Eli Field Monticello, IL

The Horizon RC Fest is a hands-on, fun-focused RC celebration for the entire family. Brought to you by Horizon Hobby, it is scheduled in beautiful Monticello, Illinois at Eli Field. This three day event will feature an RC airshow, drone racing, RC product demonstrations, giveaways and more! You’ll also be able to get hands-on with all kinds of RC vehicles and aircraft. This will be an AMA Sanctioned event so there will be open flying for pilots with an AMA membership. Refreshment vendors and a hobby retailer will be on site. Don’t miss it! Spectator tickets are FREE!

Hands-On Family Fun

All-Day RC Action Centered On You!

First Person View Inductrix Drone Experience

First Person View Inductrix Drone Experience

Pilot a HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ Plane

Pilot a HobbyZone® Carbon Cub S+ Plane

FPV Racing Ride-along

FPV Racing Ride-along

Take the Rock Crawler Challenge

Take the Rock Crawler Challenge

Race Off-Road with the ECX AMP Buggy

Race Off-Road with the ECX® AMP® Buggy

Kids Activities for All Ages

Kids Activities for All Ages

Watch or Compete in Races and Contests

Watch or Compete in Races and Contests

Giveaways and Prizes

Giveaways and Prizes

Fireworks Display

Fireworks Display

Meet RC Enthusiasts from Across the Country

Meet RC Enthusiasts from Across the Country

RC Multi-Event Bash Fest

RC Multi-Event Bash Fest

RV and Tent Camping (Primitive, limited spaces)

RV and Tent Camping (Primitive, limited spaces)

Bring your own RC products and take advantage of driving and flying time!

  • Open flying for AMA Members
  • TLR Cup 1/8 Scale Race
  • Scaler Time Trial Competitions
  • MultiGP FPV Drone Race
  • Basher's Boulevard competitions featuring Freestyle, Vegas Style Racing, Tug of War, Sumo, Long Jump, Figure 8 Trailer Race, and much more!

Professional RC Demonstrations

Professional RC Demonstrations

See high-tech, one-of-a-kind aircraft and surface vehicles of all shapes and sizes demonstrated by experts. Horizon RC Fest goes till dark, weather permitting. Watch the RC Airshow with 200+ MPH Jets, MultiGP FPV Drone Races, TLR Cup 1/8 Scale Race and much more!

See the Dodge Raminator Monster Truck All Weekend at RC Fest

Air and Surface events are ticketed for competitors, but all events are open to the public to watch!

Spectator Events Schedule - Friday

2:00 pm
Gates Open and the FUN Begins!
3:00 pm
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Open
7:00 pm
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Closes
8:00 - 8:00 pm
To Be Announced
9:00 - 9:00 pm
Air Show
10:30 pm
Gates Close to Public

Surface Schedule - Friday

Big Squid Arena, Raminator Freestyle, TLR Cup, Figure 8 Track

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Practice

Pit Bull SS

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Practice
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Night Crawling

Proline Alley

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Practice

Try Me

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Amp Camp

Air Schedule - Friday

Runway

11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Practice
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Air Show
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Night Flying

FPV, Heli

9:00 pm
Night Race

Try Me

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Flite Test Build
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Try Me

Proline Alley

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Practice

Try Me

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Amp Camp
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Try Me

Spectator Events Schedule - Saturday

9:00 am
Gates Open and the FUN Begins!
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Open
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Closes
1:00 - 6:00 pm
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Open
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Air Combat
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Parade of Lights
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Night LED Air Show/Fireworks
10:00 - 10:30 pm
Gates Close to Public

Surface Schedule - Saturday

Big Squid Arena

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Show & Shine
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Demo Derby
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tug of War
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Long Jump/Speed Run
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumo Competition
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Proline Parade of Lights

Raminator Freestyle

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Freestyle Competition
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Proline Parade of Lights

Pit Bull SS

11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Scale Competition Begins
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Proline Parade of Lights
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Night Crawling

Proline Alley

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2WD Class
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12 & Under Class
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4 Link Class
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4WD Class
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Proline Parade of Lights

Try Me

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Try Me
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Proline Parade of Lights

TLR Cup

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Electric Qualifying
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Electric Mains
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Proline Parade of Lights

Figure 8 Track

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trailer Race
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King of the Hill
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Proline Parade of Lights

Air Schedule - Saturday

Runway

7:00 am - 11:00 am
Open Flying
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Air Show
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Air Combat
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Air Combat
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runway Closed
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Flying
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Air Combat
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Proline Parade of Lights
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Night Air Show
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Night Air Flying

Try Me

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Try Me
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Night Air Show
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Night Air Flying

FPV

11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Money Race
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Night Air Show
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Night Air Flying

Heli

7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open Flying
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raminator Car Crush
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Night Air Show
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Night Air Flying

Spectator Events Schedule - Sunday

10:00 am
Gates Open and the FUN Begins!
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Open
12:00 pm
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Closes
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Airshow - Runway
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Open
3:00 pm
Surface, Air and Quad Try Me Wrapping Up
4:00 pm
Gates Close to Public

Surface Schedule - Sunday

Big Squid Arena

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Long Jump/Speed Run
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumo Competition
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tug of War
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Demo Derby

Raminator Freestyle

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Freestyle Competition

Pit Bull SS

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Scale Competition Begins

Proline Alley

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4 Link Class
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2WD Class
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4WD Class

TLR Cup

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nitro Qualifying
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nitro Mains

Figure 8 Track

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Trailer Race
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
King of the Hill

Try Me

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Try Me

Air Schedule - Sunday

Runway

7:00 am - 9:00 am
Open Flying
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Runway Closed
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open Flying
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Air Show
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Open Flying

Try Me

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Try Me

FPV

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open Flying - Fun Racing

Heli

7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open Flying
Want to be part of the Action? Apply to be a RC Fest Volunteer!

Want to be part of the Action?
Apply to be a RC Fest Volunteer!

See you there!

Directions

Eli Field is located at -88.551872 W 40.059821 N. To drive to the field, use I-72 exit 166. On the south east side of the interchange is a Mobil station on Iron Horse Lane. Follow the road back toward the train museum. When you get to the train museum entrance, rather than turning left at the RR crossing, proceed straight, just to the right of a private drive. After passing through the club gate, turn left and proceed northeast until you come to the parking area.

2018 Horizon RC Fest Host Hotel

The Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn
805 Iron Horse Place
Monticello, Illinois, 61856

The Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn is located less than a mile from heart of the action at Eli Field and has recently been renovated. With Horizon RC Fest being three days this year, take advantage of this great deal and don’t miss any of the action!

100% smoke-free hotel, complimentary breakfast, heated indoor pool, plenty of parking
Single: $99.99
Double: $109.99
To book a room call the hotel directly at +1 (217) 762-9436 or online by clicking here and use the Group ID: D60BJ4K0