White Hall
Founder's Day Festival


 The 2015 White Hall Founder’s Day Fall Festival will be held
 October 23rd and 24th.

This years Founder's Day celebration will include local entertainers all day on the park stage- dancers, gymnastics, singing.

The parade will start at 10 am on Saturday Oct 24.

We will have an awesome kids zone this year including a rock wall, paintball, hay ride, etc.
Also, a BBQ contest, a Glow Walk Friday night, and many many vendors.

Plus 3 great concerts on the BIG STAGE Saturday night- featuring Sister Hazel, Buddy Jewell and The Zac Dunlap Band.

Sister Hazel

Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years" by Performing Songwriter Magazine.

In the 20+ years that they have been recording and performing as a band, they have accomplished something that for most artists is only a dream: they have built a career with a solid foundation, seemingly impenetrable by the shifting sands of the record industry and the economy.

Osceola Arkansas native BUDDY JEWELL  the very first winner of the USA Network's Country Music reality TV show NASHVILLE STAR, returns home for a very special show at the White Hall Founders Day Festival @ White Hall City Park, Saturday October 24, Showtime 6PM.
After winning, Nashville Star, Buddy, experienced stunning success. His first album debuted at number one on Billboard 
Magazine's album chart and was certified gold in both the US and Canada within a month. The album has now sold nearly 700,000 copies. The first two singles "Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacy's Song.") and "Sweet Southern Comfort," each climbed to the number three spot on the singles chart. The second album TIMES LIKE THESE, which included the top 20 hit, "If She Were Any Other Woman," reached number 5 on the same album chart. Sales are close to 500,000 copies..His most recent hit,  "Somebody Who Would Die For You," from the 2010-2011 disc, I SURRENDER ALL, reached the top of the Country Christian Charts and was in the Top 10 on the country contemporary chart too! In addition to performing across the United States, Buddy has literally played around the world. In China, Japan, and much of Europe. The man who has supported so many causes sang for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on an historic 2013 USO Tour and has played in Guatemala for Compassion International. Here at home he's been a national spokesman for St Jude's Children's Research Hospital and each year produces a calendar on their behalf. Every cent raised goes to support their remarkable work.

Zac Dunlap is a 28 year old country musician, singer, and song writer from Little Rock, Arkansas. He has also lived in Nashville, Tennessee where he spends a lot of his time playing, writing, and recording. He is currently released his self titled debuted album "The Journey Begins"  which was released in October of 2014.  It includes the big hit "When The Road Gets Hard" which is steadily gaining popularity as well as many others.. Zac's musical journey started as a child watching his grandfather play country music where he also recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. Zac was selected for show choir at age 11 where he spent multiple years singing and learning different instruments. He played multiple sports growing up and at times put music to the side.  When he was 19 years old and in college, he saved up his pay check and spent it on a brand new acoustic guitar which he still plays some to this day.  From that day forward the rest was history and a new country singer was born.
Visit the bands WEBSITE.

For general information contact the Chamber of Commerce 
WhiteHallChamber@gmail.com or 870-247-5502870-247-5502

At Founder's Day-
You're the Entertainment!
If your interested in singing, dancing, or showing off your talent on the stage at Founder's Day-

A Special THANKS to the

Founder’s Day Fall Festival


Smart Auto Group

Relyance Bank

Terry Hardware

Bank of Star City

Bella Day Spa

Cranford’s Fresh World

Dane’s Magic Lube

FBT Bank & Mortgage

Hunter’s Animal Hospital PA

Jefferson County Republican Committee

Johnson's Metal Recycling 


MK Distributors, Inc.

Pine Bluff Cotton Belt Federal Credit Union

Representative – Ken Bragg

 Representative - Bruce Westerman

RV City- Benton

Scallions Car Wash

Simmons Bank

State Farm Ins.

Stone Bank

Studdard Construction

The Clothes Line

Trotter Toyota

Welch Motors

Wes Booker Agency

WHHS Booster Club

                   Woodland’s Pharmacy       


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9 am--5 pm BBQ teams set up
12 pm--6 pm Booth vendors set up
4 pm--10 pm Carnival
6 pm----BBQ Cook's meeting
8 pm----Glo Walk
9 pm----Movie In The Park

7 am--8:30 am----Lion's Club "All you can eat" Pancake Breakfast at City Hall $7.00 for adults, children age 3 and under are free.
8 am--10 am Renee Shapiro live with KATV DayBreak
9 am----Lawn Mower Races at Relyance Bank
10 am----Parade
11 am--1:55 pm----Dessert drop-off at City Hall or Scout Hut
11 am----Arkansas vs. Auburn (big screen in front of City Park)
11:30 am--Judging Begins for BBQ Cook-Off
After parade--4 pm----Amphitheatre Entertainment
Carnival, Kids Zone, Paintball Booth, 8 different Food Vendors, approximately 80 Vendor Booths (four times as many as last year), and numerous activities for all ages.
1 pm---3 pm----People's Choice Judging of BBQ Ribs
2 pm----Dessert Baking Contest Judging begins
5 pm----Awards for BBQ Cook-Off, People's Choice and Dessert Baking Contest Winners announced on Main Stage
5:45 pm----The Zac Dunlap Band--Main Stage
7 pm----Buddy Jewell--Main Stage
8:30 pm----Sister Hazel--Main Stage

The White Hall Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual "Good Ole Boys" BBQ Cook-Off still needs teams to enter, contact Sandra Truman 870-247-2399 or 870-872-1300.

We still need participants for the 1st ever Lawn Mower Race, contact Stephanie Thrash 870-692-1024.

There will be designated parking available for those with disabilities at White Hall City Hall. There will be additional overflow parking at the White Hall United Methodist Church on the lower portion of their parking lot. An appropriate placard is required to park in these areas. There will be a designated shuttle to and from these areas. White Hall First Baptist Church has opened their parking lot for those wanting to use it during the Founder's Day activities. There will be no parking in front of City Hall or the parking area in front of the skate park.

The White Hall Founder's Day Fall Festival admission is free. If possible, we are asking you to help others when you come to the festivities with money or a canned food donation to the White Hall Food Pantry.

No alcohol, coolers or tobacco products allowed in the White Hall City Park. For more information go to www.whitehallfoundersday.com or call 870-247-2399.

For volunteer opportunities, contact the Chamber of Commerce at
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