Heartland Classics 2020 Hot Springs Classic
April 17 and April 18
It’s the SPRING opener for boating season in the Heartland.
You will want to be part of this event!
Friday, April 17th
10:00 AM Captains Meeting on the Docks at Bubba Brews
10:15 AM Lake Hamilton Cruise South, Mike Langhorne Cruise Leader
12:00 PM Lunch at Bubba Brews (Dutch Treat)
After lunch cruises
6:30 PM Dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf (Dutch Treat)
Saturday, April 18th
10:00 AM Captains Meeting on the docks at Bubba Brews
10:15 AM Lake Hamilton Cruise North, Mike Langhorne Cruise Leader
11:30 AM Lunch at Clay and Patty Thompsons (Included in registration)
1:30 – 3:30 PM Boats displayed at the docks at Bubba Brews
6:00 PM Bourbon Bar @ 501 Prime (Cash bar)
7:00 PM Dinner at Bourbon Bar @ 501 Prime (Included in registration)
Bubba Brews – 1252 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR Ph. 501 547-3186
Fisherman’s Wharf – 5101 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR Ph. 501 525-7437
Clay and Patty Thompson – 715 Northshore Drive, Hot Springs, AR
501 Prime – 215 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AR Ph. 501 623-0202
Note: The Oaklawn horse racing season is still on during our April show. Consequently most lodging accommodations will be priced at higher rates.
Country Inn Lake Resort 1332 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR Ph. 501 767-3535 $110/night for off the lake, queen bed, double occupancy
$150/night for on lake, double occupancy. $5 additional per person up to 6
Includes kitchenettes and covered boat slips are available.
Launch boats at nearby Hill Wheatley Park.
Long Island Lake Resort 320 Long Island Drive, Hot Springs, AR Ph. 501 525-3600
All rooms face the lake, $120.95/night
There are 2 covered slips available at $10/day. Boat parking along the boardwalk is free. Boat ramp and trailer storage is available at Paul Hastings located less than a half mile from the Resort
Baymont by Wyndham 5321 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR Contact via website wyndhamhotels.com
$139/night (King bed with view of lake)
Open docks, no covered slips. Launch boat at Paul Hastings located nearby
Several other hotels are located on Bathhouse Row, which includes the historic Arlington Hotel
John & Marilyn Davenport
Phone: (479) 234-5102
Phone: (501) 318-7666
Clay & Patty Thompson
Phone: (580) 471-5665
The Annual Spring Opener at Lake Hamilton, AR
The Hot Springs Classic is held in April each year to welcome boaters to the boating season. Event dates are determined by the calendar of the Easter holiday and when the Arkansas Derby Day is held.
In the past, this spring opener has included boating on Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton and a pre-event in Little Rock, AR.
Arkansas offers even more for travelers when attending this event such as; Garvan Gardens, Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs Mountain, museums, historic gangster hangouts, and more.