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April 13, 2022

Events

Opening Day At Arvest Park Gets Ball Rolling

Steshka Willems

Opening Day at Arvest Ballpark is finally here! The Naturals game tonight against the Wichita Wind Surge will kick off the season of promotions and events in NWA.

  • For instance: The first 1,000 fans in attendance tonight will receive a Northwest Arkansas Naturals Double-A Central Championship Jumbo Card. And at every Tuesday night home game at Arvest Ballpark attendees can enjoy a $1 Johnsonville Brat. 
  • More plans: Fans can expect 15 games with fireworks, 4 Bobblehead giveaways, theme nights, pre-game concerts, and more. Over $100,000 will be going toward maintenance on the Arvest Ballpark this year as well. 

Check out the full schedule of events and promotions HERE

Sponsored by Explore Eden

Explore Eden Highlights 2 Campsites For Mountain Bikers

Explore Eden

Explore Eden has new bookable campsites on its platform all the time, all unique and ready for you to enjoy! Especially for you mountain-biking enthusiasts, here are a couple of campsites we’re sure you’ll love:

  • Primitive: The "Punkin Holler" is a primitive campsite in Bentonville right next to Coler MTB Trail and has natural springs on site. It is located less than three miles from Airship at Coler (a coffee shop in the woods) and Crystal Bridges.
  • Posh: Another site is "Centennial Cottage," a luxurious cottage located on the only private land on Centennial Park MTB Trail in Fayetteville. It comes with a bike maintenance pole and bike shed for up to four bikes. 

Use the discount code “NWADAILY” for 15% off your next booking HERE

Restaurant News

Fayetteville Restaurant Scene Keeps Growing

NWA Daily

Fayetteville is getting new restaurants all over town! Here are two more you can expect to see and try out in the future. 

  • BBQ: A new barbecue joint called Girls Gone BBQ has plans to open sometime early this summer next to El Sol Mexican Restaurant at 2630 E. Citizens Drive. The menu will have staples like pulled pork, smoked chicken, brisket, ribs, as well as some vegetarian options.
  • Tacos: Dallas-based Velvet Taco has plans to expand to MLK Jr. Blvd in Fayetteville. The company is targeting a 2023 opening date on the southeast corner of MLK and Beechwood Ave, across from Zaxby’s and King Burrito. 

Read the full Fayetteville Flyer stories HERE and HERE

Sports

Wooo Pig Weekend Scheduled For This Weekend

NWA Daily

Woooooo PIG SOOIE! It’s Wooo Pig Weekend this weekend, and there is so much to look forward to with fan events and Razorback games left and right. 

  • Rally: The weekend will be highlighted by HogFest and the football open spring practice, which will sadly not be ending in the traditional Red and White game, but we’re sure it will still be epic. Hog Fest will include a classic car show, a live concert, food trucks, inflatables, and a pep rally, so get hyped.
  • Play ball: The Razorback Baseball team and Softball team will be playing this weekend as well as the Women’s Tennis team. There is still time to get tickets for the softball series, and admission for the Women’s Tennis will be free!

For more details about the weekend, click HERE

Art

Interactive Magic Croquet Garden Coming To Shiloh Square

Arts One Presents

An interactive magical croquet garden installation is coming to Walter Turnbow Park in Downtown Springdale this Friday and will be there through the fall. 

  • Hand-made: The installation is called “Humongous Fungus: A Colossal Crochet Creation” and promises a larger-than-life experience with over 1,300 croquet squares, which took over 1,100 hours to complete and weigh approximately 350 pounds. 
  • Feeling small: “Humongous Fungus” was inspired by the artist’s trip to the Giant Redwood Forest in California, where she felt small in what seemed like a magic garden. The artist wanted to recreate that feeling. The installation will be free to attend and the public is invited and encouraged to interact with it. 

Learn more about the installation HERE

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