5th Annual Jericho ATV Festival to Unleash New Events Promising Excitement, Thrills, and Family Fun August 1-3

5th Annual Jericho ATV Festival to Unleash New Events Promising Excitement, Thrills, and Family Fun August 1-3

logo.2014.jericho-atv-festival.jpgBerlin, New Hampshire – Where else can you ditch your ATV trailer for the weekend and experience New England’s premier ATV Festival that offers plenty of mud, music, food, and family fun? Head north August 1-3 for the fifth annual Jericho ATV Festival in Berlin, NH where all city streets are ATV friendly. The event is presented by the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Androscoggin Valley ATV Club, and the Berlin Main Street Program.

The 2014 Jericho ATV Festival features numerous new events and activities for the whole family, including an exclusive look at the 2015 Polaris lineup offering free demo rides and the full “Polaris Experience Tour” on Aug. 1 and 2.  Also new this year is the Rave X Freestyle Show on Aug. 2. Rave X is part of the Outer Limits Tour from South Portland, Maine and will feature a dirt biker and a quad rider performing jaw-dropping stunts twenty feet in the air.

Of course the Festival would not be complete without the highly anticipated Poker Run, mud pit races, and Downtown Block Party that have all drawn thousands to Berlin, NH since 2009. Downtown streets will be closed on Friday, Aug. 1 for the Downtown Block Party, which guarantees live music, food, a beer tent, and an ATV torch-lit parade at dusk. Families are welcome to attend the weekend’s full agenda of activities.

“We’re thrilled to announce new attractions at this year’s festival,” said Paula Kinney of the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce. “These new events signal the growth of the festival and of our community. The festival attracts thousands of riders and spectators from across the region and we look forward to watching the growth and playing in the mud!”

The biggest concert of the summer in the North Country will be held Saturday night with the Jericho ATV Festival Music Festival from 5-11 p.m. at the Notre Dame Area on Hillside Avenue. The event will feature two live bands, a BBQ, and a beer tent. Admission is $10 with children under six free. The classic rock n’ roll band SHINE and New England’s finest country rock band Duke will keep the party going late into the night. 

Additional festival highlights include:

  • More demos than ever and for the first time features four manufacturers: Artic Cat, Can Am, Polaris, and Yamaha
  • Youth ATV simulator where kids can test their skills on a state-of-the-art simulator and learn helpful riding tips from ATV professionals
  • Pancake Breakfast on Aug. 3 at the Notre Dame Arena on Hillside Avenue. From 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wreck the Dress – guaranteed to turn any dress into mud
  • Obstacle courses
  • ATV pulls

“The ATV festival really embraces the spirit of New Hampshire’s North Country,” said Cathy Conway of NH Grand. “Between the Jericho ATV Festival, the Ride the Wilds 1000 plus miles of interconnected trails, and the striking views offered at nearly every turn, it is no surprise Northern New Hampshire has become an ideal destination for ATV riders.”

This year’s event is supported by:

ROMIK Developers

Chapman Container & Recycling

Arctic Cat

Can Am

Polaris

Yamaha

City of Berlin

ENH Power

National Guard

Labonville’s

Citizen’s Bank

Great North Woods Container Service

Moose Poop Tours

AD Excavating

NH Bureau of Trails

NH Parks & Recreation

Berlin Water Works 

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