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When is the next first Friday?

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First Friday's usually start in April, but we'll see when we're allowed to have our first one. November is the last First Friday every year. Thats when we get ready for events like the Lighting of the Square & the Christmas Parade.

When do I apply for this year's First Fridays?

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Apply right now!

The way it works is you apply for each event two months in advance. So April's application will be live in early February etc.... You can't apply for the whole year. It's month by month and nobody is guaranteed a spot. This keeps it fair. They fill up extremely quickly so make sure to apply the first day.

To help your chances of being accepted try to think of something really unique you can do at your booth that will create a fun atmosphere for the people. (If you just hand out pamphlets, you probably won't make the cut.)

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Food Trucks have a separate application

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Food truck requirements can be a little different than the average booth, so you'll see the application here below or on our Apply page. Contact Tracie about that.

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Do you want to sponsor these events? We need you.

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That is seriously the best news we've heard! We can't do these events without amazing sponsors. We all know that a great way to promote your brand is to sponsor something awesome. Any of these events will be no exception. If you'd like to support the community by lending us a financial helping hand, talk to our Executive Director Andrew Heath. No pressure, but we really can't do them without you.

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SEASON

VENDORS

Recipes

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FOR EACH MONTH

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MAY

Welcome Home

Last year we combined all the cultures we could into performances for the MainStage, but this year we're going a step further and bringing food & art into the celebration.

04
JUN

Destination Arkansas

We are thinking of all the most exciting things we can pack into a First Friday for one thriller of a block party.

EVENTS

SPECIAL MARKETS

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APR

Sat Market Opens

This is the first day of the Bentonville Farmers Market and it's a big deal. We're cooking up some really neat ways to start it off right, but we'll have more on that soon.

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APR

Special Event

The first day of the midweek market located on the Bentonville Square this year.

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MAY

Dog Days

Join us for the most popular kid event of the year! 7th Annual KidsFest headlined by Peppa Pig! Come to a meet-and-greet with Peppa, and stay for photos, crafts with the whole gang, great giveaways, and be the first to watch brand new episodes to be streamed for the first time anywhere! This is in addition to the wonderful birthday party venues and kid focused vendors that will be set up at the event offering fun activities and giveaways!

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The Route

Starting near the Library, the parade will go north on Main Street until it gets to the Square. Then around the square and backdown 2nd Street.

ARTISTS

THAT'll BE THERE

Babes of Mud & Fire. (Janet Cross, Marg Shore, Mary Curtis)
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Pottery & sculpture. Works in high fired & raku'd clay

David Gomez
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It's abstract art with acrylic and ink

Fluid Art by Kimi
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Abstracted landscape and interiors ranging from small to large format.

Jeff Blecher, NWA Wood Design
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Custom designed cutting boards. Many intricate designs, including 3D. Custom, handmade wooden trains, custom painted door hangers,, licensed Razorback items.

Kim Seaberg
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All original fused glass art pieces, varying design and forms of display.

Leona Hunter Wade & Carole Simon Pugliese
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Oil and acrylic painting of “People I Use To Know”

Mal Cibulka
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Resin and mixed media/found object jewelry and trinkets

Matt Coburn
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Impressionistic Oil Paintings

Mike Kious
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Abstract images inspired by nature. Art Prints on paper framed and unframed on display.

RazorSharpWood Michael Sharp
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I create wood earrings made from exotic veneers with beautiful wood grains and natural colors. I also make bracelets, pendants and crosses. Boxes made from exotic hardwoods from all over the world., decorative wood crosses, natavities and scrollsaw items. All hand made in my shop in Pea Ridge. For the best look at my products go to Facebook at razorsharpwood.

Richard & Tina Lorenz
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Digital paintings created with the Ipad Pro / Whimsical Bird Art the intellectual creation of the artist/originals, prints & book

Riley Daniel McGill
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I will be displaying pen and ink drawings, as well as possibly playing and singing on the banjo if allowed.

Stephanie Petet
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Abstracted landscape and interiors ranging from small to large format.

Steve Griffith
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Paintings on canvas. Sizes small to large. Styles from abstract, figurative, and Impressionism. Priced from $50 to $1000

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