Family fun from coast to coast


UTV Jamborees are a great way to experience new trails and locations, as most have guided rides that show off all the scenery that the venue has to offer. Jams are also a great way to meet like-minded enthusiasts, check out new products on vendor row, take manufacturer and aftermarket demo rides, participate in fun family events, race your UTV, swap stories around campfires, and win prizes in rally raffles. Many jamborees have several forms of UTV competition with good payouts, such as the High Lifter Mud Nationals and MidAmerica Outdoors’ Visions. Several have kid zones and activities, like scavenger hunts, mud runs and belly flops.



The High Lifter Mud Nationals is a premier jamboree for mud enthusiasts, and it returns to Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, Arkansas, for five days of fun presented by Polaris. Competitions include Mudda-Cross, bounty hole, Bad 2 Da Bone show & shine, UTV short-course, UTV soccer and the loudest sound system. Freestyle shows, live bands, corn-hole bags tournament, musical chairs and spin the wheel are also big fun. Polaris usually donates a RZR for the raffle. Regular admission is $75 per person, while VIP tickets are $250 for a VIP ride and vendor dinner on March 29th. Tent camping is free, dry camping is $40, reserved camping is $125 (no hookups) and early camping is $15 per day.

Also, High Lifter put on a mid-June event at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota, in 2021, and the High Lifter Off-Road Rally had drag racing, a sled pull, obstacle course, Mean Machine Show & Shine, bounty hole, scavenger hunt, bags tournament, musical chairs and spin the wheel.

High Lifter Products

1780 Professional Drive North

Shreveport, LA 71105

(800) 699-0947

(318) 524-2270

Hillarosa ATV Park

6252 AR-29

Blevins, AR 71825

(870) 826-0101



We’ve been to Windrock Park many times, but never for the spring or fall jams. A major source of energy for Tennessee, Windrock covers 73,000 acres and has more than 350 miles of trails with challenging limestone ledges and steep hills. It’s the largest OHV park in the country, and Windrock also hosts a Southern Rock Racing Hill-Climb March 4–5, the Titan Off-Road Shamrock Shakedown March 16–20, and the Great Smokey Mountain Trail Ride June 12–18. Nightly country concerts are preceded with lots of fun activities, and many watch concerts from their UTVs.

The Windrock Park Fall Jam is set for October 13–15, and Windrock is constantly expanding the number of cabins, RV sites and primitive camping sites. Windrock’s General Store sells land-use permits and rents Yamaha UTVs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, and the trails never close. It also has a shooting range, downhill mountain bike trails and cross-country bike trails close to the campground. General admission tickets are $55 and premium tickets are $75 (plus tax, includes two drink tickets), while children 13 and younger are $20.

Windrock Park

912 Oliver Springs Road

Oliver Springs, TN 37840

(865) 435-3492



Brimstone Recreation has 19,196 acres in the heart of Appalachia with more than 300 miles of OHV trails, and the aptly named White Knuckle Event is May 27–30. The WKE utilizes trails to create a challenging mountain loop for UTV racing over the Memorial Day weekend. There are sled pulls, an obstacle course, moonshine run, drag races and other events that pay points to top competitors. The Wild Mountain Rampage is the premier event of the weekend. Several people qualify for the WMR’s ultimate prize, a Yamaha UTV, and finalists pick keys, with only one turning the Yamaha’s ignition. Guided trail rides and geo-cache rides are also part of the family fun, and nights are headlined with top country stars on the Yamaha sound stage.

Brimstone retreats also boasts many cabins, RV sites with hookups and dry camping in several fields. It also has hunting, fishing, canoing, kayaking, hiking and biking. Brimstone is a Polaris Outfitter and rents RZRs for $260 per day for a two-seat and $360 a day for a four-seat, plus taxes, riding passes and booking fees. Brimstone Resort band prices are $28 for a one-day pass to $95 for a yearly pass; the WKE will require the four-day band for $65, and children 17 and under are $31. The 2020 WKE ticket tiers were $75, $80 and $85. Brimstone also hosts Paragon in mid-September with the Red Bull Stone Scrambles and nightly top-tier entertainment, but 2022 dates haven’t been announced.

