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More racers expected for LakeFest; discount tickets on sale

This year's LakeFest is Aug. 9-11 on Lake Marble Falls. Discount tickets for residents are on sale until July 28 at H-E-B, 1503 RR West in Marble Falls. File photo

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — Drag-boat racing fans don’t have much longer to wait for the annual Marble Falls LakeFest on Aug. 9-11.

Julia Adams, events coordinator for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, said the number of boats expected to race on Lake Marble Falls is up from last year.

“We had 120 last year, and we’re expecting from 130 to 150,” Adams said.

That includes six in the fastest Top Fuel Hydro class, Adams said.

For locals, Adams said discounted tickets are available at the Marble Falls H-E-B until July 28. Also, those interested in volunteering during LakeFest can call Jean Eades of the Marble Falls Visitors Center at (830) 693-4449.

Fans are welcome to attend Show & Shine in Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South, to get an up-close view of the boats and their crews 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9.

Adams said Johnson Park also will be filled with the sounds of live music that weekend.

The Texas K.G.B plays Aug. 9, and Allen Ray and Southern Comfort perform Aug. 10.

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive is expected to be complete in time for LakeFest weekend, Adams said.

“They’re working very diligently to get it done, and I think it will get done,” she said.

Organizers are moving the front gate to the corner of Main and Yett streets this year. Adams said the skate park on Yett Street will not be accessible during the weekend for skaters.

Visit www.marblefallslakefest.com for more information.

jared@thepicayune.com