In honor of the 75th annual White River Water Carnival, this year’s Kid Zone will feature a “Bounce House Extravaganza,” according to tourism director Kyle Christopher.

That means that inflatables of all shapes and sizes will be available for kids of all ages to enjoy.

The Kid Zone will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Riverside Park in Batesville.

Wristbands can be purchased at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce prior to the event or day of at the entrance of the Kid Zone for $10. Wristbands are required for entry into the Kid Zone.

The Kid Zone is made possible this year by FNBC, Pepsi, Walmart and Westrock Orthodontics.

For more information,  contact the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-793-2378 or visit

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, parade and kids’ activities.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.