3rd Annual Mudwest FunFest takes place at the Fairgrounds

RAPID CITY, S.D. -For the third year in a row the Mudwest Funfest was in town. The polo field at the Fairgrounds was transformed into a field of mud pools and an obstacle course.

The festival was a chance for people of all ages to have fun in the mud for a charitable cause. Each year the “Leadership Rapid City” Class of 2016 hosts the event and donates all the proceeds to a non-profit. This year they are donating to Volunteers of America.

Among the muddy activities were mud sliding, mud volleyball, mud yoga, and of course the obstacle course.

“The Black Hills being a destination area we found that a mud festival was something that was missing in the community and a place that we could fill in a gap,” said Angelena Plummer, the co-founder.

Teams of around 5 or 6 people competed in the obstacle course that consisted of tubing down the mudslide, climbing a wall, and running through tires.

Older kids were welcome to play in the mud pool and slide all day and for the little ones, there was a mud puddle where they could make mud pies.

“We would love to grow this; we would like to have this whole area. This area is huge, and we would like to have it packed every year,” said Jamie Hill a board member.

Hundreds of people attended in support and to enjoy the day. For those who preferred not to get messy, there were also food trucks and a beer garden.


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