White River Water Carnival to feature Smokin’ on the White BBQ Championship

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Water Carnival to feature Smokin’ on the White BBQ Championship

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is proud to announce the addition of the Smokin’ on the White BBQ Championship to this year’s festival lineup.

Smokin’ on the White is the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned Arkansas State BBQ Championship. Teams from around the country will cook chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Total prize money this year is $10,000 with the grand champion receiving $1,500. On Friday, September 15, the teams will set up their areas and have the opportunity to compete in ancillary contests for best beans, sauce, dessert, and “One Bite Wonder.” The pits will be open for public viewing on Saturday, September 16, at 11 a.m.

For more information regarding the Smokin’ on the White BBQ Championship, please contact Donna Turner at (870) 613-1564.

About the White River Water Carnival:

The White River Water Carnival is a free, family event that features entertainment, food vendors, craft and commercial vendors, a parade, and kids’ activities. The event is presented by Bad Boy Mowers. Kids’ activities require the purchase of an admission armband and are sponsored in part by FNBC, McDonald’s, Littlefield Oil, Pepsi and Westrock Orthodontics. The car show is sponsored by the Wood Family Dealerships. The parade is sponsored by Citizens Bank. Other carnival entertainment is sponsored by ARCare, the City of Batesville, Cup’d Up Outdoors, Flowers Baking Company, Life Plus, Merchants & Planters Bank, Ozark Mountain Poultry, Precise Heating & Air, Sherwood Urgent Care, and Sonic Drive-In. Promotional sponsors include Southern Charm and the UPS Store. For more information, please contact the BACC at (870) 793-2378.