Some of the new vendors will be World Garden restaurant and War Eagle Mill. Market regulars like jewelers Gabriella and Mike McFall will also be on hand. Look for their booth on the southwest corner of the square. Gabriella’s father founded the Bentonville Farmers Market and a plaque on that corner of the square commemorates his contribution to the community.
New this year will be special programming each Saturday. The BIG Ride, a guided bike ride starting at 8:30 a.m. and hosted by Phat Tire Bike Shop, will offer something for beginners to experts. There will be a 20-mile, 50-mile, and 80-mile loop to challenge all levels of riders.
will facilitate free tai chi and yoga classes from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. during the market. Other special events will include Mother’s Day activities, a Fourth of July kids’ parade, the 4-H Garden Club Fair, a 100K bike race, health and wellness day, a Native American Hunter’s Moon Festival and more. Educational workshops such as cooking and gardening classes will also be held throughout the season.
The farmers market moved off the square in 2008 while the $2.2 million square enhancement project was going on.
The opening day of the Farmers Market will also include the Multicultural Festival. Food, craft, music and dance from around the world will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Want to know more? Visit www.downtownbentonville.org or call 479-254-0254.