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what is Subfest?


SUBFEST 2021 will be the follow up to the first annual, tremendously successful SUBFEST 2020 event. 

It is an opportunity for RC submarine enthusiasts to gather together to run their boats, see each other's projects, learn from each other, attend seminars, win prizes, compete against one another, and generally.... have an awesome time. 

SUBFEST is not only for sub skippers. Anyone is welcome and there is no better way to "get your feet wet" if you're thinking about getting into the hobby than coming in, talking about subs with experienced owners, and getting your hands on the sticks of a real, working RC submarine.

when is Subfest?


SUBFEST 2021 will be taking place from Friday, September 24th to 26th, 2021. Events run throughout the day, and the event schedule will be posted as we get closer to the event. 

where is Subfest?


SUBFEST 2021 will be re-visiting the amazing Red Clay Resort in Cohutta Georgia. The facility is absolutely perfect for the event and features crystal clear spring fed water with concrete bottom and shoreline, grassy area surrounds, covered picnic areas, concession stands, washrooms, nearby parking and much more. There is RV parking on-site if you want to set up a motorhome or tent on site (though there is no power/water hookups, so come prepared!).


where do we stay?


SUBFEST 2021 is located approximately half an hour east of the Chatanooga, TN airport, and 20 minutes south of Cleveland, TN. Both cities offer multiple options for hotel accommodations, and staying in east Chatanooga or south Cleveland will cut your commute time down even further. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of options in close proximity to the event, but realistically, you will only be commuting once in the morning and once in the evening, so this isn't a major issue at all. There are food options onsite, so you won't have to leave the resort until you're subbed out (as if that could happen). 

Here are some options that I found nearby to help you out in your planning. Each is approximately 30 minutes from the SUBFEST venue. Note that there is no event rate or set of blocked rooms. Attendees are responsible for their own bookings:

Best Western Heritage Inn 
7641 Langston Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421•
(423) 899-331

Baymont by Wyndham Cleveland 
360 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, TN 37312•
(423) 614-5583

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chattanooga South/Ringgold, GA
155 General Lee Dr, Ringgold, GA 30736•
(706) 935-2525

what happens at Subfest?


  • Unlimited access to the crystal clear waters of the Red Clay Resort's spring-fed pool

  • In-person demonstrations, seminars and Q&A sessions with some of the hobby's most experienced builders

  • Raffle prizes including a FULL RC submarine builder's package ($1500 value!)

  • T-shirts for all submarine skippers

  • Contests for navigation, engineering and scale 

  • Skipper networking

  • Evening on-site dinners (let's hope for the same amazing seafood boil as last year!)


Skipper Registration for SUBFEST 2021
Registration is only $40 for Skippers and free to attendees!

Full Skipper registration entitles the buyer to:

  • Raffle prize entry

  • Contest entry eligibility

  • SUBFEST 2021 t-shirt

FREE Attendee registration (add the number of attendees below) get admission to the event and all educational seminars (no shirts or raffle prizes).

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