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TrailFest 2016


Win this Axial SXC10 R/C as Grand Prize for the TrailFest Mini-Crawlers Challenge Award - Sponsored by SFWDA & Krawl Off Road

Axial SXC10 R/C Trailfest Award for Mini-Crawlers Challenge as Grand Prize 

 You could win this Axial SXC10 R/C as the Grand Prize for the TrailFest Mini-Crawlers Challenge.

 The Mini-Crawlers R/C Challenge is Sponsored again this year by SFWDA & our friends at Krawl Off Road.

  •  All ages are invited to participate. 
  • Meet up at the rock pile near the pavilion Saturday morning 10 AM (No Advance Sign-Up Required) 
  • Don't have an R/C of your own, no problem, we have a loaner on site for participants to drive.
  • The "driver" with the fastest time through the gate overall takes home this brand new Axial SCX10 R/C Crawler, Jeep Wrangler G6 Falken Edition valued at $350 MSRP.

Awards will be presented Saturday evening during our announcements. We will also have additional prizes awarded and everyone is invited to participate. No additional cost required, and all ages are invited. Bring your own car or borrow one of ours. 

Krawl Off Road Official Sponsor of Trailfest 2016 Mini-Crawlers Challenge

Krawl Off Road Official Sponsor of Trailfest 2016 Mini-Crawlers Challenge

Krawl Off Road services all your "KRAWLER" needs....

Krawl Off Road
1017C Whitehall Rd
Anderson, SC 29625

864-437-8029 Office
864-353-5486 Cell




"We are a Husband and Wife Team and we have a dream. We wanted to do something we love together and that will help build a future for our two sons. We all have a passion for off-roading. That is something that we do as a family. If one of us is on the trail then we all are. We do everything from small RC Crawlers to large full size rigs and custom installations, we do it all!

 It is a great way for our family to come together. It also allows us to instill morals and values in our children. So, we hope to pass along these values to you, our customers. If there is anything we can do, please feel free to let us know... Thank you!" 

 The Axial SCX10™ Jeep® Wrangler G6™ Falken Edition elevates all terrain trailblazing, marrying the celebrated Jeep® dovetail body with the undeniable performance of Falken WildPeak M/T tires.

This SCX10™ was inspired by Falken’s dedication to offroad motorsports and the uncontainable spirit for trailblazing that Axial is known for. The Jeep® Wrangler G6™ Falken Edition bares the special edition livery that echoes Falken’s established legacy. The SCX10™ is packed with a variety of realistic details like a molded interior with a steering wheel, a Poison Spyder Rock Brawler front bumper, a dove-tail universal bolt-in cage, and a roof mounted light bar (LED lights not included). With the WB8 HD Wildboar™ drive shafts and Falken WildPeak M/T tires, the Jeep® Wrangler G6™ Falken Edition delivers durability and performance for every adventure. Rugged. Dependable. That’s the SCX10™.

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Trailfest Registration Ticket Packets will be mailing out this Monday, Register today to avoid lines

We will be mailing out registration packets on Monday to all those who have pre-registered through this weekend, April 10th. This will speed up the check in line at the gate and get you onto the trails and into the events faster than ever before. So don't hesitate, elevate, and get your tickets now! Then when your package arrives post and share your event sticker registration number proudly displayed on the rig you'll be tackling the trails in. Let's see who has the lucky first 10, 50, and 100 registrations.  

Each order that has been placed online will be shipped directly to the address you provided during online checkout-out and will include everything you need to get you through the gate more efficiently. 

Registration & Tech Inspection Schedule

 All OHV's must pass a basic Safety Tech Inspection  

Required - Safety Belts, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid kit, Secure Battery

Optional - Cooler, Winch, Recovery Equipment, Body Anchor Points, CB Radio, Body Armor, Trail Map or GPS, etc. 

  • Thursday   4 PM - 8 PM  ( 9 AM - 8 PM Vendor Only Check In & Setup)  
  • Friday        7 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday   7:30 AM - 11 :30 AM

For more details....



Trailfest 2016 Wins National Shirt Design Contest - Own Yours for only $15

 When we chose Rush Order Tees to print our event shirts this year we had no idea they would also be including us into a design contest.

To our surprise when I received a phone call that we had just won their latest Shirt Design Contest I was pleasantly shocked. Now in all fairness this is not the first time we've ordered from this vendor, and it certainly won't be the last. We find that their quality, timelessness, and attention to detail are all hard to beat. Then when you evaluate costs it's hard to believe you can actually get TOP quality production and still stay on budget. Anyhow, their Staff apparently used a filter reducing sorting process through thousands of designs until they have a unanimous winner, and this week our Trailfest 2016 Shirt design was chosen. We hope that everyone else loves this shirt and it's design just as much. You can pick one up at the event in just a few weeks now and priced to start at just $15. 

