That Dam Race! 5k Entry Form
Anything that Floats Entry Form
Anything that Floats Rules
Elk River Float Entry Form
Cook-off Registration Form
Pageant Entry Form
Mountain Lakes Festival Brochure (PDF 2MB)
Mark your Calendars for the 2012 Mountain Lakes Festival!
July 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2012
**Come out and Join the Fun**
If you would like to help with the festival in any way or would just like more information, contact us!
Everyone is welcome to participate!
2012 Event Updates & News:
"That Dam Race" 5K- July 21st
The race begins at beautiful Sutton Dam, goes through a trail in the woods, and onto historic Main Street in Sutton.
Be sure to be early, the area will be blocked off to traffic beginning at 7:30 am!
- Entry fee is $15.00 for preregistration and $20 for registration the morning of the race.
- 7:00 am race day registration for 5K
- 8:00 am "That Dam Race" begins
- First 100 preregistered participants get a FREE shirt!
The course begins under the backdrop of the magnificent Sutton Dam at the Downstream Recreation Area. Participants then have a strenuous climb up the face of the dam and then across the top of the dam. Then the course takes them on a trip through the woods and back down to the Elk River. Then, to the brick paved streets of historic downtown Sutton past many beautiful, majestic buildings. The finish line is nearly in sight as participants head back up river with the dam in the distance. The race ends back at the Downstream Recreation Area where it began. Come and run/walk one of the toughest and most unique courses in the region!
Shelters 1, 2 and 3 are located at the Sutton Dam. From, I-79, take Exit 62 Sutton/Gassaway. Turn left on SR 4, approximately 2 miles into Sutton. Turn right at the Stop sign, cross the Elk River, and Turn Left to the Dam.
The race is also featured on www.tristateracer.com and the official race website at www.thatdamrace5k.com
"Anything That Floats But a Boat" Contest 2012
Think that you can build something that will beat out the competition? Try your hand at this one of a kind competition at the Mountain Lakes Festival!
Challenge your friends, youth group, church group....it's always a great time for everyone and your group could take home the grand prize of $100.00 cash, and bragging rights too!!!
Country Roads Cook-Off- July 21st, 2012
The Country Roads Cook-Off focuses on creating a traditional Appalachian dish with the cook's own new interpretation. The participants must be amateur cooks and they can enter any dish they feel will win over the judges.
The cook-off begins at 11:00am and prizes will be awarded for winning dishes, including a People's Choice Award. The cooks have from 11am to 12noon to creat their dishes and prepare for judging! The Cook-Off is held at Sutton Lake along with the rest of Mountain Lakes Festival.
The sponsors for this event are WVFARM2U Collaborative and Cafe Cimino Country Inn. Print out your copy of the entry form and come cook with us!! Compete for up to $300.00 in cash prizes just for cooking your recipe!!
New Event for 2012:
"Elk River Gathering"
Last year this event was sponsored by the Town of Sutton, WV Humantities Council, the Landmark Studio for the Arts, and the USDA Mountain RC&D and held in Braxton County as a way to learn about the prehistoric and early historic periods of the area, explore community roots in the 18th century American Indian and European cultures of the region, and observe life skilss that helped these peoples overcome difficulties and thrive along the Elk River!
This year it will be an exciting new part of the Mountain Lakes Festival!!! It will feature re-enactments, special presentations and demonstrations, music and more! Check back for more details on what this event will feature, and times and dates for specific activities!
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