This weekend is what we call War Eagle Weekend here in northwest Arkansas. We look forward to it every fall and spring. So, get your shopping shoes on and hit some of those arts and crafts fairs.
The 57th annual War Eagle Mill Arts & Crafts Fair is Oct. 13-16 at the War Eagle Mill near Rogers. Professional craft men and women offer original, handmade work such as country decorative items, folk art, watercolor and oil paintings, pottery, stoneware, wreaths, potpourris, dried arrangements, quilts, miniatures, country clothing, wearable art, candles, homemade soaps, country furnishings, antique broken china jewelry, white oak baskets, bird houses and feeders, collectibles, and much more. Admission is free. Call 866-492-7324 or visit www.wareaglemill.com for details and directions.
The 5th annual Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Craft Fair is Oct. 12-16 in Bentonville. This is a unique outdoor shopping experience with great fair food. It takes place at Spanker Creek Farm at 8464 W. McNelly Road. Admission is free. Call 479-685-5655 or visit www.spankercreekfarm.com for more information.
Celebrating its 43rd year, the annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival runs Oct. 13-15. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with vendors selling high quality, unique, artisan-created items. No buy and resell vendors are allowed. There are more than 300 booths, and parking and admission is free. Call 479-655-2064 or visit www.bellavistafestival.org for details.
The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View offers a Handcrafted Evening in the Park on Oct. 14. The park’s craft village will stay open late. Visitors enjoy an open house with the crafters and artisans. Admission is free. Call 870-269-3851 or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com for more information.
The Fayetteville Farmer’s Market offers its 3rd annual Fayetteville Fall Craft Extravaganza on Oct. 15-16. It runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday on the beautiful downtown square gardens. There will be professional, juried artists and crafts people from the four-county area selling their wares and giving demonstrations. This is an open air market with plenty of restaurants nearby. Admission is free. Call 479-236-2910 or visit www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org for more information.