To celebrate the Hatfield and McCoy Trail System, every October the town of Gilbert, West Virginia, hosts the annual National Trailfest event, which brings thousands of people to the area to camp, ride trails and experience the festival and all of its fun activities.  

Taking place from Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13, the National Trailfest will feature the annual Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) parade, where ATVs and more are dressed up with various costumes, as well as live music, open trail rides and more.

On the competition side of the ledger, National Trailfest will host OHV obstacle course races, drag races, wheelie contests, ATV tug of wars and barrel races.

The center of National Trailfest will be the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, which will simultaneously host the town’s annual fall festival featuring arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, zip lines, wall climbing, mechanical bull riding and an inflatables zone for youngsters.

Live music will be offered at National Trailfest on Friday and Saturday nights, including performances by the Zero South Live Band, the Bakkwoodz Band and Nashville country music artist John King.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

n 7:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.: REGISTRATION AND MERCHANDISE SALES, Larry Joe Harless Community Center

n ALL DAY DEMO RIDES AND VENDOR EXPO, Hours vary; ask staff for details

n 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.: OPEN TRAIL RIDES All trails; Direct access to Rockhouse/Devil Anse system

n 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.: GILBERT COMMUNITY SCAVENGER HUNT, Town of Gilbert. Forms from and turn in to Registration. Do not have to be present to win $100 cash prize.

n 7-10 p.m.: OBSTACLE COURSE & DRAGS, Activity Area 1

n 7-8 p.m.: HATFIELD-McCOY VEGAS NIGHT, Over $2,000 in free prizes. Larry Joe Harless Community Center

n 8-9 p.m.: VEGAS NIGHT — PRIZE AUCTION, Larry Joe Harless Community Center

n 8-9 p.m.: WHEELIE CONTEST, Drag Strip at Activity Area 1

FRIDAY OCT. 11

n 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.: REGISTRATION AND MERCHANDISE SALES, Larry Joe Harless Community Center

n 7:30-9:30 a.m.: COUNTRY STYLE BREAKFAST, Larry Joe Harless Community Center; For Meal Packages purchased

n ALL DAY DEMO RIDES AND VENDOR EXPO, Hours Vary; ask staff for details

n 8 a.m.-7 p.m.: OPEN TRAIL RIDES All trails; Direct access to Rockhouse/Devil Anse system

n 9 a.m.-8 p.m.: DICE RUN (Collect up to 5 ribbons on trails). Best roll $100 cash prize. Begins at Larry Joe Harless Community Center. Turn in to Registration. Do not have to be present to win.

n 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL, Larry Joe Harless Community Center

n noon-4 p.m.: CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ON OBSTACLE COURSE, Parental signature required and $25 fee. Allows access all day to activities (Zipline, Mechanical Bull, Rock Wall Climb and concerts)

n noon-9 p.m.: ZIPLINE / ROCK WALL CLIMB / MECHANICAL BULL, Free to registrants. All others purchase armband at registration at Upper Vendor Area

n 4:30-6:30 p.m.: DINNER, Larry Joe Harless Community Center; For Meal Packages purchased.

n 4-10 p.m.: INFLATABLES / KID ZONE, Free to all kids 12 and under

n 7 p.m.: BARREL RACING / TROPHY AWARDED, Upper Vendor Area

n 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.: PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS & RAFFLE DRAWING, LJHCC Prizes drawn and winners posted throughout day. Do not need to be present to win.

n 7-10 p.m.: OBSTACLE COURSE & DRAGS/CHAMPION TROPHY, Activity Area 1

n 8-11 p.m.: ZERO SOUTH LIVE BAND, performing on stage at Mud Pit area.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

n 7:30-9:30 a.m.: COUNTRY STYLE BREAKFAST, Larry Joe Harless Community Center For Meal Packages purchased

n 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.: LATE REGISTRATION AND MERCHANDISE SALES, Larry Joe Harless Community Center

n ALL DAY DEMO RIDES AND VENDOR EXPO, Hours Vary; Ask staff for details

n 8 a.m.-7 p.m.: OPEN TRAIL RIDES, All trails; Direct access to Rockhouse/Devil Anse system

n 9 a.m.-8 p.m.: POKER RUN, (Collect up to 5 ribbons on trails) Best and Worst hand $100 each cash prize Begins and ends at Registration Do not need to be present to win

n 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL, Larry Joe Harless Community Center

n noon-4 p.m.: CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ON OBSTACLE COURSE, Parental signature required and $25 fee. Allows access all day to activities (Zipline, Mechanical Bull, Rock Wall Climb and concerts)

n noon-9 p.m.: INFLATABLES / KID ZONE, Free to all kids 12 and under

n noon-9 p.m.: ZIPLINE / MECHANICAL BULL / ROCK CLIMB, Free to registrants. All others purchase armband at Registration at Upper Vendor Area

n 4:30-6:30 p.m.: DINNER, Larry Joe Harless Community Center For Meal Packages purchased

n 5 p.m.: HONDA SPONSORED BBQ DINNER FIRST 300 FREE TICKETS, Get tickets from registration at Honda Manufacturer Area

n 5:30-6 p.m.: GRAND PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS & RAFFLE DRAWING

n 5:30-6 p.m.: OHV COSTUME PARADE LINE-UP, Line-up at Gilbert Fire Department Turn around at Gilbert Elementary School Return to LJH Community Center

n 6-7:15 p.m.: ATV/UTV & DIRT BIKE COSTUME PARADE, Through the Town of Gilbert; Prizes Awarded

n 7-10 p.m.: OBSTACLE COURSE & DRAGS/CHAMPION TROPHY, Activity Area 1

n 7:30-8:30 p.m.: BAKKWOODZ LIVE BAND, Performing on stage at Mud Pit area

n 8:30 p.m.: SEND IT!!! OFFROAD / PHIL RIDEOUT, Battery Operated Kids ATV Giveaway On Stage

n 9 p.m.: ATV TUG OF WAR, Upper Vendor Area

n 9-10:30 p.m.: IN CONCERT LIVE ON STAGE FROM NASHVILLE...JOHN KING, Performing on the stage at area of the Mud Pit

n 10:30 p.m.: TOWN OF GILBERT FIREWORKS SHOW, Near Bridge Area

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

n 7:30-9:30 a.m.: COUNTRY STYLE BREAKFAST, Larry Joe Harless Community Center; For Meal Packages that are purchased

n 8 a.m.-7 p.m.: OPEN TRAIL RIDES, All trails; Direct access to Rockhouse/Devil Anse system

n 10 a.m.: VETERANS No. 308 SIDE x SIDE RAFFLE DRAWING AT REGISTRATION, Purchase tickets on site at Veterans Booth

n noon-1 p.m.: BATTERY OPERATED KIDS’ RACE, Lower Parking Lot; Ages 4-7; bring your own ride

MONDAY, OCT. 14

n 8 a.m.-7 p.m.: OPEN TRAIL RIDES, All trails; Direct access to Rockhouse/Devil Anse system

All campsites must be cleared/cleaned by noon Monday. SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND EVENTS COULD BE ADDED