LakeFest 2016 marks the 25th year that the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce transforms Lake Marble Falls into a liquid quarter-mile “racetrack”. Feel the roar of the engines and the vibrations in your chest as over 100 boats race to reach speeds of over 260 mph and turn the banks of the lake into a wild three-day boat race party.
Gates open daily at 7:00am with the races starting at 9am. Races are expected to end around 3pm each day, though race times are subject to change.
Racing starts on Friday, August 12, with first and second rounds of qualifying. After the races, take a break in one of our awesome local restaurants and come back at 7pm for the free Show n’ Shine in Johnson Park. During this event, spectators will have the opportunity to meet the drivers and see the boats up close, as well as buy official t-shirts and posters for autographs, and take photos with the stars of the show. The highlight of the evening comes at dusk as top-fuelers “fire up”, shooting flames out of their exhaust pipes. A free concert by Red Carpet Chaos will begin at 8pm at the Johnson Park Amphitheater! Don't forget to BYOB!
Our 25th Year Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 13th! With two more rounds of qualifying races beginning at 9am, an appearance by The Raminator, a concert by Southern Underground under the Main Tent directly after the last race, and vendors staying open later, you don't want to miss it! Rides on The Raminator will be by drawing only and will take place every hour during the races beginning at 10am and every thirty minutes after the last race until 6pm.
The finals will start at 9am on Sunday, August 14th, followed by opening ceremonies at 11am. Immediately afterwards, top-fuel boats will thrill huge crowds with astonishing speeds that can top 260 miles per hour. The day is ended with over $100,000 in prize money given to the winners.
As with any festival, there will be plenty of food, drinks, merchandise, and vendors to visit between races. Outside alcohol, food, drinks, pets, skateboards, umbrellas, and canopies are not allowed on festival grounds. You may bring a 9qt cooler with unopened water, ice, and medication only. Bags and coolers will be checked by security at the front gate.
To purchase tickets go to http://www.stubwire.com/events/marblefallslakefest...
For more information about this event, please call the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at (830) 693-2815.