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Back to School: Your Guide to Fayetteville's Nightlife

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Bartender and consultant Shaun Traxler of Sideways Bar in Fayetteville shares his expertise and tips with AY readers. Keep up with him on Instagram. For bartenders in Fayetteville, it's the most wonderful time of the year. And, no, I'm not talking about the holidays – although it may as well be for us patron-deprived barmen and -women. Students are rolli[...]

Live Music in Northwest Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas never really takes a break when it comes to entertainment, but things are about to get turned up now that the students are coming back to Fayetteville. Here’s a rundown of what to look for this week. Fayetteville GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE  August 15: MONTU, a jamtronica group out of Norman, Okla. Cover is $7. Show is 18+. Starts at 9 p[...]

"Southern Living" Loves These 2 Arkansas Towns

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Southern Living magazine lists El Dorado and Fayetteville in its compilation of "15 Affordable Small Towns We Love." In Fayetteville, Southern Living highlighted First Thursdays, the Razorback Greenway, the town's "dog-friendly breweries" and more. For El Dorado, the magazine wrote about the new Murphy Arts District and the El Dorado Promise, a program[...]

NWA Culinary Summit Set for Oct. 5-7

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food will host the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Culinary Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bentonville Through a combination of lecture and hands-on culinary instruction, attendees will learn how to prepare low-cost, delicious, and culturally-relevant meals at Brightw[...]

Homegrown On The River Music Festival

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If you love music, sustainability efforts, kid friendliness, and scenic views, this summer music festival is for you – Homegrown On The River Music Festival is set for Aug. 3-5 at Byrd’s Adventure Center in Ozark. The music The event presents a stellar line up of local, regional,[...]

Arkansas and Twin Lakes Area Open for Business

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area of The Natural State are open for business, despite the flooding and high water experienced in the spring. “Yes, we had some high waters during the flooding in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, but all of the resorts and all of our marinas and[...]

Weinkeller Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years

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With roots in the 1800s, one of the oldest wineries in The Natural State is Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, located in the Arkansas River Valley. Atop St. Mary’s Mountain, the Wiederkehr family tradition of winemaking began in 1880 when Johann Andreas Wiederkehr and his family emigrated from Switzerland to America. The original hand-dug wine cellar, now the site[...]

5 Ways to Spend a Summer Day in NWA

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1. Float the Buffalo For a day full of water and sun, make a stop at Buffalo River Outfitters to rent some canoes and gather supplies, then put in near Ponca. Make sure you bring friends and plenty of sunscreen. While this stream may not be a challenge for experienced boaters, it can provide a good time for all. 2. Hike to Hawksbill Crag You’ll have[...]

Preeminent Exhibits at Crystal Bridges

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Crystal Bridges has been the cultural hub of Northwest Arkansas for several years. It has inspired a newfound love for the arts and allowed Bentonville to grow and prosper with its culinary scene. One of the amazing things about Crystal Bridges is the museum’s refusal to become stagnant. Besides new exhibits every quarter, they are also adding to their perma[...]