26th Annual Spring Harbor Hop
Saturday, May 6, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Some establishments open at 9:00 a.m. & close at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Various Locations Around Lake
The Harbor Hop is a boating event in which participants “hop” from and to waterfront restaurants and marinas to draw playing cards to build a poker hand and become eligible to win prizes. Players can start their hop and draw their first card at any of the 40+ sponsoring restaurants and marinas along the Lake’s main channel, the Big Niangua and Gravois arms.
To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation.
Draw cards at more than 40 locations around the Lake of the Ozarks to make a winning poker hand in the Harbor Hop. Enter at any of the Harbor Hop locations and enjoy the stops around the Lake before turning in your hand by 7 p.m.
Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the checkpoints. A player may enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased, 6 additional cards are obtained by “hopping” to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn.The completed hand is turned in at the checkpoint where the 7th card is drawn. To qualify, a hand must be turned in by 7:00 p.m. the day of Harbor Hop. Complete rules are posted at the bottom of this page.
- 1st Place: 10%
- 2nd Place: 9%
- 3rd Place: 8%
- 4th Place: 7% each
- 5th - 10th Place: 5% each
- 4 Worst Hands: 4% each
- Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each
(All ties will share the allocated percentage for the placing)
The Bonus: In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven (7) cards within one of the four sections listed below.
Dealer Locations: Please check the website closer to the Spring Harbor Hop date for Spring 2022 dealer locations.
Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the checkpoints listed above. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20.00 donation (per seven-card hand). A player may enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased; 6 additional cards are obtained by "hopping" to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. An optional 8th Bonus card can be drawn for an additional $5. The completed hand is turned in at the checkpoint where the 7th card is drawn. To qualify, a hand must be turned in by 7:00 p.m. the day of Harbor Hop. Winners will be notified by mail. Prizes are based on entry donations. The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau will retain 60% for administering the program and promoting Lake of the Ozarks. Forty percent will be paid to the participants in the form of gift certificates.
This event is sponsored by The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau, Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association and the Lakes Waterfront Restaurants.
Over 40 of The Lake's best waterfront Restaurants and Marinas will be set up as checkpoints for participants to draw a card and try to win the best and worst poker hands. Prizes are awarded to winners, and anyone can play!
For more information about the Harbor Hop and other events, attractions, shopping, lodging, boating and dining at Central Missouri’s scenic Lake of the Ozarks, visit www.funlake.com or call 1-800-FUN-LAKE (1-800-386-5253).
- Occurs Saturday, May 6th, 2023 — all day
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