Brimstone Recreation Headquarters

2860 Baker Highway

Huntsville, TN 37756



Some jamborees are too big for just one location and date, and the UTV Takeover series for 2022 visits the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oklahoma’s MidAmerica Outdoors and Utah’s Sand Hollow State Park, with the possibility of a fourth venue. The UTV Takeover Huck-fest for UTVs, ATVs and dirt bikes wows the huge crowds, and there are also Hillfest, Wheelie-fest, sand drags, UTV short-course racing, ATC Olympics, barrel races, show & shines, stereo wars, rock & roll bingo, raffles, concerts, and kids’ zones with fun activities like a tire toss and treasure hunt. The fun starts June 22nd through the 26th at Coos Bay, Oregon. General admission for Oregon is $45, while VIP wristbands are $120 and include a hoodie or jacket, shirt, beanie or hat, a 12×18-inch whip flag, 20 raffle tickets, a padded cooler, dust gaiter and koozie. 

New for 2022, the Oklahoma UTV Takeover moves from the Little Sahara Dunes to eastern Oklahoma’s MidAmerica Outdoors and its thousands of acres of wooded trails. It has the usual UTV Takeover competitions and activities, plus the 2021 round had more than 50 vendors that donated products for raffles and had jamboree specials. Manufacturer demos rides are also a big draw with Polaris and Yamaha as major sponsors. The third Takeover returns to Sand Hollow State Park October 19th for more fun in the sand, along with guided rides on beautiful red-rock formations, with general admission being only $50 and VIP wristbands for $120. Kids under 13 years old are free.


June 22-26 Boxcar Hill Campground, Coos Bay, OR

Aug. 10-14 MidAmerica Outdoors, Jay, OK

Oct. 19-23 Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, UT


UTV Takeover

PO Box 1467

Silverton, OR 97381


New for 2022, the Rally on the Rocks (ROTR) moves from UTV-unfriendly Moab to southwestern Utah’s Sand Hollow State Park, and the May 11–13, 2022 jamboree becomes the HCR SxS Adventure Rally on the Rocks. The SxS Adventure Rally on the Rocks has three days of guided rides on spectacular and challenging red-rock trails, a large vendor area with jamboree specials and product donations for raffles, daily breakfasts by Camp Chef, and a Friday-night dinner with raffle, concert, and manufacturer and aftermarket demo rides. There is also primitive beach camping and group campsites with hookups. There are 12 daily guided rides with two easy loops (Top of the World and Dino Tracks), four moderate rides rated 4–6 (West Rim, Milts Mile, West Rim Lite and Razzle Dazzle) and six challenging red-rock rides (Double Sammy, Sliprock/John’s Trail, Plan B, The Ledges, Triple 7 and the Maze all rated 7 or 8). All showcase spectacular red-rock formations, and the Maze and Plan B snake along the top of a beautiful escarpment with awesome views of the valley below.

Registration is open now, and the rally costs $135 per person online or $145 on-site for three days of guided rides, insurance, BLM/state fees, three breakfasts and a T-shirt if you register by March 31st. Primitive camping is $25–$35 per night, and hookups are $50 per night. There is also a $15 park entrance fee, but it’s $10 for those registering online.

SxS Adventure Rally

Sand Hollow State Park

Hurricane, UT 84737

(435) 703-4444

[email protected]


Formerly linked on, there are eight major jamborees that utilize the 275-mile Paiute trail loop and thousands of miles of connecting trails in central Utah. The largest is Richfield’s Rocky Mountain ATV/UTV Jam that’s normally held in September, but they haven’t announced the 2022 dates at press time. The Rocky Mountain Jam has a record-setting parade of OHVs and more than 70 guided rides, with many 50-inch-only rides. Vernal hosts the Outlaw ATV Jam June 1–4, and Fillmore hosts the National ATV Jam June 21–25. Marysvale hosts the Paiute UTV Jam in mid-August with unique opening festivities every year, several daily guided rides (many themed), a parade, show & shine, obstacle course, UTV soccer, drags, and kids’ belly flop and mud run for cash. Later in August, the Bryce ATV/UTV Rally boasts rides in national park-like scenery, but it’s limited to 300 people.


