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After months of planning, FORMAT Festival starts today

The three day festival will take place on 250 acres of a natural landing strip surrounded by a forested ravine just outside of downtown Bentonville.
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The three day festival will take place on 250 acres of a natural landing strip surrounded by a forested ravine just outside of downtown Bentonville.

Events like the Bentonville Bike Festival and the Bentonville Film Festival attract thousands of people. FORMAT Festival is this weekend, and its planners are expecting about 10,000 attendees. Debbie Griffin, the director of administration for the City of Bentonville, said planning for festivals requires coordination of safety, lodging, sanitation and transportation.

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Anna Pope is KUAF's growth impact reporter and a Report for America corps member