Sunday 27th May 2018
Meremere Mud Park, Drag Lane
9am - 5pm
Tickets at Gate $15 (no pass outs)
Kids 10 and under free
Strictly no alcohol or pets.
Online entries have now closed. Limited entries will be available for $180 on the gate between 8-9am.
Want to ride as a passenger? Fill out the Passenger Indemnity online before the event to save time on the day. Wristbands are available inside the venue for a gold coin donation (spectator entry paid seperately).
Online Passenger Indemnities have have now closed. You can still fill out the form on the day to get your passenger wirstband.
Pit parking available for those that want to park closer to the action. This costs $20 for vehicle only (spectator entry paid seperately). Plenty of free parking also available at Meremere Dragway.
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”
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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
Nicholas Baker - 1989 toyota landcruiser - 2018-MUD-017
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
Jake karl - 2012 mazda bt50 - 2018-MUD-031
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
Ryan Fowler - 1985 Toyota LN65 Hlux - 2018-MUD-070
Liam Caldwell - 1998 Nissan Navara - 2018-MUD-073
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
Richard Gulliford - 1970 Toyota Fj40 - 2018-MUD-078
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
Max Webb - 1996 Toyota Hilux surf - 2018-MUD-085
Chris McGregor - 1990 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-086
Warren Fairbrother - 1995 Toyota Hilux Surf - 2018-MUD-087
King Watene - 1988 Patrol GQ - 2018-MUD-088
Brian Horne - 2016 Jeep Rubicon brute - 2018-MUD-089
Jordan Pollock - 1997 Mitsubishi Pajero - 2018-MUD-090
Ben Addenbrooke - 1977 Jeep Cj6 - 2018-MUD-091
Angus Hamilton - 2019 Jeep Cher - 2018-MUD-092
Mal Savage - 1993 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-094
Sam Fitzwater - 2006 Ford Courier - 2018-MUD-095
Pete Minchin - 1978 Landrover Series one - 2018-MUD-096
Brandon Walters - 2013 Ford Ranger - 2018-MUD-097
Charles Uerata - 1996 Jeep Cherokee - 2018-MUD-098
Darren Pettengell - 2018 Suzuki ZUKUS - 2018-MUD-099
Brett Bensemann - 1994 Toyota Hilux Surf - 2018-MUD-100
Brett Bensemann - 1996 Suzuki Vitari - 2018-MUD-101
Charlie Mutlow - 1990 Nissan Patrol - 2018-MUD-102
Liam Coussons - 1998 Suzuki Escudo - 2018-MUD-103
Harrison Mackay - 2008 Nissan Navara - 2018-MUD-105
Liam Osborne - 2017 Ford Ranger wildtrak - 2018-MUD-106
Reuben Hill - 2004 Nissan Navara - 2018-MUD-107
Sam Beavis - 1997 Mitsubishi Challenger - 2018-MUD-109
aaron Morrow - 83 Chev 4x4 - 2018-MUD-110
Alex Park - 1994 mitsubishi L200 - 2018-MUD-111
Edward Samson - 1996 Mitsubishi Pajero Junior - 2018-MUD-112
Riki Oliver - 2015 Nissan Navara - 2018-MUD-113
Patrick Zeeman - 2008 Nissan Patrol - 2018-MUD-115
Miah Tarawhiti - 1985 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-116
Cody Crayford - 2012 Mazda Bt50 - 2018-MUD-117
Gordon Dobbs - 2007 Mercedes Atego - 2018-MUD-122
Kel Travers - 2013 Toyota Fj cruiser - 2018-MUD-123
Ravi Prasad - 1989 Mitsibishi Pajero - 2018-MUD-124
Jardin Draper - 1989 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-125
Rick Bell - 1994 Nissan Patrol - 2018-MUD-126
Jono Wade - 1985 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-127
Haydn Oliver - 2017 Nissan Navara - 2018-MUD-128
Joey Rosario - 1990 Nissan Patrol - 2018-MUD-129
Logan Ashby - 1995 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-132
Wesley Papier - 2001 Mazda Bounty - 2018-MUD-133
Sean Bull - 1987 Toyota Surf - 2018-MUD-134
Marc Harman - 1989 Suzuki Sj413 - 2018-MUD-135
Stuart Weeds - 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser - 2018-MUD-136
Alex Palacio - 1990 Toyota Landcruiser - 2018-MUD-137
Chris amy - 2016 Suzuki Jimny - 2018-MUD-138
jono Motion - 1992 Nissan Datsun - 2018-MUD-139
Max Bayley - 1985 Toyota Landcruiser - 2018-MUD-140
Axel Price - 1991 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-141
marc baltzer - 1992 Toyota Landcruiser prado - 2018-MUD-142
Zach Peake - 2006 Mazda Bounty - 2018-MUD-143
Tj Wilson - 1995 Toyota Surf - 2018-MUD-145
Liam Wilke - 1997 Toyota Surf - 2018-MUD-146
Kerri Mareeba - 2004 Nissan Patrol - 2018-MUD-147
Jason Minchinton - 2006 Suzuki Escudo - 2018-MUD-148
Daniel Gow - 1961 Land Rover Series 2a - 2018-MUD-149
Aaron Boss - 2018 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-150
Tony Poynton - 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 - 2018-MUD-151
Tomanui Peel - 1996 Mitsubishi Pajero - 2018-MUD-152
Tayne Jones Young - 2016 Toyota Landcruiser - 2018-MUD-153
Ruvaun Daniels - 2011 Jeep Strangler - 2018-MUD-154
Joseph Ruegg - 1990 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-155
Albert Ruegg - 2015 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-156
Andrew Demler - 2013 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-157
Carlos Ter Huurne - 2017 Toyota Landcruiser - 2018-MUD-158
Ethan McQuaid - 1988 suzuki Escudo - 2018-MUD-159
Eric Hildred - 1994 Toyota Surf ssrG - 2018-MUD-160
Bryn Witton - 1995 Toyota Hilux - 2018-MUD-161
Georgia Pui - 1988 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-162
Chris Trundle - 1988 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-163
Steve Young - 1998 Nissan Patrol - 2018-MUD-164
Wilson Gargan - 1989 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-165
Matt McWilliam - 1991 Nissan Safari - 2018-MUD-166
Terry McColl - 1990 Toyota Landcruiser - 2018-MUD-167
Scott Miller - 1995 Isuzu Bighorn - 2018-MUD-168