CabotFest this weekend

On Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, the downtown streets of Cabot will come alive with the sights and sounds of the city’s 37th annual hometown celebration  – CabotFest.

The event began in 1978 as a small gathering to help lift the spirits of citizens after a tornado struck the town, killed several citizens and did severe damage to the city.  

Today, CabotFest is a family-style festival that brings thousands to the City of Cabot for a day of family fun, food, shopping, bingo, kid games and a variety of entertainment that features many hometown entertainers.

On the second Saturday in October of each year, CabotFest takes over the downtown streets of the city. The festival is sponsored by the Cabot Chamber of Commerce. The popular event has grown tremendously throughout the years and is now known as one of Arkansas’ premier festivals.

Significant time and effort goes into putting on an event of this magnitude. The 2015 CabotFest Committee is under the direction of Damon Bivins, business development director for the Cabot region of Centennial Bank.

The committee, comprised of members of the Cabot Chamber of Commerce, spends hours of their time to plan, manage and direct CabotFest.

This year, a variety of Central Arkansas entertainers will provide entertainment throughout the day for CabotFest attendees. The Main Stage will feature events throughout the day starting with dance/gymnastics from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., The Blend will perform with Backroad Anthem following. At 4:30 p.m., Just Sayin Band will perform.  

The festival will have vendor booths, a kids zone featuring giant inflatabless, a wide variety of food booths, bingo, a large carnival, a classic car show, a 5K Run, the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast, mobile pet adoption, paintball and a photo booth. A unique attraction that is growing is CRICKET SPITTING.

For more information, contact the Cabot Chamber of Commerce at 501.843.2136.