Cave City Watermelon Festival Receives Grant from Batesville A&P Commission.
August 19, 2019 (Batesville, AR)— On Friday, August 16th, The City of Batesville Advertising and Promotions Commission awarded the Cave City Watermelon Festival Committee an event grant for their recent efforts with the 40th Cave City Watermelon Festival.

Committee members applied for the grant in early January, which awards event organizers $20.00 per hotel stay within the city limits of Batesville that the event attracts.

This year’s festival brought in a total of 125 hotel stays resulting in a grant of $2,500.00.

“We are so happy to offer support to the Cave City Watermelon Festival. This committee has done a fantastic job in recent years building up the festival and attracting visitors from across Arkansas and beyond. While the event may take place in Cave City, it has a great impact on this entire region.” said Tourism Director Kyle Christopher.

For more information about the Event Grant Program please contact Kyle at 870-793-2378 or

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