DuneFest 2013 at Winchester Bay, OR
Dana Creech airing out his RZR XP at DuneFest
By Jon Crowley, UTVGuide.net
This was my fourth year attending DuneFest
and it was better than ever. More vendors and it was well
organized. Plus the weather was incredible for four out of five days! DuneFest is held in the
Dunes which are part of the
National Recreation Area. DuneFest is organized by the
Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Sand
Camping/Staging facilities which are on National Forest Lands is
authorized by a special use permit from the Siuslaw National Forest. The
entire dunes at Winchester Bay are set aside for DuneFest from Wednesday
to Sunday. To get into the dunes and the DuneFest event, you need
an arm band.
I stayed at the Winchester Bay Inn and staged my trailer behind the main
stage. This worked well for me because I
locked my UTVs up in the enclosed trailer at night and drove my truck
over the the motel. The Winchester Bay Inn is right near Salmon Harbor.
It is convenient, reasonably priced and clean.
I brought two vehicles to DuneFest. Well, truthfully, I brought my
Wildcat and Fullerton Sand Sports hauled up my newly completed Jagged X
RZR XP for me.
Arctic Cat Wildcat Buildup
Turbo charged Arctic Cat Wildcat
Jagged X RZR
Long travel, big bore turbo charged Jagged X RZR XP
Muzzys Performance Big Bore RZR XP Race Car
Polaris RZR XP 1000
Polaris RZR XP 1000 in the Last Man Standing race
Polaris unveiled the RZR XP 1000 on Monday at their
dealer show and had 10 units at the Winchester Bay dunes on Tuesday.
They ran demo rides that were over 10 minutes through the dunes and
then gave one to DuneFest to auction off for charity on Friday
I had the opportunity to be a passenger and driver
in the new XP 1000 and I am thoroughly impressed with this vehicle.
Read more: First
Ride - RZR XP 1000
Last Man Standing UTV Race
K&T Performance turbocharged RZR XP 900 won the Last Man Standing
UTV Tractor Pull
Can-Am Commander with tracks won the Pro Class in the tractor pull
Manufacturers and Vendors at DuneFest 2013
Highlight of the show for many was the public unveiling of the new
Polaris RZR XP 1000
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