VERIZON & NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS
PRESENTING SPONSOR OF RIVERFEST
Verizon is proud to be in its fifth year as presenting sponsor of Riverfest along with Nokia Siemens Networks. Riverfest is the perfect partner to help Verizon showcase our handsets and 4G LTE network – the only 4G LTE network in the state of Arkansas. Stop by the Verizon Street Team to demo the latest tablets, play games and win prizes. Perform on the big screen at the Verizon Karaoke experience.
FIRST SECURITY BANK FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Don’t miss the First Security Bank Fireworks Show on Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 p.m. prior to the headline entertainment. Music will be simulcast throughout Riverfront Park and broadcast on The Point 94.1. You don’t want to miss Arkansas’ most spectacular show! Thank you First Security Bank – Only in Arkansas!
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
OFFICIAL AND EXCLUSIVE AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER
The Ford Stage will have family friendly activities such as hula hoop and dance contests and Ford trivia games plus the brand new 2013 Ford Fusion. Come by and Enter to Win a brand new 2013 Ford Fusion.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER
Be a part of history and visit the Clinton Center while at Riverfest! During Riverfest, admission is to the Center is $2.00 off; children 6 & under are free. River Money will be accepted at the on-site restaurant, Forty Two. Hours are Friday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Clinton Center exhibit during the 2013 event will be “Jazz: Through the Eyes of Herman Leonard” and will pay tribute to some of America’s greatest jazz artists including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald through iconic photographs from The Herman Leonard collection and memorabilia on loan from museums and private collectors nationwide. Museums and Private Collectors include President Bill Clinton, The Freeman Institute® Black History Collection,The Herman Leonard Estate, Miles Davis Properties, LLC, Quincy Jones Productions, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Mrs. Linda Moody, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Sherman Jazz Museum. Visit the Clinton Museum Store at 610 President Clinton Ave. for exhibition merchandise.
SUPER RETRIEVER SERIES CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP
The Super Retriever Series, presented by Riverfest is once again making a SPLASH for the entire family, including the dog at the AR Democrat-Grazette Family Zone located at Heifer Village. The SRS consists of many events, Super Fly and Super V are 2 of the favorites. It is comparable to track and field, only for dogs! Super Fly is the distance or long jump into the pool and Super V (Vertical) is the high jump competition also into a pool. Super Fly and Super V competitions are fun to watch as dogs test their skills on the dock. This year we are introducing Mini Fly for all our smaller dogs! If your dog likes to swim and retrieve be sure to bring him down and give it a try. All Amateur are welcome to enter our Amateur Super Fly Event. For more information on this great event, please visit www.superretrieverseries.com and on facebook. This Championship event will be held in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Family Zone located at Heifer Village beginning on Friday through Sunday.
SATURDAY, MAY 25TH
10:00 a.m. – Super Fly Qualifiers Registration/Practice
10:30 a.m. – Eukanuba Super Fly Qualifier 3
11:30 a.m. – Junior Flyer Qualifier 3
12:30 p.m. – Eukanuba Super Fly Qualifier Final
1:30 p.m. – Junior Flyer Qualifier Finals
4:30 p.m. – Eukanuba Super Fly Crown Championship
5:30 p.m. – Eukanuba Super V Crown Championship
SUNDAY, MAY 26TH
12:00 p.m. – Fun Jumps at the dock
1:00 p.m. – Super Flyers for Practice Jumps
2:00 p.m. – Junior Flyers Crown Championship Top 21-6
3:00 p.m. – Eukanuba Super Flyers Finals Top 12-6
4:00 p.m. – Junior Flyer Finals (3 Champions Crowned)
6:00 p.m. – Super Fly Finals (3 Champions Crowned)
7:00 p.m. – Super V Final Four (3 Champions Crowned)
WAHL FACE THE DAY TOUR
The tour travels the country with a 30-foot mobile barbershop and a team of Master Barbers to give guys free trims, shaves and grooming advice. Equipped with the latest grooming tools from Wahl and armed with the best tricks of the trade, these facial hair experts are determined to help men achieve their best face yet. At each tour stop, the Wahl team is also looking for guys with the best scruff – as in mustache, beard or goatee – to go mano y mano in a facial hair face-off. Those who ‘make the cut’ will be crowned champion of their city; and then these style defining delegates will compete for the top spot of the 2013 Wahl Man of the Year.
Visitors will also have the chance to demonstrate their mustache machismo at the Strong Man Challenge, or do a side-by-side comparison as they get their picture taken next to the giant four-foot mustache sculpture, commissioned by an artist and made entirely out of Wahl trimmer parts. Information about the tour and the contest can be found at www.wahlnation.com
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ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER ARTMOBILE
The Artmobile exhibition Weird and Wonderful is a selection of unique works of original art from the Arkansas Arts Center Collection and includes drawings, paintings, prints and craft. Take a journey through an artist’s imagination and explore truly fascinating characters, strange stories and unusual places. Weird and Wonderful, provokes viewers into exploration and discussion about life and culture, whimsy and imagination, artistic discipline and artist license.
WITT STEPHENS JR. CENTRAL ARKANSAS NATURE CENTER & THE ARKANSAS GAME & FISH AQUARIUM
The Nature Center offers an overview of wildlife conservation by showcasing the mission of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. Highlights of the center include a 9,000 gallon aquarium of native fish, watchable wildlife viewing area, nature exhibits, gift shop & an antique fishing tackle display. The center is the place to come for information about the natural divisions of Arkansas. Admission is free during Riverfest and special hours are Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Just outside the center, visit the huge mobile fish aquarium and learn all about Arkansas sport fish and fishing techniques.
