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21st Annual LakeFest Drag Boat Race Takes Over Lake Marble Falls, August 10-12

LakeFest 2012, August 10-12, marks the 21st year that Lake Marble Falls is transformed into a liquid quarter-mile “racetrack” and Lakeside Park becomes the locale for a festive three-day boat race party.

On Friday, August 10, the gates open at 7am and approximately 100 boats go in the water from 9 am to 4 pm for Test & Tune. Friday evening drag boat fans swarm Johnson Park for a chance to get up-close and personal with the drivers and boats. Official t-shirts and posters will be available for purchase – just the thing for your favorite driver and crew to autograph! There will be lots of photo opportunities as well.

A Friday night conference concert featuring Jason Sturgeon will begin after the top-fuelers “fire up,” shooting flames out exhaust pipes and splitting every ear-drum in the park. There is no admission fee for the concert or the Show & Shine.

Gates open bright and early Saturday at 7 am, and qualifying races run all day. The fun continues after the races are over for the day as spectators are invited to spend time with the drivers at the Racer’s Reunion. You won’t believe some of the stories!

Early-birds can arrive Sunday at Lakeside Park around 7 am to get a great seat for opening ceremonies at 11 am. Immediately afterwards, top-fuel boats will thrill the crowds with astonishing speeds that can top 260 miles per hour. The event wraps up with over $100,000 in prize money awarded to the winners.

As with any great festival, there will be plenty of food, drinks, merchandise and vendors to visit between races. Please note: outside alcohol, pets, skateboards and umbrellas are not allowed on festival grounds. Small coolers (9 qts or smaller) are allowed for medications, water, etc. No large coolers are allowed.

Ticket prices are as follows: Friday: $5; Saturday: $20; Sunday: $20; 3-Day: $40; Kids (Ages 6-12): $5 per day; Kids under 6: FREE Top Eliminator Club; Adult: $160; Top Eliminator Club Kid: $75.

Get the best seat at the race in the Top Eliminator Club! Your ticket includes a 3-day pass; shirt; first 5 beverages; Friday hors d’oeuvres; Saturday breakfast, lunch and hors d’oeuvres; Sunday breakfast, lunch and hors d’oeuvres; access to a reserved lawn area; and the beautiful, air-conditioned Lakeside Pavilion.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.marblefallslakefest.com or call 800-759-8178.

General questions: Julia Adams, 830-693-2815

Press contact: Bill Rives, , 830-693-2815

Hotel Room/RV Park and Lodging Questions: Jean, , 830-693-4449

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The Texas Hill Country, sun splashed hills rolling into the distance, is home to historic towns bursting with character, personalities, and great things to do.
Looking for a fun weekend with festivals, fairs, shopping, food, sightseeing, and more? The Hill Country Current is full of articles, advertising and special events.
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