The party’s hoppin’ in Downtown Conway

Since 1982, the Toad Suck Daze festival has been a springtime tradition in Conway. This year, it was held May 5-7 in the downtown area, hosting thousands of festivalgoers. 

The tradition began on the banks of the Arkansas River in a nearby township named “Toad Suck” before moving to its current location in Conway 30 years ago. The free-admission, family festival has something for all ages: local and national musical entertainment, retail vendors and arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, children’s activities, and of course, the World Championship Toad Races starring our amphibious friends. 

Several events sponsored by local nonprofit organizations take place throughout the weekend as well, including a 10K/5K race and the Tour de Toad bicycle race.