Schedule of Events

The Owensboro HydroFair returns to Owensboro on Friday, August 19, through Sunday, August 21. The races are bigger and better than ever this year, with more than 60 teams traveling from the US and Canada to compete.

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.

Each class will compete for the APBA North American Championship, with the winners determined Sunday afternoon. The Grand Prix class will also compete for the APBA Summer Nationals Championship, with the winner determined on Saturday at approximately 4:00 pm CDT.


Friday, Aug 19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
HydroPlane testing
Saturday, Aug 20
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Qualifying races
Grand Prix APBA Summer National Championship
Sunday, Aug 21
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Qualifying races
Sunday, Aug 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
APBA North American Championship Races

Don't forget to check out our other weekend events!