BUTLER — There may not be snow on the slopes but Clear Fork Resort is still an active arena for fun. The Butler resort has a number of upcoming events including mud volleyball and football, mud runs, tough trucks, bull riding and family fun days.
“This is our first season, in the entire history of the resort, that it is open for the summer,” stated Annie Weirich, event coordinator. “This summer we’re exploring different activities to see what appeals to our visitors.”
The weekend of July 20 will be a muddy one — intentionally. On Friday, MudFest begins with Mud Volleyball and Mud Football beginning at 6 p.m. Adventurous ball- players may find it challenging to stay on their feet.
The MudFest continues Saturday. The afternoon will begin with an open Mud Run at noon. It’s not a foot race, in fact, it’s not even a race. Off-road adventurers can take their vehicles and enjoy mudslinging all in the name of fun. The resort installed a new burn out pad and there are three courses.
Then spectators can watch the Tough Trucks beginning at 4 p.m. as they run a challenging course. Each vehicle will get two timed qualifying runs. The top 16 drivers advance into single elimination bracket racing. Professionals and guests with their own “clunkers” will participate.
There will be an after party at the lodge with live entertainment on the outdoor deck following Saturday’s events. The rock band Yellow No. 5 will be performing.
At the end of the month, the resort will host a Family Fun Night on Friday, July 27, 5 to 9 p.m. The many activities are intended to appeal to children up to 12 years of age include The Magic Co. show, an obstacle course, and a snow gun sprinkler to cool things off.