If you weren’t around for it, this September really brought the noise. With the fall semester in full swing, Fayetteville has really come alive. The Razorbacks kicked off the 2015-2016 football season that everyone was anxiously awaiting, and we eclipsed the super moon as well as the one-year mark for Basecamp.

We partied with the folks of the Buffalo River Foundation, hired some new faces, represented at middle-America’s favorite climbing competition, and raised the ante with George's Majestic ticket giveaways and limited edition tees. And that’s not the end of it, as the arrival of October doesn't look to be slowing down. Here’s to looking backward, forward, and all the directions in between.

With the kick off of the football season, we've re-sparked our tailgating festivities. Every home game we’ll be here for you at Basecamp with a Yeti full of PBRs, Baggo (aka, Cornhole) gaming, and other surprises mixed in (like Hill City Popcorn’s sample bags during the Texas Tech weekend). So stop by and start your game weekends off right.

Mid-September, we were proud to host the Buffalo River Foundation and Nature Conservancy. Celebrating the acquisition of the beautiful Smith-Wagner land tract, Alison Lee gave a presentation on the yearly initiatives for the foundation. Fayettechill Farmhouse ale was flowing for all, 10% of our day's sales were shared for further preservation initiatives, and the great turn out gave us yet another reaffirmation of the amazing outdoor community the area offers.

Brian O'Dea (far right) with Buffalo River representatives at this month's fundraiser.


If you haven't been through to check out our fall line, be sure to do so. Full of flannels, sweaters, organic-cotton long sleeve tees, and new Free Fly gear, it's one of our best lines yet. Check here for the run down on our top sellers from the line so far.

As the end of September rolled through, the motorcycles followed. While BBQ filled downtown with smells of sweet molasses,  Fayettechill geared up for our presence at 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, a twenty-four hour festival of consecutive climbing out in Jasper, AR. Sending the fully-stoked George Bieker to rep the FC brand and lifestyle, we hosted a gear & beer giveaway boulder party on site. That evening, setting up Kammoks in the sprinter van and boulder pads outside, our #chillspot was appropriately ready for shenanigans to ensue. You’ll have to ask him for details, or stay tuned for his upcoming blog post, as our lips are sealed ;) 

This past Sunday, we waved the bikers farewell and sent a lucky winner to the Jeff Austin Band concert at George’s Majestic Lounge. As a part of FC's sponsoring of select George's shows, look to the Basecamp instagram (@fcbasecamp) and the weekly blog posts to see how to win tickets to upcoming shows. On deck in October is Cherub (Oct 6), Mix Master Mike with Wick-it the Instigator (Oct 9), Andy Frasco (Oct 31), and more. Also, stop by Basecamp (or order online) for the Limited Edition Tee we’ve collaborated on with the crew at George’s--collect both colors while they last! 

We look forward to the arrival of our Winter ’15 line which includes jackets, beanies, more sweaters and flannels, and additional designs of long and short sleeve shirts, arriving super soon. Through October you can also count on the Basecamp-sponsored Auburn game tailgate and George’s concerts that we’ll be simultaneously giving several free tickets to. 

Also, this month, expect to see a few of us and our mountain biking athletes at Slaughter Pen Jam. Held in Bentonville, AR, this three day festival will have outdoors vendors, live music, and high energy biking competitions that you won't want to miss. Stay tuned in to the blog for more info on this soon. FC will be apart of the even't kick off, hosted by two of our female ambassadors. Giveaways and good vibes will be flowing from our traveling yellow hammock tent at a Friday night vendor-neighborhood / trick show party from 8-10 pm right off the Bentonville square.

As mentioned, we’re looking forward to our official one-year anniversary of Basecamp on October 10th, and we can’t thank all who have supported us enough for not only the past year, but every year prior. It allows us to continue doing what we love-- bring the Ozarks to the nation, and we couldn’t do it without the help of each and every one of you. Cheers to the years!  

Photography by Ben Matthews / Layers Photo / Danny Henkel