Scrooge isn’t from around here. Rogers is full of holiday spirit this weekend when it kicks off the season’s events with its downtown parade and a visit from Santa.
Northwest Arkansas hosts the 7th annual International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit this week (Nov. 10-12) and Rogers is the place to be for great trails, an incredible bike park, and other Summit fun. Whether you’re in town for this big event, or here to hit the mountain bike trails at a later date, there’s plenty to see and do on and off your bike.
After more than 15 months of improvements and construction, Lake Atalanta in Rogers is once again open to the public. Before we go any further, if you’re thinking I made a typo in the name, I didn’t. It is Atalanta with an extra “a,” not Atlanta.
About 700 kids with special needs enjoy trick or treating at the Embassy Suites in Rogers for Halloween each year with generous corporate and non-profit sponsors paying for the opportunity to give them candy. Now that’s community.
The sweet scent of hickory greets me floating within a cloud of Robert Johnson’s sultry mellow riffs, playing his blues away. I know this sound; I know this smell; and I recognize those bricks at the corner of 4th and Walnut. I’m in downtown Rogers sitting with my feet up at Pop’s Hog Wild BBQ. This popular you-can’t-miss-it red food truck serves as the gateway to the culinary scene that is becoming historic downtown Rogers, Arkansas. What could be more apropos? Barbeque always has been the starting point and reliable friend we can count on in our Ozark food heritage.
Topics: Where to Eat
Tents and tables full of handcrafted goods will pop up on pastoral plains and inside climate-controlled convention centers this week, Oct. 12-16, for the annual Northwest Arkansas Fall Craft Fairs.
When I was growing up, our parents got us season tickets to the local music theater in lieu of a big summer vacation. That meant that instead of traveling somewhere for a week, we were transported to another time and place through the arts several times throughout the summer.
Traveling on two wheels — whether on a bicycle or a motorcycle — is rapidly becoming a popular mode of both transportation and recreation in the United States, and Rogers is the perfect place for bike enthusiasts of all kinds to visit.
Great food, great people and great destinations, all in easy reach — it's what every successful guys' day out needs. In Rogers, you'll find some of the best restaurants in Northwest Arkansas, including local eateries, microbreweries, your favorite chains and delicious dessert spots. We've also got you covered on the more manlier end of the shopping spectrum, with Cabela's and other outdoor centers. For other to-do items on your list, check out our biking trails, golf courses, state parks, lakes and other great outdoor activities perfect for the last days of summer.
Topics: What to Do
When I was a kid, I wasn’t able to compete in the traditional sports like basketball or volleyball. I came to truly appreciate the skill, dedication and opportunities found in less well-known activities. For me, it was forensics. For a group of 59 teams of athletes, coaches and families who are headed to Rogers this weekend for the 51st Annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match, it’s competitive shooting.