From the Fayetteville Farmers' Market to shopping opportunities, museums and historical attrractions, and the bars and restaurants on Dickson Street, there's plenty to do in Fayetteville before and after the Arkansas/Auburn game, which starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
If you managed to get a good parking space and don't want to stray too far away from the university campus, Southeastern Conference great Billy Ray Smith Jr., former University of Arkansas defensive lineman. He will be signing autographs from 3-5 p.m. on the lawn of Bud Walton Arena as part of a special free SEC Game Day event which includes family-friendly games, fun, free stuff and a chance to register for a SEC Championship Prize Package with tickets to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta. It's sponsored by Regions Bank SEC Tour.
Parking space or not, you might consider exploring one of the area's corn mazes, especially if you have the kids with you. To read about them in InArkansas.com click here.
And you ought to take a ride to Bentonville to explore the progress on Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, scheduled to open on Nov. 11. To read Arkansas Business' Jan Cottingham's interview with Alice Walton, the driving force behind the museum, click here.
One of the most complete source of information on all things Fayetteville is ExperienceFayetteville.com, a website from the city's Advertising and Promotion Commission. Click on the categories of Play for information on shopping, nightlife and entertainment, Dickson Street, sports and recreation and family fun, Eat for restaurants from coffee bars to steak houses to first-rate Mexican eateries, Stay (to help you find a hotel in case your plans to crash at your friends' house fall through) and Calendar for events by date.
For more information contact the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau, 21 S. Block St., Fayetteville, at (479) 521-5776.