Bentonville’s newest culinary destination – 8th Street Market –will mark its opening in Northwest Arkansas by hosting BITE NW Arkansas, a two-day food festival now in its third year in the region. Encompassing approximately 10 acres along 8th Street in the Bentonville Market District near the Bentonville Square, 8th Street Market will ultimately showcase culinary education, music and the arts, new restaurant and hospitality venues, and other specialized food and drink concepts.
8th Street Market is home to Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a program of Northwest Arkansas Community College. Brightwater represents one of the most comprehensive culinary arts and hospitality programs of its kind in the central United States. Spring classes are now underway at Brightwater’s campus within 8th Street Market.