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Toad Suck Daze is a big festival, so of course you may have a few questions - especially if this is your first time to attend! If you would like to know something that's not covered here, head over to our Contact Us page.
Q:/WHAT ARE THE 2023 FESTIVAL DATES?
Toad Suck Daze 2023 will be held on May 5, 6 & 7 in downtown Conway.
Future dates are: May 3, 4, & 5, 2024 and May 2, 3 & 4, 2025
Q:/WHAT ARE THE FESTIVAL HOURS?
Toad Suck Daze festival hours are:
Friday / 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday / 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday / 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Q:/CAN I BRING MY PET TO THE FESTIVAL?
No, pets are not allowed on festival grounds as stated in Conway City Ordinance #0-00-50. This ordinance is for the safety of festival attendees and their pets, as the festival grounds can become congested in areas. Service animals are allowed.
Q:/WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET SEPARATED FROM MY CHILDREN?
There is a Lost Children’s area located in the Centennial Bank parking lot at Toad Square – the corner of Front and Oak Streets. Police are available at that location to assist children and parents. All children found by Toad Suck Daze staff members will be brought to this location. Any parent or child can approach a festival staff member for help.
Q:/WHERE CAN I PARK AT THE FESTIVAL?
There is no designated parking for the festival. However, several businesses do allow the use of their parking lots. Please be aware of no-parking and tow-away signs and obey all parking signs in the area.
Q:/HOW LATE DO THE VENDORS STAY OPEN?
Food vendors will stay open until the festival shuts down each night, at 10:30 p.m. Toad Market vendors will be open until at least 7:00 p.m. Some Toad Market vendors may stay open as late at 10:30 p.m. The carnival rides will shut down at 9:30 pm both Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday, all vendors will shut down at 5:00 p.m.
Q:/WHAT TIME DO THE CONCERTS BEGIN?
Entertainment will take place on the Main Stage and the Late Night Stages throughout the day. On Friday and Saturday nights, the headline entertainment usually begins around 9:00 p.m.
Q:/IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND?
Toad Suck Daze is a free-admission festival. There is no fee for entry or for entertainment.
Q:/IS SEATING AVAILABLE AT THE CONCERTS?
Seating at the Main Stage is limited. There are a few seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs.
Q:/ARE TOADS PROVIDED FOR THE TOAD RACES?
Yes, toads are provided for those who want to enter the Toad Races.
Q:/WHAT HAPPENS TO THE TOADS AFTER THE TOAD RACES?
Toads are returned to the wild at Tucker Creek after the festival.
Q:/WHAT DO I DO IN CASE OF SEVERE WEATHER?
In the event of severe weather, there are several shelter locations throughout the festival. They are: The Faulkner County Courthouse, Central Fire Station, The Toad Store, Faulkner County District Court Building, City Hall, and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. These locations are marked with a yellow flag at the festival and on the festival map.
Q:/WHERE DO THE PROCEEDS FROM TOAD SUCK DAZE GO?
Toad Suck Daze is an education-based festival. Proceeds from the festival support education initiatives and scholarships. Over the past 40 years, more than $2 million dollars has been donated to education initiatives. More recently, Toad Suck Daze supports Pre-K and Arts Education through various nonprofit organizations.
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