EXPERIENCE

 
BBQ • BOATS • BREWS
Presented by Hidden Lake and local favorite Saucy Luke's BBQ. You don't want to miss this 3 day event featuring, live music, BBQ, BEER and BOAT RACES! There will be something for everyone so be sure to bring the kids for our fun filled kids zone, an amateur rib cook-off will have you battling against your neighbor's for your favorites, BBQ Food Trucks and local BBQ restaurants will be joining us all weekend serving up some good grub, while several local bands will keep you moving and grooving into the evening. Camping reservations are available and limited so book your spot today! The highlight of the weekend will be the APBA sponsored Hydroplane Boat races who will be back and speeding around those tight turns. On Sunday make sure to join us for a special BBQ Brunch and Bottomless Mimosas! This is a jam packed weekend filled with so much to do and you definitely do not want to miss out! Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are also available, more information will be coming soon! 

Will I be able to purchase tickets at the gate?


Yes, tickets may be purchased at the gate on the day of the show. However, ticket prices will be at a premium for day of purchases so it's best to get them in advance.




Do I need to bring a physical copy of the ticket to enter the Festival?


Yes, it is recommended to bring a physical copy.




Is re-entry allowed?


Yes, you may exit and re-enter with a wristband on. However, it is under our discretion to prohibit entry if wristbands have been tampered with.




Are children under a certain age able to attend for free?


Children under the age of 12 can enter the festival for free but a ticket must be aquired for their entry.




Do you accept credit cards & debit cards? Will there be ATMs at festival?


Cash, debit and credit are accepted on-site. Most vendors accept credit and debit. There will not be ATMs available.




Do you still have more questions?


Email us at hiddenlakeaz@gmail.com




Can I bring my own lawnchairs?


Yes! It is recommended that you bring your own chairs to sit in. Hidden Lake has tables and chairs available for reservation in the VIP area. If interested email: Reservations@hiddenlakeaz.com




What if it there is inclement weather?


No refunds will be given for inclement weather. Hidden Lake, APBA & SWBRA have the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event if they deem it to be unsafe. We will do our best to rock it out rain or shine!





 

LINE UP

FRIDAY NIGHT:
FEATURING CHRISTOPHER SHAYNE
Sara Robertson
Music Begins at 5:30 PM
SATURDAY NIGHT:
FEATURING CHRISTOPHER SHAYNE
Eddie Hart & The Sundance Band, Frosty & The Silvertones & More
MUSIC BEGINS at 2PM - 11PM
SUNDAY DAY:
Eddie Hart & The Sundance Band Music Begins at 10AM

BOAT RACES

Race Schedule

Saturday from 10AM - 4PM * live music to follow
Sunday from 10 AM - 2PM * Finals
*times subject to change
Close toed Shoes required in Boat Viewing area

What is APBA?


APBA stands for American Power Boat Association. To find out more about the organization visit their website www.APBA.org




What is Hydroplane boat racing like?


Picture yourself traveling at 60 MPH, not sitting in your 3,000 lb. Chevy, but crouching mere inches above the water, braced in a 125 lb. wooden boat, the wind whistling by your helmet. Your left hand squeezes the throttle; your right hand is glued to the steering wheel. As the boat skims over the surface, your slightest movement affects your ride over the ever-changing contour of the water. Now picture yourself surrounded by as many as 8 other boats, just inches apart. Rough water jolts you and the other boats' spray drenches you; you wait anxiously for your shot to pass your closest opponent, pushing your mind, will, and body to the limit. That’s Stock Outboard Racing in the APBA.




How long is the race 'track'?


Hidden Lakes track will be a 3/4 mile loop. The boats will make 3 - 4 loops before they cross the finish line.




Do you still have more questions?


Email us at hiddenlakeaz@gmail.com




Can I get up close and personal?


Absolutely! We will have lots of shoreline and vantage points to view the races. It is recommended you bring lawnchairs for viewing. You must wear close toed shoes if you want to walk through the 'pits' or get close to the boats.




Do you want to learn how to drive a Stock Hydroplane boat?


We will be hosting a driving school on Saturday AM. Class will begin at 8AM and end with you behind the wheel! Cost for lesson is $75. For more information contact hiddenlakeaz@gmail.com.




