From Horizon Hobby:
The Horizon RC Fest is a hands-on, fun-focused RC celebration for the entire family. RC Fest is the largest gathering of radio-controlled cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters and drones in the Midwest. Skilled modelers square off in thrilling competitions…vendors exhibit their newest and best RC merchandise…hobbyists and non-hobbyists alike enjoy an incredible variety of RC activities. There’s no other event like it.
Located at Eli Field in Monticello, Illinois near the Horizon Hobby main headquarters in Champaign, Illinois. This two-day event will capture the perfect summer setting with activities, refreshments and entertainment to keep the family thrilled all day long. If you’re new to radio control, there’s no better time or place to see what all the excitement is about. At Horizon RC Fest, our guests are a part of the action. Activities include Try-Me radio control activities that feature airplanes, drones and flight simulators, along with Rock Crawler challenges and off-road racing. Exciting FPV ride-along chances and FPV race viewing stations featuring national-level race competitors will be on station. Amateurs and experts in the hobby will be demonstrating rip-roaring car action, as well as flights of fancy with aircraft and helicopters that stretch the imagination. There will be all kinds of surprises along the way, with daylight and nighttime air shows choreographed to musical accompaniment.
A large part of the Horizon RC Fest will be to give back through our philanthropic outreach knows as Hobbies for Good™. Many initiatives throughout the day including 50/50s, silent auction, one-of-a-kind experiences and much more we will raise funds to support various charities. Hobbies for Good represents all the ways Horizon Hobby invests it’s time, talents and resources in the community at large. They’ve raised money for cancer research, provided food and shelter for families in need and contributed aid for victims of natural disasters. Some of our largest independent efforts have included building homes for Habitat for Humanity and shelters for the poverty stricken residents of Juarez, Mexico.
There’s something for everyone, even without a transmitter in hand. Sales and displays of industry-leading RC product will be showcased with purchase specials only available at the show. All the planning has been done for you, as local food services will be on hand to offer refreshment. Activities for the youngsters mean your kids can interact and recreate in a safe environment. To keep the excitement going, there will be event drawings with cool prizes organized by the Horizon Hobby-founded Hobbies for Good charity initiative.
- Interactive Try-Me activities with RC Cars, Planes and Boats
- RC Air Show with Musical Accompaniment
- Food and Beverage Vendors
- Live DJ Entertainment and MC
- Activities for the Youngsters
- Product Displays, Sales and Specials
- Hobbies for Good™ Drawings and Prizes
Festivities begin in the morning at 10:00AM and wrap up in the evening or after dark wherever possible and weather permitting.