Eclipse Food Festival celebrates Arkansas agriculture, food entrepreneurs, and culinary innovators

Tyler Hopwood (third from right) from Hopwood Breads receives an award as part of a business accelerator organized by Cureate in 2023. (Courtesy)

A food festival that promises a celebration of the state’s agriculture and food innovation is coming up soon in Fayetteville.

The Eclipse Food Festival is scheduled at Mount Sequoyah Center from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4.

The event, presented by FORGE and Cureate, will give attendees a chance to meet local farmers and food entrepreneurs and sample Arkansas-made and Arkansas-grown products.

The festival will also serve as a platform for graduates of the Cureate Courses program to showcase their innovative food businesses for a chance to win a $5,000 prize.

A curated lineup of live music is planned, featuring performances by DJ Josue, The Shiloh Old Time Pickers, and Meadow Makers.

Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at Children under 10 are admitted free of charge. Tickets include entry to the event and a pair of eclipse glasses to commemorate the upcoming solar eclipse.

Mount Sequoyah Center is located at 150 N. Skyline Dr. in Fayetteville.