May Snow Causes Event Changes and Cancellations in Northwest Arkansas

It’s hard to celebrate spring with snow on the ground. Seriously, snow in Arkansas in May! This crazy weather has put a crimp in lots of people’s plans in northwest Arkansas.

The opening night (tonight) of The Passion Play in Eureka Springs has been cancelled, as has Bentonville’s First Friday. Some of First Friday’s music has been moved indoors. Springfest in downtown Fayetteville has been cancelled for this weekend. It will be rescheduled, but no dates set yet. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear the new plans.

Foamfest in Fayetteville is moving inside the Walton Arts Center along with a few other activities. Here are the revised plans according to a press release from Walton Arts Center:

All outdoor Trail Mix activities previously planned for the Frisco Trail and Crystal Bridges Trails are being moved inside to Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. A music-on-the-trails event will be scheduled on the Crystal Bridges Trails later this summer.


Friday, May 3 (Rescheduled music from First Friday)

5:30-7:30pm  Brick Fields Duo at Tusk & Trotter in Bentonville

7:00-9:00pm Carter Sampson at the Pressroom in Bentonville

**Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders will perform at a location TBD.


Saturday, May 4 (Rescheduled Trail Mix events)

10am-11am    FREE music in the Walton Arts Center lobby & galleries **same bands that were scheduled to perform in Fayetteville at Trail Mix

11am-12pm    Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo to perform a FREE show in Baum Walker Hall

12:00pm       Enjoy lunch at Greenhouse Grille in Fayetteville with the Artosphere artists with music by Shannon Wurst

3-5:00pm      FREE music in the Walton Arts Center lobby & galleries **same bands that were scheduled to perform in Bentonville at Trail Mix

5-8:00pm      Fayetteville Foam Fest has been moved indoors to Walton Arts Center. VIP access is open at 4pm. For tickets, visit or purchase at the door.


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