This year’s Spring Jamboree at Windrock Park north of Oliver Springs will include rides and competitions for ATVs and side-by-sides, and concerts, including one featuring Janelle Arthur, a top five performer on American Idol’s Season 12.
The Spring Jamboree is scheduled from April 16 through 18.
“The Spring Jamboree is a weekend full of adrenaline-pumping fun for everyone,” said Kira Smith-Ludwig, marketing manager for Windrock Park. “The jamboree’s numerous competitive events and guided rides are geared toward ATV and side-by-side riders, but anyone can come and watch the competitions and check out the shooting range and the concert.”
The competitive events include the ATV Rodeo; Windrock Wide Open, which is a three-lap race; drag races; the Windrock Challenge, which is an obstacle course race; a mud drag; a poker run; and a dash for cash just for the ladies. The competitive event rules can be found at www.windrockpark.com under events.
Arthur’s concert is on Saturday, April 18, at the new Windrock Hollow concert area.
“This past year, we cleared close to 20 acres at the foot of Windrock Mountain for the new Windrock Hollow event area,” said Smith-Ludwig. “The new event area provides enough room for parking, all the competitive events, and it has an area just for concerts.”
Manufacturers will also be in the Windrock Hollow event area with vehicle demo rides, giveaways, and activities all weekend long.
The Spring Jamboree requires competitors and riders have a Land Use Permit with cost starting at $17 for a one day permit. Event admission is $15 for adults and children 13 and older, $5 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6, and it is valid for all three days. Competition entry/participation is included in the admission fee, with the exception of the Poker Run, which is a fundraiser for local volunteer rescue squads.
If you are planning to attend, you’ll want to secure a primitive camping spot, RV spot, or luxurious cabin to get the maximum benefit of the Jamboree festivities. The Windrock Park Campground is located on 259 acres with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains.
Windrock Park consists of 72,000 acres in Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee and features more than 300 miles of off-roading trails. The entrance to the Park is located at 912 Windrock Road in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. For more information about the park and the jamboree, visit www.windrockpark.com or call (865) 435-3492.