The Bakery District

The Bakery District


Bakery district is happening thank you for coming out

Arkansas' original bakery started in 1921 and renovated as an event center and multi-use gathering space to promote community and activate downtown Fort Smith.

Home to Fort Smith Coffee Co, Bookish and Big Tasty Burger.

Operating as usual

Comedy Night TONIGHT!!🎤 Y’all come let us know who brings the most laughs!! See you tonight on the patio at 7pm🤩

It’s almost lunch time at The Bakery District🍕🍔🥗🍤!! Come check out the food trucks 〰️ Poor mans pizza, See’s Seafood and Big Tasty Burger 〰️ and see what they have to offer🤤.

SPECIAL TREAT FOR YALL! Poor Man’s Pizza will be at the Bakery tomorrow for lunch! Monday Nov 16th 11am - 2pm! Come try them out and let’s us know what you think💭 🍕

Coming soon to The Maple Room at The Bakery District: The Jingle Bar 🎄🎅🏼🔔 @jinglebar479

Goodies include drinks and food!
November 27- January 2✨

Homemade cocktails are in your future 🍸🥂

Trivia Night but with donations✨ Support The Salvation Army AND come have fun! Bring a donation when you come on Monday for Trivia and let the season of giving begin ❤️

Fort Smith Coffee Co.

Chilly outside, but cozy within those walls. ☺️ Did you know that there are two food trucks at @bakerydistrict?! You are welcome to sit inside our shop, if you purchase from us, either food truck or @bookishshopfs. Aannnddd I hear that the patio will have some big ol’ heaters by this weekend. 😳🙌🏼🔥

We wanna know who is interested in a Bocce Ball tournament!! We will have a small tournament & live music🎶 Comment or DM to let us know if you’re in🙌🏼
• Registration info & form to come •

Dogs are a van’s best friend 🐶🚍But seriously, who wants to grab their pup and take a road trip right about now?🙋🏽‍♀️If you can’t actually take a trip, just head on down to the collection room and day dream! Info on how to rent the Collection Room for your next large event can be found on our website under “Book Your Event.”✨

Update on our plants ! These babies are growing!! Not only is this live plant wall a piece of art but it makes for the best picture spot! Want to rent the cooler room for your next little event? Check out our website and see these lil ones in person🌿

Join us for the grand opening of our District Galleries! Free and open to the public! Come see the art displayed at The Bakery District and visit with local artists!

We are in love with this little flower workshop!! 💐 Come build your bouquet this Saturday, Oct. 3rd at @bookishshopfs with @lavieenrosefs. 10-2pm, See you there!

See’s Seafood is HERE!!! come enjoy some delicious food🍤

Next in our #bakerybios is Sara Putman, owner of Bookish!! Sara and Jennifer Battles opened in August of 2018. Sara says her very favorite thing about the shop is helping someone find a book. “Books are pretty powerful and they speak to us when we need it most.”

“We build relationships, foster conversations, host local authors, promote other non-profits and small businesses. We are a reflection of our community. We can't compete with Amazon, but we can make Fort Smith a little bit better” 📚

Come out and shop local at Bookish! P.S. Be on the lookout for some fun events coming up soon there🙌🏼👀

a lil #throwbackthursday for ya today!! this is Ben Shipley, one of the founders of Shipley Baking Company! We love incorporating history throughout the space🍞

Happy First Day of Fall!!!🍁🍃🍂🌻We’ve been drooling over these little treats and fall flavored coffee! Come try and tell us which one is your favorite ☕️🍰🍪

You can’t beat this colorful view🌈 Enjoying the MOST beautiful weather today🌞

Book your event at The Bakery District! We are the perfect location for events big and small from birthday parties to reunions to weddings! Check out the tab “Book Your Event” on our website or click our highlight for directions!

P.S. We are currently following ALL ADH guidelines and have our own strict COVID-19 policy to ensure the safety of all customers and employees at our events. Please review our Rules and Regulations as well as our COVID waiver also found on the website.

See you soon!!

We want you to get to know the faces around The Bakery so we are starting #bakerybios !!

