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Intnl Art & Culinary WEEK

We're going to have the best First Friday ever...
as soon as it makes sense too. Get ready! This date is tentative.

April 3rd

features

Church Street

Serrano-Torres

we'll be eating

Free

THE MARKET APPS

One to order ahead for pick-up and another to keep up with everything there.

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Free

THE MARKET APPS

One to order ahead for pick-up and another to keep up with everything there.

Get The Vendor AppGet the Orders App
Free

THE MARKET APPS

One to order ahead for pick-up and another to keep up with everything there.

Get The Vendor AppGet the Orders App

When is the next first Friday?

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?

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

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.

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

These will be there every time!

Participants

We'll add more as they come.

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2020 Schedule

03
APR

Home Sweet Home

We're working with our friends at City Sessions to bring some new music and a taste of home to everyone.

01
MAY

Lights Camera Action

We're bringing it all together during the Bentonville Film Festival.

05
JUN

Adrenaline

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

03
JUL

American Heroes

American heroes come in all different places and ways. This will be the funnest way we can all thank them.

07
AUG

Back To School

It’s that time of year again! We’re turning the Square into a neighborhood block party to celebrate the end of summer and the school season ahead. Come learn about the many different opportunities for school-aged children while enjoying live music, food trucks, and interactive activities for all!

04
SEP

International Art & Culinary Fest

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.

02
OCT

Adrenaline

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

Media

See it for yourself.

Media

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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.

The Artists

Babes of Mud & Fire. (Janet Cross, Marg Shore, Mary Curtis)

Pottery & sculpture. Works in high fired & raku'd clay

David Gomez

It's abstract art with acrylic and ink

Fluid Art by Kimi

Abstracted landscape and interiors ranging from small to large format.

Jeff Blecher, NWA Wood Design

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

Kim Seaberg

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

Leona Hunter Wade & Carole Simon Pugliese

Oil and acrylic painting of “People I Use To Know”

Mal Cibulka

Resin and mixed media/found object jewelry and trinkets

Matt Coburn

Impressionistic Oil Paintings

Mike Kious

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

RazorSharpWood Michael Sharp

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

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

Riley Daniel McGill

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

Stephanie Petet

Abstracted landscape and interiors ranging from small to large format.

Steve Griffith

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

2019 Market Events

20
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.

24
APR

Wed Market Opens

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

11
MAY

Kid's Fest

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!

This is the first Dog Days of the year, a simple event where people bring dogs to the square for competitions and the dog parade. There are literally dog's everywhere! There are free dog treats and you can win some serious prizes for you and your dog.

Head over to the DBI booth in front of the Five and Dime to sign up for competitions like: Best Costume, Most Creative Name, and a Pet/Owner Look-a-like Contest. We have an awesome prize for each winner that you don't want to miss!

SCHEDULE
Dog Parade / 10am
Dog Competitions / 10:30am

Hundreds of kids bring their bikes and their parents for one epic ride around the square. Before-hand we set up a station to decorate your bike with the stars and stripes. Afterwards we hand out free ice cream until it's gone!

Decorating | 9am
Bike Parade | 10am
Ice Cream Party | 10:30am

People pack the Square for free Yarnell's ice cream on a hot day! There are competitions on the hour and whoever eats the most ice cream wins it free for life! It's messy and awesome.

10
AUG

Dr. Compton Day

Join us for Dr. Compton Day!  It is a FREE educational event for all ages to learn about conservation, environmental stewardship and recreational activities in NWA - all issues that were championed by our founder, the late Dr. Neil Compton. Interactive Conservation Stations, Rock Painting, Music, Ice Cream, Food Trucks & more!

Dog Days is so fun that we do it twice a year. It's a simple event where people bring dogs to the square for competitions and the dog parade. There are literally dog's everywhere! There are free dog treats and you can win some serious prizes for you and your dog.

28
SEP

Nonprofit Day

As a nonprofit ourselves, we think it's important to highlight all the organizations doing great things in the area. We gather as many nonprofits as we can on 2nd Street so you can learn more from them and support one if possible.

In addition to all our great farmers and crafters, artists decorate their booths with the art they work so hard on. Come browse or buy something incredible and support local artists.
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Halloween isn't far and this is another chance to wear your costume and hunt down some candy. All our vendors will have some and we're all excited to see the costumes. The Square is usually packed with trick or treaters. Bring a big bag!

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