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Hoppin' Good Time in Conway

Conway's annual tribute to one of the state's most colorful stories – The Legend of Toad Suck – will be held downtown from May 2 to 4. It will be the 27th year for Toad Suck Daze, the town's salute to summer and its heritage. Held the first weekend of May, this free festival has something for everyone. Local and national entertainment, carnival rides, arts, crafts, concessions, Stuck on a Truck, 5K/10K race, Toadal Kids Zone, Toad Suck SuperStar, and of course the World Famous Toad Races!

Phone: 501-327-7788

E-mail: toadsuck@conwayarkcc.org

Web site: www.toadsuck.org

Bugs, Bands & Bikes

A full day of great entertainment in Historic Downtown El Dorado is on the agenda May 3 at the 9th Annual Crawfish Boil & Battle of the Bands. The festival features hundreds of motorcycles, the region's best crawfish and 16 bands on 2 stages battling it out. Besides that, the event hosts the return of the "Mel's Seafood Celebrity Crawfish Eating Contest".

Oil & Heritage Park

Phone: 870-862-4747

Web site: www.mainstreeteldorado.org

Catching the Caboose

Kids of all ages will enjoy the 19th Annual Loose Caboose Festival in Paragould slated for May 15-17. Live music, carnival rides and kids' games will be featured throughout the three-day event. Great food is also a staple at Loose Caboose. Spend the afternoon and evening enjoying great family fun!

Downtown

Phone: 870-240-0544

Web site: www.loosecaboose.net

Family Fun, Augusta Style

The east central Arkansas community of Augusta invites you and your family to come have fun – on the town. During the 11th Annual Augusta Days May 22-25, there will be a fishing derby, bingo games, a magic show, a buddy bass tournament, a softball tournament, mud bog, a street dance and a performance by a big name entertainer. There will also be boat races and a fireworks show.

Phone: 870-347-2343

E-mail: mberry@hughes.net

Web site: www.augustaar.org

A Dark Adventure

If you are 10 years old or older, don't miss the adventure of the Wild Cave Tour at Blanchard Springs Caverns in Mountain View. The tour is a four-hour guided trip into the undeveloped portions of Blanchard Springs Caverns. Be prepared to climb, crawl and get dirty! You'll need sturdy boots and long pants. They'll supply the knee pads and headlamp. The tour ends at the spectacular Titans formations.

The Wild Cave Tours are offered May 24-Sept. 1. A responsible adult must tour with any kid age 10 to 12.

Ark. 14 West

Phone: 888-757-2211

E-mail: 2quinn@fs.fed.us

Web site: www.blanchardcavetours.com

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