AYLESFORD MOUNTAIN - Fox Mountain Campground is back again with another mud-slinging occasion to follow at the heels of a popular event held earlier this summer.
In August, several hundred spectators came out to watch the inaugural 4x4 mud sling event on the Aylesford mountain. Kimberly Hingley, event planner, was pleased with the turnout, especially as it was a first-time event taking place on a busy weekend in the Valley.
“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and are making plans to come back next year,” she says.
If people can’t wait until next year, Fox Mountain Campground is offering a second event Sept. 29, except this time it will be a mud sling for ATVs and side-by-sides.
Fox Mountain Campground is partnering with Go Powersports in Kentville to make it all happen. According to Go Powersports owner Greg Foran, the store had already been discussing hosting such an activity. So, when they were approached by Fox Mountain, they decided to join forces and make one big event.
Hingley says the track will be altered a bit to make it suitable for the ATVs. On the day, the ATVs and side-by-sides will be classed by horsepower, according to a Go Powesports representative.
During the event, Foran says one of their manufacturers, CFMOTO, will bring a huge demonstration rig onsite, essentially an 18-wheeler that opens into an information booth and stage. The band Great Big Johnson will be playing on the big rig that night at 8 p.m.
Hingley says the event is perfect for everyone from toddlers to seniors.
“People like the action, the mud flying and the friendly competition among friends as some are looking forward to beating their buddies on the track,” says Hingley. “If you have a friend who thinks they are a better wheeler, here's the place to prove it.”
Foran says he is excited to be part of building a big event for the area.
“Of course, we love getting out there and having fun. That’s the best part of what we do, but on a larger scale this event has the potential to bring a lot of people into Kings County and generate significant economic activity here.”
Anyone else who wants to participate can register the morning of the event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The cost is $20 to register, and you must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enter.
The mud sling event takes place is slated to take place Sept. 29 starting at 11 a.m. It is $10 to watch, with children aged 12 and under getting in for free. There will be a set of bleachers for spectators, picnic tables and benches on site.
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