Camden’s Great Outside Fun Day


The Camden Downtown Network & The City of Camden present


Saturday August 7th in Camden AR

A full day of outdoor fun events for the entire family

Camden, Ark.— Looking for fun, safe outdoor adventure? Whether it’s fishing, bike riding or meeting Miss Arkansas, you will be sure to find it at The Great Camden Outside Fun Day, a one-day event that is set for Saturday, Aug. 7, in Camden, Arkansas!

Camden’s Great Outside Fun Day will be chock full of activities for all ages!

Rumble on the River $10,000 Team Bass Tournament

Sponsored by the city of Camden & Arkansas Bass Team Trail

The day will kick off at 6 a.m. with the Rumble on the River Bass Team Tournament at the Camden River Walk along the Ouachita River. Boats may launch from the River Walk Park boat ramp, 405 Washington St. SE, or the boat ramp in Sandy Beach Park, Sandy Beach Drive, before motoring over to the River Walk for take-off. A drive-thru weigh-in will be held at 3 p.m. at the Camden News Parking Lot located at the corner of Washington Street and Madison Ave. 

Anglers will compete for more than $10,000 in prize money. A cash prize of $5,000 is guaranteed for the first-place team. Cash and other prizes will also be awarded to second- through 10th-place winners. Registration is underway. Anglers may sign up online at or in person at the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce office, 314 S. Adams Ave. The entry fee is $125 per boat. Teams are limited to two people per boat.   Final registration will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, at the First Friday Market located on Washington Street in downtown Camden.

5K Run/Walk

Sponsored by Ouachita County Fair Board

Walkers will start at 8 am, runners will start at 8:30. The registration is $20 before July 30th, $25 after July 30th. Registration forms can be picked up at the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce or at the Ouachita County Livestock and Fair Association, Inc. Facebook Page.

2 Person Scramble Benefit Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Victory Christian School

Join us at Highland Golf Course for the 4th Annual VCS Golf Tournament.  The tournament is limited to 18 teams.  Entry fee is $50 per person ($100 per team) which includes green fees, cart and door prizes.  Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams.  There will be special prizes for those who enter the closest to the pin and longest drive.  For registration or additional information please contact Larry Young  870-818-7501.

Tale of the Nines: Disc Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Tree Love Disc Golf

Tale of Nines is an Arkansas Disc singles golf tournament, and is set from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Carnes Park, Carnes Park Drive.  Disc golf is new to Camden, with a new and challenging course has been constructed in Carnes Park. The entry fee is $60 for pro divisions and $40 for amateur divisions. Participants are required to sign up in advance. To register online, visit Registration closes at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. For more information, call Jerry Ray at 870-807-1080.

Beginner Gun Safety Class

Sponsored by the Camden Police Department

Camden Police Department will host a beginner gun safety class from 9am – 10AM.  This class is open to all ages.  Private guns will not be permitted.  Camden PD is located at 1 Police Drive.

10K Bike Fun Ride

Sponsored by Postmasters Grill

Families are encouraged to enjoy the evening with the 10K Fun Ride, hosted by Postmasters Grill. The ride is free and open to children and adults with starting time at 5:30pm. The bike route will begin in Scott Alley next to Postmasters Grill, 133 W. Washington St. A portion of the ride will wind along The Trace, Camden’s beautiful rails-to-trails project. Entry forms and waivers are available at Postmasters Grill and online at For more information, call Emily Robertson, of Postmasters Grill, at 870- 836-5579.

Horse Show

The South Arkansas Horse Show Association will present a horse show at 11a.m. at the Circle C Riding Arena, 100 Ouachita County Road 451. The show will start with Western Pleasure Events and later move on to speed events, including barrels, flag and poles. Lots of fun activities are also planned for children! Admission is free and the concession stand will be open. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to enjoy the show. For more information, call Cheryl Shatley at 870-833-1222.

Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition

Sponsored by The Camden Downtown Network

A sidewalk chalk art competition is also on tap for The Great Camden Outside Fun Day. The competition will include categories for children, teens, and adult. There is no fee to enter the competition but pre-registration is required. Entries will be processed in the order in which they are received.  Register online at Register at  To create their artwork, participants will be assigned 5-by-5-foot sidewalk squares along Washington Street and Adams Avenue. Artists should be mindful that the exhibit area is family-friendly and that entries should be whimsical, humorous, mischievous, lovable, beautiful and tasteful. Political statements and connotations and offensive, crude, discriminatory and derogatory terms or expressions are prohibited.

Because of sweltering summer temperatures, artists may create their works during the evening of Thursday, Aug. 5; any time on Friday, Aug. 6; or early in the morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 7, before activities begin for the day.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first- and gift cards for second-place winners in each category.

To register or for more information online: Register at or call Charlotte Young at 870-807-1468.

Baggo Tournament

Sponsored by Native Dog

A baggo tournament will be 125 Madison Ave in Downtown Camden. Registration will be at Native Dog on Saturday, August 7th.  Cost to register is $20.00 Start time is 4:00pm

Meet and Greet with Miss Arkansas

Stop by The Event Center at Fairview Park, 2740 Mt Holly Rd, from 2PM – 4PM to visit with Miss Arkansas, Whitney Williams.  You will be able to get an Autographs as well as have photos taken with Miss AR.  Light refreshments will be provided.  At 2:10pm Mayor Julian Lott will make a proclamation declaring August 7th as Whitney Williams Day in Camden, her home away from home.  Free admission, donations accepted for Hearts for the Arts.

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