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.
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 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
This is the FOUNDER'S DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015
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
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015
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
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
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.