Original photo by Micah Laney
UPDATE: Springfest has been postponed. Foam Fest and the Trail Mix concerts have been moved indoors to the Walton Arts Center due to expected winter weather.
Get ready for a busy Saturday on Dickson Street.
After a year off in 2012, Fayetteville Springfest returns for its 30th year on May 4.
For those keeping score at home, that’s a total of three festivals taking place on or around Dickson Street on the same day this year.
With so much going on, we thought a handy guide to all the activities was in order.
Here’s what we know about all the events set for Saturday, May 4, 2013.
2013 Springfest Events
Springfest kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at Jose’s on Dickson Street. Admission is $5, and all proceeds will benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Around 50 arts, crafts, and food vendors will be ready for browsing at around 9 a.m. along the street. The main tent, including official Springfest t-shirts designed by local artist Chad Maupin, will be set up directly across from Jose’s.
At 11 a.m., a dog parade led by Bugsy “the Dickson Street dog” will make its way down Dickson Street. Those who would like to participate in the dog parade should meet at Dickson Street Liquor at 10:30 a.m.
The bed races begin at 1 p.m., and will feature teams of three individuals competing head-to-head in a race up Dickson Street.
At 6 p.m., a pub crawl begins on the Jose’s patio. Registration is $10, and includes a t-shirt for crawlers that visit all the participating watering holes.
At a glance
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)
1 p.m. – Bedraces begin (in front of Hog Haus)
6 p.m. – Pub crawl begins (Registration at Jose’s on Dickson Street)
Springfest Bruce Walker Memorial Stage (Walton Arts Center main lot)
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
Springfest Performing Arts Stage (Tyson Plaza)
8:30 a.m. – Yoga
9:30 a.m. – Double Impact Show Team
10:15 a.m. – Belly Dancing by Siren
11 a.m. – Belly Dancing by Raq Akia
11:40 a.m. – Magic, Juggling & Poi
12:30 p.m. – Zumba Ladies
1:15 p.m. – Tribal Belly Dancing – Terra Nova
1:45 p.m. – Hula Hooping
2 p.m. – Belly Dancing – Siren
2:45 p.m. – Irish Dancers
Springfest Kids Area (Walton Arts Center Rose Garden)
9 a.m. – How to make a zombie workshop
10 a.m. – Arts Live Theater (performance)
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 a fee.)
12 p.m. – Runway crash course for fashion show. (Everyone is welcome)
12:30 p.m. – Your Child & the Entertainment Industry
1 p.m. – Brianna Richardson (singer)
1:30 p.m. – Dance party
2:00 p.m. – Hair and make up for fashion show begins
2:00 p.m. – School of Rock (performance)
4 p.m. – Youth Fashion & Talent Show
Fayetteville Foam Fest
Fayetteville Foam Fest begins at 5 p.m. in the main Walton Arts Center parking lot.
The event features samplings of more than 300 craft brews from all over the country, and locally-brewed creations by Northwest Arkansas’ own Fossil Cove Brewing Co., Saddlebock Brewery, Core Brewing and others.
Admission to the event is $30 at the door, and includes a 5-oz. souvenir tasting cup.
Artosphere Trail Mix Concert Tour
Walton Arts Center will host a series of concerts along Frisco Trail between Wilson Park and Greenhouse Grille as part of their annual Artosphere festival.
Performances are scheduled from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. along the Fayetteville trail, and include Still on the Hill (near Prospect Street), Lizzy Lehman (near Lafayette Street), 3 Penny Acre (near Arsaga’s), Brick Fields (near Nadine Baum Studios), Jayme Stone Room of Wonders (near Center Street), and Carter Sampson Duo (near Prairie Street.)
Also, ERTH’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo will be set up along the trail, and Artosphere Orchestra will be performing pop up concerts at the Fayetteville Farmers Market and along the trail as well.