Fayetteville Springfest, Foam Fest to join forces on Dickson Street May 4

Saturday, May 4 is shaping up to be one of the busiest days in Fayetteville in recent memory.

There are three four big outdoor events happening in town that day; Fayetteville Springfest, Fayetteville Foam Fest, the Old Crow Medicine Show concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, and the Trail Mix Concerts as part of Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere festival.

May the Fourth be with you indeed.

Due to a conflict with the concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville Foam Fest (originally scheduled to take place at the AMP) has decided to move to the Walton Arts Center parking lot to coincide with the resurgent Fayetteville Spring Fest this year.

“There was a scheduling conflict at the AMP, so we contacted Springfest to see if we could join forces,” said Fayetteville Foam Fest organizer Brandon Karn. “I think it will bring a good energy to Springfest.”

Springfest organizer Doug Allen agreed.

“We think the events will help each other, and make that more of an exciting day,” Allen said. “We feel like Springfest is really going to come back strong this year, and that’s what we wanted.”

Springfest is scheduled to begin at around 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Jose’s, followed by a full day of live music, arts and craft vendors, kid-friendly activities, and more along Dickson Street, and in the Walton Arts Center Parking Lot. It is free to attend.

Foam Fest will also take place in the WAC lot from 5-8 p.m., and according to Karn, will allow attendees to sample over 300 beers for the $30 admission price.