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Horizon Hobby RC Fest 2021

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Hands-On Family Fun

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 two day event will feature an RC airshow, 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!

Crawler Try-Me
Crawler Try-Me
Crawler Try-Me
RC Boat Try-Me
RC Boat Try-Me
RC Boat Try-Me
RC Airplane Try-Me
RC Airplane Try-Me
RC Airplane Try-Me
RC Airshow & Demos
RC Airshow & Demos
RC Airshow & Demos
Saturday Night Fireworks
Saturday Night Fireworks
Saturday Night Fireworks
Model Trains Display
Model Trains Display
Model Trains Display

RC Air Events

Day or night there will be plenty of aircraft in the skies over Eli Field. From the ever exciting Ring of Fire to the exhilaration 200 MPH jets there is no shortage in excitement. You want to fly too?? No worries, we will have an airplane try-me just for you!

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Air To Air Combat

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Open Flying All Weekend

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200MPH Jet Demos

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Nightly Airshows

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Ring Of Fire

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RC Airplane Try-Me

RC Surface Events

Non-stop, high flying, radio controlled surface action! Not only can you watch the action you can also get your hands on the transmitter and join in the fun of RC rock crawlers, off-road vehicles and even boats!

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Rock Crawling Try-Me

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Monster Truck Side By Side

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Off-Road Try-Me

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RC Pulling

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Sumo War

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Speed Run/ Long Jump

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1/5 Off-Road Race

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Recon G6 Crawling Events

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Figure 8 Racing

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King Of The Hill

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Monster Truck Freestyle

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Mud Bog Racing

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Night Crawling

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Scale Tough Truck Challenge

Covid 19 Precautions and Protocols:

It is our mission to keep all Horizon RC Fest attendees and staff safe throughout this celebration of radio control. During the event, we ask that all non-vaccinated attendees and staff please wear a face covering. There will be ample sanitization stations throughout the event that we encourage everyone to use. We've ordered extra bathroom sanitizations and cleaning services as well. We will also be sanitizing any high-touch points multiple times a day to help keep thing clean. Please maintain social distancing when possible and all attendees are required to wear a mask when entering the hangar space. Please have fun and stay safe!

Schedule Of Events

Friday 9/10

10:00 AM
  • RC Fest Open to the Public!
  • Open Flying Begins
11:00 AM
  • All Try-me Stations Open Until 7 PM
  • Crawling Open
  • Monster Truck Bracket Racing
  • Pulling Demos/Competition
  • Mud Bog Racing
  • Day 1 Racing Finals
2:00 PM
  • Tollgate Racing and Figure 8 Race
5:00 PM
  • Air Show/Demonstration
6:00 PM
  • Long Jump and Speed Runs
8:00 PM
  • Ring of Fire and Night Flying
10:00 PM
  • Show Closed until Morning

Saturday 9/11

9:00 AM
  • RC Fest Open to the Public!
10:00 AM
  • Try-Me Stations Open until 7 PM
  • Show and Shine Begins (bring your clean RC car to join)
  • Open Flying Begins
11:00 AM
  • Air Combat
  • Sumo Competition
  • Tough Truck Challenge
  • Monster Truck Bracket Racing
  • Pulling Demos/Competition
  • Day 2 Racing Finals
12:00 PM
  • Air Show/Demonstration
  • Mud Bog Racing
1:00 PM
  • Long Jump/Speed Run
  • Toll Gate Race
3:00 PM
  • Freestyle Competition
4:00 PM
  • Figure 8 Racing
7:00 PM
  • Air Show/Demonstration
8:00 PM
  • Night Air Show
  • Ring of Fire
9:00 PM
  • Fireworks!
10:00 PM
  • Night Flying

Parking

Parking passes may be purchased at the gate entrance for $5 per vehicle. Valid through the entire event weekend with in and out privilege access granted. Purchase of a parking pass includes a $10 off coupon to be used at the on site Hobby Shop.

Hotel Lodging

The Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn is located a mile from the heart of the action at Eli Field and has recently been renovated. With Horizon RC Fest being two days you just might want to take advantage of this great deal so you do not miss any of the action!

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The Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn is located a mile from the heart of the action at Eli Field and has recently been renovated. With Horizon RC Fest being two days you just might want to take advantage of this great deal so you do not miss any of the action!

Hotel Amenities Include
  • 100% Smoke-Free
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Plenty of Parking
Call To Make Reservations:
Address: 805 Iron Horse Place
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: (217) 762-9436
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