Calling all runners! If you love a unique race on a picturesque course, you won't want to miss the 39th Annual Hogeye Marathon & Relays on March 29. For more information, visit hogeyemarathon.com or to register, CLICK HERE. Around 1,700 people participated in Hogeye Marathon events last year, which includes a half-marathon, 5K run, and fun runs for children and adults.If you're not a runner, the race is looking for volunteers and spectators as well. The event is put on by volunteers and has always had the mission to give back to the NW Arkansas community, while promoting healthy lifestyles through running. In 1977, the first marathon started at the University of Arkansas and went to the small town of Hogeye where it turned around and came back, making the 26.2 miles. The course has since been changed to be more runner-friendly and covers the most scenic parts ofFayetteville. The Hogeye has a reputation and gives participants a pride which is unmatched in Arkansas and beyond. Good luck training and we'll see you on March 29!
Be a part of all the action as the world's future Olympians come to Northwest Arkansas! The NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships will be held this weekend, March 13-14, at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the University of Arkansas campus.The championships kick off Friday at 10 a.m. and last through Saturday evening. For a full schedule of events, CLICK HEREWe are so excited to host the athletes and spectators for this prestigious event! For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE
Calling all adventure lovers! The inaugural Beer & Bagel Off Road Run will be held at Saddlebock Brewery on March 7. The race is 4 miles of off road running over challenging terrain - and you can forget the crazy antics & insane price tags. At Beer & Bagel races, they let Mother Nature do the talking: Rugged and untamed trails the way running was meant to be. After conquering mother nature at her best, you'll be greeted with an ice cold beer, bagels and a warm bowl of chili, just like mom used to make. And forget about bringing money on race day, everything is included. Oh, and don't forget to party with their mascot, who just happens to be Sasquatch! We'll see you there - For more information, visit www.beerandbagel.com
Say goodbye to 2014 and welcome the new year with Last Night Fayetteville on the Fayetteville Square. Last Night features a giant puppet parade, local performing artists, beer garden, fireworks, the midnight Hog-Drop and more! Recently named one of the "Most Unique New Year's Eve Celebrations in the U.S." by TripAdvisor, Last Night Fayetteville is Arkansas’ largest New Year’s Eve celebration. Last Night Fayetteville is an exciting performing arts festival taking place on the Fayetteville Square on New Year’s Eve. Join Fayetteville as we celebrate the Last Night of the year with a variety of performances hosted in multiple venues around the downtown square highlighting the area’s finest musicians, actors, performers & artists. We invite you to be a part of our unique traditions: carry a puppet in the Giant Puppet Parade, catch a show in the Sheet Fort Theater, and don’t miss your chance to countdown 2015 with the world famous Hog Drop & Fireworks Finale!
If beer and bratwurst is your idea of a good time, then we have a festival for you! The inaugural Brews & Brats festival is happening this Saturday, December 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Center. Local Northwest Arkansas and national craft breweries will be sampling their best brews, and an extensive groumet toppings bar will allow you to custom build your perfedt brat. Yum! Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Banded Suffering Cycling Challenge. For tickets and more information, visit www.brewsandbrats.com
Save the Date for The Little Craft Show, Arkansas’ most talked about indie craft show that takes place once a year on the first weekend in Downtown Fayetteville! Not only is it the best place to check off your holiday lists by purchasing extraordinary gifts, but it’s an art and craft experience unlike any other. With it’s large scale venue, juried indie crafters, small-town feel, phenomenal music, and delightful decor, The Little Craft Show strives to seek out and provide the best of the best for both it’s vendors and patrons. Expect high-quality, affordable products and the cutest booths you’ve ever seen. Recently named to Buzzfeed's Top 35 Indie Craft Showsop 35 Indie Craft Shows, this year's event is taking place on December 5th and 6th at the Fayetteville Town Center. Find out more at https://thelittlecraftshow.com Northwest Arkansas and it’s surrounding regions house a thriving craft and independent artists community. The Little Craft Shows says "We are simply a hub for these makers to come together and showcase their fine, alternative products under one roof."
The Northwest Arkansas Veterans Day Association is hosting a Veterans Day parade at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 9th the Downtown Fayetteville Square. The parade will be followed by a Free Concert with the Singing Men of Arkansas and Ozark Highlanders Pipe Band at the Fayetteville Town Center.
Dust off those pom poms and practice your Hog Calls! 2014 Homecoming celebrations are underway at the University of Arkansas. There are plenty of ways to be part of Homecoming. Don't miss the Senior Walk Dedication from 3 to 4:30 p.m or the beloved Homecoming Parade down Dickson Street at 7 p.m., both on October 24th. It all culminates on Saturday, October 25, as the University of Arkansas Razorback Football team takes on UAB at 11 a.m. - - Make plans now to spend the weekend on the HIll! You can also save a life by donating blood during the Red Cross Blood Drive on October 15th and 16th. Not in town? No problem! We’re also hosting satellite blood drives in selected areas. Another way to get involved is by attending the Homecoming Chili Cook-Off or Create-A-Hog event. Donations at these events will contribute towards local philanthropic efforts, supporting the 7Hills Homeless Shelter, Student Alumni Association Scholarship fund, or the Off Campus Connections Scholarship. Or if you're up in to fitness, sign up for the Color Those Hogs 5k. Register today and get your running shoes on just in time for the Fayetteville leaves to start changing. Click here…