The 3rd Annual Horizon Hobby RC Fest will be held June 7-9 at Eli Field in Monticello.

RC Fest is the largest gathering of radio-controlled cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters and drones in the Midwest. Skilled modelers square off in thrilling competition, vendors exhibit their RC merchandi, and hobbyists and non-hobbyists alike can enjoy a wide variety of RC activities.

Note that RC pilots must have a current AMA membership to fly their own planes.

All ages will enjoy driving or flying at our “Try Me” tents, where experienced modelers love introducing new people to the RC hobby.

Air Events Include a night air show, ring of fire, aerial combat, jet demos, RC flying “try me”, TLR cup race, bash fest, king of the hill, RC pulling competition, night crawling, monster truck freestyle, air camp, barrage kit camp, kids activities including a bounce house, food and refreshments, vendor displays, and more.

Saturday ends with a night air show featuring a sky filled with LED-illuminated aircraft, plus a free fireworks display.

Primitive camping is available as are local accommodations.

The 2018 RC Fest drew 4,711 visitors. More than 60 competitors entered the TLR Cup race event alone. Proceeds from the raffles and crawling competition — which are donated to Horizon Hobby’s “Hobbies for Good” charity — totaled over $10,000!

For more information, visit the RC Fest Facebook page.