Fun in the mud: 'Nothin' better to do on a Saturday afternoon'

Fun in the mud: 'Nothin' better to do on a Saturday afternoon'

SWEET HOME, Ore. - Engines revved up, tires spun and hundreds of people gathered with one simple goal: don't get stuck.

"Your adrenaline is pumping, the engines are revving, and you're just hoping that you keep moving forward, bouncing off the bumps," explained Mike Berry, a Mud Fest attendee who brings his family to the event yearly. 

"There is just no better thing than getting to hang out with the family all day," said Berry.

The event started back in 1969, and originally held at Foster Reservoir. These days, Mud Fest is on a farm just outside of Sweet Home.

With what may be some of the largest trucks in Oregon, participants navigated the muddy terrain for most of the day. Attendees must follow the rules of the festival and buy a ticket to attend, though getting a ticket isn't easy.  Multiple attendees told KVAL News tickets were sold out within ten minutes of going on sale.