We are proud to announce the details of our annual Spring Convention! This year, the convention will be held at Freedom Ridge in Atwater, MN from April 30-May 2, 2021. Things may look a little bit different this year compared to our usual event. But no worries, it won’t be any less fun! We are still planning on hosting the usual festivities, but with added precautions and policies to make it the event covid-safe and enjoyable event for all.
On Friday evening, registration will be open from 4-8 PM. At this time, you’ll be able to check in, pick up pre-ordered merchandise, and purchase raffle tickets. On Saturday morning, registration will be open again from 7-11 AM. During this time, you’ll be able to pick up pre-ordered merchandise, purchase raffle tickets, and grab some coffee and incredible breakfast sandwiches courtesy of the Atwater Fire Department! In addition, we’ll be trying out something new this year: The Drive Challenge! This event, to take place mid-day Saturday, will be a timed technical driving challenge on a closed course with a specific amount of laps. There will be two classes for street legal and non-streetable vehicles, entry is FREE, and the winners will receive a CASH PRIZE!
This year, we will not be hosting our normal sit-down banquet dinner. The Atwater Fire Department will be manning the grill over a period of several hours so people do not feel pressured to gather in a certain place or time, simply come and enjoy your meal whenever it suits you. Don’t forget to stop and talk to our vendors, chat with staff from the SE Group who are leading our efforts with the Statewide Master Plan, and of course, take a shot at winning a few raffle prizes. As always, we will have amazing prizes available from generous donors like Warn and Master Pull; MN4WDA business associate members like Iron Rock Offroad and Zeus Offroad; and local clubs like the Duluth Offroad Association and WHCI.
Wheeling will be open 4pm-8pm on Friday, 8AM-7:30pm on Saturday, and 8am-12pm on Sunday. UTVs/side by sides will be allowed, but ATVs will not. Adult tickets will be available for $40 each and children’s tickets (under 16) will be available for $10 each. We also have merchandise available for preorder in sizes S-3XL. Primitive camping is available onsite for $30 for the duration of the weekend. Off-site lodging is available nearby, and must be booked by you.
The MN4WDA officers hope you can join us this year for a wonderful convention at Freedom Ridge. We ask that you please preregister to make our planning easier and to make the event run smoothly. With any questions, concerns, or issues, please contact us using the “Contact Us” form on our website or email [email protected] If you would like to make a donation to the raffle prizes, please contact [email protected] so we can advertise your item(s) and give credit to the donating parties. If yourself or your club is bringing items for raffle prizes on the day of the event, they can be given to the individuals volunteering at registration.
Check out this event’s volunteer opportunities!