Toad Suck Daze Pageant
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Toad Suck Daze pageant is held at Hendrix College Staples Auditorium. The pageant includes girls divisions from Itty Bitty Baby Miss Daze (age 0 to 6 months) to Mrs. Daze (ages 21 and up) and boys divisions from Baby Mr. Tadpole (0 to 11 months) to Mr. Toad (6-8 years). There is also a photogenic winner for each division and awards for prettiest hair, smile and best dress. For more information please review the 2018 Toad Suck Daze Pageant Application.
The Academy Sports Countdown to Toad Suck Daze will offer discounts on festival and event related merchandise at four central Arkansas Academy Sports locations. Get your Toad Suck Daze Survival Kits for $19.99 while supplies last. The kits include: a Toad Suck Daze T-shirt, chair, 30 oz. stainless tumbler, poncho & Academy bag.
Join Nabco and the Toad Suck Daze committee at Pompe Park on Prince (next to Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market), as we round-up toads for the festival.
Kids Crawl, Drag and Squirt
Friday, May 5 | 5:00 pm & Saturday, May 6 | 11:00 am
Organized by the Conway Fire Department, elementary-aged kids have the opportunity to participate in an obstacle course that promotes fire
safety. Friday preliminaries are held at the Central Fire Station located at the corner of Locust and Oak Streets. The finals, held on Saturday, will be located on Front Street. All participants must fill out a release form.
Toad Suck Run 10K/5K and Tadpole Trot
Saturday, May 6 | 8:00 am
The Toad Suck 10K was started by the Conway Kiwanis Club in 1982 and is a sanctioned event of Toad Suck Daze. In 1984, First National Bank (now Regions) began a race in memory of a fellow employee, Randy Baker, who died of cancer. The Randy Baker 8K was conducted for two years, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. In 1986, the Conway Kiwanis Club approached Regions Bank, and the two races were combined. Regions Bank has served as primary sponsor of the race ever since, and each year the Toad Suck Daze Run is held in memory of Randy Baker, with proceeds benefiting non-profit agencies in the Faulkner County community. Today, the Run includes both a 10K and a 5K Run/Walk, a Wheelchair event, a Tadpole Trot for children aged 4-12, and the 10K is a Grand Prix Series Event.
To register for the Toad Run 10K/5K or Tadpole Trot visit www.toadsuckrun.com
AETN Meet the Characters | Sponsored by:
Saturday, May 6 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & Sunday, May 7 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Toad Suck Daze is partnering with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and AETN to bring your favorite PBS characters to the festival. Characters will be at the McDonald’s/Crain Kia Main Stage.
Conway Corporation Power Zone
Saturday, May 6 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mardi Daze Parade
Saturday, May 6 | 10:30 am
Kicking off Saturday, the Mardi Daze Parade is a walking parade through the festival grounds. Groups wanting to participate must fill out a registration form.
Tour de Toad and Iron Toad
Saturday, May 6 | 12:00 pm
The 10th Annual Tour de Toad takes off on Saturday, April 30, at 12:00 p.m. from the Conway High School Field House. (Check-in and registration starts at 11:00 am.) Cyclists can pick between a 25 mile and 46 mile route. This is our third year for the IRON Toad event, where we partner with the Kiwanis Toad Run in the morning. Registration for the run is separate. Those participants that complete any section of the Toad Run and Tour de Toad ride will receive a custom IRON Toad Medal!
Updated information for Tour de Toad and Iron Toad is available on our Facebook page.
Boy Scout Pine Wood Derby
Saturday, May 6 | 1:00 pm
The Foothills district of Boy Scouts will hold their Pine Wood Derby at Toad Suck Daze. Stop by to see the races. After the district meet, there will be time for open racing. The races will be located on Front Street.
Cherokee Concessions Sweepstakes
To celebrate the festival’s 36th anniversary, the Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland is sponsoring a Concessions Sweepstakes! Every 36th attendee who turns in their eligible concessions receipt at the Cherokee Casino booth will be reimbursed. Other prizes will also be given away. Make sure to hang on to your receipt when you get your food on a stick!
Conway Regional Health System/Caldwell Toyota Toadal Kids Zone
With two children’s entertainment stages, a sandbox, pony rides, a free play area, and children’s midway, kids will love the Conway Regional Health System/Caldwell Toyota Toadal Kids Zone. Several large shade trees give parents a nice place to rest while their kids stay entertained. For more information check the schedule.
Walmart/Sam’s Club Toad Dome
Hop on over and join the Toad Master for the World Famous Toad Races. For more information on the Walmart/Sam’s Club Toad Dome check their schedule.
Midway and Children’s Midway
Enjoy rides, games, and carnival food in the Midway. This year the midway will be separated into two areas. The Kid’s Midway will be located at the Conway Regional Health System/Caldwell Toyota Toadal Kids Zone. Most rides take between 3 and 5 tickets.
Main Stage sponsored by: McDonald’s/Crain Certified Pre-Owned/Crafton Tull
Enjoy live music from local, regional, and national artists throughout the festival. All concerts and activities are free and seating is general admission. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating. Check the entertainment schedule for more information.
Oak Street Galleria and Toad Market
In addition to the Oak Street Galleria, don’t miss the Toad Market. Toad Market includes over 150 information and retail booths.
For a list of vendors visit the Toad Market page.
Barefoot Campus Outfitters is the official apparel sponsor of the Toad Store
Open April 15 – May 9
Visit the Toad Store for all your festival merchandise. The Toad Store is located in Conway’s Old Ice House and has over 150 different items, including the new official Toad Suck Daze t-shirts from apparel sponsor Barefoot Campus Outfitters. To order shirts online click here.