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Lake Erie Thunderfest – The Roar Offshore!

The Lake Erie Thunderfest Offshore Poker Run returns to “B” Doback at Put-in-Bay’s Downtown Boat Docks. These high dollar high-performance offshore boats are capable of speeds more than 100 MPH. Each year they gather at Put-in-Bay for their annual signature event.  Spectators of these high-speed powerboats can get up close by walking the Put-in-Bay Marinas & Put-in-Bay Docks

There is no charge for observers to views these high-speed boats and spectators will see the newest and most advanced boats on the water.

Thunderfest High-Speed Boating Action

Lake Erie Thunderfest offers spectators some thrilling action as they race out of the downtown area to their next destination! Also known as a “poker run” each boat receives a playing card at each destination. At the final stop, hands are compared and the winners announced!

Sixty-five boats ran the Lake Erie Thunderfest Poker Run last year to 4 destinations, and over 225 participants enjoyed the weekends’ camaraderie. The Edgewater Hotel is located across the street from the event for those needing lodging for the weekend’s events