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KABF goes Cornbread...!!!
November 3, 2012, was a perfect day for the 2nd Annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival, held on Main St. in the SoMa district of Little Rock, the big block party filled three city blocks food, fun, music, cornbread and people galore.



KABF DJ Markey Ford took a turn staffing the KABF info-booth, which was hosted in part by KABF Associate Producer, gozarks.com

At right: Liz Sanders, coordinator of the Bernice Garden and the Arkansas Cornbread Festival, was a 'woman in motion' from dawn to dusk, running higher and yon, making sure everything flowed smooth.

According to Kelli Reep of Flywrite Communications, Inc., the event welcomed 3,000 people and awarded gift baskets, t-hirts, trophies and $1200 in cash prizes to the Cornbread Connoisseur Competitors::

  • Best Professional Traditional – Fresh Ideas at Philander Smith - $100
  • Best Professional Non-Traditional - Loblolly Creamery - $100
  • Best Professional Sweet - Brown Sugar Bake Shop - $100
  • Best Professional Overall – Fresh Ideas at Philander Smith - $100
  • Best Side Item - The Root – trophy
  • Best Amateur Sweet (no entries, no winner)
  • Best Amateur Non Traditional - William Fisher - $100
  • Best Amateur Traditional - Terry Wright - $100
  • Best Amateur Overall - William Fisher - $100
  • Best in Show - Fresh Ideas at Philander Smith - $500

Entries were judged by event attendees, who got to sample all the various entries, as well as a panel of celebrity judges.


Have a listen to the MP3 of KABF's musical message (featuring 'Uncle Gus') promoting the Arkansas Cornbread Festival...!!!

KABF's Program Director, John Cain (pictured below and at far left), emceed the award of prizes.


The goal of the Arkansas Cornbread Festival is to attract people -- especially those who live and work downtown -- to South Main area and showcase thriving new establishments and amenities of the SoMa district, which now sports a grocery store, pharmacy, family discount store, gift and variety shop, several restaurants, entertainment venues, and a unique urban garden. .

Oxford American sponsored the music, which featured the  Mockingbird Hillbilly Band, Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers, Buffalo City Ramblers, Tsar Bomba, Tyrannosaurus Chicken and Don’t Stop Please.

As seems self-evident, a great time was had by all...!!!

For  info about the next festival, contact Liz Sanders, 501-617-2511 bernicegarden@gmail.com


~ more information ~
Christine Beems, KABF Associate Producer & Broadcast Underwriting Specialist
gozarks@gmail.com ~ 501-420-4828