The best thing to happen to La Follette in a long time is the Big Creek Fall ATV Festival. And believe it or not, this Saturday marks its fourth year.
TOP PHOTO: WLAF’S Charlie Hutson snapped this photo at the very first ATV Fest in 2015
Yes, it’s the same event that attendance was outnumbered by ATVs in its first year in 2015. That’s not the case anymore. The festival has grown by leaps and bounds as word of it has traveled throughout the country.
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The annual fest is the brainchild of City of La Follette City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries. “It’s been very positive for the community, and I want it to be a great thing for Campbell County,” Jeffries said.
Aside from the locals, several states are represented each year by attendees. Jeffries mentions there is a couple from Atlanta that is planning to return for their fourth ATV Fest. Other states, besides Tennessee and Georgia, represented at the family friendly day of activities include California, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio and Illinois. Jeffries adds the Big Creek Fall ATV Festival is becoming a regularly attended event for many.
Organized rides begin at 10 am with entertainment cranking up at 3 pm with the Parrott Brothers followed by Derek Jones at 5:30 pm. Pyro Shows closes the ATV Fest with fireworks at dark.
The adult Grand Prize, a 2018 CF Moto Z-Force 500, will be given away between 6:30 pm and 7 pm. The kids Grand Prize will be given away at 5 pm. It’s a New Kids 125 CC Fourwheeler. Registration times for the prizes is 9 am to 6 pm. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/11/2018-6AM)