On October 11th, , 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, the downtown streets of Cabot came alive with the sights and sounds of Cabot’s 36th annual hometown celebration -- CabotFest.

CabotFest began in 1978 as a small gathering to help lift the spirits of citizens after a tornado struck the town, killed several citizens and did severe damage to the little city.

Today, CabotFest is a family style festival that brings thousands to the City of Cabot of Cabot for a day of family fun, food, shopping, bingo, kid games, etc., and a variety of entertainment that features many hometown entertainers.

On the second Saturday in October of each year, CabotFest takes over the downtown streets of the City. The festival is sponsored by the Cabot Chamber of Commerce. The popular event has grown tremendously throughout the years and is now known as one of Arkansas’ premier festivals. The Cabot Chamber continues to sponsor the much anticipated event that annually brings thousands to the downtown streets of Cabot to enjoy a day of fun, food and entertainment for the entire family.

Significant time and effort went into planning an event of this magnitude. The 2014 CabotFest Committee is under the direction of Mr. Damon Bivins. Mr. Bivins is the Business Development director for the Cabot region (Jacksonville, Cabot, Beebe, Searcy and Heber Springs), Centennial Bank. Other committee members include the following:

Mary Ellen Shriver – Arkansas Federal Credit Union
Amy Arnone – North Metro Medical Center
Amy Ross – Lenders Title Company
Mayor Bill Cypert
Chief Jackie Davis – Cabot Police Department
Corey Williams – Centennial Bank
Danny Brightwell – First Community Bank
Eddie Cook – City of Cabot
John Crow – Cabot Parks and Recreation
Karen Davis – Cabot School District
Melissa Underwood – W and M Concessions
Priscilla Morris – Priscilla’s Dance and Gymnastics
Chief Phil Robinson – Cabot Fire Department
Terry Cody – Three Rivers Edition

Committee members, comprised of members of the Cabot Chamber of Commerce, spend hours of their time to plan, manage and direct CabotFest. Each year the Committee has a strong desire to make CabotFest the best event ever.

This year, a variety of Central Arkansas entertainers provided entertainment throughout the day for CabotFest attendees. The Main Stage featured events throughout the day starting with dance/gymnastics from 10 am until 2:30 pm. Starting at 3 pm, The Blend performed with Matt Dame following. At 7 pm, our headliner Anthem Lights took the stage to perform and close out the event. The festival had vendor booths, a kids zone featuring giant inflatable’s, a wide variety of food booths, bingo, a large carnival, classic car show, 5K Run, Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast, Mobile Pet Adoption, Paintball, Build a Pal and a Photo Booth. Our unique attraction that is growing is CRICKET SPITTING. We hope you will visit our town and plan to join us next year on Saturday, October 10th for a great day in Cabot, Arkansas.



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