The War Eagle Fair is the granddaddy of 'em all, turning 63 next week.
The third annual HeART of Rogers Craft Fair is one of the newest and uniquely combines art for sale with guided tours of two historic buildings.
Artists will exhibit 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 20-21 on the first floor of the newly restored Haas Hall Academy at 121 W. Poplar St. in what was once the Historic Lane Hotel. The Haas Hall Academy Parents and Faculty Counsel will be giving tours of the building from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21. Artists will also exhibit work during the same hours in the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church at 307 W. Elm St., and church members will provide tours of the beautiful stained glass in the sanctuary.
"This art and craft event brings an exciting component to downtown Rogers by offering upscale, handcrafted products that appeal to the widely diverse interests of Northwest Arkansas locals as well as the vast influx of regional tourists," says Brenda Hester of the Rogers Downtown Partners. "The HeART of Rogers Craft Fair consists of juried artisans and designers who exemplify the best in creativity, diversity and individuality.
"Proceeds from this event enhance marketing and events hosted by the downtown Rogers merchants' association, GoDowntownRogers.com."
In between shoppers can find every other option imaginable, part of a fall tradition that brings thousands to town the third weekend of October:
Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Crafts Festival -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18-21, until 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Spanker Creek Farm, just off U.S. 71B on Benton County 40 in Bella Vista. 685-5655.
It's Fall Y'all Craft Fair -- New this year, noon-7 p.m. Oct. 18; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 19-21; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22, Four Points by Sheraton in Bentonville. Email email@example.com.
War Eagle Fair -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-21, until 4 p.m. Oct. 22, along the War Eagle River, across from the War Eagle Mill. 789-5368 or wareaglefair.com.
Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Festivals -- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19-21 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville & 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 20-21 at Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. 756-6954.
Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-21, 1991 Forest Hills Boulevard in Bella Vista. 855-2064.
War Eagle Craft & Culinary Fair -- 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21, until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22, War Eagle Mill near Rogers. 789-5343.
Sharps Show of War Eagle -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-21, until 4 p.m. Oct. 22, behind War Eagle Mill near Rogers. 789-5683.
Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Fair -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 19-21, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 22, Frisco Station Mall in Rogers. 841-3183.
HeART of Rogers Craft Fair -- 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 20-21, Haas Hall Academy, formerly the Historic Lane Hotel, 121 W. Poplar St. & Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church at 307 W. Elm St., both in Rogers. 631-6800.
-- Becca Martin-Brown
NAN What's Up on 10/13/2017
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