Batesville hosts 71st Annual White River Water Carnival Saturday


One of northeast Arkansas’s most popular events is the White River Water Carnival in Batesville. The event celebrates its 71st year on Sept. 13. The event kicks off at Riverside Park at 10 a.m. with the MDA fire truck pull, the White River drag boat races, and a car show. The festival vendors also open at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, there are great activities and events such as carnival rides, the Bone Collector: Hot Wing eating contest, live music, fireworks and the Afterglow 5k (pictured above right). Log on to for details or call 870-793-2378. You can also check out the White River Water Carnival Facebook page here.

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