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The 2017 Heber Springs World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

June 23, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

World Championship Cardboard Boat Races 2017Get set for the 31st annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races! This beloved and wacky annual event is scheduled for July 29, 2017, 10am at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs, AR.

Heber Springs’ Cardboard Boat Races began as a novelty in 1987 to help drum up a little more summer tourism for the area. If they had had any idea how successful and popular this event would be, they probably would’ve started up sooner! Every year contestants, spectators, and film crews from across the country come to witness the spectacle – and spectacle it truly is!

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Attend the 30th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

June 24, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 World Championship Cardboard Boat RacesGet set for the wonder and hilarity of the 2016 World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, July 30th at 10am in Heber Springs, AR!

The image a cardboard boat conjures up is not one of structural integrity or seaworthiness. Yet the hand-crafted crafts that makeup Heber Springs’ annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races fleet do float. Or most of them, anyway. Seeing which ones do – and which don’t – is half the fun!

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