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Are you looking for something for your family to do this weekend? Check out FamilyLifeNWA.com each week for our top weekend picks.  There's always something to do in Northwest Arkansas. Now you know! See our full calendar of activities.


Top picks for Weekend Activities: August 10th - August 13th

by Angela Forsyth


Are you looking for something for your family to do this weekend? Check out FamilyLifeNWA.com each week for our top weekend picks.


There's always something to do in Northwest Arkansas. Now you know! See our full calendar of activities.

  1. Benton County Fair

  2. Grab your cowboy hat, pull up your boots, and ride on over to this year's Benton County Fair. For more than 100 years, the Benton County Fair, board, volunteers and sponsors have been playing a vital role in our community supporting economic development and quality of life. Thanks to sponsors, this year's gate entrance is free. Armbands are $25 Each Day.


    When: GATE HOURS
    Free Gate Admission (All Days)
    August 8, 2017 - 1:00PM - 10:00PM
    August 9, 2017 - 9:00AM - 10:00PM
    August 10, 2017 - 9:00AM - 10:00PM
    August 11, 2017 - 9:00AM - 11:00PM
    August 12, 2017 - 9:00AM - 11:00PM

    Where: 7640 SW Regional Airport Blvd., Bentonville, AR 72712

    Cost: Free Admission. $25 wristbands for unlimited rides.

    Link: https://www.bentoncountyfairar.org/


  3. Dr. Compton Celebration

  4. Once a year we celebrate local hero of the Buffalo River Dr. Neil Compton. This year there's a full day planned for families beginning at 9am. Activity highlights include: games, stories, refreshments, music and exhibits. See the link for a detailed schedule. Rain or shine.


    When: Friday, August 11, 9am-11am

    Where: Compton Gardens & Conference Center. 312 N Main St, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

    Cost: Free

    Link: Facebook Page


  5. Summer Family Fun: Movie Night - The Lorax (2012)

  6. Bring a blanket and enjoy a family-friendly movie! Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) will be shown outdoors at Crystal Bridges. Free, no registration required. Contact phone number: 479.418.5700


    When: Friday, August 11 at 8:30pm

    Where: Walker Landing, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 600 Museum Way Bentonville AR, 72712

    Cost: Free

    Link: Theater Website, https://crystalbridges.org/calendar/summer-family-fun-movie-night-3/


  7. Storytime at the Museum of American History

  8. Storytime is geared towards preschoolers, but is great for all ages. If you've never been to Bentonville's Museum of American History, you should check it out. This hidden gem is free and kids love seeing the full woolly mammoth skeleton and searching for arrowheads in the rocks outside. See our post on Hidden Gem: Native American Museum. Call (479) 273-2456


    When: Saturday, August 12, 10:30am-11:00am

    Where: 202 SW 'O' Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

    Cost: Free

    Link: http://monah.us/


  9. Preparing for the Great American Eclipse

  10. Drop by the library's lobby to prepare for the Great American Eclipse. To safely view the eclipse, you must properly protect your eyes. The library will be distributing special eclipse viewing glasses to help you enjoy the solar show while supplies last.


    When: Sunday at 1:30 PM - 4 PM

    Where: Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Cost: Free

    Link: Facebook Event Page




    Angela Forsyth, free lance writer with Firefly Marketing, LLC

    Angela Forsyth, Editor - FamilyLifeNWA.com