The 12th Annual “Buffalo Headwaters Challenge” Mountain Bike Ride

The 12th Annual “Buffalo Headwaters Challenge” weekend hosted by the Ozark Off Road Cyclists is January 27th to the 29th 2017 in Red Star, Arkansas. 3 days of mountain bikes, music, food, and friends just 50 miles east of Fayetteville. Things kick off Friday with a campfire dinner highlighting 2 decades of volunteer trail advocacy as the Ozark Off Road Cyclists, a regional 501(c)3 dedicated … [Read more...]

Hometown Hero

“Go big or go home” is a quote used frequently in the South to describe the motivation and drive behind the scenes. Country music singer Lance Carpenter was the embodiment of that mantra last weekend. Lance knows how to have a good time and his friends, family and fans got to witness this first hand at “Music on the Mulberry”.  Some guests had previously purchased tickets for Thunder on the … [Read more...]

Harvest Festival Bands take to the Natural State

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival was hosted at Mulberry Mountain this past weekend. An estimated 5000 festival attendees experienced Arkansas’ autumn weather with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and no rain! The festival has seemed to be plagued by stormy even tornadic weather in previous years. The festival organizers and musicians were quite outspoken regarding the … [Read more...]

Bentonville Puts on a Show

It was billed as a three day mountain bike festival, but upon arriving in Bentonville we quickly discovered that the Slaughter Pen Jam was going to be about much more than mountain biking. We arrived at the downtown Bentonville Square around 5 Friday evening and things were already hopping. We were there to see the trials and BMX demonstrations, but soon realized that we were in the middle of the … [Read more...]

Details on the Slaughter Pen Jam this Weekend

Slaughter Pen Jam has become a full blown festival complete with music, food, demonstrations, runs and of course bikes. Here is some more information on the 2014 version happening this weekend. We'll be there all weekend taking it all in. Even if you can't make all three days, plan to be there for some of the events on Saturday or the racing on Sunday. It's going to be a grand time in Northwest … [Read more...]

Trying to Catch a Train

Aboard a train, I met a dameShe was a hipsterMan a real gone dameShe wasn't prettyFor New York CityAs we strut down on that Ol' FairlaneWith a heave and a hoWell, I just couldn't let her go - Yardbirds, Train Kept A Rollin' Dream therapy states that if you are trying to catch a train in your dreams you are looking to bond with something, afraid you are missing out on opportunities or that your … [Read more...]

End of Summer Daze lifestyle festival

Fayettechill announces the End of Summer Daze lifestyle festival, August 22-24. End of Summer Daze was created out of love for the Ozark outdoor community. Fayettechill aims to create and share experiences for all that want to enjoy the Ozarks, so we created a 3­day camping festival to make sure everyone has the chance to make the most out of their final Summer days. The purpose of this … [Read more...]

Mayfest in the Mountains

As the evening sun shone bright in the western sky, I reclined in a pale green Adirondack chair, refreshing beverage in hand, soaking in the the soothing sound of Fayetteville based singer/songwriter Gable Bradley performing on the small stage below the stone tower at Hazel Valley Ranch. The smooth style of the Springsteen sound-alike balladeer was almost as relaxing as the late afternoon hammock … [Read more...]

Fat Tire Festival – Eureka Springs

Sometimes when I go to a race, I knock out a pre-ride the day before, get a good night's sleep at the hotel and wake up refreshed and ready in the morning. The Fat Tire Festival is not one of those races. Fatty Fest is three days of non-stop riding and partying that will leave you needing a vacation day on Monday. Set in picturesque Eureka Springs, this year's festival featured five … [Read more...]

Hazel Valley Hospitality – The Saddlebock Mountain Bike Festival (Part 2)

(Read Part 1 first or risk being totally confused) Ah yes, mountain bikes. This was billed as a mountain bike festival after all. Once we returned from our hike, Cliff along with about half of the lodge staff and all the Ozark Off-Road Cyclist folks geared up and headed out to get some mountain biking in. A mixture of single track, ATV roads and forest roads cover much of each side of … [Read more...]