ELIZABETHTOWN — Getting stuck in a rut is usually a bad thing, but next weekend, people are making plans to do that very thing when they attend Cape Fear ATV Park’s first-ever Boggin’ in Bladen.
The weekend’s events, Aug. 5-7, include a weighted drag pull, a poker run, bounty hole, and ticket drawings for two annual passes to the park.
The highlight of the weekend, though, will be a concert by country singer Luke Combs on Saturday. The Nashville artist’s hit single “Hurricane” rose to the iTunes Country Chart’s Top 10 the day it was released and also made the Billboard Hot Country Top 40.
After the concert, lights will be up around the property’s sandy pond for night riding, and sprinklers will run all weekend.
For guests wanting to take advantage of the weekend’s atmosphere, cabin rentals, RV water hookups and tent camping are available.
The event comes on the heels of numerous changes and additions to the property by park owner Lynn Savage. This spring, Savage added cabins and water hookups as part of his long-term goal of utilizing the property for weekend-long events like Boggin’ in Bladen.
On a normal weekend, Savage reported that the park sees hundreds of visitors wanting to ride on its 400 acres of drag strips, deep mud bogs, shallow ponds, and sand pits, and for special events like this one, a crowd numbering in the thousands will not be surprising.
Tickets for the Aug. 6 Luke Combs concert are $25. Normal riding and camping fees apply for those activities.
Chrysta Carroll can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.