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Weekend To-Do: Toad Suck Daze



Little Big Town.

5:15 p.m., Downtown Conway. Free.

Conway's annual family celebration of drunken riverboat crews — who long ago would stop at a tavern outside of town, where they'd “suck on the bottle” until they swelled “up like toads” — returns this year with all the hallmarks we've come to expect from modern Toad Suck Daze. A three-on-three basketball tournament. A carnival. Idiots depriving themselves of sleep to win a truck by constantly keeping a hand on it. A climbing wall. A petting zoo. A 5K and 10K. Clowns. Magicians. A “balloon man.” And, of course, by far the highlight, the intensely competitive toad races. In the evening on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday, there's music on two stages. On Friday, at 9 p.m., contemporary country quartet Little Big Town, featuring Arkansans Phil Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, headlines at Simon Park. Saturday, the park hosts sacred steel guitar powerhouse Robert Randolph and his Family Band, 9:30 p.m. And Sunday, Jars of Clay brings its Christian acoustic pop to the stage at 3:30 p.m. Get a complete schedule at toadsuck.org.

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