HILLMAN - Spending time with friends and family, checking out big trucks and probably getting a little muddy are just a few of the highlights at Mudfest 2017.

Around 3,000 people are expected to attend Mudfest this year. Some people just come for the day but others camp and have made it part of their yearly holiday place to be.

At Mudfest there is the main mud pit where from sun up sun down people try their best to take their vehicle through the mud. Some get stuck but it's all just a part of the fun.

Kaylee Perkins is still in high school, but has been mudding with dad since she was five. Her answer was short and sweet when asked what she was doing at Mudfest.

"Getting Dirty. I started when I was young and my dad helped get me into it."

Kaylee rips through the mud with the best of them.

While many parents may worry about their kids beating up the family truck, Kaylee's dad Lonnie says he has never been more proud.

"I've never smiled more in my life and never been more of a proud dad. Some people like oh my daughter went to prom, well my daughter rocked Mudfest"

Lonnie says coming to Mudfest is part of their family traditions.

 "This is our family thing. Some people stay at resorts we go to a farm field and play in the mud"

Many people go to Mudfest to enjoy the outdoors and get their trucks a little muddy, others go to Mudfest to be compete in on of the weekends many events.

Friday night was the Bounty Hole, where people took their vehicles and drove them straight into a mud pit that reaches seven feet deep. The truck that went the furthest across the pit won.

Other competitions included UTV races, obstacle course race, King Of the Pit and the bog race.

The trucks in all these events range from someones side project that may cost a few thousand dollars to a $85,000.00 vehicle.

Justin LaBounty WJON
Justin LaBounty WJON

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