Toad Suck Daze: New foods join savory lineup

Add a few more interesting items to the Toad Suck Daze festival menu this year, including Chez Bubba’s chicken and waffles on a stick, gravy fries, cougar juice and Bubba Balls.


Bubba Balls, as described by Toad Suck Daze festival food chair Danny Williams, are a deep fried caramel concoction.

More notable items this year, Williams said, are the Toadally Whips, frozen deserts following the toad theme.

A new vendor offering Greek food, Greek Tavern, will serve up gyros, Italian sausage, wraps and salads.

Kathy’s Kabana will offer Mexican food with festival flare, including taco salads, quesadillas, fajitas, burritos, walking tacos and Philly nachos.

Rodeo Style Mud Bugs and More will return with a seafood variety, serving broiled crawfish, catfish, fried crawfish tails, alligator on a stick and frog legs.

The Mud Bugs’ second location is where you’ll find fried Twinkies, fried candy bars, fried Oreos, dipped cheesecake on a stick, fried Kool-Aid on a stick, funnel cakes and ice cream.

Purple Cow, new to town at The Village at Hendrix, debuts at the festival with milk shakes and ice cream.

Williams said The Church Alive, a vendor for many years, will serve cheeseburgers and Toad Suck succotash.

“There’s a lot of diversity. We work hard to make sure you don’t just have the typical carnival food, we work to make sure there’s a wide variety of food to choose from,” Williams said. “There’s traditional carnival food obviously, but there’s also barbecue, Greek food, and different takes on Mexican food. We’ll have all your typical deep fried goodies we’ve had in the past.”

Toad Suck Daze has registered about 40 concession vendors this year.

Williams, owner of Grounds Guys lawn care business, said he’s always loved Toad Suck Daze.

He looked to the festival as a way to become more involved in the community and as a way to meet others who also want to make Faulkner County and Conway a better place to live.

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