What is a Toad Suck, where is it Located, and when is the annual Toad Suck Daze Festival?

Toad Suck is the name of a dam in Conway, Arkansas.

Legend has it that back in the 1800s, river men were regulars at a saloon near the ferryboat landing, and local lore had it that these men would suck so much from the liquor bottle that they would swell up like toads.

Today, Toad Suck is a nice family place, complete with a picnic area.

It’s also the site of the annual Toad Suck Daze, a festival that includes arts, crafts, music, expositions, and of course a toad-jumping contest.

For more information about the festival, and entry rules if you want your toad to compete, see http://www.toadsuck.org

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