Meet Edward Espinosa! He is our overall go-to guy! He keeps the place looking sharp and takes care of all of our plants babies! Say hi to Edward if you see him👋🏼🌻🌱

Next week come out to Bookish and join us for a drink and a good read🍷📚

Don’t forget TONIGHT: Comedy at 7pm and Yoga at 6pm on the Patio and Pound at 6:30pm in the Collection Room!! 🎤🥁🧘‍♀️

Things to do in Fort Smith, AR

Monday night Trivia!!!

Trivia Night at The Bakery District in Downtown Fort Smith, 6:30pm ish!

Tonight’s categories:

•General Knowledge
•One Word TV Shows Starting with B
•Olympic Host Cities
•Picture round - Movie Opening Scenes
•Audio Round - Lonely Songs
•Starts With "Q"
•Celebrity Business Ventures


How cute is this art by @soulimpressions.rv ?! We love seeing how creative you guys are!! Come enjoy The Bakery this week and be sure to tag us in all of your wonderful pictures📸🎨

Do you love Food Trucks as much as we do? Tell us which food truck you want at The Bakery! Now accepting applications - link in bio!! 🍔🍟🌭

How beautiful are these little pops of color?? Happy Monday!! Looking forward to seeing you all at The Bakery this week🌷🌱🌞

Guess what‼️It’s almost story time Saturday📚 Have you been to Bookish yet? Come check out this perfect little book store and stick around for story time at 11am! See you there📖 @ The Bakery District

Summer Nights🎵🍺🙌🏼 Wanna join us for nights like these? Be on the lookout for what programming events are happening AND let us know who YOU want to see at The Bakery!! Comment and tag someone below that needs to be a Bakery regular!

School is back in session and we have the perfect study spot- wifi & all! And don’t worry @fortsmithcoffeeco has you covered for your coffee break☕️📚💻

Bookish: an indie shop for folks who read

Here's one more thing to add to our Independent Bookstore Day celebration...storytime! It's been so long since we have seen our lil readers, but we are going to practice social distancing and wear our masks and listen to a story. Story begins @11am! Look for the green rug! :)

It’s Friday, Friday, gonna get down on Friday 🎵 Who else still sings that song to celebrate FriYAYS 😂 We are ready for a full weekend out at The Bakery and excited to see all your beautiful faces!!
📸 The Collection Room is our largest room available for booking your events. Perfect for wedding receptions, large parties, work events, you name it we’ve created space for it!

Coffee Catering Services Sip. Gather. Connect. Create.

We can’t Espresso how much you mean to us ☕️ whether it’s enjoying a cup of coffee, eating at the food trucks, hanging at the patio, or booking your events! We love seeing your faces around here and sure our thankful for our community ❤️ #fortsmitharkansas

I love that every corner at The Bakery has character. Come grab a seat and let’s talk booking your next socially distanced event with us ❤️

I spy some B I G news 👀 We have a new favorite corner coming to The Bakery. Grab your friends, come have a drink, and celebrate because we are opening a bar soon! Meet you under the Holsum sign soon 🥂🍻🍷🍸 CHEERS!

A double rainbow peaking through this stormy week bringing us some joy🌧🌈 One more day til the weekend🙌🏽 We got this💪🏾

Photo credit: @strickark

Wedding Wednesday 💍 Going to The Bakery and I’m gonna get married 👰🏼 How stunning are @courtney.funmaker bridals! The Bakery has some amazing snap worthy spots for your wedding. Did you know we also have photo rental packages? If you don’t have your event out here but want to still have access to all the rooms for pictures! Message us and we can help you plan your next shoot or event !
📸 @kelsiejophotography

Baby shower patio views 😍 We are loving all the details!! When you book an event on the patio you get use of all our custom tables, open space, bar, fire pit, and plenty of room to decorate to your style! The patio rental is a great option to social distance and still host your event! Send us a message about getting your event booked!
Baby Shower: @christinejaxx
📸 @brookeslonephotography

The Bakery District

The Bakery is available for hosting your next big event! whether it’s a small gathering or a large corporate outing, let The Bakery be your next stop.

HISTORY: The Bakery is aptly named based on its unique history. For over 20 years the building was home to The Shipley Baking Company located at 63 South 6th Street in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. Containing approximately 40,000 square feet this industrial style building is zoned Commercial downtown and could be home to a variety of potential tenants or partners. Schedule your tour today or inquire about hosting your event by contacting 479.522.3999

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The Bakery.


70 South 7th St
Fort Smith, AR

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
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