Happening in NWA: Bluebird Museum, Oktoberfest

Here’s a look at what’s happening in northwest Arkansas.

BLUE BIRDS MUSEUM AT TERRA STUDIOS

This weekend, Fayetteville’s favorite art park celebrates the iconic glass bluebirds known and loved around the world.

Plan to attend the grand opening of the new Bluebird Museum at Terra Studios, which will take place this Saturday and Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days, you can celebrate the beloved bluebirds with themed activities, live music, craft workshops and artist demonstrations at Terra Studios, plus two full days of opportunity to dine on Wicked Wood Fired Pizza while they camp out at the Art Park for the weekend!

Although no longer produced, the remaining Blue Birds of Happiness are available for purchase, except for those currently preserved in the museum for future generations to enjoy.

MOPAR CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Here’s a reminder that the Mopar Classic will take place on the grounds of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge this weekend. This is your chance to get closer to classic cars.

The event will take place at the Eureka Springs Community Center tonight, then move to Turpentine Creek for a full day of celebration tomorrow starting at 9 a.m.

OZARK BEER CO. OKTOBERFEST

The classic Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany officially kicked off last week, but you have the chance to celebrate right here at home.

Ozark Beer Company in Rogers is hosting a day of Oktoberfest celebrations tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. They will have German food, live music, vendors, games and more.

You put on your lederhosen and polka dots on your way to the dining room from their location in downtown Rogers. The event is free and lasts until 9 p.m.

SPELMAN COLLEGE GLEE CLUB:

On Saturday, you’re in for a treat as the historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church plays host to the Spelman College Glee Club. This free family event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St. James located in Fayetteville.

This event is a partnership between the NWA Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, the Tea Rose Foundation and the Phi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

NATURAL ELECTION:

Election season is upon us and if you have any questions about voting, how the process works, etc., check out “Natural Election” – a podcast from KUAF Radio and Ozarks Large.

On Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m., join the conversation at the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. Your vote matters…find out why and be sure to bring your questions.

CRITICAL MASS SUMMIT:

Save the date for November 4 and 5. This is when the Critical Mass Summit returns.

This event aims to reduce barriers to trails, cycling and active transportation. You can expect guest speakers and activities such as rock climbing, hiking, yoga, and bike tours. Early access registration is now open at a discounted price.

You can choose whether you want to attend virtually or in person, or one day or both days. Early bird registration ends September 30.

FT. SMITH MARATHON:

Taking place in the River Valley, lace up your sneakers for an annual event.

The sixth annual Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon and Relays are back. On Sunday, runners will cover 26.2 miles of city streets, passing parts of Fort Chafee and Ben Geren Park, highways and paved thoroughfares ending at the University of Arkansas campus in Fort Smith.

The event is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

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