Wet & Wild in the fall!

September at Brainerd is still a great time to sit on the banks of Lake BIR and watch thrilling watercross racing, or buzz over to the road course to check out Porsches burning up the track.

It’s the second installment of the Wet & Wild Weekend, Sept. 18-20, featuring the International Watercross Association (IWA) on Lake BIR and the Nord Stern Porsche Club of America on BIR’s historic 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course. This is a Dual Event Weekend, where one ticket gets fans into both events.

IWA watercross is crazy fun racing that you can’t miss. Lake BIR, the pond in the middle of BIR’s PleasureLand RV VIP Campground, is transformed into a race track for snowmobiles as they race on open water Saturday and Sunday. There’s drag racing (from one shore across the lake to the other) and oval racing, where racers make four or five laps around floating bouys, starting and ending on shore. Eight classes will race: Pro Open, Pro Stock, Semi Pro Open, Semi Pro Stock, Women’s Ovals, Mod Drags, 800 Drags and 600 Drags.

Meanwhile, the Nord Stern Porsche Club of America will be on the road course Friday through Sunday. You’ll see Porsche sports cars flying around the 10 turns as drivers test their high-end sports cars as well as themselves.

Fans get all of that for a single ticket. Daily admission is $30 but only $10 on Sunday – Not applicable for September event


Schedule to come!

Spectator Admission

Below are ticket prices for the Wet & Wild Weekend. Tickets are available online, by phone or at the Front Gate.

General Admission 
Fri-Sun $55
Sat-Sun $40
Single Day $30

Kids 12 and under are FREE! (Kids must be accompanied by an adult.)

Single-day tickets
Single-day tickets are valid from 7am to one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
Full-service camping in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground is an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up

Electricity – 20 amp plug-in available in some locations:  Price is $30/weekend

Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Camping & Lodging Options

Rustic Camping – BIR has 200 acres for rustic camping. Camping is free with a multi-day ticket. 24-hour security is available and clean shower buildings and trailers are conveniently located throughout the facilities. Click here for Camping Rules.

PleasureLand RV VIP Campground – BIR has 164 full-service RV sites with electric, water and sewer hook-ups. They wrap around a water feature and are a short walk to the drag strip and road course. The cost per site is $35 per night.

Condos – Stay at BIR in style. We have 12 on-site deluxe condominiums that are two-bedroom and two-bath with full kitchen, spacious living room, fireplace and deck. Call for availability and reservations.

Off-Track Lodging – Click here for a list of our lodging partners.

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