After a great summer filled with spectacular events, we on the Community Club Marketing Team are pausing for just a second to reflect. What a great time was had by all who attended every summer event: Surf the Bay, July 4, Boati Gras, Bayfest, Paddle Battle and Ozark Byways Buy Days, just to name a few.
Now we look forward to fall, and all the wonderful events coming up.
OktoberFest and StoryFest kick off a fall season full of festivals in the Bay. From oom-pah-pah music by Feather River Band and delicious German food, to enthralling stories told by the masters of storytelling, visitors and residents alike will come together in a weekend of celebration and fun. Rain or shine, this festival is a can’t miss!
Along with these two festivals is Thunder in the Bay, a motorcycle event sure to delight every type of rider. Be sure to pick up our new Motorcycle brochure, detailing awesome day trips. There are 6 mapped rides that will take cyclist through the Ozarks, capturing the beauty of the seasonally changing landscapes. These maps would also be great to take your family and friends on a day driving trip.
And though it does seem like fall is just beginning, plans for Festival of Trees is underway. Sponsored by the Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce, this beautiful display of all types of Christmas trees will be shown at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center beginning November 30.
The exciting news continues as our Mayor and General Manager, Paul Wellenberger, was featured in the recent Living in Arkansas magazine, the state’s relocation guide, and was also videoed for a story on the state’s website. Fairfield Bay was mentioned in the North Central Arkansas section, as the quieter side of the lake, where quality of life is second to none.
The state parks and tourism marketing team came and stayed in Fairfield Bay this summer to capture both video and photography of our beautiful area. Focusing on the lake, they made the trek to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain Island and shot video and photos all day and evening, showcasing hiking, boating, skiing and overall plenty of water play. The result is that Greers Ferry Lake and Fairfield Bay are now in the state’s TV, print and digital advertising. Due to poor weather, they were forced to cut short the rest of the shoot at the Indian Rock Cave and Cool Pool, but another day has been promised soon.
We hosted 24 Arkansas Welcome Center directors with a dinner cruise on the Veterans’ Barge and a tour of our great community. We rolled out our “welcome mat” to them, they had a wonderful experience, promising to spread the word across the state about our beautiful community and mountain lake resort. We are already seeing photos and other communication about Fairfield Bay popping up.
And 2016 is already shaping up to be our biggest year yet, with some big plans and excitement surrounding Fairfield Bay’s 50th Anniversary (1966-2016). Be sure to check in with us to learn of all the fun-filled activities we have planned for everyone! We will be reaching out to the community to share the history and your experience ‘Living the Good Life’ in Fairfield Bay. We can’t wait!
Fairfield Bay Marketing Team