Northwest Arkansas Startup Crawl returns to state

A crowd walks Saturday, June 27, 2020, past vendors during the Fayetteville Farmers' Market on the Fayetteville downtown square. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Andy Shupe)

The fifth annual NWA Startup Crawl is coming back to downtown Fayetteville on Friday.

The event begins at the Fayetteville downtown square at 5 p.m. and will feature 10 crawl stops with 14 local breweries represented as well as live music and art.

"Startup Crawl brings together a truly dynamic, multifaceted entrepreneurial community to celebrate and showcase the best of what Northwest Arkansas has to offer," Caleb Talley, executive director of Startup Junkie said in a statement. "It's the biggest startup party in the heartland, and it's bigger and better this year than ever."

Last year the crawl was held in April after a 2-year break because of the covid-19 pandemic. Paid attendees can obtain passports, pint glasses and wristbands at check-in stations located on East Avenue and tickets may be purchased there as well.

Information detailing the stops, startups participating, music and more may be found at