Salt Lake City, UT - November 5th, 2016 â€“ Mother Nature hasnâ€™t answered their prayers quite yet, she has even forced Ski Resorts across the Wasatch front to push back their opening dates a few week.
Never the less 3,000 winter outdoor enthusiast rejoiced in Liberty Park on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 to kick off winter in high spirits for the inaugural SLC Shred Fest on a arguably beautiful sunny day. The fence was lined with fingers tightly grasping and eyes peering through the holes, curious to what the festivities in Liberty Park were all about.
Presented by Oakley and Milo Sport, SLC Shred Fest brought the community together in high fashion until the 33 kegs ran dry with an overwhelmingly busy interactive sponsor village with 31 vendors, mouthwatering fragrances from five food trucks, professional lumberjack competition, ski and snowboard rail jam with features provided by Brighton Resort and Bonezone Brighton.
The $5000 in prize giveaways, live music performed by local bluegrass group, Pixe and the Partygrass Boys, acid-rock skate punk group, Hot Vodka and DJ performances from DJ Matty mo, Bastion, and headliner Point Point from Paris, France kept people dancing until the very end.
The day was filled with fun for the whole family. The highlight of course was the first ever professional lumberjack competition in Sugarhouse. There is nothing more enticing than the sound of chainsaws cutting through logs and axes being tossed across the sky.
The Inaugural SLC Shred Fest was a huge success. Salt Lake City needed a winter kick off event to diminish those winter blues and bring together the strong and positive winter outdoor community.
Thank you for all the support from the sponsors, food vendors, volunteers, and attendees!