November 15-17, 2018: Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Statehouse Convention Center, Wally Allen Ballroom

Sugar Plum Ball – Thursday, Nov. 15, 6-8:30 p.m.

Classic daddy-daughter dance fit for a princess, including dinner, dancing and of course tiaras.

Tickets: $50 each, reserved table for 10: $1,000 (limited number of reserved tables.)

Festival of Fashion – Friday, Nov. 16, Doors open at 5 p.m., Show begins at 6:30 p.m.

NY style runway show featuring the latest styles and trends from Arkansas’ chicest local boutiques.

Tickets: $50 each, block of 10 seats $500, VIP box of 10 seats $1,000 (limited number of VIP boxes.)

Tux ‘n Trees – Saturday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.

This is Festival of Trees’ premier gala.  Attendees will enjoy fine dining and dancing to live entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions.

Tickets: $250 each, reserved table of 10 – $2,500

For more information on Festival of Trees or to sponsor, please contact Michaela Johnson at 501-660-7616 or

CARTI is the state’s largest not-for-profit, private cancer care provider, offering medical, surgical and radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology to more than 20,000 newly diagnosed patients each year.  All of the money raised by the CARTI Auxiliary benefits CARTI’s patient assistance program.

For more than 40 years, the CARTI Auxiliary has been putting on one of the most spectacular fund-raising events in the state. Festival of Trees, a four day festival held at the Statehouse Convention Center, featuring decorated trees and offering some of the most unique special events for children and adults, such as Sugar Plum Ball, Festival of Fashion, Festival After Dark and Tux ‘N Trees, our black-tie event. Each year more than 4,000 people attend these events, and this year we are expecting to top those numbers. Since its inception, Festival of Trees has raised in excess of $6.5 million to support the mission of CARTI and provide direct financial support to the patients it serves. Annually, Festival funds have assisted:

  • in the purchase of patient housing, transportation and pain medication;
  • in providing emotional support programs and professional counseling for patients and family members;
  • in offering outreach programs, including overnight retreats for patients and their caregivers

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