 I also really wanted to share some of the comments on the design as posted on their forum. If you're a designer, or creative type you might really appreciate it.

"  Three days of camping, live music, and thrilling off-road trail riding sounds like one heck of a way to spend a weekend, and it’s just what the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association members will be doing from April 20 to May 1 at Trailfest 2016. When you picture the experience of four-wheel drive trail riding, you probably picture jeeps thrashing through mud. SFWDA’s design made us feel like we were doing just that. We saw no choice but to choose this impressive design, created by Haris Safari, for our Customer Design of the Week.

Aside from being one of the coolest organizations we’ve come across and organizing one of the most fun-sounding events we’ve encountered, their design is dynamic and awesome, too. If the very idea of whipping through the muddy, rocky woods for three days doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping, SFWDA’s design surely will. It may just have you looking up ways you can experience your own off-road excursion. "  
Rush Order Tees

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Book your Winching Techniques & Best Practices Hands-On Demo for Trailfest 2016!

Introduction to, and Advanced Winching Techniques courses available on Saturday at Trailfest. 

Winching Techniques and Best Practices - This should a great learning experience for attendees on Saturday at Trailfest. Registration will open this evening and there will be a limit on each class so be sure book early, and if you haven't registered better get on it.

Join us for one of two free courses sponsored by SFWDA and the Uwharrie Off Road Training Center. 
These two courses will be taught by Michael Morrison who is a I4WDTA Certified Instructor, and a Tread Lightly Master Tread Trainer full of a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

Our 9-11 AM Introduction to Winching Techniques & Best Practices will provide everybody with a hands on common best practices demonstration of gear, and safety equipment use. How to properly use accessory hardware like snatch blocks, tree saver, ropes, etc. This is for everyone who wants to learn the right way to use their winch safely and effectively.


This 1-3 PM Advanced Technical Winching Techniques & Best Practices is also a Hands On Course which will really push the limits and explore complex multi-point recovery scenarios as a group to tackle vechicle extractions using a single front bumper winch.

If this sounds interesting; Registration will open this evening and there will be a limit on each class so be sure book early, and if you haven't registered for Trailfest yet, better get on it. ‪#‎trailfest2016‬



Wilderness First Aid Education Demonstration unveils at TrailFest 2016

Another exciting development is our new Education Initiative. This year you can learn about the basics of Wilderness First Aid hands-on with a demo of a real life scenario of how to handle a compound fracture leg while out trail riding miles from services. Led by a 30 year veteran EMT and member of Warner Robbins Jeep Club. Learn the basics of what do first, and what not to do ever, so that you can be better prepared in the event of a real emergency.
(Spots will be very limited and registration will be announced soon.)





 Would you like to be part of the team that makes TrailFest a success?
Please consider volunteering for at least one of the shifts and spots you desire.

 Both groups, and individuals are needed. From merchandise sales, and registration, to tech inspection, and trail guides. It takes a large team of volunteers to make this event happen!
To show our appreciation, each volunteer will receive a free "Volunteer Only - TrailFest 2016 Event Staff T-Shirt", along with a secret special prize to be awarded during announcements Saturday evening.

Whether you're an old school veteran with SFWDA, or this is your first event, it's all good. There's something for everyone. Whether your part of a team, a family, or an individual; everyone can help out. Each volunteer spot is broken down into specific time slots, and are explained in detail within.



Discounted Hotel rooms at Holiday Inn Express for SFWDA at TrailFest 2016

Located in Kimball, TN Just a few miles from the parks entrance at AOP. 

Located in Kimball, TN Just a few miles from the parks entrance at AOP. 

 Last year we have partnered with IHG Properties. This great partnering provides a special SFWDA members only rate at the Holiday Inn Express in Kimball, TN. This is the featured hotel of The Adventure Off Road Park or AOP and TrailFest 2016. Conveniently located just down the road from the parks entrance. Our discounted rate applies year round and will allow you to book without and cancellation penalty. Book online today using the link below or call direct and mention your SFWDA Membership for the discount. 

Holiday Inn Express - Kimball
300 Battlecreek Road
Kimball, TN 37380
(423) 837-1500   /   1-800-HOLIDAY
Front Desk Manager, Christeena Deford

SFWDA Event Rates:  

  • King Size Bed$85*plus TAX  

  • Two Queen Size Beds$85*plus TAX

  • King Suite Room$95*plus TAX

*(book at this rate without any cancellation penalty)

Corporate Number: 786790826

Parking is always FREE!  Also have space available for parking trailers. 

Registration is still discounted until March 1st, but rooms may sell out sooner. Book both now and be sure to get in on the biggest TrailFest event yet! 

* Based upon availability.  Cannot be combined with any other discount(s).  Not guaranteed during other special events.