The 23rd Annual Marble Falls LakeFest Drag Boat Race is this weekend, August 8-10, on Lake Marble Falls. This three-day boat race festival takes place in Lakeside and Johnson Parks at 307 Buena Vista Drive with the main gate located at the corner of Main Street and Buena Vista Street in Marble Falls.
The boat drag race, which is similar to those of land drag racing, is an acceleration race over a quarter-mile between two high performance race boats. This particular Marble Falls Lakefest includes over 100 boats, three days of racing, and will pay out over $100,000 in prize money to winners. Additionally, boats can reach astonishing speeds of over 260 miles per hour during the races.
Each day, gates open at 7 a.m. with testing and tuning on Friday, qualifying races on Saturday and final races with an award ceremony on Sunday. Friday night will end with a concert by the Luke Williams Band and Saturday will end with a concert by Deacon Willie.
During the Lakefest weekend, attendees will also find a large selection of food, drinks, merchandise, crafts, vendors and much more at Johnson Park between the main gate and spectator area.
Seating is on a first come-first serve basis and tickets can be purchased at www.marblefallslakefest.com or by phone at 800-759-8178. Prices include:
- Friday: $5
- Saturday: $20
- Sunday: $20
- 3-Day: $40
- Kids (Ages 6-12): $5 per day
- Kids under 6: FREE
Event parking is along side streets and in the lot at the corner of Main Street and Yett Street.
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