The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will stock the pond with approximately 400 fish and once the pond has been stocked it will remain taped-off until the derby begins, officials said.
The county and law enforcement officials want every child to have an activity that they can use throughout life and that is also in a positive environment.
"It is important to teach children how to fish and give them a hobby," said Candy Bawcom, Carroll County 911 coordinator. "There are many negative things that children can get into we want to provide them with something that is positive."
Prizes for the derby have been donated from local businesses and food vendors from Carroll County. Prizes will include tackle boxes, rods, reels and gift cards to local businesses.
"We want every child to receive a prize for participation; hopefully it will encourage them to be a part of something they may not have normally be involved with," said Officer Jim Ross with the Berryville Police Department.
Carroll County elected officials and staff have hosted the event for the last seven years and the Berryville Police department joined in on the fun two years ago.
Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. For more information about the derby or to donate on behalf of a business, contact Candy Bawcom or Susie Jordan at 870-423-4357.