Toad Suck Daze is this weekend! This annual festival will have live music, activity booths, carnival rides at Midway and Children’s Midway, and much more across eight city blocks in downtown Conway! Here is a guide to help you know what activities are happening this year!

Kids’ Activities

Need family friendly activities to keep the kids busy? This festival has lots of fun stuff planned for the kids! Stop by the Toadal Kids Zone this weekend for performances and activities like balloon artists, a petting zoo, magicians, clowns, face painting, and much more. See the full list of activities.


Tinkerfest is an event for those who love to build and create at any age! The lineup at this event will include a PBS character meet and greet, boat building, PVC fort building, and more!  Click here to see the lineup.


Many artists and bands will take to the Main Stage and the Late Night Stage for this annual event. Friday night will include performances from A Thousand Horses, Erin Enderlin, Mac Powell & the Family Reunion, Steve Earle & the Dukes, and more! Click here to see the full lineup.

Food Vendors

Whether you are craving something sweet or salty during the festival, Toad Suck Daze has you covered! Concession booths will be serving great local food from over 35 different vendors offering new items and old favorites including Cajun rice bowls, Indian fry bread, island noodles and crawfish. Find out more about the great food that will be available at Toad Suck Daze.

Toad Market

The Toad Market will be open all weekend during the festivals activities with nearly 100 different vendors. These booths will offer variety of handcrafted and commercial products including handmade jewelry, pottery, handmade musical instruments and more! Other craft booths will have crafts like hand castings, henna tattoos, and face painting.


 Businesses in downtown Conway will also be open for guests to shop and dine during the festivities. Toad Suck Daze has contributed to the Conway Downtown Partnership over the years and will contribute $20,000 to fund its mission for downtown Conway.

Toad Races

The festival will also have races in the Toad Dome all weekend long! These will include a tricycle race, a baby crawl, and championship toad races. Children participating in the tricycle race must wear a helmet and can bring their own tricycle. The baby crawl is designated for boys and girls under 24 months.

10K Race

Along with the Toad Races, the Toad Suck 10K will be returning! There will be a Grand Prix Series 10K race, a 5K run or walk, a 10K wheelchair event and a Tadpole Trot for children ages 4-12. The 5K and 10K races cost $30 and the Tadpole Trot costs $10. Funds from the races will benefit non-profit agencies in Faulkner County. Register online here.

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