November Spotlight: Autumn in the Ozarks

Check out our fall color! Autumn is here in Northwest Arkansas and the month of November is the perfect time to indulge in a bit of seasonal fun.

Here are some of this month’s special events, activities and experiences — all taking place during the region’s peak season of fall color.

In November, visit NWA’s Veterans Wall of Honor, attend one of the many stage productions at our up-to-the minute theaters and arts venues. Or soar in style over breathtaking views of the Ozarks from a helicopter sky tour. It’s all happening in NWA in November!

Fall Foliage Tours – Scenic Excursion Train
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, Springdale

Two words: Fall color! Get your camera ready for the peak autumn color as your excursion train breezes over the Boston Mountains from Springdale to Van Buren and back. Select dates in the fall.

11/11: Eureka Springs Veterans Day Parade
Historic Downtown

Every year this parade and celebration gets bigger and better! Come join the town of Eureka Springs in honoring area veterans, members of the military and their families. 

Northwest Arkansas Veterans Wall of Honor 
Bella Vista

This always-open monument honoring those who served connects the names of more than 4,000 veterans from all branches of the service, to their points on a historical timeline of U.S. military conflicts.

11/11: First Friday Bentonville: Toyland 
Downtown Square

Walmart toy vendors set up toys from their latest lines around historic downtown Bentonville square — which gives Mom and Dad plenty of time to make their holiday shopping decisions!

11/16: Fayetteville Half Marathon 
University of Arkansas

Choose between the 13.1-mile half, a 5K, 10K or the Fun Run/Walk. Stay for food, drink and socializing afterward.

11/23: Kessler Trail Run
Kessler Mountain Regional Park, Fayetteville

The popular 10K and 5K runs are sponsored by the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association.

11/23: Turkey Trot 5K Run Downtown Siloam Springs

Registration begins in October for this 5K, followed by a one-mile Fun Run begins.

 

Performing Arts Venues & Productions

NWA is your place for year-round performing arts with tons of talent and a variety of venerable venues, such as:

• Walton Arts Center
  Fayetteville

• TheatreSquared
  Fayetteville

• Arts Center of the Ozarks
  Springdale

• Arkansas Public Theater
  Rogers

• The Great Passion Play
  Eureka Springs

North Forest Lights Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Set in the middle of the museum’s North Forest, this multimedia exhibition delves into the dimension of light, sound and sensory effects. It’s a captivating, unforgettable experience! Thru Feb. 16, 2020.

Fall Flights on FLY ARH Helicopter Tours 
Across Northwest Arkansas 

Experience fall in Northwest Arkansas like never before! Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ozarks on one of ARH’s sky tours. Also book special flights to restaurants, destinations and events. 

Cozy Up at Cedar Lodge Resort
Bella Vista

Cedar Lodge in Bella Vista brings the luxury combined with the nature of the Ozarks forest, hiking trails and Lake Loch Lomond right outside your door.

Performing Arts Venues & Productions

NWA is your place for year-round performing arts with tons of talent and a variety of venerable venues!

• Walton Arts Center
  Fayetteville

• TheatreSquared
  Fayetteville

• Arts Center of the Ozarks
  Springdale

• Arkansas Public Theater
  Rogers

• The Great Passion Play
  Eureka Springs

Go Hogs
Arkansas Razorback Football

Take a lovely fall drive to the beautiful University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville and catch all the action at the state-of-the-art, newly-renovated Razorback Stadium.

Fayetteville Ale Trail
Across NWA

Arkansas’ original craft beer tour visits 15 breweries across the region giving guests a taste of NWA’s unique craft-brew culture.

LOL at Grove Comedy Club & Entertainment
Lowell

Head over to your neighborhood sports bar, restaurant and weekend stand-up comedy club all wrapped in one!

Underground Cave Tours War Eagle Cavern in Rogers
&
Cosmic Cavern in Berryville

It’s not to chilly to explore the deep wonders of the Ozarks! These caves features bottomless lakes and plenty of underground formations.

 

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