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.
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.
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.
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.
Golf is a big thing in Northwest Arkansas, especially in Rogers. Golf enthusiasts can find several opportunitites to play or watch the sport. And in my case, if you have loved ones who enjoy golf, you have several places to get great golf-related gifts.
My favorite Christmas movie in the whole world is A Christmas Story, where Ralphie wanted a Daisy Red Ryder air rifle more than anything. Did you know that the company who manufactures that famous air rifle is right here in Rogers, Arkansas? Furthermore, did you know they host an annual national BB gun championship for kids from all over the country that your family can go watch?
Topics: Festivals and Events
What better way to ring in the holidays than with a “Holidays Around the World” themed Christmas parade? Every year since I was a kid, I’ve watched the Thanksgiving Day parade on television; I especially loved seeing all the floats and giant balloons. While I still enjoy a parade, it’s even better because I get to watch the wonder in my kids’ eyes as they enjoy everything there is to see.
Every year decorations appear out of nowhere, lights begin to twinkle, and Christmas trees sparkle in all their festive glory. Traditions are a huge part of Christmas for my family. Some of our traditions involve making our family recipe for cutout sugar cookies, putting up the tree and sharing memories with each ornament that goes on the tree, putting our jammies on and watching a great Christmas movie (like Christmas Vacation), and more. We have one really special tradition as the days draw closer to Christmas. It involves a warm cup of hot chocolate and sparkling, glittering lights.
October 16th-19th marks a much-anticipated annual event at War Eagle Mill, just outside Rogers. War Eagle Fair has been a fall event since 1954. Bringing in both vendors and visitors from all across the U.S., it’s literally the mother of all craft shows. Along with the War Eagle Fair, War Eagle Mill also hosts the Sharp Show and the War Eagle Mill Crafts Fair…three events in one!