Springfest Festival Returns for 2013

Fayetteville, Ark. – Springfest will return to Fayetteville on Saturday, May 4, with the popular pancake breakfast, bed races, live music, craft vendors, a pet parade, pub crawl and other activities on Dickson Street.

Fayetteville Springfest began in 1983 by merchants on Dickson Street as a way to celebrate the history, culture, and flavor of Fayetteville. The festival quickly became a late-April staple each year featuring a pancake breakfast, lots of live music, kid-friendly activities, local arts and crafts vendors and the annual "bed races" where teams of participants put together their own racing beds and race them down Dickson Street. Springfest was not held in 2012.

The festival will kick off with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at Jose's to benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Following the breakfast will be a full day of fun including live music, a scavenger hunt, a dog parade, belly dancers, a pub crawl, bed races and lots of other activities along Dickson Street.

Springfest will be partnering with the Walton Arts Center's Artosphere Trail Mix Series along Frisco Trail as well as Fayetteville Foam Fest. A full schedule of events is listed below.For more information about Springfest, visit


2013 Springfest Events

7 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast begins – Jose’s on Dickson Street

9 a.m. – Vendors open on Dickson Street

9 a.m. – Music starts on the Bruce Walker Memorial Stage (Walton Arts Center lot)

11 a.m. – Dog Parade (meet in front of Dickson St. Liquor at 10:30 a.m.)

1 p.m. – Bed races begin (in front of Hog Haus)

6 p.m. – Pub crawl begins (Registration at Jose’s on Dickson Street)

Springfest 2013 Pub Crawl

6 p.m. – Registration at Jose’s Street Side ($10 entry fee)

*Visit all the sponsored restaurants and bars to get your card marked and return it to Jose’s to receive a free T-shirt and prize pack.
Bruce Walker Memorial Stage
9 a.m. – The Saxtones-Jazz Quartet

10 a.m. – David Starr featuring Ben Harris

11:45 a.m. – Guerrilla Blues Band

12:50 p.m. – Trash Can Bandits

1:35 p.m. – Shawn James

2:30 p.m. – Cutty Rye (formerly Chooch & Sidehill Gougers)

3:30 p.m. – Groovement

4:30 p.m. – Gatormoose (Kory Montgomery, Shawn Eckels of Speakeasy)

5:30 p.m. – Andy Frasco
7:00 p.m. – 1 Oz Jig
Fayetteville Foam Fest

Fayetteville Foam Fest is a craft beer appreciation festival. A non-profit festival dedicated to raising money for FEED FAYETTEVILLE and providing fun and education to all attendees. The festival will take place in the Walton Arts Center parking lot from 5-8 p.m.
Joes's Stage

9 a.m. – Effron White (acoustic)

10:30 a.m. – Jed Clampit

12 p.m. – Jenn & Dan (acoustic)

1:30 p.m. – Daryl Brooks Band (Full band)

3 p.m. – Irie Lions (Full band)

4:30 p.m. – Fayetteville Music Factory (Students and teachers) (Full band)

6 p.m. – JAB (Full band)

8 p.m. – Jason Strode Band (Full band)
Performing Arts Stage

8:30 a.m. – Yoga

9:30 a.m. – Double Impact Show Team

10:15 a.m. – Belly Dancing – Siren

11 a.m. – Belly Dancing – Raq Akia

11:40 a.m. – Magic, Juggling & Poi

12:30 p.m. – Zumba Ladies

1:15 p.m. – Tribal Belly Dancing – Terra Nova

1:40 p.m. – Hip Hop Dancers

1:45 p.m. – Hula Hooping

2 p.m. – Belly Dancing – Siren

2:45 p.m. – Irish Dancers
Dog Parade
The parade will begin at 11 a.m.. Those who would like to participate should meet at Dickson Street Liquor no later than 10:30 am. We will proceed down Dickson to the WAC parking lot and end at the stage.

There will be a costume contest for best dressed and silliest costumes. Bugsy and Bill will be our grand marshals. There is no fee to participate and registration is not required but requested by emailing, or by calling 479-601-5437.

Local shelters and rescues will be available with adoption information.
Kids Area
8 a.m. – Arts Live Theater

9 a.m. – How to make a ZOMBIE!! (Bring ur best “zombie wear”) by Motion Picture Make up artist Kim Pease

10 a.m. – Dance Showcase

11 a.m. – Be in a zombie movie! Hosted by Zombie Go Boom (Arrive in full zombie gear by 10:30 a.m. Professional make up available for nominal fee. To reserve a spot, call 479-502-0340)

12 p.m. – Runway Crash Course for 4 p.m. Runway Show *Everyone is welcome. Hosted by Hosted by Faces Inc Agencies

12:30 p.m. – “Your Child & the Entertainment Industry”

1 p.m. – Brianna Richardson sings

1:30 p.m. – DANCE PARTY!! hosted by Karaoke Madness

2:00 p.m. – Call time for hair and make up for Fashion Show

2:00 p.m. – School of Rock

4 p.m. – Youth Fashion & Talent Show hosted by Faces Inc. Agencies

NWA Talent Society and Casting Center: Castings for local and feature films being shot in NWA, actors, models, singers, dancers interested in LA and other major markers, runway models for July 4th show.

Other activities include Zombie Go Boom Web Series Stars, balloon art, face painting, and more.
Atmosphere Trail Mix Concerts

Walton Arts Center will host a series of concerts along the Frisco Trail between Wilson Park and Greenhouse Grille as part of their annual Artosphere festival. Concerts are scheduled from 10 a.m. – noon.

Performers include Asphalt Orchestra, Brick Fields, Carter Sampson, ERTH’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo, Lizzy Lehman, Still on the Hill, Tasha Lewis (Swarm), and 3 Penny Acre. For more information, visit
For more information about Springfest, visit

Fayetteville Visitors Bureau

21 South Block Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

479-521-5776 local
800-766-4626 toll free
479-521-4731 fax

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