#1: Purchase Event Pass
The 14er Fest Event Pass grants you access to all the trail events, classes, clinics, and info sessions. By purchasing this “event pass”, you will receive a wristband to wear during 14er Fest weekend that grants you access to the events. All proceeds go to support local trail organizations that keep trails open and maintained. Once you have your wristband, you are free to attend any class on the schedule and to reserve your spot for trail events.
#2: Select Add-Ons
The 14er Fest festival camping, fly fishing competition, and running races are an additional fee, and are SO worth it. Our festival camping takes place right in downtown Buena Vista under the stars of the Collegiate Peaks and next to the rolling Arkansas River. The running races are fun for the whole family, and end right at the beer garden in Vendor Village. Third-party vendors will also be offering specially discounted classes and events, which are listed below for an additional fee!
#3: Reserve Your Spot
Spots on all trail excursions are limited and will go to those who come to vendor village and sign up first! To reserve your spot for any trail outing (4×4 ride, hike, etc), come see us at the sign-up booth in Vendor Village. Swing by the sign-up booth on Friday from 5pm-7pm to reserve your spot for Saturday outings, and come us on Saturday from 5pm-7pm to sign up for Sunday trail events. Please note: you will need to purchase your event wristband before signing up for any trail outing.
This All-Access Wristband grants you access to all the trail events, classes, clinics, and info sessions. By purchasing the “event pass”, you will receive a wristband to wear during 14er Fest weekend that grants you access to all the events. You will also receive prizes and discounts from numerous local businesses and 14er Fest vendors when you wear your wristband.
-Wristband prices go up September 1st, 2019.
-Ark Valley Locals discount price is $10. (*discount applied after inputting address)
-Please note: music and the vendor village are free access areas
fly fishing competition
Hosted by bv fly
Stage 1: Casting:
This competition will start with an accuracy portion, then a longest cast. We will allow all participants to compete in this portion, then take the top 6 to the next round. Saturday, September 28, 7am.
Stage 2: Obstacle Course:
The top 6 will compete in this fly fishing obstacle course, and only 3 will advance to the finals. Saturday, September 28, 10:00am.
Stage 3: Finals – Float Fishing Accuracy:
This will take place through the BV whitewater park on float fishing rafts with a guide. One boat per contestant in the final round. Sunday, September 29, 10:30am.
Awards will be provided by BV Fly and Yeti.
Please note: This Fly Fishing Competition is not included in your event registration cost. There is a separate fee.
5k running race
Saturday, September 28
Grab some of the family or friends and join us for this 3.1-mile fun run & race! The race starts and ends right in the heart of vendor village. You’ll run on road, dirt and gravel trails during this race as you wind through the Buena Vista Riverpark. You’ll get some of the best views of the Arkansas River as you run along part of the river trail, through South Main and then as you return toward the event center and vendor village, the views of the Collegiate Peaks will be panoramic! This 5k course is mild and has little elevation gain (62 feet total).
Learn more on our running page.
14k running race
Sunday, September 29
In the spirit of “14er Fest” we are so excited to host a 14k Race (8.7 miles!).
This will be a more competitive and challenging race/trail run!
You will begin with most of our 5k course that winds you through the Buena Vista River Park. Once through the River Park you will cross the Arkansas River bridge and continue on the Midland Hill Trail System. As you gain elevation you will be treated to elevated views of Buena Vista, the Arkansas River and the Collegiate Peaks
Learn more on our running page.
overland overnight adventure
hosted by trails offroad
Join us for a kickoff to 14er Fest with an Overnight Overland Trip!
Do you like camping out of your vehicle, have a rooftop tent or have provisions to sleep in your vehicle? Then this one’s for you!
Departing Buena Vista Thursday, September 26th in the morning and arriving back in Buena Vista Friday, September 27th just in time for the festivities on Main Street, this trip is sure to get you ready for an action-packed weekend.
If you have a 4×4 vehicle that can handle tight and twisty mountain trails then you can manage this trip. Requirement will be a high clearance 4×4 vehicle, camping equipment and enough food for lunch and dinner on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday. We will provide the trip leader and handle the logistics.
Please note: This 14er Fest Overland Adventure is not included in your event registration cost. There is a separate fee.
4×4 Driving Skills Class
hosted by On Trail Training adventure
This class starts with understanding how different 4-wheel drive systems and suspension work as it is essential to getting the vehicle to perform offroad. We take this knowledge into the field and utilize a variety of terrain to experience firsthand how to drive properly. You will leave this course with a solid understanding of what your vehicle can and can’t do and how to get the most out of it while avoiding mechanical damage.
Be sure to bring everything you will need in terms of clothing, medication, food and water for the day. You may also want to bring a notebook, camp chair, and a pair of work gloves preferable with no Velcro closure, we will explain in class.
We do ask that any vehicle brought to class in good working order with 4-wheel drive and a selectable low range. Also be sure your vehicle has at least one recovery point front and rear, receiver shackles are ok.
This class will meet at 9am on Thursday, September 26th at the railroad parking lot at southwest the corner of East Main Street and Railroad Street in Downtown Buena Vista.
Please note: This Driving Class is not included in your event registration cost. There is a separate fee.
CPR & First Aid Certification
hosted by outer limit supply
Outer Limit Supply is excited to offer CPR and First Aid Certifications as part of 14er Fest 2019! The process is really easy, click the link and register for a discounted on-line course. Outer Limit Supply will then email you an access key to complete the online course prior to arriving for 14er Fest. Once complete, print off your “course completion” and bring it to the Outer Limit Supply Booth during vendor hours and they will help you finalize your skills competency and present you with your official certification via email.
Outer Limit Supply has also provided 14er Fest participants with an exclusive discount code for the CPR/First Aid Certification and additional products on their site. Use 14er_Fest_2019 at checkout!
Please note: This Class is not included in your event registration cost. There is a separate fee.
Festival Camping will be available right in the heart of downtown Buena Vista, by the Arkansas River and under the stars by the Collegiate Peaks. Tent, Vehicle, and VIP spots are available. All spots are within walking distance of event center. Learn more on our camping page.