Open Modal

Water Carnival Parade winners announced

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) has announced the winners of the 76th Annual White River Water Carnival Parade. Participants were judged based on design, decoration, originality, creativity, and presentation, according to the chamber.

First Community Bank won first place in the corporate division and Main Street Batesville took home the title in the non-profit/youth division.

“We thank all participants for making the parade memorable for our community year after year,” said Kyle Christopher, BACC tourism director. “First Community Bank’s ‘BLOOM’ float was simply amazing. The time and detail that was put into their parade entry were unmatched. Main Street Batesville utilized the same skill they have used to create their one of kind haunted house and created a head-turning parade entry promoting the upcoming ‘River Haunt.'”

The White River Water Carnival is a free, family-friendly, event that features entertainment, food vendors, craft and commercial vendors, parade, and a variety of activities for children. Kid Zone, and Patriot Slide sponsored by Bank of Cave City, Littlefield Oil, Pepsi, Southern Bank, Tooth Be Told, UAMS North Central, and Walmart. River City Cruiser’s Car Show sponsored by Wood Family Dealerships. Parade sponsored by Citizen’s Bank. Other carnival sponsors ARCare, Bad Boy Inc., the City of Batesville, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Home Depot, Life Plus, Mark Martin Ford & Kia, Merchants & Planters Bank, Ozark Mountain Poultry, Sherwood Urgent Care, Sonic Drive-In, Southern Charm, UPS Store, and White River Now. For more information, please contact Kyle Christopher at (870) 793-2378 or

White River Water Carnival 2019 2White River Water Carnival 2019 1First Community Bank’s ‘BLOOM’ float won first place in the corporate division.
White River Water Carnival 2019 3White-River-Water-Carnival-4.jpgMain Street Batesville’s “River Haunt” float received the first place title in the non-profit/youth division. Images via Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce



Recommended Posts