as well as a Sleep In for a Purpose option. Veterans Memorial Park. Fayetteville. (844) 320-9506.
Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk—Oct. 24
The event, which helps bring awareness and acceptance for Down syndrome in our community, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale. (479) 282-3639.
Hero Half Marathon—Oct. 25
This event is a fundraising race and community event hosted by The Spark Foundation in partnership with Fayetteville Firefighters’ IAFF – Local 2866. Race proceeds benefit organizations that meet important community needs, increase fitness opportunities for the community, and make Fayetteville and Arkansas a great place to live, work, and play. Eligible participants must be active duty firefighters (volunteers accepted) and must run in bunker gear provided by participant: Helmet, Coat, Pants & Air-Pack (liners optional). Race begins at 8 a.m. Admission: $15 Spark one mile, $25 Spark 5K, $65 half marathon, plus sign up fees. Lake Fayetteville. Fayetteville.
R.A.P.T.O.R. Trail Run—Oct. 25
Join us for this series of off-road cycling and running events with unique formats and challenges. This event has a 10K, 25K and 50K option. Races begin at 7 a.m. Admission: $45, $55, $65 with prices increasing after Oct. 18. Devil’s Den State Park. West Fork.
JDRF One Walk NWA—Nov. 1
When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life-changing breakthroughs that give hope for a cure to everyone impacted by Type 1 Diabetes. And, you'll have a great time doing it! This year’s walk will be going virtual. Visit website for more information on how to register. (479) 595-3494.
Arkansas State Parks—Upcoming Events
Arkansas State Parks have lots of family-friendly fun and educational events to keep you busy this winter! Three local parks, right here in our backyard, feature a variety of experiences from guided hikes to educational workshops: Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Devil’s Den State Park, and Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Call (888) 287-2757 or visit to learn about all the fun activities and ways you can get involved to make Arkansas State Park memories that will last a lifetime!
Farmland Adventures—Sept. 11 thru Nov. 7
We are NWA’s place for outdoor family fun on the farm! We offer a variety of fall attractions including a 9-acre Giant Corn Maze, a pumpkin patch, pony rides, wagon rides, farm animals, pig races, a kids play area and more. Visit website for updates on attraction due to COVID. Farmland Adventures. Springdale. (479) 799-5033.
Dining in the Dark—Sept. 12
Chef Justus Moll’s signature event will enhance your sense of taste, touch, and smell as you eat a five-course meal blindfolded with no sight. Wine pairings optional. Event is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This event has been modified to fit within COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are required to enter the space and when not at one’s table. Admission: $75, wine pairings $20. Dinning Hall, Mount Sequoyah Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-4531. www.mountsequoyah.org
NWA Business Women’s Conference—Sept. 15
The 22nd annual premier women’s conference in the region with over 1,500 of NWA’s most accomplished business women in attendance each year is going virtual. Visit website for a list of this year’s amazing keynote speakers as well as the conference agenda, brought to you by the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission: $90 Chamber member nonprofit, $100 Chamber member, $125 Chamber non-member. (479) 273-2841.
NWA Tech Fest—Sept. 17 & 18
This technology conference aims to bring together the tech community to learn from and interact with one another, as well as promote gender diversity in STEM, economic development opportunities for corporations and education programs for students and teachers. Proceeds from this conference go to assist STEM-related initiatives in the NWA Community. Admission: $10 students, $20 general. The Jones Center. Springdale. (479) 756-8090. www.nwatechfest.org
Evening from the Farm—Sept. 19
This year’s signature Apple Seeds fundraiser will be a socially distanced culinary experience. This year we will host a cocktail and appetizer on the farm, but the remainder of the dinner will be curated for a beautiful meal experienced at home. We’ll even bottle up a little of our farm magic for you to take with you. Enjoy the farm at a safe social distance while we wrap and package your meal. Event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with staggered entry times. A zero contact option for pickup is available. Admission: $200 for two people. Apple Seeds Teaching Farm at Gulley Park. Fayetteville.
