TOP 2024 UTV/ATV JAMBOREES

TOP 2024 UTV/ATV JAMBOREES

Mark your calendar By the staff of Dirt Wheels

UTV and ATV jamborees are a great way to immerse yourself into the OHV lifestyle, meet new riding buddies, and explore new trails and trail systems all across the country. Bigger jamborees and festivals have manufacturer and aftermarket demo rides, vendor row with on-site service and rally specials, guided rides, and all kinds of competitions from show & shines and stereo wars to racing and ATV/UTV soccer. Here are the top UTV/ATV jamborees and dates for 2024, beginning this month with the granddaddy of them all. See “Over the Bars” for jamboree listings; UTV Off-Road Adventures puts on twelve 2024 UTV fests and the White Mountain Jamboree in Arizona.

TOP 2024 UTV/ATV JAMBOREES

HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS

High Lifter Products hosts the High Lifter Mud Nationals (HLMN) at Texas’ Sabine ATV Park on April 3–7, and new for 2024, the High Lifter event trailer showcases the latest from HLP, Seizmik, Falcon Ridge, EPI  and Snorkel Your ATV. Download the Lost Riders app for a Sabine ATV Park map of the trails via high-resolution satellite imagery. Past HLMNs have had UTV/ATV mud bogs, Mudda-Cross, endurance, short-course races, day-and-night show & shines, stereo wars, nightly concerts with national-caliber groups, vendor row specials, giveaways and raffles, and Polaris awards a RZR to the top mud competitor. Tickets are $100 for the five-day event. Apply online for VIP packages ($150) beforehand, and children 6 years old and younger are free. There are RV hook-ups ($450–$500), reserved dry camping ($150) and general dry camping ($50) with free showers. Call (409) 565-2500 to make reservations. The Sabine ATV Park is at 7505 TX-63, Burkeville, Texas 75932. It is 3000 acres with mud trails, creek crossings, and hill climbs.  

MidAmerica Outdoors has 10 major events planned so far for 2024. The Finnish bluegrass band, Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, played at MAO’s 2022 short-course round six.

MIDAMERICA OUTDOORS’ MULTIPLE EVENTS

Oklahoma’s MidAmerica Outdoors (MAO) released a dozen dates for 2024, including five rounds of MAO’s $750,000 SxS short-course racing series, and they’ll later announce more dates for their biggest year ever. MAO’s season starts May 24–27, with round one of racing and the second round will transpire during Visions Off-Road on June 12–18. Visions Off-Road is a week-long festival with rock-bouncing hill-climbs, pro rodeos R/C and pit bike racing, Barbie Jeep races, live concerts, endurance racing, freestyle MX and monster-truck shows, mud racing, and truck and SxS short-course racing. MAO is north-east Oklahoma’s premier recreation destination, with 1,600 acres of wooded trails, umpteen RV hook-ups and cabins (more being built daily), primitive camping with showers, outdoor sound stages, pool complex, splash pad and tubing circuit, food courts and patio, VIP area, SxS rentals, restaurants and pub, pro shop, and power washers. New for 2024, there are two test-and-tune open-ride weekends with reduced rates on July 12–14 and August 9-11. The MAO folks also hosted American SxS Takeovers in Waynoka, Oklahoma, last May and at Lake Havasu last October, including F1 Powerboat National finals and Nitro Circus (see.americansxstakeover.com).

2024 MIDAMERICA OUTDOORS EVENTS

1. May 24-27 Memorial Day Mayhem

2. June 12-16 Visions Off-Road

3. July 12-14 Test & Tune Open Ride

4. July 19-21 Midsummer Round-up

5. Aug. 9-11 Test & Tune Open Ride

6. Aug. 16-18 Big Bad Back-to-School 

BBQ

7. Sept. 6-8 Lifted Truck Nationals

8. Sept. 13-15 Overland of America

9. Sept. 18-21 1st Annual MAO 

Bike Rally

10. Oct. 4-6 Legends of the Fall

11. Oct. 25-27 Halloween Havoc

12. Dec. TBA Christmas light show

Contactwww.midamericaoutdoors.com

MULTIPLE EVENTS ON UTAH PUBLIC LANDS

Between the Paiute trail system and Sand Hollow State Park, there are several UTV and ATV jamborees a year in Utah, “The State of Sport,” starting with the SxS Adventure Rally on the Rocks on May 16–18. This family-friendly jamboree is mostly a rock-crawling event with several moderate-to-extreme trails in red sandstone formations mixed with dunes, sand washes and desert trails. Besides guided daily rides, there are manufacturer and aftermarket demo rides, vendor specials, raffles with lots of vendor swag, a concert on the beach, daily Camp Chef hot breakfasts and a Friday-night BBQ dinner before the grand raffle. There is primitive camping on the beach and group campsites with showers. See www.sxsadventurerally.com for info, registration and signing up for guided rides. There is even a link for non-residents to take the required Utah OHV permit test.

