Date: July 18, 2017 | Photography: Beth Hall |
With its thriving arts scene, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and socially savvy charm, these unique and eclectic cities offer something for everyone
A young girl beats the summer heat with an ice cream cone from Burton’s Creamery in Fayetteville’s Shulertown, a community food truck venue and market.
Something to Taco About
What happens when you combine a plethora of authentic taquerias and a catchy hashtag? The Springdale Taco Tour! With multiple stops throughout the town, it’s a fun way to take in the sights and find your favorite taco. The premise is simple: 1. Order your favorite taco at one of eight different restaurants. 2. Take a photo and tag #springdaletacotour. 3. Repeat. Visit teamspringdale.com/tacotour for more info.
Venues with a View
Situated in the Ozark mountains, these cities also boast breathtaking views. Whether you’re in need of a getaway, looking for a place to stay during football season, or planning a wedding, these premium venues take full advantage of the scenery.
Pratt Place Inn and Barn
This award-winning boutique hotel is a hidden treasure. Sitting on 140 acres of pasture, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the country but only minutes from downtown Fayetteville and Donald W. Reynolds Razorback stadium. See more at prattplaceinn.com.
Sassafrass Springs Vineyard
With a tasting room that offers wine selections from around the world along with a popular brunch menu, this vineyard has become a local favorite. They also offer dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests can enjoy live music on the patio while dining on a “create your own” cheese board to get the evening started. What’s more, the venue hosts weddings and events at the Stables at Sassafras Springs and the Chapel Ruins at Sassafras Springs. Plan a visit today and take in all of the 15 acres of beautiful Springdale scenery. Learn more at
This plantation home is a must-see for any bride-to-be. Offering wedding planning and event services, the sweetly Southern destination sits on ten acres above the Boston Mountains. With a front row seat to the changing of the leaves, it’s a dream setting for a fall event. Find out more at autumnsridge.com.
Around the Ozarks
The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History highlights the origins of Springdale. What was once a pioneer community named Shiloh is now a bustling Northwest Arkansas city. You can explore the historic grounds, enjoy permanent and temporary exhibits, and peruse the library containing over 500,000 photographs of Ozark life. Learn more at shilohmuseum.org.
For more than 50 years, the Arts Center of the Ozarks has offered a variety of programs to the Springdale community. Whether it’s a contemporary art installation, local live theater, classes, or volunteer opportunities that pique your interest, it’s a definite must-see for anyone interested in the arts scene. See exhibition schedules and latest news at acozarks.org.
The ABCs of JBGB
It’s a restaurant. It’s a brewery. It’s JBGB—Northwest Arkansas’ newest dining experience. This truly unique atmosphere has a mini pool, life-size shuffleboard, sand volleyball, and more. Here’s the lowdown:
A is for Appetite
As part of the JJ’s Grill family [locations statewide], JBGB is more than just typical “bar food.” Enjoy a full menu featuring the JJ’s classics you already love along with new items from their award-winning culinary team.
B is for Brewery
A beer garden and in-house brewery add to the culture and activities of what JBGB has to offer.
C is for Concerts
With a packed schedule of big-name headliners, this is sure to become a premier spot for music lovers.
Check out their website (thejbgb.com) for a concert schedule and more info.
All Hail the Hashtag
The power of social media is alive and well in Fayetteville and Springdale. Showcasing community engagement and pride for the area, the following hashtags are a great way to get a pulse on the latest and greatest. Plus, with over 25,000 posts, there’s plenty of chatter to check out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. #TeamSpringdale #FayTown
Areas of Interest: A Few of Our Favorite Stops in Fayetteville and Springdale
Ashley Cardiel Interiors
2964 West Huntsville Avenue, Springdale
Blue Goose Antiques
3660 Front Street, Suite 3, Fayetteville
Christopher Allen Decor
2826 East Joyce Boulevard, Suite 2, Fayetteville
Goddard Design Group
3945 North Vantage Drive, Suite 2, Fayetteville
Harper Howey Interiors
4306 South Thompson Street, Springdale
Luna Interior Design
2686 N. Timberglen, Fayetteville
MH Design Inc
4100 Corporate Center, Suite 103, Springdale
19 South Block, Fayetteville
Romance Diamond Co.
248 West Dickson Street, Fayetteville