Corn fields at Nessralla Farm in Halifax will be converted into mud pits for an epic four-wheel drive truck event this month. Mud Fest, held in the spring and fall, attracts approximately 70 drivers from all over the South Shore and beyond. They come to test the limits of their driving abilities and vehicles by attempting to make it through a 150-foot-long mud pit without getting stuck.
There are three categories in the competition, based on engine size and tire diameter—stock, modified and outlaws—and trophies are awarded for the winners in each group. Racers are judged on the speed that they make it through the mud pit (if they make it through it all). Thousands of spectators show up to cheer on their friends and hear the engines roar and the wheels spin as trucks plunge into the mud and slip-slide their way across the track. The experience is unlike anything else you’ll find on the South Shore, but with food vendors, T-shirts for sale and even a mechanical bull to entertain the crowds, it’s all in the name of good clean fun. This year’s Mud Fest will take place on June 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission for spectators is $15 and kids under 6 years old get in for free. 139 Hemlock Lane, Halifax.