There are several ATV and UTV jams on the 273-mile Paiute trail system and connecting OHV trails, with the largest being the Rocky Mountain Jamboree in Richfield on September 16–20. The rally headquarters is the Richfield City Park, and past jams have held a Guinness World Record ATV parade. There are daily guided rides with different themes, including 50-inch trails. Registration opens April 1st, and the $120-per-rider fee covers five daily guided rides, T-shirt, four continental breakfasts, closing banquet dinner and a raffle that includes a UTV!

Further north, Vernal hosts the Outlaw ATV Jamboree on May 29 to June 1. Registration includes three days of guided rides, three breakfasts, two dinners and a T-shirt, plus each ride awards a ticket for the raffle. Rides wind through the outlaw west, ghost towns, dinosaur fossil areas and Native American petroglyphs. August is a great month for beating the summer heat at altitude with the Bryce Rally and Paiute UTV Jam in Marysvale, as daily guided rides take participants up to 11,000 feet to view the bighorn sheep.

UTV TAKEOVER TRIPLE CROWN AND DUNEFEST 

The hugely popular UTV Takeover returns to Coos Bay, Oregon, this June 25–30 with thousands of participants enjoying ATV, UTV, and dirt bike Huckfests, Wheeliefest, short-course races, sand drags, Hillfest, daily guided rides, night rides, block parties, concerts, night grudge races, poker runs, barrel racing, tire toss, ATC racing, rock ’n ’roll bingo, show & shines, stereo wars, vendor row specials, happy hour/meet-and-greet, kid zone and other family-friendly activities. There is also a pot-luck dinner in the community tent, sand camping, VIP sand camping, an air-down station, raffle, and a trophy and award ceremony on the main stage. General admission for Tuesday through Sunday is $50, while a VIP wristband is $120 (maximum 400). VIP includes a hoodie, T-shirt, three VIP raffle tickets, 10 raffle tickets, cooler tote bag, magnetic koozie, travel mug, roll-up blanket, UTV Takeover sticker, entry wristband, and Tuesday-night VIP party and VIP group ride. It’s only available up to April 1st.

Sponsors include KMC Wheels, Rugged Radios, FueledUTV.com, Shock Therapy, 360 Wraps, Baja Designs, Atturo Tires, Can-Am, Demon Powersports, MTX Audio, Fuel Off-road, S3 Powerspoorts, Sparco, Toyota, Ride Now and more. For 2024, the UTV Takeover crew adds a second round at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on September 3–8 at Winchester Bay. Race up Banshee Hill and ride the forested tunnels through the dunes, and all of the competitions that had made UTV Takeover so popular will take place during the six-day jamboree. Besides sand camping, there are three paved parking lots that fill up quickly, so go to www.utvtakeover.com to register.

Dunefest will offer a second major jamboree at Winchester Bay on July 30–August 4. Besides daily rides, there are night rides, drag racing, barrel racing, short-course racing, a pit-bike track and races, concerts, Infiniti Huck jump contest and a wheelie competition. There is also decibel check station, vendor row specials, kids’ safety course, tire toss, cornhole, family sunset rides, freestyle shows, show & shines, treasure hunt, charity auction, raffle and an award ceremony at the main stage. Dunefest wristbands are $55 for adults and $30 for kids, and extra vehicle passes are $50. Sand camping is $175 to $200. Register at www.dunefest.com or [email protected], or call (971) 200-6006 for sand camping info and registration. 2024’s Dunefest sponsors are Yamaha, Shock Therapy, WCI Off-Road, FTF Motorsports, MTX Audio, Kicker, Rugged Radios, Revvolution Performance, UTV Stereo, Alpine Motors, Freedom Ropes and Northwest Straps.

Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah, also hosts the final UTV Takeover on October 15–20.  

The High Lifter Mud Nationals returns to Sabine ATV Park on April 3–7 with all sorts of mud racing, stereo wars, show & shines, concerts, prize giveaways and raffles.

UTV INVASION TRIPLE CROWN

UTV Invasion also expanded its hugely popular dune jamboree from one to three events for 2024. On May 8–12, the first UTV Invasion will be at Little Sahara/Sand Mountain, Utah, with group rides, drag racing, wheelie contests, sand-cross, show & shines, poker runs, vendor row service and specials, family-fun activities, prizes, giveaways, raffles, and more. Event wristbands are $20, and the VIP package is $250, and kids under 12 are free. For this Invasion, the BLM is handling camping charges. Next, the traditional UTV Invasion of St. Anthony, Idaho, will be on August 28–September 1 at the Sandbox RV Park (740 Red Road 83445), and participants can enter to win a Polaris RZR Turbo R! All of the UTV Invasion competitions, group rides, live music and more will be enjoyed over Labor Day weekend, just on a larger scale in the huge St. Anthony dunes. Last, Waynoka, Oklahoma, will be the host of the final 2024 UTV Invasion at America’s Oasis (131 William Ave., 73860, www.americasoasis.com). There will only be 1000 entries for the Turbo R and trailer, so go to www.utvinvasionusa.com for more information on how to enter.

