Academics Plus Charter School’s 3rd Annual Fall Festival, presented by the Noland Family and Lee Tuxhorn State Farm, will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, on the school’s campus, 900 Edgewood Drive.

The event is being organized by the Parent Teacher Organization, and will be, potentially, the biggest event the school has ever had.

This year’s festival, which is open to the public, will include games organized by classrooms, bounce houses, a rock wall, dunking booth, petting zoo, pony rides, live band “Go 4 Broke,” concessions and more. A silent auction starts at 6 p.m. will feature many community donations, along with themed baskets donated by classrooms, including a Razorback basket, Lego basket, Fine Arts basket, Fishing basket, Chocolate Lover’s basket and much more.

A live auction at 7 p.m. at the stage will include class art pieces designed by elementary art teacher Katie Wilson and her students, “Principal for a Day” certificates for both high school and elementary, and a romantic downtown Little Rock date night package. Police and fire truck units from the city of Maumelle will be on display, and select vendors will be on site displaying their goods and services.

Pre-ordered wrist bands are $5 each with a $25 family cap and cover cost of admission and games.

At the gate, wrist bands will be $10 each with a $30 family cap. Attractions such as the rock wall, dunking booth, petting zoo/pony rides and concessions will be available for additional cost.

“I’m excited to see the Fall Festival coming together,” says PTO president Laura Arrington. “ Many parents have put in countless hours toward the Fall Festival this year, and we hope the Maumelle community will come out and support our school and students.”

For more information, call Laura Arrington at 993-2689 or email For information about the school, contact executive director Rob McGill at 803-9730 or