This weekends frigid temperatures aren’t ruining plans for the largest new years eve celebration in Northwest Arkansas.
Houston Hughes iis the Program Coordinator for Last Night Fayetteville. He said, “We get started in July of every year and that’s when we start sort of figuring out what bands have been real stand outs that year.”
Last Night Fayetteville takes months to plan and is all a part of Fayetteville’s New Year’s Eve artistic celebration.
Hughes said, “Things like our festival where we’re entirely local acts are here to try and bring that community together.”
Local bands and artists are set to entertain families into the new year.
With the below freezing temperatures expected on New Years Eve, event planners say they’ll have concert venues inside local businesses here on the square.”We’re a little bit worried about the weather, but we’re trying to make sure that everyone knows that all of the events are indoors. Everything will be heated,” said Hughes.
The hog drop however, will be outside.
Fayetteville Fire Department will be working around the clock to keep locals safe at the event and warn families to be extra prepared
Fayetteville Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief, Harley Hunt said, “They’ll be shooting off some fireworks. We’ll be standing by for that as those fireworks are in close proximity to some of the buildings downtown.”
Fire officials said it’s better to be safe than sorry especially with the expected weather conditions.
Asst. Fire Chief Hunt said, “Be cautious of it. Take plenty of clothes. Don’t underestimate this weather. “
The event caters to both adults and children so bring your family out to the square for one hog of a time.