Souls Harbor Virtual Gala—Sept. 24
Our annual gala will be online this year. Join us live on Facebook at noon to learn more about the impact Souls Harbor, a faith-based transitional living facility dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men with dignity and respect, is making in NWA and how you can help. (479) 631-7878.
Cupcakes and Cocktails—Sept. 26
This 9th annual event will include dinner, drinks, music and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the Miller McNeil Woodruff Foundation as they raise awareness and fund research for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Event will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. John Q. Hammons Convention Center, Embassy Suites. Rogers. (479) 903-1810. www.imwithmiller.com
NWA Hispanic Heritage Festival—Sept. 27
8th annual event brought to you by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce., celebrating the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in NWA. Activities include a soccer skills contest, dance contests, Parade of Nations, music, entertainment, vendors, food, drawings and giveaways, and much more. Downtown Square. Fayetteville. (479) 387-1837.
The Big Event Virtual—Oct. 1
An autumn tradition featuring a virtual happy hour, a silent auction, and a short program to honor our Big and Little of the year! All proceeds raised stay local to support the children, families and volunteers served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas. Sponsorships available. (479) 966-4366.
Chickin, Peelin’ & Politickin’—Oct. 1
Meet and mingle with key decision makers at this ultimate business and political networking event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This event is one of the largest of its kind, drawing in over 600 people including governors, senators, congressmen, and regional and local elected officials. Shiloh Square. Downtown Springdale.
Greening of the Garden Gala—Oct. 1
Join honorary chairs Bob & Linda McMath to celebrate the 25th year of this exciting event featuring live music, live and silent auctions and delicious garden-inspired fare. Proceeds will support Botanical Garden of the Ozarks‘ education programs and services for children and adults. The event will be a garden and virtual event from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission: $100 in-person ticket, $75 virtual ticket. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. (479) 750-2620.
Annual wine tasting event benefiting Restore Humanity is going virtual. Help Restore Humanity, a children’s home in Kenya, continue to do their work in Kenya. Tickets and information are available online. (479) 841-2841.
Miracles & Magic Radiothon—Oct. 1 & 2
Northwest Arkansas Circle of Friends chapter and Magic 107.9 will host Miracles & Magic Radiothon presented by Honda of Fayetteville benefiting Arkansas Children’s Northwest. The two day event will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Magic 107.9. Call (479) 455-KIDS (5437) during the radiothon to pledge a one-time gift or become a Miracle Maker by committing to at least a $20 monthly donation. Thank you for being a champion for children. Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Springdale. support.archildrens.org/miracles
Northwest Arkansas Employment Showcase—
Oct. 1 thru 31
This event is a revamped event replacing the 2020 NWA Fall Job Fair. The new format improves upon the existing job fair format by taking it online and showcasing available jobs and careers in our region for the entire month of October. Businesses wanting to participate should visit the Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
Live United Day—Oct. 2
Live United Day is one of the largest one-day volunteer efforts of the year. NWA unites to serve Benton and Washington counties. Local volunteers are paired with nonprofits to complete much needed projects. Local businesses and organizations are asked to visit our website to sign-up their team to participate in this amazing day. Locations throughout NWA. (479) 750-1221.
Junk Ranch Fall Sale—Oct. 2 & 3
Taking place on a down-home country venue that sits on 35 acres, vendors will fill our barn, a festival tent, the farmhouse and the grounds with vintage Christmas, handmade, repurposed, jewelry, boutique, furniture and much more. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $10 early shopper good for Friday and Saturday admission and $5 Saturday, free for children 12 and under. The Junk Ranch. Prairie Grove.
Compassion House Blue Jean Ball—Oct. 3
Join us for the second annual charity gala benefiting Compassion House. Forget the black tie and break out your jeans for a fun night of country rock, barbecue, drinks, silent and live auctions, music, inspirational speakers and more. Louise Thaden School. Downtown, Bentonville. (479) 419-9100.
Kiss A Pig Virtual Gala—Oct. 3
Join us virtually as Northwest Arkansas’ finest community leaders compete for the chance to kiss a pig to recognize it for producing the first source of insulin for people with diabetes. For more information,
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