Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
HOURS: 6-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 1-11 p.m. Sunday.
ADMISSION: Riverfest 2013 three-day discounted tickets will be available at select Walgreen's locations around the state. These tickets will be sold for $17.50 (while supplies last). Admission at the gates is $35 for a three-day pass, cash only. Online tickets can be purchased for $30. Tickets ordered online will be held at the Will Call Tent on President Clinton Avenue in front of the Museum of Discovery. Children ages 6 and younger get in free with a paying adult. There is a VIP package available for $500, which includes two full passes with access to VIP pavilions for the weekend, complimentary Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coca-Cola and wine throughout the weekend, complimentary dinner each evening and complimentary Yarnell's ice cream (while supplies last), reserved seating in the First Security Amphitheatre and a print/poster of the Riverfest 2013 Festival artwork.
PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Private parking is available around the festival area for various fees. The Little Rock Riverfest shuttle will depart from the east side of War Memorial Stadium at Markham and Van Buren streets in Little Rock and will drop off on La Harpe Avenue behind the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Building. Riverfest return shuttles to War Memorial will pick up in Little Rock where they dropped off. The North Little Rock shuttle will pick up at the North Little Rock High School north parking lot and will drop off at Third and Kumpuris streets at the Clinton Presidential Center. Return shuttles to North Little Rock will pick up at Third and Kumpuris where they dropped off. Shuttle prices are $3 round trip, or $2 if you bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Arkansas Food Bank Network. Shuttle hours start at 5:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and run through the close of the last event each day.
PURCHASES: Most purchases require RiverMoney, which can be purchased with cash only at any Arvest RiverBank located throughout the festival site. RiverMoney is non-refundable and must be used for all Riverfest purchases except souvenir items, some artwork and River Market purchases.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Coolers, outside beverages and food, Camelbacks, audio recording equipment with an external microphone, cameras with detachable lenses, video recorders, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, rollerskates, rollerblades, cane umbrellas and any and all weapons (including pocket knives). Unless specifically trained to assist the disabled, pets are not allowed into the festival.
FIRST AID: Riverfest offers two first-aid stations, one located near First Security Amphitheatre and the other in Clinton Presidential Park.
RIVERFEST RECYCLES: Riverfest's recycling program encourages festival-goers to collect recyclable plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Festival-goers can participate by returning collection bags (available at the festival kiosks throughout the grounds) for a chance to win prizes, including Riverfest merchandise.
FOOD DRIVE: Riverfest has teamed up with the Arkansas Foodbank Network to collect nonperishable food items throughout the weekend. Everyone who brings a donation to one of the seven food collection points will receive a coupon for a free Coca-Cola drink. The festival also offers $1 off shuttle rides in exchange for donations at the Little Rock and North Little Rock shuttle points.
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