Sunday 27th May 2018
Meremere Mud Park, Drag Lane
9am - 5pm
Tickets at Gate $15 (no pass outs)
Kids 10 and under free
Please note, this is last years timetable but should be similar to what you can expect.
Entries open for any sort of vehicle/buggy/truck etc who isn't afraid of a bit of mud or lose of traction, however we'd recommend 4x4 vehicles for the Course and Obstacles. Mudfest is based on the same format that's been used in the States for many years and continues to draw large numbers of spectators and entrants to each event with many vehicle owners modifying their vehicles just for this type of offroad meeting. It is suitable for any 4WD vehicle from serious off roaders to the family SUV.
Vehicles will be let loose in our 6 acre paddock so line up and let the fun begin! It is not a competition, it is a fun, relaxed day out. Entrants can pick and choose which activities they want to participate in on the day. Have lunch when you want and go and have a play when you’re ready.
The idea is not to get stuck but there is a very fine line and everyone is going to cross it no matter what their horsepower is and this is where the challenge is.
Brief Overview of the day
- We have 6 acres of flat paddock, very wet & in parts swampy which will ensure some get seriously stuck.
- Two lanes, each 100m long will be prepared as a Mud Drag Strip
- The central area, approximately 70% of the paddock, will be set aside for freestyle 4 wheel driving.
- A Tug of War between vehicles.
- Tug of war, people vs people with a mud bog in between, great to watch, not fun if you lose.
- Mud Slide for Kids (or adults)
- The public area is huge and can easily accommodate 1000s of people, the site is elevated giving an excellent view of the events
- Activities run from 9.00am to 4.30pm
We know a lot of competitors are in 4x4 or car clubs. We encourage all clubs to setup a club display, however space is limited and is given on a first in first served basis. Space can't be reserved prior to the event.
If you'd like to go for a ride in a vehicle, you must first fill out a Passenger Indemnity form and pay a gold coin donation for your wristband. This can be done on the day.
Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to get through registration and scrutineering. Registration opens at 8am. To speed up the process, have your confirmed entry form and drivers license ready to go when you arrive at Mudfest.
Vehicle or Driver Change? Download the form here, fill it out and bring the $30 cash admin fee to registration on the day.
All vehicles will need to pass a basic scrutineering safety check Scrutinnering opens at 8am. WOF is not required, however all vehicles must be up to wof standard on all safety equipment (Belts, Seats, Brakes, Secure Battery, Scructural integrity etc). If it is unsafe, it won't be running. It is the owners reponsibility to have it up to standard prior to the event, and that your tow points (front and rear) are secure and easily accessible.
Drivers need a minimum restricted license. It is recommended that all drivers and passengers wear helmets at all times while out in the feild. It is compulsary for children under the age of 15 to wear one. All helmets are allowed, including bike/skate helmets etc.
All vehicles are required to go through the cleanup bay upon leaving the event. We aim to have 4 petrol powered waterblasters and 2 highflow pumps, as well as staff assisting you on the day to ensure this is a fast and efficient progress. This will be open for competitors all day.
We will have a team of diggers on the day to assist with anyone who get stuck. It is the owners responsibility to have adequate and secure towing points, and that the tow rope is secured to their vehicle correctly at all times. Any damage caused to the vehicle while being towed or recovered is the stuck vehicle owners responsibility at all times. At all times, the recovery digger driver will act on your instructions.
Want to get involved with the MudFest? We're looking for exhibitors and sponsors to jump on board. Contact us below for a MudFest Proposal.
Wanting to photograph/video? Apply for Media Accreditation to get access to all the best spots. Applications will be open closer to the event.
If you'd like to get in contact please click here to be taken to the Contact Page.
