With the weather cooling down and the leaves changing colors, it finally feels like fall in Fayetteville. Add in a little Arkansas Razorback football, a haunted house or two and it might be the perfect autumn weekend.


Honey Collective will be playing at Prairie Street Live on Friday night. The bar opens at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Cover is $10 and tickets for the show can be bought online.

For those missing fall fashion week, don’t fret. NWA Fashion Week and Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum will be hosting Re-Runway – a set of three experiential drive-in events scheduled for October 9, 16 and 23. The socially distanced shows will feature a compilation of past NWA Fashion Week designer runway shows. They will be projected onto the side of the new AAFF office at 214 S. Main Street in Downtown Springdale. The event will feature live music, food trucks and boutiques.

It’s officially spooky season and the haunted houses are open. The Asylum Haunted House in Cave Springs will be open Friday & Saturday from 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in person or online. Masks are required to enter.


A favorite of many, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Downtown Square. Patrons can find pumpkins, baked treats and handmade merchandise, among other goods. Face coverings and six-foot distancing are required at booths and while walking around.

The Arkansas Razorbacks will take on the Ole Miss Rebels at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Donald W. Reynolds Stadium for the 2020 homecoming game. The game will be shown on the SEC Network channel for those unable to attend the game.


For those looking to cure the heartbreak or celebratory hangover from the Hogs’ game the night before, a stroll through Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art might just be what the doctor ordered. Nick Cave’s “Until” exhibit at The Momentary is another stop on the Bentonville list. The exhibit explores gender, race and gun violence in America through interactive and mixed-media art.

Cap off the weekend with a hair of the dog approach to Sunday brunch. Nomad’s Southtown, the Farmer’s Table, Prelude Breakfast Bar and any of the Arsaga’s locations are all Fayetteville classics. Social distancing and dining options can be found on their websites and social media pages.

Abbi Ross is the Editor in Chief of the Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as senior staff reporter.

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