JOHNSONVILLE BIG TASTE GRILL
The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill™ is no ordinary backyard barbecue. Weighing more than 53,000 pounds and measuring 65 feet long, this giant grill requires its own semi-truck to haul it from one location to another. It is equipped with hot and cold running water, electricity, a sound system, a prep station, and a refrigeration unit. The grill has the capacity to cook more than 750 brats at a time — approximately 2,500 per hour — and can accommodate more than 12 “grillmasters.”
The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill is making it’s second appearance this year at Riverfest 2013 as a stop on its national tour. The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill attends special events and retail locations, raising money for local charities. To date, the Big Taste Grill Program has raised more than $3 million for various non-profit groups. Proceeds from this year’s sales will benefit Riverfest, a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization.
Thank you to the Riverfest “Go Green” committee for overseeing a very successful 2012 “Riverfest Recycles” program. Festival-goers and volunteers collected over 80,000 aluminum cans in 2012 and granted a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A very lucky little boy got to see his wish come true to take a trip to Disney World. Thanks to everyone who participated in our program and to the great group of sponsors that helped to underwrite Riverfest Recycles.
Go Green continues to implement lots of new ideas with the goal of achieving even better results! Riverfest partnered with AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company, Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District, Waste Management, Tenenbaum Recycline Group, (TRG), Entergy and Coca-Cola, not to mention a quarter of a million festival-goers, to recycle at Riverfest and to spread the word about recycling.
The “Riverfest Recycles” Program encourages festival-goers to recycle plastic bottles and aluminum cans which are typically just discarded. Festival-goers can stop by our recycling tent, located on the walkway behind the Museum Center between the Riverfest Amphitheatre and the Clinton Library, and pick up a recycling bag. While enjoying Riverfest, attendees are encouraged to fill their collection bags with at least 20 recyclable items and return it to the Recycling Tent for a chance to win a prize. With each full bag returned to the Recycling Tent, attendees earn a chance to spin the prize wheel. Prizes on the wheel include t-shirts, hats, corndogs, and many more fun prizes including a few premium prizes. In addition to collecting recyclables, all festival goers are asked to make use of the numerous recycling containers located throughout the park. After hours the Riverfest recycling committee and volunteers, along with the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department, will retrieve cans and plastic bottles from recycling containers, and any cans that may not have made it to the containers.
As part of the 2012 goal to surpass prior recycling efforts, Go Green’s target is to recycle enough aluminum cans to grant a wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South. In order to achieve this lofty goal, nearly every can will have to be recycled. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the “Riverfest Recycles” tent during the festival to check out the “Can-O-Meter” and see how close we are to reaching this goal!
There are few times in life when there is an opportunity for a true Win-Win-Win situation. At Riverfest 2012, that situation existed. The community wins by experiencing a clean Riverfest, the Earth wins by keeping recyclables out of the landfills, and lastly, a child in need will enjoy a dream come true. Each and every festival-goer will have to pitch in, but just know that your efforts have contributed toward these wins, and granted a child’s wish. Riverfest thanks you in advance for your efforts in Recycling!
Without the support of AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company and our other recycling partners, Riverfest, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, would not be unable to continue this program and successfully undertake or fund the type of recycling program we have for the past three years. Following are details from some of our past recycling efforts. This year we hope to increase our recycling numbers even more!
- 1st year of the “Riverfest Recycles” program.
- $25,000 grant provided by Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District allowed Riverfest to purchase t-shirts and other giveaways.
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company provided over 60 new recycling containers to be used on-site.
- Riverfest Recycles Program collected 10 tons of recyclable material.
- $50,000 grant is provided for the 2nd year of the “Riverfest Recycles” Program.
- While continuing the incentive program of giving away t-shirts and other items, Riverfest enhanced and expanded the program by giving away a Smart Car as part of the program. The Smart Car was given away in June of 2010 to Amy Frazier of Jacksonville, Arkansas. She alone recycled 21 bags of materials.
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company continued to support the program by bringing back their interactive display (one of only two displays that travels the country), as well as other corporate sponsors such as TRG Recycling Group and Verizon Wireless.
- Riverfest food vendors participated by displaying signage at their food locations encouraging festival-goers to recycle.
- Recycling tents had to remain open one hour past festival closing hours each night because of the overwhelming response of festival-goers collecting bottles and cans after the concerts concluded;
- Riverfest Recycles Program collected approximately 14 tons of recyclable material.
- The Rivefest Go Green Committee continued to encourage Riverfest patrons to recycle and implemented a “Wheel of Fortune” concept to award prizes to individuals who brought bags of recyclables to the Riverfest Recycles tent;
- AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company signed on as the Presenting Sponsor for the Riverfest Recylces Progam;
- The Clinton Presidential Center joined the growing list of sponsors supporting the Riverfest Recycles program;
- Entergy awarded a grant to Riverfest to help fund the recycling effort;
- Riverfest collected approximately 8 tons of recyclable materials. The lower numbers in 2011 were due to the elimination of glass on-site, which had previously made up a considerable amount of the tonage of recyclables collected.