By Marianne Curtis
It was the first time in over a decade since the community of St. Adolphe hosted a community festival and thanks to the weather the first annual mud festival was a huge success. The two day event called Mudfest 2011: A family messtival took place at the old community park on September 10 and 11.
According to organizers, the community came together in an effort to build community pride and raise “green” awareness through the two day MudFest 2011: A Family Messtival. A group of volunteers successfully organized the program which included tons of fun, live entertainment and tons of mud.
With the support from multiple organizations, and limited funding for the first year, MudFest become a reality. The event kicked off with a MudCake Breakfast (pancakes with treats) followed by a mudslide, mudpit activities for all ages, tug of war, mini-golf, kids tent, sand playhill and a mud sculpture contest.
Saturday evening events included a community BBQ, and beer gardens featuring live entertainment. Sunday was a wellness day with a Family Scavenger Hunt, yoga in the Park and an outdoor church service followed by a picnic lunch.
An added bonus to Sunday’s activities was the sanctioned MudFest Cyclocross Race (all ages bike race) with the Manitoba Cycling Association.
There was no shortage of mud to play in during the first annual St. Adolphe Mudfest.