The River Rat Regatta will be held at the Smithfield Boat Ramp Saturday, Aug. 12 with events beginning at 4 p.m. hosted by Smithfield Parks and Recreation. Create a boat made out of cardboard, glue and duct tape for a two person boat craft. Those not interested in participating can come to watch and see who sinks or floats to the end. Boat registration will begin at 3 p.m., boat judging will be held at 4:30 p.m., a captains meeting will be held at 4:45 p.m., the regatta will begin at 5 p.m. and awards will be presented at 6:45p.m. There will be a DJ from 4-7 p.m. and a band from 7-9 p.m. at the Neuse River Amphitheater. For more information, call 919-934-2148.