Free and open to the public, Honor Fest celebrates individuals and families who serve
The second-annual Northwest Arkansas Honor Fest will take place in Bentonville on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2024, at Orchards Park, 1100 N.E. John Deshields Blvd. Honor Fest is a free, family friendly, outdoor event that is open to the public and celebrates first responders, military service members, veterans and their families. 
NWA Honor Fest is hosted by REBOOT Recovery, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals to overcome trauma. The mission of NWA Honor Fest is to foster connections and provide resources and opportunities for those who serve our country and communities. 
“Northwest Arkansas is the greatest place to live in the USA,” said Dr. Wesley Northey, national partnerships lead with REBOOT Recovery. “Honor Fest exists to make sure that anyone who serves across the country feels welcomed, celebrated, and supported here. Thank you to all those who keep us safe. Honor Fest is for you.”
Visit Bentonville is proud to serve as a presenting sponsor for the festival, along with the close support of Walmart, which is headquartered in Bentonville. Walmart founder Sam Walton served in the Army during WWII, and the company has shown support for military service members and veterans through its initiatives. 
Kalene Griffith, CEO and president of Visit Bentonville, expressed her excitement about the upcoming event: "Honor Fest is a meaningful way for our community to come together and celebrate those who have selflessly served us all, while showing the support that is available to first responders, military members, veterans and their families. We hope everyone will join us in honoring these heroes and enjoying a day of fun and connection.”
This year, NWA Honor Fest has partnered with the Arkansas National Guard Foundation who is hosting a golf tournament the day prior. Saturday's events include a kickoff celebration at Memorial Wall, an enlistment ceremony, job fair, and several competitions. Attendees can enjoy live music and free local BBQ while exploring the booth expo or the Family Fun Zone, with activities such as kids obstacle course, dart battlefield, face painting, snow cones, corn hole, bounce houses, military and first responder vehicles, and more. 
The event is free and open to all ages. For more information about the event and to sign up for a free NWA Honor Fest ‘24 pin and goodie bag, visit  
About REBOOT Recovery
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