National Trailfest is a must-attend event for the off-road enthusiast on the world-famous Hatfield-McCoy trail system. Located in the rich mountains of southern West Virginia, the small town of Gilbert welcomes visitors from all over every year during the month of October. The town is packed with ATV riders and there’s a long list of events to see and participate in over five fun-filled days. Gilbert represents small-town hospitality at its best.
The Hatfield-McCoy Trails is one of the world’s largest off-highway vehicle trail systems. It offers more than 1,000 miles across the counties of Logan, Kanawha, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, and Boone. Trail riding takes center stage but the event also includes activities such as OHV drag racing, mud pit fun, poker and dice runs, a scavenger hunt, casino night, live music, vendors, and manufacturer demo rides of all types. On the last day of Trailfest, an ATV/UTV parade is guided right through the town of Gilbert, followed by a fireworks display. It’s the perfect way to kick off the fall season.
National Trailfest is also known for some Southern cooking, so bring your appetite. Food vendors on-site will be featuring all types of culinary delights, or enjoy one of the local restaurants/taverns for some Appalachian cuisine and homegrown produce. Camping is available and sites can be reserved at registration.
For more information and online registration, visit the official site of National Trailfest.
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