This Fall in NWA : Events, Local Spotlights & More!

Now that it’s October and finally cooling down (barely), we’ve made a list of our favorite events to watch for this fall in Northwest Arkansas. From fall festivals to Halloween traditions and local favorites, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Fall Festivals & Events:

 It’s Fall Y’all Craft Fair – Bentonville – Oct. 19-22

Presented by Live Love Events LLC, the annual It’s Fall Y’all Craft Show is a great way to support local artisans and small business owners. You can expect to see a range of inventory from food and clothing to home decor.

The University of Arkansas Homecoming Week – Fayetteville – Oct. 15-21

Bentonville First Friday Oktoberfest – Bentonville – Oct. 6

War Eagle Craft Fair – Rogers – Oct. 19-22


Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes:

Farmland Adventures – Springdale – Open Sept. 8 – Nov. 4

Visiting Farmland Adventures in Springdale is a great way to get everyone out of the house to enjoy the nice fall weather, seasonal traditions, and more. They have a giant corn maze, farm animals, pumpkins, and group activities such as wagon rides and campfires. To learn more about hours and reservations, visit their website!

Fall on the Farm- McGarrah Farms Rivercrest Orchard – Fayetteville – Sept.9 – Oct. 29

Vanzant Fruit Farm – Springdale – Sept. 30 – Oct. 31

Turnbuckle Farms – Bentonville – Open daily in Oct. from 8 – 7pm


Halloween Events:


Fourth Friday Monster Mash – Siloam Springs – Oct. 27 

Celebrate the spookiest time of year in Siloam Springs! Join your fellow ghouls & goblins at the Monster Mash in Memorial Park. Nighttrain will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. for a night of rock & roll at the Chautauqua Amphitheater. Drop by for a scary-good time.

Trick or Treat – Bentonville Square – Oct. 28

Howling Halloween 5k and 1k Dog Walk – Fayetteville – Oct. 28

Trick Art Treat Crystal Bridges – Bentonville – Oct. 29 

Scarecrow Showdown – Fayetteville – Oct. 1-31 

Haunted Houses:

Nightmare Haunted House  – Bentonville – Sept. 23 – Oct. 31

Nightmares Haunted House is an intense, high-energy haunted attraction that uses the latest technology and has been scaring people for a good cause since 1987. It’s operated by volunteers & the proceeds benefit the Bentonville Breakfast Lions Club. Visit their website for ticket and time information.

Stages of Fear – Bentonville – Oct. 21-31

The Asylum – Cave Springs – Sept. 30 – Oct. 31

Banshee Manor  – Fayetteville – Oct. 13-31

Cerpenter’s Mortuary – Gentry – Oct. 6-31


These are just a few examples of fun things to do in NWA. Whether you’re new to the area or lived here your whole life, there are endless opportunities to keep yourself out and about this fall. Don’t forget, if you’re only visiting the area and love it so much you want to stay, contact a Lindsey agent to find your dream home today!

Looking for more? Here are the websites we recommend to assist you in your fall event search:

Experience Fayetteville: October Event Calendar 

Visit Bentonville: October Event Calendar

Destination Rogers: Top 10 Reasons to Fall Into Rogers




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