The city of Manti, Utah, hosts the 21st Manti Mountain summer run July 9–10 and fall run on September 19–20 on the Arapeen trail system. ATV and UTV entries are limited to 100, and entries are $99. See www.mantiatvrun.com or call (435) 835-2401.

WINDROCK PARK EVENT

Originally, Windrock Park was a 73,000-acre tract for oil and electricity production, but it has become one of the East Coast’s premier OHV recreation facilities with several major events a year. This year the seventh St. Patrick’s Day weekend of Shamrock Shakedown for 4x4s goes down on March 14–17, and the Women’s Wheeling Weekend follows on March 21–24. These two are mere warm-ups for the Spring Shindig on April 18–20 with big-name groups in concert, trail rides, group rides, vendor row and family fun. In May, Windrock hosts the Off-Road-N-Chill on the 23–27. Wheeling With Warn is on August 25, and the KRX Invasion is September 6–7. The huge Windrock Park Fall Jam is set for October 17–19 when the hardwood forest should be blazing with orange and yellow leaves.

The Windrock General Store also rents Yamaha Wolverines and Vikings ($350–$495 a day) and has OHV essentials, groceries and merchandise; call (865) 435-3492. Windrock Campground has RV hook-ups, campsites and several cabins; call (865) 435-1251 for lodging. The Shamrock Shakedown costs $100 per driver, $75 for passengers or $25 for passengers 6–17 years old. Adult passes range from $30.07 (one day) to $120.27 (annual), while child passes are $13.67 (one day) to $50.11 (annual), plus tax. Windrock hosts the National Rock Racing Series hill-climbs up its gnarliest limestone-ledge trails, but there are plenty of easy-to-moderate trails for all skill levels. Krawl America will challenge rock crawlers on July 22–24. Windrock Park also has bicycle trails and events, dirt bike singletrack, a shooting range, and much more. It’s at 921 Windrock Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.

Utah’s beautiful Sand Hollow State Park hosts the SxS Adventure Rally on the Rocks May 16–18 and the final UTV Takeover October 15–20.

BRIMSTONE WHITE KNUCKLE EVENT AND PARAGON

Brimstone Recreation has 19,196 acres in the Heart of Appalachia with more than 300 miles of OHV trails, and the aptly named White Knuckle Event (WKE) is May 24–26. The WKE utilizes trails to create a challenging mountain loop for UTV racing over the Memorial Day weekend. There are sled pulls, obstacle course, moonshine run, drag races and other events that pay points to top competitors, and the Wild Mountain Rampage is the premier event of the weekend. Several people qualify for the WMR’s ultimate prize—a Yamaha UTV—and finalists pick keys, with only one turning the Yamaha’s ignition. Guided trail rides and geo-cache rides are also part of the family fun, and nights are headlined with top country stars on the Yamaha sound stage.

Brimstone Retreats also boasts many cabins and RVs ($100–$300 a night), RV sites with hookups and dry camping in several fields. It also has hunting, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, and biking. Brimstone is also a Polaris Outfitter and rents RZRs for $300 per day for a two-seat and $375 a day for a four-seat, plus taxes, riding passes, booking fees and insurance ($40). Brimstone Resort Band prices are $29.30 for a one-day pass to $117.17 for a yearly pass, and children 17 and under are $13.73 to $50.34. The 2020 WKE ticket tiers were $75–$85. Brimstone also hosts Paragon on the October 6th weekend.

Brimstone Recreation Headquarters

2860 Baker Highway

Huntsville, TN 37756

(800) BRIMSTONE

CAMP RZR AT GLAMIS

Polaris has hosted Camp RZR over Halloween weekend the past few years, with 2023 being on October 27 and 28, to celebrate all that’s good about riding and duning. Polaris conducts demo rides with its latest RZRs at Glamis’ vendor row, and fences off the Camp RZR compound with displays and booths by 35 sponsors. Past Camp RZRs have had Nitro Circus shows, live music by big-name bands, kids’ zones with RZR 200 demos, bounce houses, free ice cream, more family fun, Polaris wheel of swag, show & shines, Halloween costume contest, on-site RZR service and vendor specials. Polaris athletes and surprise attractions and activities are also a part of Camp RZR. Tickets are free, and register on-site for wristbands. Dates are anticipated to be October 25–26 for 2024, or possibly November 1–2.

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