Hydroplane Powerboat Races at Rocky Fork’s Rumble in the Hills

Visit Rocky Fork's Hydroplane Races, Flea Market and Kids Corner this weekend

At speeds up to 160 mph, the Rumble in the Hills hydroplane powerboat races will excite children and adults alike! As part of a 3 day Sassafras Music Festival, Rumble in the Hills will also have a Kids Zone, live music, vendors, food trucks and a Saturday night fireworks show.

Rocky Fork State Park

Located at Rocky Fork Lake in Hillsboro, Rumble in the Hills hydroplane powerboat races can be seen from both sides of the lake with the East Shore as the focal point. Rocky Fork State Park is known for its family-friendly campground, swimming beach, great bass fishing and beautiful wildlife life like eagles, often found by the dam. First launch from the East Shore begins at 9am on Saturday with racing until 5p.


Rumble in the Hills Hydroplane Powerboat

With all day racing on Saturday and Sunday, the hydroplane powerboats are sure to put on a good show. At the East End Overlook on Lucas Lane, a kids zone and flea market will be set up if families need a break from the races. Saturday’s activities will conclude at dark with a fireworks show viewable from both sides of the lake. On Sunday, Joey’s Classic Car Show will feature dozens of classic cars during the races and music festival.

classic car


Sassafras Music Festival

Beginning Friday, July 29th, The Sassafras Music Festival is held in conjunction with Rumble in the Hills. At the East End Overlook on Lucas Lane, many bands will be performing through the entire weekend. Friday’s line up includes Sean Poole and Buckin’ Crazy. Other bands taking the stage this weekend will be Late Arrival Band, The Mercenaries, Troy Wait, Timberlane Express and more. Included is a cornhole tournament at 10a, with registration at 9a.

rumbleFull Schedule

Friday, July 29

  • Sassafras Music Festival 6:30p-8:30p

Saturday, July 30

  • Rumble in the Hills Races 9a-5p
  • Food Vendors 10a-dark
  • Sassafras Music Festival 12p-9p
  • Cornhole Tournament 9a
  • Fireworks at dark

Sunday, July 30

  • Rumble in the Hills Races 11a-6p
  • Sassafras Music Festival 1p-4p

Rocky Fork State Park is located at 9800 North Shore Drive Hillsboro, Ohio 45133

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