Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview

Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview
Overview of Fayetteville, AR

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally is Bigger Than Ever

Get ready for an even bigger and better Bikes, Blues and Barbecue Rally in NW Arkansas this year. Each year since inception in 2000, the rally has added more of everything. The growth has been phenomenal in just a few short years.

The fun begins next week--Wednesday, September 28 and doesn’t slow down until midnight October 1.

Hundreds of thousands of people flock each year to a number of venues in Fayetteville. This year the Rally will expand to include two days of events at Parsons Arena in Springdale.

There will be motocross, professional and amateur racing, Harley-Davidson Village, Parade of Power on Saturday, music, food, plenty of vendors, BBQ competition, Miss BBQ competition and way more.

The best parts of all are it’s good family fun and all proceeds go to local charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Meals on Wheels, Horses for Healing, CASA, Peace at Home Shelter, and many others.

More than $600,000 has been donated so far.

Let’s all go have fun for a good cause.

For more information, check the BBBQ website.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Here We Go Again – Another “Best Places” Award for Fayetteville

Another honor for Fayetteville, this time by Southern Living Magazine. This time for being one of the best college towns in the nation.

Fayetteville has been recognized repeatedly by Kiplinger Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Sperling’s Best Places, Forbes and others.

Southern Living took a different perspective for their rankings. Their report focused on best college towns. They excluded towns with populations over 200,000 because they were looking for towns where the colleges/universities provided a very strong impact on the town’ standard of living and economies.

Thus it is no surprise to see Fayetteville ranked #17 overall. Our city offers a lively social scene with support of the arts, affordable and attractive restaurants, and many independent shops with everything students want.

Other factors Southern Living found positive about Fayetteville are a dedicated and active alumni base and good old-fashioned Southern charm.

I’m always happy to see prestigious organizations recognize the many positive aspects of living in NW Arkansas.