Toad Daze Pageant
Saturday, April 26 | 10:00 am
A partner event, the Toad Daze Pageant will be held at Central Baptist College on April 26. The pageant is open to both boys ages 0 months to 8 years and girls ages 0 months to 17 years. There is also a photogenic contest. Deadline to enter is April 23. Click here for the 2015 Toad Daze Pageant registration form.
Join Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership 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. Children will receive 1 toad buck per toad they round-up and hand over.
Kids Crawl, Drag and Squirt
Friday, May 1 | 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 2 | 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 2 | 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
Toad Suck Daze is partnering with AETN to bring Buddy the Dinosaur, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Curious George to the festival. Characters will be at the McDonald’s/Crain Kia Main Stage.
Mardi Daze Parade
Saturday, May 2 | 10:00 am
The Mardi Daze Parade is a walking parade through the festival grounds. It is open to all groups that would like to participate. Mardi Daze Pararde Registration
Tour de Toad
Saturday, May 2 | 1:00 pm
The annual Tour de Toad cycling event begins at Conway High School’s West Field House and continues along a 25 mile or 46 mile route. The routes are generally flat with a few rolling hills, perfect for all levels of cyclists! SAG support and rest stops are provided and lunch will be served at the finish line celebration. Proceeds support Literacy Action for Central Arkansas. To register for the Tour de Toad visit http://www.active.com/conway-ar/cycling/races/tour-de-toad-2014
Conway Corp Science Zone
Saturday, May 2 | All Day
Discover the science behind Conway’s electric and water systems! Featuring hands-on science experiments all day long with special science presentations from the Conway Corp science team at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm. (11:00 – Electric presentation, 2:00 – Water presentation, 5:00 – Energy Smart presentation)
Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield 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 Arkansas BlueCross Blue Shield Toadal Kids Zone. Several large shade trees give parents a nice place to rest while their kids stay entertained. For more information on the Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield Toadal Kids Zone check their schedule.
Visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Aquarium at the Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield Toadal Kids Zone. The aquarium features fish and turtles that are native to the state of Arkansas.
Arkansas Traveler’s Sandbox
While at the Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield Toadal Kids Zone, let the kids spend time in the Arkansas Traveler’s Sandbox. Fun for hours and there is a Toady Prize Dig on Saturday.
BHP Billiton Feastiville
When you get hungry, visit the BHP Billiton Feastiville. Toad Suck Daze has 40 different concession vendors serving a variety of food, from hamburgers and corndogs to kettle corn and funnel cakes. For a complete list of concession vendors visit the Concessions page.
Caldwell Toyota / First Security Toad Dome
Hop on over and join the Toad Master for the World Famous Toad Races. For more information on the Caldwell Toyota / First Security 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 Arkansas BlueCross Blue Shield Most rides take between 3 and 5 toad bucks.
McDonald’s/Crain Kia Main Stage
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.
Smith Ford Oak Street Galleria and Toad Market
Toad Suck Daze is bringing a new open-air shopping event to central Arkansas during this year’s festival. The Oak Street Galleria, sponsored by Smith Ford, features high-quality merchandise from upscale boutiques and skilled artisans from around the region.
In addition to the new 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 March 30 – May 4
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 3 new official Toad Suck Daze t-shirts from apparel sponsor Barefoot Campus Outfitters. To order shirts online click here.
Toad Suck Challenge
Times for competition included in schedule of events
The Toad Suck Challenge is an athletic competition where teams and individuals complete for prizes and trophies on an inflatable military style obstacle course. The course will located in the chamber parking lot at 900 Oak Street in downtown Conway. The challenge is brought to you by Arvest Bank, Crafton Tull, and Crain Automotive Team.