published Thursday, June 19th, 2014

4 Wheeling 4 Paws Festival debuts in South Pittsburg - June 21

Adventure Off Road Park, 1040 Ellis Cove Road in South Pittsburg, Tenn., is set to debut the 4 Wheeling 4 Paws Festival with activities for the whole family, including the dog. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 21.

Along with four-wheeling and barbecue, guests can enjoy live entertainment all day. A Kids Corner will be set up with games, rides, face painting and other activities. A chili cook-off is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there will be an offroad race for spectators from 2 to 3 p.m.

Guests and their dogs can take part in a relay race for a chance to win passes for a family of four to Chattanooga's Creative Discovery Museum.

A key part of the festival is Rescue Alley, where animal rescue groups will be set up to educate guests on proper pet care and provide information about their organizations. Participants can bring education animals as well as animals for adoption. Booth rental fee is $25.

An offroad expert will escort guests on trails, and guests can camp on-site. The Austin Nickels Band will kick-start an evening of music at 4 p.m.

An outdoor shopping area will feature vendors including local artists, retailers and food purveyors. Vendor booth fee is $50.

The 500-acre park, once utilized as a farm, is now dedicated to providing a high-end experience for offroad, outdoor and nature enthusiasts. There are more than 60 trails offering various levels of difficulty for beginners or seasoned professionals.

For information, email Taylor Hixson at hesdevelopment@comcast.net or call 423-624-5017, ext 222.

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