During this year’s Guntersville Lake Hydrofest, the boat ramps at Tom Jackson Park and Brown’s Creek, both located adjacent to Alabama Highway 69, will close to the public at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, and not reopen for public use until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 1. These ramps will serve as the pit areas for four classes of race boats.

The race course will be located to the left of Alabama Highway 69 North. Access to this area of Lake Guntersville will be closed to personal watercraft Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

For spectators that wish to view the races by water, the Beech Creek ramp, located on Warrenton Road, will remain open. For anyone wishing to leave the viewing area during active racing, this ramp will need to be utilized. Boats may launch at Beech Creek and watch the races from outside the course area.

There will be no personal watercraft allowed under the Alabama Highway 69 causeway bridge during the race weekend while the course remains active.

Guntersville Lake Hydrofest will be this summer’s biggest event at the lake featuring four classes of hydroplanes and two concerts. The weekend of racing on the South’s fastest water will begin Friday, June 28, with testing and qualifying. Competitive racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. A free kid’s zone with waterslides, static displays and food vendors will round out the weekend. Gates open daily at 8 a.m.

Tickets can also be purchased online at guntersvillelakehydrofest.com. Ticket prices for the Guntersville Lake Hydrofest are as follows:

• Adult general admission: $20 per weekend pass

• Children, ages 6-12 general admission: $10 per weekend pass (children age 5 and under will be free)

• Adult Ultimate Weekend Pass: $40 per weekend pass (this pass allows transportation to and from the pit areas)

• Children, ages 6-12 Ultimate Weekend Pass: $30 per weekend pass

All tickets and personal tent spaces are available now through the Hydrofest website.

For more information, email info@marshallcountycvb.com or call 256-582-7015.

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