Jesse heads out to the Spring River in Carthage to talk to Kip Smith and get all the details on the Paddle Battle taking place July 19th and 20th.
The inaugural Paddle Battle is a race on the Spring River where participants bring custom built rafts to see who's the fastest.
Friday nights festivities include food trucks, live music, and of course, the boats on display. You can vote on your favorite boats and watch the pre-race awards ceremony.
Saturday, July 20th is when the races begin. At 10:00 A.M., there will be heat races where the boats embrace their need for speed against one another.