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Annual Toad Suck Daze happening this weekend in Conway

By: 27 April 2010 No Comment

If you are into the four F’s — family, food, fun and free admission — downtown Conway is the place to be this weekend.

Slated as the largest free admission festival in Arkansas, Toad Suck Daze kicks off Friday beginning at about 4:15 going through Sunday afternoon. The event offers ongoing local and national entertainment on more than one stage as well as arts and crafts, a ‘Toadal Kids Zone’, a carnival, local and national entertainment, a wide variety of food, rock wall, petting zoo, ‘Stuck on a Truck’ contest, a 5K/10K run, a golf tournament, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and so much more, according to the Conway Chamber of Commerce website (head to www.ToadSuck.org for a site dedicated to the event — you can learn the definition of “Toad Suck” over there, too).

Toad Suck Daze is also home to ‘The World Championship Toad Races’ to be held on Saturday.

Admission to everything is free but a portion of the proceeds from sales goes to support higher education in Faulkner County.

One of the highlights of the event will be when Clint Black takes the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Here’s some of the events that will be taking place as listed by the Chamber of Commerce.

Fri., Apr. 30
* 4:30 p.m. Children’s Pet Show
* 5:15 p.m. Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic “Fun in Reading Show”
* 6:15 p.m. Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic “Fun in Reading Show”

Sat., May 1
* 10:30 a.m. The Ida Burns Scat Cats Choir
Derrick Rose the Magician
* 11 a.m. Mustang Singers of Julia Lee Moore
Derrick Rose the Magician
* 11:30 a.m. Voices of Sallie Cone
The Balloon Man
* 12 noon Ruth Doyle Intermediate Choir
Checkers the Clown
* 12:30 p.m. Greenbrier Westside Choir
Greenbrier Eastside Sports Stackers
* 1 p.m. Evangeline Parker & Teen Promise
Greenbrier Eastside Baton Twirlers
* 1:30 p.m. Radio Disney Rockin’ Road Show
* 2 p.m. Radio Disney Rockin’ Road Show
* 2:30 p.m. Sonshine Academy Dancers
The Balloon Man
* 3 p.m. Central Arkansas Baton Twirlers
Checkers the Clown
* 3:30 p.m. Soundscape
* 4 p.m. Sand Box Dig
* 5 p.m.The Farmers Reggae Band

Sun., May 2
* 12:30 p.m., UCA Community School of Music Guitar Studio
Derrick Rose the Magician
* 1:00 p.m., UCA Community School of Music Guitar Studio
Derrick Rose the Magician
* 1:30 p.m, Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic “Fun in Reading Show”
The Balloon Man
* 2 p.m. Mt. Gale Youth Choir
Checkers the Clown
* 2:30 p.m.
Mt. Gale Youth Choir
The Balloon Man
* 3 p.m. Central Arkansas Youth Choir
Checkers the Clown
* 3:30 p.m. Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic
Fun in Reading Show

Main Stage at Simon Park

Fri., April 30
* 5:00 p.m. National Anthem
* 5:15 p.m. A Good Fight
* 6:20 p.m. The Letter Black
* 7:20 p.m. Red
* 9:10 p.m. Skillet

Sat., May 1
* 12 noon Smooth Reflections
* 1:30 p.m. Blue Haze Band
* 3:00 p.m. Singletree
* 4:30 p.m. Jason Greenlaw & the Groove
* 6 p.m. Eddie Smith
* 7:30 p.m. Riverbilly
* 9 p.m. Clint Black

Sun., May 2
* 1 p.m. Toad Suck SuperStar Finals
* 2:30 p.m. Light Headed
* 3:45 p.m. Jason Crabb

Verizon Toad Dome entertainment schedule

Fri., Apr. 30
* 4:30 p.m. Ms. Toby’s School of Dance
* 5:30 p.m. VIT Races and General Toad Races

Sat., May 1
* 9 a.m. Tricycle Race
* 10 a.m. Baby Crawl
* 10:30 a.m. VIT Races and General Toad Races
* 12:00 noon Sonshine Academy
* 1 p.m. Jump For Education Toad Race
* 2:30 p.m. Central Arkansas Cheer
* 4:30 p.m. Hollender’s Taekwondo Exhibition
* 5:30 p.m. General Toad Races

Sun., May 2
* 1 p.m. Conway Twirlers
* 1:30 p.m. General Toad Races
* 3 p.m. Championship Toad Races

About: Linda Hicks:
Longtime reporter Linda Hicks has worked as a journalist throughout Arkansas. Most recently, she's been a freelancer for the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway.

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