The 2016 Lake Fest will be the 25th anniversary of the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce quarter mile racetrack on Lake Marble Falls. There will be over one hundred boats racing over speeds of two hundred and sixty miles per hours. This will be the wildest three day boat race and party yet. You will feel the speed from your head to your feet.
The Gates will open every day at 7am sharp and the races will begin at 9am. The races in total are scheduled to end at 3pm every day. The races will take place on August 12th with the qualifying rounds. Once the races have ended local restaurants will come out at about 7pm for the annual no admission Show n' Shine located in Johnson Park. At the Park fans will be able to meet the racers and view their boats up close and personal. There will also be racing merchandise available for purchase.
The events highlight will be the fire up at dusk. The top fuelers will be shoot flames from their exhaust pipes. Following this will a free concert where the Red Carpet Chaos will be preforming. The concert will start at 8pm in the Johnson Park Amphitheater. You may BYOB.
The 25 year anniversary celebration will take place on August 13th. The races will begin at 9am again and there will be two further rounds of qualifying races. The Raminator will be making an appearance. There is no admission to ride the Raminator but the rides are by drawing only and there will be a winner every thirty minutes starting at 10am until 6pm. There will also be a concert in the Main Tent post races by the Southern Underground. On Saturday the vendors will be open later in the evening, so don't miss out!
The race finals will be on August 14th beginning at 9am. They will be followed by the winning ceremonies by 11am. There is over one hundred thousand dollars worth of prize money for the winners. Then after the awards there will be a show of top-fuel boats exploiting their top speed.
This festival will not disappoint - there will be a ton of drink, food, vendors, and merchandise to sit along side the amazing races. You are aloud to bring a nine quart cooler with unopened waters, medication, and ice. These coolers will be inspected by security at the front gate. No outside food, drinks, alcohol, skateboards, pets, canopies or umbrellas are aloud in. For more info about the event contact Marble Falls/ Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce by phone (830)693-2815.