Press Release: World Championship Cardboard Boat Races Postponed
06/05/2020 11:12 AM


For Immediate Release

June 5, 2020


For additional information contact:

Ginger Harper


Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce




The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to postpone the World Championship Cardboard Boat Races until next summer. There are several factors that we have considered in making this decision, including high lake levels and restrictions that would be required to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. As much as we do not want to postpone this event, we believe that this is the best decision to protect our residents, visitors, staff, and volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We plan to come back bigger and better in 2021! The boat races will still have a “Video Games” theme. We cannot wait to see everyone’s creativity on display at the races next year! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your understanding and support. 

While we are unable to host this event, Heber Springs is still open for business! Come experience great food at our local restaurants, take a stroll downtown, and visit our local shops throughout town. From antique shops and specialty stores to home décor, there is something for everyone. While you are here, visit Maker’s Market on the courthouse square on July 25th. Come eat, play, and stay in Heber Springs! For more information on our attractions and things to do, visit

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