Tough Mudder, “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet”, Will Return to Maysville-Mason County
Duke Ford, owner of Big Rock Off-Road Park—Kentucky’s premier privately owned off-road facility—has signed a contract with Tough Mudder finalizing plans to host the 2013 Kentucky challenge. Tough Mudder, the foremost endurance series in the world, will come to Big Rock Off-Road Park for the second year in a row on October 19th and 20th.
Dubbed “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet,” Tough Mudder challenges consist of 10 – to 12-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. This year, Mudders℠ can expect an intense course containing new and improved obstacles, treacherous terrain including ravines and swamps and an excess of mud.
Duff Giffen, Director of Maysville-Mason County Tourism, is elated with the news.
“This event was huge for us last year. The economic impact during the weekend event was greater than anything we have had happen in Maysville. All hotels were booked. Fast food restaurants and retailers had their biggest weekend ever.”
Last year, Maysville hosted more than 8,400 participants with an additional 3,000 spectators.
The City of Maysville and Mason County Fiscal Court were major contributors to the success of the 2012 event—meetings were held with Tough Mudder officials to see that all logistics and anticipated problems were addressed prior to the event, and as a result, it went off without a hitch.
The city of Maysville showed its appreciation for Tough Mudder last year by declaring October 19, 2012, “Tough Mudder Day.” On Saturday, October 19, 2013, the city will celebrate the first annual “Tough Mudder Day.” Giffen states, “This is wonderful exposure for our community and is good for our local economy. We are looking forward to their return.”
Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Project. To date, Mudders have raised more than $5 million to support thousands of troops returning from the battlefield.
For more information on Tough Mudder, or to find out how to register, visit http://toughmudder.com/
We are so glad you are visiting our web-site in order to learn more about our community – Maysville, Kentucky. We are confident that after you see all we have to offer, you will be ready to pack your bags and visit.
Picturesque Maysville nestled on the banks of the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky, just one hour southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio, and an hour northeast of Lexington, Kentucky, bursts with opportunities for memorable experiences.
The Washington Visitor’s Center, located in Paxton House in Old Washington will be open for the season on April, 15th 2013
For more information contact: Washington Visitor’s Center: 606-759-7411 (on or after the above date)
Maysville – Mason County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau: 606-564-9419
Wells Creek Golf Course and putt-putt at the Maysville/Mason County Recreation Park will open starting Wednesday, May 1st.
Schedule of Events
- Registration 6:30 am – Race @ 8:00 am Limestone Landing
- Second St. Mall -Signup: 2:00 – 2:30 pm – Baby Show: 2:45
- Second Street Mall 7:00 – 8:00 pm
- Sponsored by Wald LLC Rotary Park -6:45 pm
- Parade Lineup – Under Second Street Trestle – 7:30 pm
- Limestone Landing – 8:00 – Dusk
Open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm (market will be opened until 3 pm or until farmers sell out of their produce)
For more information visit: http://mason.ca.uky.edu/FarmersMarket
Planning is well under way for this year’s Maysville Oktoberfest Aug 9 and 10, 2013. For those of you that may ask, ” Why does Maysville have their Oktoberfest in Aug?”
Maysville Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati Ohio area have a very large German population. Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest is the world’s 2nd largest Oktoberfest. It is 2nd to Munich, Germany! With that in mind, our committee sought advice from our friends at the Germania Club in Ohio. They strongly adviced not to compete with the established Oktoberfest season in the greater Cincinnati area in the month of Sept. This has proven to add to the success of our festival due to the fact that Maysville kicks off the Oktoberfest season in August. We can then enjoy the entire festival season by visting other Oktoberfest’s as they have visted our’s by the bus load!!!!
This is our 3rd annual Oktoberfest. We have a great line-up of activities starting Fri evening. Food, beverage and vendor booths open from 5pm-10pm. The Chardon Polka Band will perform from 6pm-10pm. They are a must see! Saturday proves to be very entertaining with food, beverage and vendor booths opening at 12pm. Please join us for lunch and the spend the day participating with Log Sawing, Tug of War and watching the fabulous Enzian Dancers. We also have a weiner dog race, a puppet show, kiddie rides and a parade. We can’t forget the ceremonial keg tapping from our very own Burgermeister! The Schnapps Band performs from 1pm-5pm. Dinner is sure to be delicious with a great selection of food vendors to choose from. Or you can become an official sponsor of the Oktoberfest and have reserved seating all week-end for you and your guests. Included in the Grandios sponsorship is a delicious catered German meal by Caproni’s Restaurant on Sat. evening. Thank you to all of our sponsors who make this wonderful event possible. Check out our web-site to get more information on becoming a sponsor or how to participate as a vendor! www.maysvilleoktoberfest.org
We all have photos of each other having fun in Maysville. We would like you to share some of them with us. It doesn’t matter if it was dinner with the girls, drinks with the boy’s or a weekend getaway to Maysville.
Our staff will view the photos, and post some of the best ones that highlight having fun in Maysville.
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If you have trouble viewing the map, click on “View Larger Map.” ALL areas shaded in red are part of a NEW Special Flood Hazard Area. These areas WILL require flood insurance if there are structures located there. Please contact Matt Wallingford at 606-564-2504 if you have any questions.