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Craft fairs
 and Northwest Arkansas go together like kettles and corn! Top artists and craftsmen from all over the United States come to Northwest Arkansas to show and sell their hand-made wares in our renowned Craft Fairs held each May and October.

Our region welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the nation as they shop for hand-made pottery, stained glass, baskets, jewelry, artwork, and much, much more, while meeting and sometimes watching the artisans at work.

Spread throughout Northwest Arkansas, what's historically known as the "War Eagle Weekend" includes numerous arts & crafts fairs, held annually the 3rd weekend of October.  A majority of the fairs are juried, meaning the artisans must meet strict guidelines in order to participate.

Most of the fairs will run through Sunday, most closing at 5:00pm (some later).  Keep in mind that all of our fairs are open - RAIN or SHINE! 



Fall 2017 Craft Fair Start Dates

Wednesday, October 18 Thursday, October 19 Friday, October 20

Opening on Wednesday, October 18, the fairs kick off with the Craft Fairs of NWA, presented by Makin It Happen Events at the Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville; and the Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Crafts Festival, located at the Spanker Creek Farm

Thursday, October 19, starts the War Eagle Fair the "original" Fair, located along the banks of the War Eagle River; the War Eagle Mill Craft & Culinary Fair and Sharp's Show of War Eagle, along with the Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival; Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Show at the Washington County Fairgrounds Fayetteville, Arkansas, Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Festival ; and the Rodeo of the Ozarks Arts & Crafts Festival.  On Friday, October 20, the Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Show will open at the NW Arkansas Convention Center/Springdale.

Spring 2018 Craft Fair Dates

Friday, May 4 Saturday, May 5 Sunday, May 6

On Friday, May 4 all of the Spring Arts & Crafts Festivals will open.  The Spring shows include The Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Show; and The Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Show.   

Saturday, May 5 is a busy day for the Spring Craft shows, as all of the fairs are open.  The Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Show located at the NW Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale, will conclude, so be sure to visit today! On Sunday, May 6, Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Show will end.   See you in the Fall!


Most of the fairs will run through Sunday.  Keep in mind that all of our fairs are open - rain or shine! 

Click on the links above for information about each of the fairs, and click on the map above to see the location.  NWA has many lodging and dining opportunities - click on the links above to help you plan your stay!











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