Photos: Michael Warren
Music will be playing, dogs will be parading, and beds will be racing in Fayetteville this weekend. For the 32nd time, Springfest will take over Dickson Street on Saturday, April 18.
The annual street party, as always, will include lots of local live music, arts and craft vendors, a pancake breakfast, a 5k run, and more.
Here’s a handy guide to all the fun.
2015 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.
Right after that, the Springfest 5K run begins at 8 a.m. Last we heard, they’ll accept registrations until 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. Packets will be available for pick up at Jose’s on Friday, April 17 from 6-9 p.m. Winners in several categories will receive some pretty cool Bluebird of Happiness trophies.
Over 60 arts, crafts, local organizations and business booths will be set up around 9 a.m. along the street. Among them, local bakery Fayetteville Pastry Shop will have a booth with delicious treats, pickle maker Garrett Gunderson will be back with his popular Gunderpickles, pickled green beans, and more.
The main info tent will be set up directly across from Jose’s.
Live music on three different stages will begin at 10 a.m., and take place throughout the day (a full schedule of performances are listed below).
At 10:30 a.m., a dog parade will make its way down Dickson Street. Those who would like to participate 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. Registration forms are available on the website.
At 6 p.m., a pub crawl begins on the Jose’s patio. Registration is $15, and includes a t-shirt for crawlers that visit all the participating watering holes. A limited number of t-shirts are available, so it’s probably a good idea to get there pretty early.
At a Glance
7 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast (Jose’s on Dickson Street)
8 a.m. – 5K Run (Starts and Ends on Dickson Street)
10 a.m. – Live Music & Arts and Crafts and Performing Arts (Dickson Street)
10:30 a.m. – Dog Parade (Dickson Street)
1 p.m. – Bed Races (Dickson Street)
6 p.m. – Pub Crawl (Sign up and start at Jose’s on Dickson Street)
Music – Bruce Walker Stage
Located at the corner of Dickson Street and School Avenue
Specific times subject to change.
10 a.m. – School of Rock
11:15 a.m. – Aisle 24
12:45 p.m. – Crazy Neighbor
2 p.m. – Home School Drop Outs
3:05 p.m. – Arkansauce
4:30 p.m. – Vintage Pistol
Located in front of Dickson Street Pub
10 a.m. – Fett’s Folly
11:05 a.m. – Trey O’Dell
12:30 p.m. – Ozark Mountain Choir
2 p.m. – Hill Raisers
3 p.m. – Woody & Sunshine
4:30 p.m. – Voxana
Jose’s Streetside Stage
Located on the Patio at Jose’s on Dickson Street
10 a.m. – Copelin Bates
11:15 a.m. – The Jinns
12:45 p.m. – Bottle Rocket
2 p.m. – Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion
3:15 p.m. – Blacklisted
4:15 p.m. – Caleb Ryan Martin
5:10 pm. – Atomic Hi-5
6:15 p.m. – Galaxy Tour Guides
8:15 p.m. – Thanks for Nothing
Performing Arts Stage
Located on Tyson Plaza in front of the Walton Arts Center
10:30 a.m. – Raq Akia Belly Dance
11 a.m. – Double Impact Variety Show
12:45 p.m. – Hawaiian Hula
1:15 p.m. – Zumba Ladies
1:30 p.m. – Raq Akia Belly Dance
3 p.m. – Orenda – Fusion Dance
A kids area will be set up in the Walton Arts Center Rose Garden. Several activities for kids are planned, including a football toss, a “build a house” activity by the folks at Habitat for Humanity, and others.
Want to help out a while on Saturday for a great cause? Volunteers are still needed for shifts during the 5K run Saturday morning, the bed races at 1 p.m., and others.
To get involved, visit the volunteer website.