TOP PHOTO:  WLAF’s Charlie Hutson snapped this photo from high above the 2018 Big Creek Fall ATV Festival.  What started out with low numbers for people and temps changed by afternoon.  Sherman at Smith’s said, “I had a run on gloves, toboggans and ski masks this morning (Saturday).”

This 2020 Kawasaki Teryk is the Grand Prize (trailer not included) at the ATV Fest.  Courtesy of Shake-n-Bake Motorsports, City of LaFollette and Ride Royal Blue.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Friday and Saturday, the City of LaFollette will host the 5th annual Big Creek Fall ATV Festival. “This event continues to grow every year” said Jimmy Jeffries, Lafollette city administrator.  The city is anticipating 8,000 -10,000 people will attend the festival this year.

On Friday, the Big Creek Run will be held from 1 pm to 5 pm. Riders will race to find the winning tickets around town using the ATV open roads. Race against the clock to finish first on the Ride Royal Blue’s obstacle course begins at 5 pm, when gates open. Participants can register until 7 pm with the race starting at 7:30 pm. There will be four classes, S1- sport atv (0-400cc); S2- sport atv (401cc and above); U1-utility atv 4wd (0-500cc) and U2- utility atv 4wd (501cc and above). There will be first, second and third place winners for this event.

Beginning at 10 am on Saturday morning, downtown will come alive with food, music and vendors. There will be approximately 100 vendors this year. Vendors will range from crafts to ATV accessories.  A concert featuring Bucky Covington will be held at 6 pm. Covington placed eighth on the fifth season of American Idol. In Dec. 2006, he signed a recording contact with Lyric Street Records. His debut self-titled album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 2007.

On Saturday, there will be guided trail rides and fireworks at dark. A 2020 Kawasaki Teryk from Shake and Bake Motorsports will be the grand prize for this year’s event. The winner of the Teryk will be responsible for paying the taxes on the ATV. There will be about $15,000 in prizes given away at the festival, including the Teryk said Jeffries.

He thanks this year’s sponsors; Shake and Bake Motorsports, Ride Royal Blue, Ray Varner, Ford, Dixie Roofing, United Cumberland Bank, Lifetime Trail Maps, Pyro Shows, Cannon & Cannon, Joint Economic & Community Development Board, Mark One Manufacturing, Campbell County and WLAF.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/10/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)