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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, arts and crafts vendors and the annual “bed races” where teams of participants put together their own racing beds and wheel them up Dickson Street.
After a year off last year, Springfest is back, and we think the festival will be better than ever in 2013.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4. We hope to see you on Dickson Street!

2013 Springfest events
7 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast begins
8 a.m. – Vendors open on Dickson Street
9 a.m. – Music starts on the Bruce Walker Memorial Stage
11 a.m. – Dog Parade
1 p.m. – Bedraces begin (in front of Hog Haus)
6 p.m. – Pub crawl begins
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
6:30 p.m. – 1 Oz Jig
8 p.m. – TBA
Jose’s stage
9 a.m. – Effron White (acoustic)
10:30 a.m. – TBA
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
Irish dancers, jugglers, magicians, hoopers (hula hoop), poi, Zumba. Schedule TBD.
Dog Parade
The parade will begin at 11am. Those who would like to participate should meet at US Pizza 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 marshalls. There is no fee to participate and registration is not required but requested by emailing [email protected], 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 intersted in LA and other major markers, runway models for July 4th show.
Zombie Go Boom Web Series Stars, balloon art, face painting, and more.
Artosphere 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 artospherefestival.org.