ELIZABETHTOWN — The Cape Fear ATV/MX Park located on U.S. 701 North near Elizabethtown will host the Lacs in concert on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Ryan Keziah and the Outlaws will open the concert followed by the Lacs.
“We are expecting between 3,000 and 4,000 people,” said Lynn Savage owner of the park.
The Lacs are a country rap group similar to Colt Ford. Savage said tickets range in price from $30 to $65.
Savage said that for $30 you can attend the concert only and for $65 you can come in on Friday and ride your four-wheeler, camp during the weekend and attend the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase all weekend, said Savage.
“Most people come in on Friday and ride (their four-wheelers) and ride again on Saturday,” said Savage.
The ATV/MX Park offers various activities to those that visit there.
“We offer primitive camping, we’ve got ponds for fishing, swimming, and we’re on the Cape Fear River,” said Savage.
He said there is also a drag strip for dirt bikes and an MX Track for dirt bikes and four-wheelers, mud pits for folks with four-wheel drive four-wheelers, hot showers and miles of trails to ride.
Savage said the park is open every day, year-round.
“We’re always here but we are down in the woods working on the trails,” said Savage.
He said on a normal weekend, admission costs $10 per day per four-wheeler and $5 per rider. Savage said normally there are about 250 individuals who frequent the park.
Savage said he decided to build the ATV/MX Park after learning about the popularity of four-wheelers and the parks.
“When I brought this property, we were going to turn it into a housing development. I was working on clearing the land for two years,” said Savage.
During that time, he said he noticed four-wheelers on trailers going up and down the highway. One day, Savage said a group stopped and asked if he was building an ATV park. Savage said after talking with the group, he leaned about Busco Beach and ATV Park in Goldsboro. Savage said after giving it some thought, he decided to convert the land to an ATV/MX Park.
He said that many of the folks who come out and ride four-wheelers and dirt bikes are mostly urbanites.
“Mostly what it is, is city people who live in town and they get out here in the woods and enjoy it,” said Savage.
—Erin Smith can be reached at 910-862-4163.