Toad Daze Pageant
Saturday, April 23 | 10:00 am
A partner event, the Toad Daze Pageant will be held at Hendrix College on April 23. Click here for the 2016 pageant application. For more information on the pageant email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Arkansas Traveler’s Baseball Club 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, April 29 | 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 30 | 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, April 30 | 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 Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Saturday, April 30 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, May 1 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Toad Suck Daze is partnering with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and AETN to bring Daniel Tiger, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Nature Cat to the festival. Characters will be at the McDonald’s/Crain Kia Main Stage.
Mardi Daze Parade
Saturday, April 30 | 10:30 am
Kicking off Saturday, 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 Parade registration.
Tour de Toad and Iron Toad
Saturday, April 30 | 12:00 pm
The 9th 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. Riders will receive a custom Camelbak water bottle and the first fifty registrants will be entered for a chance to win a free Tour de Toad Jersey. Also, 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!
To register for the Tour de Toad Click Here – REGISTER NOW on Active.com!
Updated information for Tour de Toad and Iron Toad is available on our Facebook page.
Conway Corp Science Zone
Saturday, April 30 | 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.
BE PRO BE PROUD Skills Training Simulator, Sponsored by SMC Packaging Group/Wonder State Box Division
Test your job skills at the BE PRO BE PROUD Skills Training simulator. The unit includes a welding simulator, CNC simulator, diesel tech simulator, plumbing/pipe fitting content, and a hand/eye coordination game.
Cherokee Concessions Sweepstakes
To celebrate the festival’s 35th anniversary, the Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland is sponsoring a Concessions Sweepstakes! Every 35th 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 when you get your food on a stick to get your receipt!
Conway Regional Health System/Smith Ford 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/Smith Ford 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 Toad Dome
Hop on over and join the Toad Master for the World Famous Toad Races. For more information on the Walmart Toad Dome check their schedule.
Caldwell Toyota Midway and Children’s Midway
Enjoy rides, games, and carnival food in the Midway. This year the Caldwell Toyota Midway will be separated into two areas. The Kid’s Midway will be located at the Conway Regional Helath System/Smith Ford Toadal Kids Zone. 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.
Kum & Go Stage at King’s Live music
Friday and Saturday
Enjoy live music from regional acts on the Kum & Go stage at King’s Live music. Check out the entertainment schedule for more information.
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 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 April 15 – 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.