#NWAChampionship Week returns for its 12th year, offering events and unique experiences for the whole community, including the expanded food festival – BITE NW Arkansas
ROGERS, Ark. – The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G will return June 18–24 to Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., bringing 144 of the best female golfers in the world to the region to compete. In addition to the golf tournament, the week-long schedule of community-driven events will also feature a three-night food festival and unique 5k race.
Event organizers announce today that BITE NW Arkansas will add an additional night of activities, growing the food festival to three total days of both consumer events and industry programming. 8th Street Market in Downtown Bentonville will once again play host to the event, June 20-22. Each night will feature a unique atmosphere, experiences and culinary offerings for guests to enjoy. Sold out the previous three years, BITE NW Arkansas invites attendees to spark a love for new cuisines, discover the best chefs and restaurants of the region, and celebrate the local culinary scene.
“As has been the case with the LPGA tournament from its inception, BITE NW Arkansas strives to showcase the best of the region and bring together the entire community,” stated Event Chairman Jay Allen. “We’re proud of the impact made through BITE NW Arkansas to both the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and Brightwater Culinary School, and how it has become a notable convening event for the local culinary scene.”
The golf tournament will see popular fan attractions return such as the Sam’s Club Kids Center, Hallmark Autograph Alley and the Gatorade Loudest Hole on Tour (No. 17). First introduced in 2017, Hub479, the tournament’s largest onsite structure, will once again provide guests a front-row seat to experience golf on the 17th Hole. Hub479 will feature several signature events throughout the week including family-friendly programming, a yoga class and a first responder’s appreciation event.
The 5k @ the LPGA benefiting Mercy will return as part of #NWAChampionship Week on Saturday, June 23. As in previous years, the event will feature a unique race route that winds through the championship golf course and Pinnacle Country Club community. Local companies are invited to participate in the race’s Corporate Challenge, competing for the titles of Fittest and Fastest Office in NW Arkansas.
Ticket sales for events associated with #NWAChampionship Week as well as volunteer registration will begin on March 1. Visit www.NWAChampionship.com to stay up to date with event news and information.