October 6 - 10, 2016 National Trailfest
The Town of Gilbert rolls out the muddy carpet for our guests coming to enjoy National TrailFest. We love the friends we have met and hope to exceed their expectations of staying in an ATV friendly town.
The Hatfield-McCoy Trailfest parade will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Line-up will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department and the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade will go through town and turn at Gilbert Elementary School. It will then end at the LJHCC. Local residents are encouraged to participate. Helmets must be worn. For more information, please contact Town Hall at 304-664-9625.
The Town of Gilbert, Gilbert Convention and Visitors Bureau, LJHCC, and Hatfield-McCoy Trails will host a $5,000. fireworks display on Saturday night, October 8, 2016, at the LJHCC gazebo area. The show time will be 10 p.m.. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
FREE VIEWING PARTICIPATION
TO LOCAL RESIDENTS
The Town of Gilbert is inviting the area citizens to view Trailfest activities free of charge. If you want to play in the mud pit, run the drag strip, or take your quad into the activity area, you will pay an entry fee. All H-M rules apply if riding on the streets. Please make yourself familiar with the rules at http://www.trailsheaven.com/about/hatfield-mccoy_trail_rules.aspxlmets.
The Town of Gilbert requires helmets to be worn at all times, trail permits are required to be on the trails and/or streets, speed limit is 25 mph for trail riders on town streets and an adult must accompany any rider under the age of 18 (this means an adult must be riding an ATV or dirt bike in front of or behind the under age 18 rider). Riders must have a valid drivers license unless they are under age 18 and riding with the supervision of an adult. Riders must be off the streets and trails by dark unless town resolutions are passed for special events. During Trailfest 2016, riders will be allowed on the streets until midnight on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 5 - 10. Ride safely and have fun! If you feel like popping a wheelie or going a little wild, do it on the trails and NOT on the streets. Police will be enforcing the rules.
Friday and Saturday Night
October 8, 2016
Baakwoodz Band will perform live on stage Friday Night. Bullet Proof band will perform on Saturday night.
LJHCC ARTS & CRAFTS
The fall Arts & Crafts show will be held in conjunction with Trailfest. Visit the gymnasium for an array of crafts, candy, jewelry and other items.
The Town of Gilbert is asking all interested parties to participate in a Street Fair during Trailfest. Local businesses are asked to display their inventory outside their stores and churches, sports groups, garden clubs, and others are invited to set up in front of Town Hall or other places in Town. Please call Town Hall at 304-664-9625 to register for a spot.
Please call Town Hall if you are available to assist during Trailfest. Volunteers are needed for all aspects during the event and will be greatly appreciated.