The theme for the 2017 World Championship Cardboard Boat Races is DC versus Marvel. Race participants will stretch the limits of their ingenuity to design boats that represent their favorite DC or Marvel comic. Whether the choice is Spiderman, The Hulk, Thor or Wonder Woman, these cardboard crafts are sure to be amazing feats of engineering.
Boat registration will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday July 29th at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs, AR. Boat races will begin at 10:00 a.m., with timed heats for both children and adults. The Pride of the Fleet Prize will be awarded to the boat that best combines innovative engineering with artistic design, while the Captain’s Award goes to the team with the greatest spirit and crowd involvement. And of course, the Titanic Award is reserved for the boat with the most dramatic sinking. There’s plenty of additional fun planned for the day, with a treasure dig and a watermelon-eating contest.
Enjoy the spectacular surroundings of Heber Springs, a jewel of a town located just 60 miles north of Little Rock, on the shores of Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.
Schedule of Events
10 am First Heat of the World Championship Cardboard Races and the second heat will follow the completion of the first heat
10 am Ron Carmack Memorial Volleyball Tournament, Registration will be on-site.
10:30 am Children's Treasure Dig, Sponsored by Seven Springs Rehabilition and Health, LLC
11:00 am World Championship Watermelon Eating Contest, Sponsored by Sonic America's Drive-In
Presentation of trophies will follow the second heat.
After the races, head over to Dam Site Marina for Rock the Dock Concert Series, featuring Stillwater Hardy. The concert is free and you can listen from your boat or from shore beginning at 6 pm until 9 pm. Also, during the concert, a name will be drawn from the pre-registered Cardboard Boat Race partipants as the winner of an 8 hour pontoon boat rental. (Valid for Mon-Thurs, holidays excluded.)
Click here for the World Championship Cardboard Boat Races registration form.
All participants who pre-register by June 9th will be entered into a drawing to win an 8 hour pontoon boat rental from Dam Site Marina. (valid for Monday through Thursday, holidays excluded.)
Click here for intructions on how to build a cardboard boat.