CARTI Auxiliary Festival of Trees
Please join the CARTI Auxiliary as we usher in the holiday season with the 37th annual Festival of Trees, benefiting CARTI cancer patients, held November 6-9, 2013.
Tickets for Festival After Dark and Breakfast with Santa will be avialble at the door!
Sugar Plum Ball Tickets are sold out.
Since 1976, Festival has raised more than $6 million to provide needed services and programs to the cancer patients of Arkansas. Money raised from Festival go directly to our Patient Assistance Fund, providing medication, housing, transportation, emotional support and counseling and a statewide cancer educational program. CARTI knows that cancer does not discriminate and no one should deal with its effects alone. We not only treat the patient, we treat the entire family. Our deepest thanks to Presenting Sponsors – Larry Sturdivant, Acxiom, the Dallas Cowboys and Gene and Jerry Charitable Foundation.
Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Click here to learn more about volunteering for Festival of Trees. We have lots of opportunities to help – come support CARTI with your time!
Festival Events and Schedule
Festival of Fashion Show
Presented by Inviting Arkansas
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5:30 pm – 7:30pm
Tickets: $50 each Box of 10 seats: $500
Festival of Fashion is the perfect “Fashionista Night Out” complete with champagne, hors d’oeuvres and a professional runway show highlighting the hottest styles of some of Central Arkansas’ most popular boutiques. This year we will be honoring Lila Ashmore as CARTI’s 2013 Fashion Icon.
Boutiques include: Barbara Jean, Beyond Cotton, Companions, E. Leigh’s, The Independent, Indigo, Lavender, Monrow Boutique, Proposals, Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, Scarlet Boutique, Steam Roller Blues, Tulips and Vesta’s.
Back this year, Korto Momolu of Project Runway will be showing some her spring fashions as she auctions off tickets to her show at New York’s Fashion Week, along with roundtrip tickets and a week long stay at the Manhattan home of Angelica and John Rogers.
Stroll Through the Forest:
Friday, Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under
More than 20 dazzling trees are on display creating a festive atmosphere for Stroll Through the Forest. Bid on a tree and have it delivered to your home.
Sugar Plum Ball:
Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40 each
Fairy tales do come true, and your little girl will experience her very own at this special Festival event designed for little girls and their Prince Charming. Each fairy princess gets her own tiara, followed by light hors d’oeuvres, tempting desserts and dancing the night away. Ticket sales will be limited to 650.
T-shirts are also available for purchase for $15. T-shirts are presale only and will be available for pickup the night of the event. Deadline for ordering T-shirts is Oct. 17.
Festival After Dark presented by Rogers Photo Archives
Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Reserved seating for 10: $1000
A casual holiday mixer designed especially for sophisticated singles and cosmopolitan couples, Festival After Dark highlights include live entertainment by Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster Band and “A Taste of the Season” which features a sampling of many delicious dishes from some of Central Arkansas’ finest restaurants.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tickets: $15 each
Family fun is paramount at this hearty holiday meal with the “Big Man.” Arkansas’ own children’s recording star Brian Kinder will provide live entertainment, and children can get their picture with Santa for free.
Tux ‘n Trees
Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m.
Tickets: $200 each
Fine dining, dancing, live and silent auctions and keynote speaker, Sanford Tollette, are among the highlights of this formal gala, the cornerstone Festival event since 1976.