First rule of off-roading: “He who is silly enough to drive in there hooks his own tow rope on”
Craig Pulman - 2006 Toyota Landcruiser - 2018-MUD-001
Andrew Chapman - 1982 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-002
Kress Schreurs - 1987 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-003
Bhavesh Ranchhod - 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara - 2018-MUD-004
Matt Sayers - 1991 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-005
Cain Nickel - 1991 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-006
Jared Dawson - 85 Mitsubishi Pajero - 2018-MUD-009
Jimmy Cleaver - 1995 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-011
Shane Hazelden - 2017 MUDMODS THE SANDTROLL - 2018-MUD-012
Paul Carson - 1986 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-013
Joseph Smith Dodsworth - 1994 Toyota LandCruiser - 2018-MUD-014
Dallas Te Kani - 1987 Mitsubishi Pajero - 2018-MUD-015
Chad Barclay - 1989 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-016
Daniel Mills - 1995 Toyota surf 1kzn130 - 2018-MUD-018
Jake Brightman - 1996 Nissan Regulus - 2018-MUD-019
Richard MacAvoy - 1994 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-020
Sebastian Smith - 1991 Nissan Navara - 2018-MUD-021
Dani Newton - 1985 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-022
Cameron Benbrook - 1998 Honda Accord - 2018-MUD-023
Paul Tilsley - 1990 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-024
Jay Hastings - 1994 Suzuki Vitara - 2018-MUD-025
Chris Reading - 1989 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-026
Andrew McQuoid - 1992 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-027
Roydon Lloyd - 1994 Isuzu Mu - 2018-MUD-029
Morgan Samuel - 1995 TOYOTA Surf - 2018-MUD-032
Josh Gould - 2003 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-033
Duan Lett - 1988 Toyota Toyota - 2018-MUD-034
jakob Putt - 1992 toyota landcrusier - 2018-MUD-035
George Motion - 1992 Nissan Grandroad Safari - 2018-MUD-036
Levi Madden prinn - 2005 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-037
Chris Meax - 2003 Ford Courier - 2018-MUD-038
Larissa Denton - 1994 Toyota Hilux Surf - 2018-MUD-039
Dylan Denny - 1989 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-040
Scott Carswell - 1993 Mitsubishi Pajero - 2018-MUD-041
Richard George - 1994 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-042
Scott Turner - 1982 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-043
Brodie Chitham - 1999 Mitsubishi Challenger - 2018-MUD-044
Eden Gilmour - 2005 Mazda Bounty - 2018-MUD-045
Tre Brooking - 1989 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-046
Allen Jarden - 2009 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-047
Brad Lynch - 2001 Mazda Bounty - 2018-MUD-048
Rhys Lane - 1989 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-049
Josh Stockwell - 1986 Toyota BJ74 - 2018-MUD-050
Matt Russek - 2007 Nissan Navara - 2018-MUD-051
Stuart Taylor - 1993 Isuzu Bighorn - 2018-MUD-052
Andrew jones - 1996 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-053
Brenton Bax - 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser - 2018-MUD-055
JACKSON SNOOK - 1994 TOYOTA HILUX - 2018-MUD-056
Regan Smith - 1993 Nissan Safari Granroad - 2018-MUD-057
Luke Matthews - 1991 Toyota Surf - 2018-MUD-058
Josh Mennie - 1989 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-059
Blair Carswell - 1990 Mitsubishi Pajero - 2018-MUD-060
Dan Mallett - 1994 Mitsubishi Pajero - 2018-MUD-061
Luke Dowson - 2018 K class Super modified - 2018-MUD-062
Wiremu Renata - 1993 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-063
Jarred Wilson - 1989 Isuzu Bighorn - 2018-MUD-064
Richard Stec - 1990 Nissan Patrol - 2018-MUD-065
Michael Miles - 1995 Toyota Landcruiser - 2018-MUD-066
Sam Gosling - 1992 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-067
Sean Jaunay - 1991 Nissan Patrol - 2018-MUD-069
Aaron Tucker - 1980sh LADA niva - 2018-MUD-074
Brad Purcell - 1990 Toyota Hilux surf - 2018-MUD-075
Mark Barnett - 2012 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER - 2018-MUD-076
Richard George - 1994 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-077
Nick Goodman - 1986 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-079
JAKE ITI - 1976 Land rover Series 3 - 2018-MUD-080
Steve Marshall - 1993 Mizi Pajero - 2018-MUD-081
Sean Priest - 1990 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-082
Joshua Brljevich - 1995 Jeep Cherokee - 2018-MUD-083
Stephen Dickson - 90 Toyota Hilux hybrid - 2018-MUD-084