EVENT UPDATE 8/15/2021: With COVID cases rising again across Kentucky due to the Delta variant, Spectra, the provider of Venue Management to the Owensboro Convention Center, has reinstated a mask policy. All guests entering the venue will be required to wear a mask or facial covering while indoors.
Please note this policy only affects guests who are indoors and not seated at their table consuming food or drink. Guests who have purchased outdoor tickets for Terrace Seating are encouraged to wear masks but not required when outdoors and will need a mask to enter for restroom access and to check in at the ticketing window.
Masks will be available for sale for $1 at the front desk for those guests who need one.
The races are bigger and better than ever this year, with more than 60 teams traveling from the US and Canada to compete. 2021 marks the first year the Owensboro Hydrofair has been designated to host the North American Championships for the American Powerboat Association. This means bigger turnout and even greater competition!
The 60 hydroplane teams are separated into seven classes in which they will compete for the titles. These boats are fast, powerful, and loud, reaching up to 170 MPH and spraying water high into the air as they rip through the river. The race course will be an oval-shaped track of 1.25 miles beginning and ending in front of the Owensboro Convention Center, and drivers will cycle the track four times.
Schedule: Qualifying races will be 10am- 4pm on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22 from 10am-12pm. Championship Races will begin Sunday, August 22 at 1pm and go until approximately 4pm.
Please note no outside food and beverage or outside chairs can be brought into the event.
Lower Terrace (Pier/Lower Terrace Seating) – $110 for Reserved Table of 8 Includes seating beginning at 9am through the end of the hydroplane races, access to food concessions, cash bars, and restrooms. Price includes tax and fees. Please note area is not completely shaded and guests will be able to flow between their seats on the Lower Terrace to the Kentucky Legend Pier to watch the races.
Winners Circle (Third Floor with Buffet Meal) – $380 for Reserved Table of 8 Includes: Buffet meal from 11am to 1pm (menu below), cash bar, access to restrooms, and reserved seating from 9am to the end of the hydroplane races. Price includes tax and fees. Please note children 2 and under that are not utilizing a seat will not need a ticket. Sold Out Saturday, 8/21 and Sunday, 8/22.
Grand Prix VIP (Third Floor with Buffet Meal and Drink Tickets) – $500 for Reserved Table of 8 Limited tables are available in the Riverview Room located on the third floor. The Grand Prix VIP area includes a table for 8, buffet meal from 11am to 1pm (menu below), 16 drink tickets, private cash bar, access to restrooms, and reserved seating from 9am to the end of the hydroplane races. If interested in purchasing a Grand Prix VIP table other than via online at OwensboroTickets.com (perhaps by check as need to be invoiced), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sold Out Sunday, 8/22.
Parking Pass – $10 Please note event parking during the Owensboro HydroFair will be $10 in the Convention Center parking lot. You may purchase along with seating tickets online. Please note processing fee will apply for the parking pass. Parking pass day of event will be cash only.
Get Your Tickets and Parking Passes:
Purchase tickets online at OwensboroTickets.com for Saturday here.
Purchase tickets online at OwensboroTickets.com for Sunday here.