June 1-4, 2022 Outlaw ATV Jamboree, Vernal, UT;

June 21-25, 2022 National ATV Jam, Fillmore, UT;

July 12-13, 2022 Manti Mountain ATV/UTV Run, 

Manti, UT;

Aug. 11-14, 2021 Paiute Trail Jamboree, 

Marysvale, UT;

Aug. 18-22, 2021 Bryce ATV/UTV Rally, Panguitch, UT;

Sept. 7-11, 2022 Arapeen ATV/UTV Jam, Emery, UT;

Sept. 15-16, 2022 Manti Mountain ATV/UTV Run, 

Manti, UT;

Sept. 20-24, 2021 Rocky Mountain ATV, Richfield 

(City Park), UT;


While the UTV Takeover is at the south end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Winchester Bay hosts Dunefest farther north and in bigger dunes. Beat the summer heat at Dunefest August 2–7 with sand camping ($140) or in three sand parking lots ($170–$180). Adult Dunefest wristbands are $40, and children’s bands are $20. There is also dry camping at Half Moon Bay; call the Chamber of Commerce at (541) 271-3495 for reservations.

At Dunefest 2021, there was barrel racing, including UTV, ATV and ATC70 classes; heads-up short-track races; dune short-course races; and several classes of sand drags. Dunefest ’21 also had a freestyle show, pit-bike races, huck (jump) contests, a kids’ safety course, show & shine and UTV races under the lights. Dunefest is sponsored by Can-Am, Yamaha, EVP, MTX, Rugged Radios, Gates, Stereo King, Maxxsonics, Kicker, D&M Racing, and many more.

Dunefest/Oregon Dunes Recreation Area

Winchester Bay, OR 97467

(541) 271-3495

[email protected]


Jamboree season heats up with the second annual Visions Off-Road July 13–17 at MidAmerica Outdoors. Visions 2021 was a huge success, with thousands camping and enjoying premier racing and nightly concerts, MAO’s restaurants, pro shop, a pool and tubing loop, cabins, food court, and trails. Festivities included a UTV Ride to Town and BBQ, monster trucks, pro rodeo, pit bike races and freestyle MX show, rock bouncer and UTV hill-climbs, bouncer and UTV Knockout races, 170 races, UTV endurance races, and Pro Turbo short-course races, all by invitation only. For 2022, Visions will be the fifth round of the MAO $375,000 SxS Championship Series, the Ultra4 Racing East final and the National Rock Racing Series midpoint, plus there will be other competitions and activities for the whole family. It will likely be a round of the MAO Legends Off-Road Endurance series as well.

MidAmerica Outdoors

42162 OK-127

Jay, OK 74346

(918) 837-0079

[email protected]


In its second year of operation, UTV Off-Road Adventures hosts 10 UTV fests and fun runs, plus the White Mountain UTV Jamboree September 16–18 at Springerville/Eager (7000-plus-feet elevation). Each fest and fun run has a Friday-night ride and two guided rides on Saturday and Sunday, plus a Saturday-night dinner, raffle and corn-hole tournament. Many rides utilize parts of the Arizona Peace trail with winter and spring rides at lower elevations and summer and fall rides at higher elevations to avoid the heat. Three-day fests and fun runs are $180 for drivers and $150 for passengers. Fees include guided rides, T-shirt, two breakfasts, one dinner, one raffle ticket and a corn-hole tournament.


Jan. 7-9 Longhorn UTV Fest, 

Amado, AZ;

Feb. 18-20 Dezert Frenzy UTV Fest, 

Yucca, AZ;

Mar. 26-28 Q-Town UTV Fest, 

Quartzsite, AZ;

Apr. 8-10 The Hill UTV Fest, 

Yarnell, AZ;

Apr. 29-May 1 Chino Bandito UTV Fest, 

Chino Valley, AZ;

July 1-3 The Canyon UTV Fest, 

Williams, AZ;

Aug. 17-22 White Mountain UTV Jamboree, 

Eager/Springerville, AZ;

Sept. 16-18 Fire in the Sky UTV Fun Run, 

Heber, AZ;

Oct. 14-16 Lake Powell UTV Fest, 

Page, AZ;

Nov. 11-13 Mogollon Mountain UTV Fest, 

Payson, AZ;

Dec. 2-4 Desert Dreams UTV Fest, 

Parker, AZ;


Kyle Krause

(623) 363-9665

[email protected]

See UTV Action’s article on the Sand Hollow, Utah UTV takeover here: UTV TAKEOVER, SAND HOLLOW, UT – UTV Action Magazine

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