These are some events happening in northwest Arkansas that are fun for the whole family.
Starting in Fayetteville on Friday, the University of Arkansas homecoming parade will happen on Dickson Street. Local businesses, clubs, charities and student organizations will be out for the parade along with the 2016 homecoming court. The parade happens Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can check in on Facebook here.
Pie-A-Palooza is happening on Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. For $5 you can taste pie from local businesses, then vote on your favorite in several different categories. Sticking with the pie theme, there will be cow-pie-bingo. It all happens at the Fall Harvest Arts and Crafts Festival from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can see all the details here.
The city of Springdale is hosting a free movie night on Friday. This week’s featured movie is Back to the Future. It will air at 8:30 p.m. It’s part of the city’s Moonlight Movie Nights. They are free to everyone. The movie will show on the side of the Archer Learning Center on Meadow Street. The city says if it’s raining when the movie starts, it will be canceled, otherwise they will play the movie until it starts raining. Come dressed as your favorite Back to the Future character for a chance to win a Marty Mcfly prize!
The city of Bella Vista is holding a grand opening for its trail system, which includes nearly 40 miles of trails. The ribbon cutting will happening Saturday. It will be a family-friendly event with different vendor booths, guided hikes, mountain bike rides and different food trucks. There will also be a bike rodeo for kids and clinics for adults to learn how to work on their bikes. The fun happens from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can find more information here.
Oktoberfest is happening in Eureka Springs this weekend. The festival raises money for community projects. There is a $10 entry fee, but once your inside, you can taste different craft and seasonal beers from right here in northwest Arkansas. There will also be food and live music. Oktoberfest will happen on Center Street in Eureka Springs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Check in on Facebook here.