world of oz

Oz is the heart of the vibrant cultural region of Bentonville, and greater Northwest Arkansas, with unparalleled access to outdoor recreation, and a community dedicated to unique outdoor, cultural, and art experiences.

Art & Culture
Throughout the weekend, you will have access to public art and free cultural experiences throughout Oz. Visit the Moshe Safdie–designed art museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, one of the largest collections of American art in the country, and the home of a James Turrell Skyspace, and a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, or walk through the Momentary, a multidisciplinary space for visual and performing arts. OZ Art will also be found in the most unexpected places, with over 400 pieces of museum-worthy art, artists, events, and experiences on trails, murals and outdoor installations. In the center of town, you will find CACHE, a collaborative shared space for Northwest Arkansas-based artists, with a transformed warehouse serving as a creative cauldron and testing ground for the city’s and the region’s artists and makers. To learn more about what you can find while in town, explore below!
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Outdoor Adventures
Did you know Bentonville, AR is the Mountain Biking Capital of the World? If you're looking for an outdoor adventure while in town, check out our curated outdoor tours by 37 North Expeditions, the official adventure partner of FORMAT! Each tour leaves from downtown Bentonville and lasts 1.5 to 2 hours, so you'll have plenty of time to explore and get back to the festival.
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Eat & Drink
The Wall Street Journal named Bentonville as one of its up and coming culinary scenes in 2014. Seasonality speaks to the chefs, as menus adjust to the harvest changes. The Bentonville Farm-to-Table culture is a large influence of Bentonville's unique offerings. With James Beard-honored innovations in food and beverage, this region has an ever growing list of the booming culinary scene.
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The city boasts some of the best locally-owned, one-of-a-kind boutiques and unique shopping experiences around. Take time throughout the weekend to explore the offerings and take home a piece of Bentonville with you.
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Spa & Wellness
Arrive at the festival refreshed and pampered after exploring one of the multiple spa and wellness options located throughout Bentonville.
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