Gone Muddin’

An rider struggles to get his ATV through the mud during the annual Mudfest at Gregory Lake RV Park on April 30, 2016. Numerous events were held at the Mudfest including drag racing, strip and slides, and a mud pool. Harrison Hill/HERALD

By Gabriel Scarlett

Thousands of “mudders” took to the woods surrounding Gregory Lake RV Park in Drakesboro this past weekend for the second annual Mudfest. Rainy days made for perfect muddy conditions for the many four-wheelers and ATVs that tore up the already soggy trails. The scent of bonfires, engine fumes and hot dogs hung in the air and made for a unique atmosphere that few outside this culture experience. Organizers estimated that about 10,000 attended the event this year and hope for an even bigger, wilder event in 2017.