Top 10 Reasons
to Fall Into Rogers
When the weather begins to cool, take in autumn’s splendor in the midst of Ozarks Mountain country in Northwest Arkansas. From spectacular fall foliage to charming arts-and-crafts fairs, you’ll find plenty of natural beauty and small-town charm for a perfect getaway.
1. Craft Festivals
As the fall foliage begins to transform the Ozarks countryside into a blaze of sublime colors, Rogers, Arkansas also begins to shift into a more colorful atmosphere—with arts and crafts fairs. These annual fall fairs draw hundreds of local artisans, makers, and artists to the area to display handcrafted jewelry, small batch soaps, homemade quilts, country furniture, antiques, fine art and much more. Go shopping at these unique fairs and festivals throughout Northwest Arkansas to discover something truly one-of-a-kind.
2. Pumpkin Patches
Pumpkin patches are perfect for family-fun with corn mazes, hayrides, pig races, play areas, corn cannons, barrel train rides, live music, and of course hundreds and hundreds of pumpkins to pick from and take home. Here’s a list of pumpkin patches in the area.
There’s nothing like the thrill of the open road, an engine rumbling beneath you and wide-open spaces stretching out before you. Explore Northwest Arkansas’ scenic roads on motorcycle, such as Scenic 71 Loop and I-49 Scenic Byway, featuring idyllic countryside and picturesque Ozark forests. Find your next route through the Ozarks here.
4. Fall Foliage
Cooler weather starts to creep in, and each year everything becomes just a tad bit cozier. You can almost feel the change as the leaves start to lighten. Dogwoods turn a deep burgundy red. Here and there pops of orange, red, and yellow can be seen amongst the trees as winter draws closer. Check out the best views in Rogers this fall.
With Oktoberfest events around NWA like Natural State Beer Co. Oktoberfest and the Rogers Oktoberfest hosted in downtown, we also have a few annual events. NW Arkansas Championship is our annual LPGA Tour stop. This 6-day event is packed with family-friendly fun throughout the week including a food festival called BITE NW Arkansas. Same Rally, New Destination: Come to Rogers for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ, a non-profit motorcycle rally with a purpose that benefits women, children, and the underserved members of the NWA community.
Fall is the perfect time to explore the outdoors in Rogers and Northwest Arkansas. Bring your bike, or rent from one of the many cycling shops to test your skills at over 200 miles of trails in the area. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area has a variety of trails for hiking, biking, or even riding horses. Take a different approach and try an urban hike discovering the inspirational murals around Rogers. Other outdoor activities include eagle watch cruises on Beaver Lake, cavern tours at War Eagle Cavern, and golfing at one of the pristine courses in Rogers.
7. Craft Beer
Craft beer enthusiasts will find plenty to love in Rogers’ booming beer scene. Many of our breweries come out with seasonal beers that locals wait all year for their release. Be sure to check out Natural State Beer Company or Ozark Beer Company. For a complete list of local breweries and tap rooms, click here.
Just a short drive down I-49 is Fayetteville, Arkansas the home to the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Hogs average 5 to 6 home football games each fall at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. You won’t want to miss tailgating prior to the game and pre-function activities such as the kid’s zone. Tip: all U of A sporting events have a clear bag policy in affect.
All your ghosts and goblins are sure to have fun during Halloween in Rogers. From Ghost Walks at the Rogers Historical Museum, to scary corn mazes, and Halloween themed parties and events, there’s something for all ages.
What says Fall more than a pumpkin spice latte? Visit local hot spots like Onyx Coffee Lab, Iron Horse Coffee Company, and Reverie Coffee & Teahouse to check out their seasonal coffees and teas. Click here for a complete list of coffee spots in and around Rogers.