Sixth Annual Jericho ATV Festival sure to be a muddy good time

July 22, 2015
The Berlin Reporter


BERLIN – Drawing some 4,000 people, the 2015 Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive is an ATV enthusiast’s dream come true, featuring mud races, demo rides, live music and delicious food. The festival takes place from Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2, at Jericho Mountain State Park, which boasts more than 80 miles of trails. With more than 1,000 miles of interconnected OHRV trails in the Ride the Wilds network, New Hampshire’s Grand North is paradise for ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) riders, and the Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive puts the spotlight on the very best riding in the northeast.

Along with a special appearance by ATV personality Brian Fisher, who hosts his own popular ATV show on the Destination America channel, the festival boasts a variety of fun and exciting events for the whole family. The Downtown Block Party, RAVE X Freestyle Show, Poker Run, and obstacle course will return this year, along with several exciting new events: a Music Festival & BBQ featuring the rock band Riot Act, a Law Enforcement versus Fire Department Mud Race, and an ATV Pull Show testing the precision of skilled drivers and the might of their ATVs.

 

“The Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive is a jampacked, fantastic weekend of ATV fun and exhilaration,” said Paula Kinney, executive coordinator of the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce. “There will be plenty of races, riding and mud to make for the best ATV experience in the northeast, including some extreme demonstrations. The RAVE X Freestyle Show will feature stunts 20 feet in the air performed by professional riders. The ATV Pull Show is sure to be a blast and the Youth ATV Simulator is a great way to safely introduce kids to ATVs.”

As an added bonus, organizers are thrilled to be welcoming Brian Fisher to this year’s festival. Fisher, the host of Fisher’s ATV World, which is set to air on NBCSN and Destination America Channel this summer, will be signing autographs, riding the courses and sharing s’mores with fans at Saturday night’s campfire. Fisher is known for seeking out some of the greatest adventure destinations in the world by the seat of an ATV.

Festival guests will particularly enjoy trying out some of the brand new ATVs from all the major dealers: Polaris, Arctic Cat, Yamaha and Can-Am. On Friday night, Berlin’s Main Street will fill up with ATVs for the Downtown Block Party, featuring live music by A Shot of JD. Check out all the ATVs and mingle with other riders on Main Street following the first day of festival activities. On Saturday night, visitors will enjoy music by the Southern Maine rock band Riot Act at the music festival & BBQ.

“This festival shows the fantastic energy OHRV enthusiasts bring to the North Country every season,” said Karl Stone, marketing manager for NH Grand, the official visitor information source for the Great North Woods and the Northern White Mountains. NH Grand is highlighting the Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive as its Signature Event. “The Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive is the perfect event to showcase the incredible Ride the Wilds trail network, along with all of the fantastic lodging, activities and spectacular scenery of the Grand North.”

To add to the excitement and fun, one lucky winner will take home a brand-new 2015 CanAm Outlander L-450, as AutoNorth Pre-Owned Superstore of Gorham is sponsoring a free giveaway as part of the festival. Enter for free at autonorth.net/freeatv . The winner will be announced during the festival on Saturday, August 1.

Admission costs $10 with children under six free. As always, Berlin’s streets will be open to ATVs for the weekend. A free shuttle will run all day Friday & Saturday to the grounds from designated parking areas. Visit http://www.nhgrand.com/signature-events/jerichofestival.aspx or visit the Jericho ATV Festival Facebook page for a schedule of events and more information.

This year’s event is supported by: Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce; Androscoggin Valley ATV Club; Romik Developers; Labonville Inc.; Arctic Cat; Polaris; Yamaha; Can Am; NH National Guard;Service Credit Union; Northeast Credit Union; Bank Of NH and AutoNorth Preowned Superstore.

 


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