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The Good Life Experience

Friday, September 14, 2018 to Saturday, September 15, 2018
Rates/Admission Prices

Price ranges from FREE to $20
depending on the event

Downtown Rogers
201 S First Street
Rogers, AR 72756

Experience The Good Life in September at this inaugural event in Downtown Rogers celebrating Northwest Arkansas’ quality of life and culture of food, arts, and outdoors. The weekend kicks-off on Friday evening with a farm-to-table dinner. On Saturday, low-cost workshops and classes on food, arts, and outdoors “pop-up” while a simultaneous marketplace featuring local businesses opens to the community.

Families, young professionals, outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers and explorers will find this event a fun and festive way to experience The Good Life.

Kick-off Dinner | September 14
Imagine a sunset dinner where you enjoy fresh, farm-to-table ingredients under beautiful lights. You’re seated at a long table with friends and family, lit with glowing candles and lights strung overhead while a band plays festive live music. It’s a perfect kick-off to a weekend full of celebrating The Good Life enjoyed locally through delicious cuisine, and the wonderful outdoors.

Save the coming soon!

Festivities | September 15
Imagine a day of learning from local chefs, artists and instructors at numerous "pop-up" workshops and classes such as live-fire cooking, yoga on the bricks, watercolor painting, and more. Stroll the downtown streets enjoying performances and public demonstrations such as live mural paintings, street musicians, and a variety of interactive, fun learning experiences. Then, adventure over to a colorful marketplace in the fall afternoon that features local businesses there to help you learn about interesting new services and products, sample healthy local bites, participate in family-friendly activities and crafts, and more. Spend the day experiencing all of the event’s festivities as well as unique specials, sales, foods and drinks offered from local downtown businesses.


Homebrewing & Fermentation (21+) |  Learn from a variety of regional businesses that use fermentation in their business, and walk away with a fermenting beverage that you'll make during this class. 

BBQ Class | Discover new live-fire cooking techniques and walk away with new recipes. This class includes samples of meat and veggies straight from the grill!

Cooking as a Family | Work with your kids and/or grandkids to make a meal. Learn where food comes from and how healthy foods help your body.

Downtown Yoga | Bring your own mat for this donation-based outdoor Yoga class in Downtown Rogers with a teacher from Kom Hot Yoga.

Wheel Mobile | Sign up to try your hand at the pottery wheel in this super-cool mobile art studio located in a renovated Winnebago.  

Many more workshops are in the works and are to be announced! 


This is a fun, new opportunity to present your products and services to families, millennials, outdoors adventurers, the art community, and food enthusiasts.

There are two types of booths. One is for Food, Arts, and Outdoor businesses whose mission, products, or services fall into those categories. If your business does not fit into those categories, you can host and feature an activity like having crayons and coloring sheets to pass out or partnering with an artist, business, or nonprofit whose mission does fit. The Chamber has many nonprofits and artists who are excited to partner with your business at no extra charge!

Take advantage of this opportunity to network with community groups, have a fun interactive booth, and position your business as a community leader in the arts, food, or outdoors community!

Booth space is very affordable: only $125. To purchase a booth space now, click on the "Register" button or call (479) 636-1240.

Sponsorships are also available with added benefits. Contact Member Services at


Downtown businesses will be hosting a huge variety of other events, food specials, and fun activities. For example:

John Mack talk at The Cooking Studio - 6:00 p.m.

More activities to be announced soon!