Lincoln Land Drone Fest

Saturday, May 13

10:00 am – 4:00 pm CT

Yellig Park in Santa Claus, Ind.

Come out and experience the first-ever, family-friendly Lincoln Land Drone Fest and Santa Claus Cup race in Santa Claus, Indiana. The drone fest is free and open to all ages.

The festival is designed around the exciting new UAS (DRONE) technology. It features a drone race by the FPV Race League, a professional drone racing organization out of Louisville, Kentucky. Festival attractions include drone demonstrations by commercial drone operators as well as the Army National Guard, a drone “golf ball drop” contest, hands-on drone exploration, and more!

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To fly in the inaugural Santa Claus Cup, by the FPV Race League, pilots must register in advance. Click here to secure your spot for $30. In addition to racing, all participants will receive one ticket to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and an event t-shirt.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All local and regional organizations using drones, robotics, or new technologies are invited to showcase their specialties at this community-focused event. Our goal is a dual purpose of educating the public on new and exciting drone technology, as well as opening doors for potential new career opportunities. Click here for sponsorship information, due April 22, 2017.

The Lincoln Land Drone Fest and Santa Claus Cup is hosted by the Santa Claus Park & Recreation. Planning partners include the Spencer County Visitors Bureau, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and Hele Productions.

Lodging Discounts

Stay overnight and receive a discount while attending the Lincoln Land Drone Fest.

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort – Save 20%

  • Those attending the drone fest can save 20% off posted rates of all sites or vacation rentals (cabins, cottages, and rental RVs) on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, 2017.
  • Call 1-877-478-3657 and mention “Drone Fest Discount” to book your stay at Lake Rudolph.

Santa’s Lodge – Savings range from $10 to $30 per night!

  • Mention “Drone Fest” to get a standard room for just $79.99 or a suite for $139.99 (plus tax) on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
  • For the weekend, mention “Drone Fest” to get a standard room for just $89.99 or a suite for $149.99 (plus tax) on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 2017.
  • Call (812) 937-1902 to book your room.


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