Traditionally held in downtown Conway the first weekend in May, Toad Suck Daze will celebrate its 25th year in 2006. The family oriented festival is free to the public, and attendance is over 150,000 every year.
The festival boasts Arts & Crafts, Food, Local and National Entertainment, Toad Kids Zone, Carnival Rides, Tour de Toad bicycle race, Toad Jam Basketball tournament, Toad Run 5/10K, Toad Pageant, Business Expo, Stuck on a Truck, a Toad Store, and the World Famous Toad Races held in the Toad Dome!
Located north of Conway off Hwy. 65 just past Greenbrier, then east on 285. Lake Bennett is the central recreation area of the 399 - acre park. Rent fishing boats and canoes. Swimming and picnic areas. Woolly Homestead provides the historical focus for the entire park. Campsites with RV hookups.
At 6,700 acres, Lake Conway is the largest Game and Fish Commission lake and offers some of the best bass, catfish, crappie and bream fishing anywhere in Arkansas. The Game and Fish Commission maintains several free public launch areas and boat rental is available at commercial docks.
Lake Beaverfork, also located in Conway provides great fishing as well as swimming and boating activities. The Lake and park are operated by the city of Conway.
Located on the Arkansas River, just a few miles from Conway, AR is Toad Suck Lock and Dam. The Corp of Engineers operates Toad Suck Park on the Arkansas River. It is a beautiful park with pavilions for picnics as well as camping sites.
This recreated Ozark village on Highway 65 on the outskirts of Conway features a variety of gift and souvenir, antique and craft shops, a card shop, guitar shop, kiddie land and the Pickle Barrel Restaurant and Ole Time Soda fountain, featuring hickory-smoked barbecue, homemade fudge and many other delicacies. (Located off Hwy. 65N, two miles from I-40.)
The city of Conway maintains six public parks and Beaverfork Lake. The parks are:
There are three private 18-hole golf courses available to members and their guests. The courses are located at Cadron Valley Country Club, Conway Country Club, and Sentiniel Valley Country Club.
3 Local universities have active art programs for the general public including music, art exhibits, special speakers and drama. An annual concert is presented by the Conway Civic Orchestra.
Silver Moon Cinema big-screen celebration of movies – old and new. With its old-fashioned, outdoor summer entertainment and laid-back family fun, Silver Moon Cinema is located at Toad Suck Square at the corner of Oak and Front Streets in downtown Conway, Arkansas.
Silver Moon Cinema, a Conway Park and Recreations program, is comprised of a volunteer staff with event proceeds going to local area charities.
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