The Event Of The Year

September 24, 2022

Sponsored by C3 Presents

FORMAT Festival Provides Your Weekend Entertainment

C3 Presents

What if you could blend all NWA has to offer into one event? Well, it's being done and the event of the year is happening this weekend.

  • The FORMAT: An experience with over 80 music acts and +24 performing artists from around the world is coming together in the beautiful Ozarks just five minutes from downtown Bentonville. The festival aims to encourage discovery, spark curiosity, and build community by blending together art, music, and the outdoors.
  • The new-new: FORMAT Festival is a new type of festival and a departure from the norm – created with the intention of supporting artists from around the world, and most importantly built to provide people with a memory that they will hold onto for the rest of their lives.

Will we see you there? Get your 1-Day or 3-Day Tickets HERE.

Events

Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Happy weekend, NWA! There are so many fun things happening this weekend:

  • Pet-friendly: Head out to Downtown Rogers with your furriest friend (preferably canine) for the Best Friends Pup Crawl
  • Get your run on: Lace up your shoes for the Downtown Runaround 1K and 5K raising funds for Springdale schools. 
  • Rev your engines: Get rowdy at Parsons Stadium for the Ozarks Demolition Derby… if you’ve never been, you have no idea what you’re missing. 
  • Guten tag: Pop on over to Ozark Beer Co for Oktoberfest and enjoy great beer, German food, games, and live music. 
  • Tee time: Swing by Pinnacle Hills for the #NWAChampionship and the BITE NWA Experience.  
  • Miles of yard sales: Cruise through miles of yard sales all the way from Sulphur Springs to Siloam Springs for Pickin’ Time on 59.
  • Art wonderland: Terra Studios is hosting a fun celebration in honor of their new museum dedicated to their iconic glass bluebirds

Wishing you all an incredible weekend. See you next week!

Employment

Cool Jobs in NWA

Looking for a job? Check out these positions posted to our community board:

Have a job you're looking to fill? Post it here!

Outdoors

The Trails Are Calling

NWA Daily

Mountain Bike Action named Bentonville among their bucket-list-worthy locations to mountain bike around the world. 

  • Small but proud: The Ozark Mountains may not be as tall as the Rockies, but Bentonville’s world-class mountain biking scene is ranked along with trails in British Columbia, Washington, Colorado, and Utah. 
  • Ever expanding: Providing riders with endless variety, mountain bike trails are expanding through NW Arkansas at an amazing pace, sometimes seeing two to three miles of new trail built per week. 

Read the full article HERE

Economy

Sales Tax Revenue In NWA Up Nearly 13%

NWA Daily

Sales-tax revenue across NWA’s big four saw an increase of 12.74% over last year with a cumulative revenue of $8.859m. 

  • Gains: Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville each brought in at least $2m in monthly revenue from sales tax with Springdale reporting the biggest gains, up 19.96% over last year. 
  • Growth: While encouraged by the revenue increases in the area, some city leaders have concerns about the unprecedented inflation that continues to drive up the cost of providing city services to a growing population.

Read more from Talk Business and Politics HERE

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