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Roger’s Public Library greeted me with the excited buzz of its first official Mini Maker's Faire on July 19, 2014. The air was filled with sounds of 3D printers, sewing machines, and even a hand crafted robot roaming the floors. A Maker's Faire is for anyone who creates or is interested in the creative process. Roger's Mini Maker’s Faire welcomed builders, designers, tinkerers, hobbyists and advocates from the region. The event brought over 1,000 visitors into the library over the course of the day. [Chain Mail Photo]
They came from all over the United States, from as far as Oregon, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Montana; teams of competitors lined the podium at the Daisy Nationals Opening Ceremonies Friday night, July 4, 2014.
I don't know about you guys, but the little taste of spring we had this week has made me even more excited about being able to enjoy some live music and great weather in Rogers soon! If you've driven along I-540 in Rogers recently, I'm sure you've noticed the big changes on the west side of the interstate near exit 83. The Walmart AMP, located on Northgate Rd., right beside Embassy Suites off of I-540, is really coming along and will be ready to host concerts starting in June of this year. You can see just how far the AMP has come by watching a really cool time-lapse video of the construction here (plus a birds-eye view of the FOUR snow storms we've had this year). Spring will be here before we know it and music will be filling the air!
All Hallow's Eve is almost upon us! If you're looking for something to do Halloween night, there are several options in Rogers. Plus, it's not too late to get in a visit to area haunted houses or corn mazes, but you'd better hurry! Here's a quick rundown of Halloween events and other activities to get in some last-minute fall fun!
It's time to get crafty in northwest Arkansas! Join the more than 250,000 craft enthusiasts from across the nation that will soon be making their way to northwest Arkansas to attend arts and craft fairs across the region. Top artists and craftsmen from all over the United States come to northwest Arkansas to show and sell their hand-made wares in the renowned craft fairs held each May and October. It's the perfect time of year to start shopping for holiday gifts and decorations, plus enjoy the scenic drive around northwest Arkansas, which is why assignment #11 in the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series is getting crafty at the local craft fairs!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend that the entire family can enjoy? The 13th Annual NWA International Festival will be held in historic downtown Rogers this Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual festival is a must-do, which is why it lands at #10 on the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series. Not only does this festival feature some great entertainment, but it's also educational...just don't tell the kids that! Here are all the details you need to know before heading out the door this weekend.
Some of the most scenic and thrilling rides can be found right here in northwest Arkansas, including Rogers. Soon bikers from all over the country will be riding the roads through the Ozark countryside exploring lakes, creeks and historic buildings and towns. An estimated 400,000 bikers will be making their annual pilgrimage to northwest Arkansas for Bikes, Blues and BBQ September 18-21. Even if you can't make the festival, but love to ride, then keep reading. We'll share some of the best routes in the area and best places to check out along the way.
BBB Weekend Events
There are a lot of events planned across the area outside of the official BBB events. Here's a quick rundown of other places to check out while in town.
The final 3rd Friday of the season will bring Rogers a taste of the biggest festival in the area; Bikes, Blues & BBQ will come roaring into Downtown Rogers on Sept. 20. Can’t you just see rows and rows of gleaming motorcycles lined up on Walnut and First Streets? This will be an official event of the BBB festival, featuring BBB merchandise, so come down to pick up your t-shirt and enjoy the show. This event is great for the entire family! In addition to the great local shops and restaurants to explore, you'll also enjoy live entertainment, kids activities and a beer garden to quench your thirst. Third Friday is held in downtown Rogers from 5 - 9 p.m. near Frisco Park.
Pig Trail Harley Davidson
The annual Bikes Blues and BBQ rally featuring over 75 national vendors on site at Pig Trail H-D
starts Wednesday Sept. 18. Live concerts will be held next door at the PIG PEN, (full schedule and lineup available at pigtrailhd.com). A bikini bike wash will be held Wednesday through Saturday, and a Jammin’ for Jesus Celebration will be held on Sunday Sept. 22. For more details and times, visit www.pitrailhd.com.
Summer break may be over, but the fun doesn't have to end. The 29th annual Frisco Festival, which is assignment #9 in the 100 Things to Do in Rogers series, is set for Aug. 23-24. The fun kicks off Friday at 5pm and then continues from sun up until after sun down on Saturday. This huge street party that celebrates the town's rich railroad heritage features live music, carnival rides, delicious food, a beer garden, arts and crafts vendors and much more. From poker runs and 5Ks to pancake breakfasts and talent shows... there's something for everyone over the two-day period. I'll break down the events and activities into categories so you can best plan your weekend so you don't miss out on anything! For more information you can always visit the Frisco Festival website.