Good news, everyone. After a brief winter hibernation, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will make its return this weekend (Saturday, April 2) on the square.
The 38th annual market opens at 7 a.m., and there’s a special recognition of long-time market members Marcella Thompson and Vivian London at 9 a.m. Music, puppets, and an address by Mayor Lioneld Jordan are planned for the kick-off party, and if all goes according to plan, there will be an unveiling of free Wi-Fi on the Fayetteville square.
More good news? It’s gonna be 70 degrees again by the end of the week.
Lots more specials and events are below. High five.
Arts & Events
The Fayetteville Chamber will host a Fashion Show and Ladies Lunch at Fayetteville Country Club on Friday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m.
It’s a huge week at George’s with Yonder Mountain String Band, Hayes Carll, Robby Earl, Big Smith, Vince Herman’s Great American Taxi, and 7 Walkers.
Greenhouse Grille has Sarah Hughes, Stevie Tombstone, and Pat Pathoumthong this week. Awesome specials every weekend, too.
Smoke & Barrel has Free Moral Agents (featuring members of Mars Volta), DJ Shortfuze, Flipoff Pirates, and more this week.
Ozark Natural Foods has an artist reception with Denise Greathouse and a Lunch & Learn on heart health April 2 to kick off Earth Month.
Songs in the ‘Ville returns to the UARK Ballroom with Jubal Lee Young, Justin Brasher, Shannon Wurst and Effron White April 14. Set an email or text reminder.
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway opens this week at Walton Arts Center.
Buster Belly’s has $2 domestic bottles and $2.50 well drinks every Thursday night.
Grub’s has $2 domestic beers, $3 wells and $2 you-call-its every Friday and Saturday from 12:30 a.m. to close.
Kingfish has American Honey shots, chilled and ready for $5 every day.
Mickey Finn’s has $2.50 Mexican bottled beers and well drinks every Wednesday night.
Food & Dining
The Fayetteville Clarion Inn is now taking reservations for Easter Lunch Buffet, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call today for pricing and reservations.
Emelia’s Kitchen has new healthy specials including rum and passion fruit-glazed mahi-mahi and cajun swordfish this week. Also, ask about their gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Having a party? Let Flying Burrito Co. handle the food with one of their hot taco or burrito bars.
The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, and Hugo’s will be serving up their Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburgers. Yum.
There’s one more week to take advantage of 1/2 price burgers and sandwiches from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at JJ’s Grill. Kids eat free starts April 1.
Coffee from Little Bread Co. + cinnamon roll + Farmers’ Market = an awesome Saturday on the Fayetteville square.
Pulled pork, beef brisket, hot links, and cheddar cheese all on one sandwich? It’s called the Rusty Shackelford, it’s at Lucky Luke’s BBQ, and yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds.
The annual Penguin Ed’s Where’s Oreo contest starts April 4. Watch for a giant penguin around town, stop in to Penguin Ed’s and tell them where you saw it for a chance to win $500 in cash and prizes.
Powerhouse Seafood has added breakfast for lunch on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a cajun (bloody) mary while you’re there.
You know what makes a tough workday a lot more bearable? A lunch break on Sassy’s patio, with one of their $5.99 lunch specials.
Slim Chickens will open a new location at Spring Creek Center in Fayetteville on April 13.
More Sales & Specials
A brand new 2011 Subaru Tribeca is on special for $32,989 through March 31 at Adventure Subaru.
It’s your last week to buy a complete pair of eye glasses or a year’s supply of contacts, and get free frames at The Eye Center Optical Shop. Get there before March 31.
Is your child headed to camp this summer? Ozark Urgent Care is offering Camp War Eagle physicals for $25 this week.
March-stache madness at Shine Salon is coming to an end this week. There’s still time to add an above-the-lip wax for $5.
The Diamond Hogs season is in full swing, and new baseball shirts are in at Something Urban this week. Check ’em out.
Select sunglasses are just $7 this week at Ultra Studios.
Get $650 off your first month’s rent when you sign a new lease on the 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath houses on Rupple Row from AMA.
Looking for your own place? Templeton Place apartments from BR Management are just $400/mo.
Austin Vision Care accepts several types of insurance, including AlwaysVision, Avesis, Superior, Spectera/Optum Health, ARKids, and more.
Looking for a great, quick, regular workout? Check out the 30-minute classes at Clubhaus Fitness.
Need to redecorate? Eco Chic just put several modern-looking canvases on the floor. Great price, too.
Ella’s is now serving their famous Sunday Brunch on Saturdays as well.
Masons on Joyce is now carrying the new French Connection Spring collection.
Riffraff just posted photos of a bunch of new spring arrivals. Check out the hand-painted piggy banks.
If you’re looking for Apple products, Adobe Software, Windows Software, games for Wii, XBox and PS3, or other technology-related item, UA Computer Store & Service Center probably has you covered.
Have you seen the Zortees Paisley Pig t-shirts yet? Now you can order one from their website.