EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Buttons are now on sale for Evansville's Shrinersfest.
Officials announced Thursday that hydroplanes will return this year for a two-boat exhibition.
They haven't been in Evansville for five years.
Hadi Shrine spokesman, Dale Thomas, tells us they're using the exhibition as a way to gauge interest for the hydros return in hopes of a full-blown hydroplane racing event next year.
"We're trying to measure if people are really interested in coming back and the best measurement we have is if people buy that $5 button to come down and see the hydroplanes actually race. If we don't get button sales up, we're not gonna have summer-sustained festival. We need to be able to make money off of this festival to re-invest every year and we can't make $10,000 and keep a festival moving," said Dale Thomas, Hadi Shrine Spokesman.
The buttons cost $5 and will get you in to all five days of the action in downtown Evansville.
Shrinersfest runs from June 11 through June 15.