What boat classes will be racing?


There will be 7 different classes racing, ASH, CSH, 300 SSH, CSR, 20Ssh and Vintage Mercury 20H.





 

BBQ GALORE

CALLING ALL AMATEUR BACKYARD PITMASTERS!! 

Do you have what it takes to bring home the Trophy? Local Pitmasters will battle it out lake side to see if they have what it takes to become the next BBQ Champion. More than 20 backyard pitmasters will face off to take home  cash prizes and the grand title. 

If you like smoking ribs, and want to have a great time “getting your feet wet” in the world of competition BBQ, this event is for you! All festival guests will get a firsthand look and taste on how serious barbequers take their grilling as they show off their skills. Feel free to look, smell and above all…. taste the competition ribs and ask other pitmasters for some tips on how to improve your own BBQ cooking skills!

If you are interested in joining this amazing event contact us

at SaucyLukes@gmail.com or click I WANT IN!

BBQ VENDORS

RIB COMPETITION JUDGING: SATURDAY 2PM

STAY TUNED FOR WHICH DELICIOUS BBQ TRUCKS WILL BE JOINING US!

 

SPONSORSHIPS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MORE INFO

 

CAMPING

WEEKEND RATE ONLY - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

2 NIGHTS OF MUSIC & 2 TICKETS TO THE FESTIVAL

Oh that lake life! Spend the weekend with a group of friends watching boat races, drinking beer and staying under the stars! Camping is off-grid. There is no power, water, power or showers. 

 

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE • SEE CAMPING POLICIES

 

 

GENERAL FESTIVAL POLICIES

 

All persons attending Smoke on the Water Festival at Hidden Lake do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by the property owners, managers, promoters, sponsors or others associated with this event. Hidden Lake is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets, theft, loss or damage of personal property or personal injury. All tickets are non-refundable. All items are subject to availability and prices can change without notice.

Upon Purchase of Tickets you agree to the following General Festival Policies:

  • I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE Hidden Lake, LLC, TopWater LLC and Mladick II, LLC, & Enchanted Dream Productions, LLC and/or any of its agents, contractors, employees, owners, sponsors, staff, affiliates, volunteers, and any other entities that help support the Event from any and all claims, losses, or liabilities for death, personal injury, partial or permanent disability, property damage, medical or hospital bills, theft, or damage of any kind, including economic losses, which may arise by reason of my participation and/or presence at the Event. To the extent possible by law, I hereby fully waive, release, and discharge all parties notwithstanding their own negligent acts or omissions or the negligent acts or omissions of others.

  • The event is rain or shine. No refunds, no exchanges – no exceptions. Hidden Lake and festival affiliates reserve the right to cancel, delay or postpone festivities due to inclement weather.

  • No pets allowed in festival space.

  • No guns or any weapons allowed onsite, this includes pocket knives (in the venue). Items will be confiscated and not returned.

  • No outside food or drink permitted into the festival grounds.

  • Line up/workshop etc. times subject to change without notice.

  • Everyone is subject to search upon entry, no large bags or backpacks allowed.

  • The festival is open to all ages.

·       No refunds, no exchanges – no exceptions.

·       The event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given for any temporary evacuation. Hidden Lake and festival affiliates reserve the right to cancel, delay or postpone festivities due to inclement weather.

·       No pets allowed in festival space.

·       No guns or any weapons allowed onsite, this includes pocket knives (in the venue). Items will be confiscated and not returned.

·       No outside food or drink permitted into the festival grounds.

·       Festival wristband, camping/parking decals must be in sight at all times.

·       Wristbands & camping/parking decals void if tampered with or removed.

·       Line up/set times subject to change without notice.

·       Everyone is subject to search upon entry.

·       The festival is open to all ages. Age 12 & under are free (in general admission and campgrounds).

·       Campers must purchase weekend spot regardless if you are staying both nights spots will be first come first serve. Spots will be open Friday starting at 12PM.

 

Our Address

24445 W. Sunrise Dr. 

Buckeye, AZ 85326

Contact Us

TEL: 623-777-5814  

E-MAIL: hiddenlakeaz@gmail.com

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