When summer came to a close it was time once again to head to Okeechobee, Florida. Traveling along the historic and scenic route that runs along Lake Okeechobee, we had to stop for a while to take in the beautiful view of the legendary lake. We continued our journey to the northwest side of the lake, but not to the original location of the Okeechobee Mudfest because it had been canceled a few months prior. The cancelation of the legendary Okeechobee Mudfest brought about a new kind of mud event, the L-Cross Okeechobee Mudfest. For the first time in over two years, the Pearce family opened their gates for the mud trucks, promising the wildest Okeechobee Mudfest ever! Taking their event to a whole new level, they set an 18-and-over, adults-only theme and created a whole new meaning to wild life in the pits.
The Mud Life crew had an amazing time watching everything from dirt bikes and ATVs to side-by-sides, buggies, and mega trucks, not to mention some of the most gorgeous Southern country beauties this side of the Mason Dixon Line cutting loose. L-Cross definitely had it all. The weather was hot and humid, forcing a number of folks into the brand-new and swimmin’ hole to cool off before returning to their toys and trucks. The swimmin’ hole was a great place to watch GRITS cooling off.
After returning to the main mud hole (aka the bottomless pit), we watched the best performing rigs try to make it across, only to be swallowed up. The bottomless pit is something everyone has to see to believe. There are a few mud holes at the Okeechobee Mudfest—some easy, some difficult—but it was good wet weekend so even the kiddie pool was difficult to navigate for some trucks. We love parks like this that offer an awesome mudslinging good time during the day and one hell of a fun time after the sun sets. Some of the hick hop blasting entertainment was put on by DJ Rob Welton from DnD Productions and Eric “Okie” Okerlind from MuddFreak.com. They kept the beat and the place rockin’. Saturday night the Fakahatchee band kept the music going and the revelers dancing.
A big thanks from everyone in attendance goes out to Angie Rock, Patricia, Cutter (R.I.P.), and the entire Pearce family for throwing this killer event. They made the Mud Life staff feel right at home with good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Don’t miss the next Okeechobee Mudfest because it’s sure to be a great time in the mud. We are looking forward to visiting L-Cross again soon, and we highly recommend that everyone attend L-Cross Mudfest to see what the buzz is about.
L-Cross Extreme MX Park