Final First Thursday event of the season set for Oct. 6

Modeling / Photo: LAYERS

Summer is over, fall is here, and that means it’s almost time for First Thursday Fayetteville to settle down for a long winter nap for the year. But first, there’s one more party on tap.

The monthly outdoor festival on the square returns for one final evening of music, art, food trucks, group bike rides, kid activities, and more this year with their “Larger Than Life” themed event set for Thursday, Oct. 6.

The October installment will include music by Modeling, Rachel Ammons, and Amato musicc starting at around 5:30 p.m.

In addition, expect a kid zone, a mobile gaming area, a slow-roll bike ride, a giant puppet parade, free yoga, local arts and craft vendors, and more.

Food trucks this month include Wicked Wood Fired Pizza, V&A’s Tasty Treats, Margaret’s Juan Rose, ShoBo’s Kitchen, BeaverTails Pastry, and Sweet Scoops Blender Bar.

This month’s Slow Roll bike ride will be a glow ride, so glow sticks, lights, glow-in-the-dark clothes, etc. are encouraged. Some free glow sticks and lights will be handed out as well.

Local art galleries will host openings to coincide with the event as well, including the new regional art show Our Art, Our Region, Our Time featuring work by more than 70 local artists at Walton Arts Center, a new show called Goal 14, Water for Life at Art Ventures, a new show called Opening of the Hand at Fenix Arts inside Millar Lodge on Mount Sequoyah, and Creative Spaces has a new show called Dear Ozarks.

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will last until about 9 p.m. The weather is going to be glorious.

For more information about the final event for the year, check out the Facebook event.