For the second year in a row, Fayetteville has been named as one of the best college towns in the nation! Livability.com recently released its annual list of the Top 10 Best College Towns, which ranked Fayetteville as No. 4. The website, which provides data for small- and medium-sized cities, also compiles annual best-of lists based on the data it collects throughout the year. It lists Fayetteville with a population just shy of 76,000 and a median income of $37,383. This is the fifth year Livability.com has published its best-of list for college towns. It’s Fayetteville’s second appearance on the list. The city was named No. 9 in 2013. Livability.com‘s ranking criteria included affordable housing, educational attainment, walkability and student population. This year, cities were divided up by their college’s Football Bowl Subdivision conference and then ranked within each group before compiling the list. That means Fayetteville beat out all other SEC college towns, and was then ranked as the fourth-best in the nation.
Wow! It’s hard to believe that the Fayetteville Ale Trail has almost been around for an entire year! The Fayetteville Ale Trail, the state’s first craft beer tasting adventure featuring all seven Northwest Arkansas breweries, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary with a series of events and giveaways from September 15 through September 18. The Fayetteville Ale Trail has been highly successful in promoting the craft beer community in Northwest Arkansas. Since its inception, the ale trail has garnered local, regional and national media attention while distributing more than 17,000 passports. The Fayetteville Ale Trail includes Apple Blossom Brewing Company, Core Brewing and Distilling Co., Fossil Cove Brewing Co., Ozark Beer Company, Saddlebock Brewery, Tanglewood Branch Beer Co. and West Mountain Brewing Co. “We’re very proud of the Fayetteville Ale Trail’s success and the positive impact its had,” said Fayetteville A&P executive director Marilyn Heifner. “We want to celebrate with the community and the breweries that have helped make it so successful. We hope that locals and visitors alike will join us to celebrate this anniversary milestone.” For the full schedule of events, click the Read More link below - - All events, other than purchases, are free to attend.
There are eight movie theatres around northwest Arkansas, but only one of them is a drive-in. The 112 Drive-In, located just off Interstate 49 on Highway 112 in Fayetteville, has been operated by the friendly Jimmy Terry since its opening in 1980. “A lot of people don’t even know we have a drive-in because there aren’t many left, so they probably don’t have one where they’re from,” Terry said. “But as far as drive-ins go, the 112 is a pretty nice drive-in. We’re able to show first-run features just like all the other theatres in town, and the digital projection makes the picture just as good as any indoor theatre.” Despite a national decline in outdoor theatres in the past few decades, the 112 is still going strong as one of only three drive-ins left in the state. Terry also takes pride in the variety of food and snacks that are available at the concession stand. “We serve food here you can’t get at an indoor theatre,” he said. “I think that’s why people like drive-ins; they’re less restrictive than indoor theatres.” This solo-screen drive-in is open Thursday through Sunday nights, and with two movies for the price of one,…
Drivers headed northbound toward I-49 on College Avenue in Fayetteville will now be able to avoid the traffic congestion at Joyce Boulevard as a new flyover was opened to traffic July 2, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony involving many local and state officials. The project took 18 months to complete and connects northbound U.S. 71B to Interstate 49. Drivers northbound on College Avenue before had to perform a left-handed U-turn at Joyce Boulevard to gain access to the interstate. The ceremony kicked off with the Arkansas congressional delegation, mayor and City Council members performing a ceremonial first drive over the Flyover procession-style, which was led by Fayetteville police.
The Fayetteville Visitors Bureau unveiled the 2014 Insider’s Guide at a reception this week. The Insider's Guide is a must-have for visitors and newcomers of Northwest Arkansas. The guide provides in-depth information about living in Fayetteville, the rich history of the region, top destinations and things to do. With more than 70,000 copies in print, the guide can be found at a variety of locations in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas OR you can request or download a guide by clicking HERE. This year’s Insider’s Guide is dedicated to the memory of John Burrow and Bob Davis, whose loyal service to the A&P Commission has had a lasting impact on the city of Fayetteville. Click Read More below too see our featured profiles and new addtions to the guide!
The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission is proud to announce that Kate Johnson, Director of the Clinton House Museum, is the recipient of the Arkansas Museum Association's 2014 Distinguished Museum Professional of the Year award. Johnson was presented with the award this past Thursday evening at the Arkansas Museums Association’s annual awards banquet at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Congrats Kate! Each year the Arkansas Museums Association presents awards to celebrate and encourage excellence within Arkansas museums. The Distinguished Museum Professional award recognizes an individual who has worked for two or more years within the museum profession and who exemplifies professionalism, teamwork, creativity and vision. Johnson, who began working at the Clinton House Museum five years ago, has helped facilitate renovations to the museum and in increase in national media coverage. In her tenure, museum attendance has increased by 250 percent. Johnson also facilitated and executed President Clinton’s first ever visit to the museum for the dedication of the First Ladies Garden.
Forbes Travel Guide released its 2014 list of top rated hospitality establishments and Fayetteville's Pratt Place Inn & Barn was named as a new Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel—one of 82 hotels worldwide to earn that title. Pratt Place Inn and Barn is one of only two properties in the state of Arkansas to receive a coveted designation by Forbes Travel Guide, whose luxury travel ratings are the gold standard for hospitality excellence. “We are delighted to bring this award to Fayetteville,” said Julian Archer, owner of Pratt Place Inn. “We opened five year ago, and have worked tirelessly to create a place of elegance and luxury while still feeling comfortable and relaxed. Our priority is delivering the renowned Southern gracious, thoughtful and personalized service to our guests complemented by a European decor of antiques and sophistication.”
Planning a trip to Fayetteville this month? We've got twelve days of things you must do this holiday season in Fayetteville. Click the Read More button below for the whole list!