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18th Annual LakeFest Drag Boat Race in Marble Falls on August 7-9


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PRESS RELEASE: 18th Annual LakeFest Drag Boat Race in Marble Falls on

August 7-9

 

LakeFest 2009, August 7-9, marks the 18th year that the Marble

Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce transforms Lake Marble Falls into a

liquid quarter-mile "racetrack" and the banks of the lake into a wild

three-day boat race party.

 

On Friday, August 7, approximately 100 boats go in the water from 9 am

to 4 pm for Test & Tune. Drag boat fans swarm Johnson Park on Friday

evening for a chance to get up-close and personal with the drivers and

boats. Fans will have a chance to buy official t-shirts and posters for

autographs and have their picture taken with the stars of the show. A

concert featuring Larry Salinas will begin at 7pm. The highlight of the

evening comes at dusk as top-fuelers "fire up", shooting flames out

exhaust pipes and splitting every ear-drum in the park. There is no

admission fee for concert and Show & Shine.

 

Gates open bright and early Saturday at 7 am, and qualifying races last

all day. After the races are over for the day, spectators can enjoy a

free concert in Johnson Park at 8pm. Concert features Raredog with

special guest Jody Mullens, emceed by Kerry Wallum.

 

Early-birds can arrive Sunday at Lakeside Park at 7 am to get a great

seat for opening ceremonies at 11 am. Immediately after, top-fuel boats

will thrill huge crowds with astonishing speeds that can top 240 miles

per hour. The day is ended with over $70,000 in prize money given to the

winners.

 

As with any festival, there will be plenty of food, drink, merchandise

and vendors to visit between races. Outside alcohol, pets and umbrellas

are not allowed on festival grounds.

 

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! Ticket

includes 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 830-759-8178

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