Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party

Okeechobee County in Florida will turn into mud lovers paradise this August, as it will be a home for the world’s largest mudfest. Only big-wheeled vehicles are allowed there and the place is ready to welcome about 8,000 guests. Here are the pictures from the previous mud parties in Okeechobee.

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1.A diesel powered truck billows smoke as it rumbles through the mud bog. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (2)  2. Megan McDaniel of New Smyrna Beach, Nikki Skaggs of Leachville, Arkansas, and Chelsea Johnson of Edgewater, Arkansas, watching sights from a couch pulled by an ATV. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (3) 3. Paul Lambert of Deland repairing his jeep. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (4) 4. 15-year-old Troy Carmen of Merritt Island enjoying on his ATV. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (5) 5. An ATV gets trapped in the mud bog. Many people underestimate the depth of the mud and get stuck. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (6) 6. Darren Nelsonof Dade City takes his Toyota pick-up through the mud bog. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (7)  7. Nicole Devlin of Vero Beach waiting for help to get her ATV out of the mud bog.

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (8) 8. A jeep gets stuck in the mud bog. Getting stuck is usually not a problem: There are plenty of owners with larger trucks who pull out stranded vehicles. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (9) 9. The mud covered her hat, hair and face but can’t cover the smile, She is Casey Walls, 17, from Port St. Lucie. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (10) 10. A 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood with a five ton running gear, SCS transfer case and a 700 hp engine owned by Grady Butcher of White City waiting to tackle the mud flats. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (11)  11. 2012 Okeechobee Mudfest organised at 11705 Highway 70 East in Okeechobee. The three day festival has got over 205 acres of mud pits for trucks, swamp buggies, all terrain vehicles and modified trucks. The cost is $40 for the weekend and includes overnight camping. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (12) 12. Girls using a pole to dance at the top of a swamp buggy, as day turns into evening. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (13) 13. Jessica Reynolds of West Palm Beach sits atop at the swamp buggy.

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (14) 14. Logan Spaulding of Islamorada, taking an afternoon break. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (15)  15. A truck races through the mud bog. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (16) 16. Caleb Upthegrove of West Palm Beach joins others in cleaning their vehicles. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (17)  17. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (18) 18. Alison Welch and Norah Evans of West Palm beach slog coming out through the mud bog. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (19) 19. Evans, left and Welch wrestle in the mud bog. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (20) 20. Sam Pastir of Vero pointing to other mudders. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (21)  21. Danielle Piazza of New Smyrna Beach walks out of the mud bug. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (22)  22. The mud bog is party central throughout the day. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

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23. Jamie Priest of Vero plays on the “Money Green” swamp buggy owned by boyfriend Jason Votrobek. “It’s a getaway from reality, you can be yourself and of course the trucks & buggies are a plus!” Priest says. “My buggy cost about $40,000 – $50,000 and I only burn 10-15 gallons all day”.

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party (24)  24. Two mudders put their jeep to the test. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

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25. Doug Hamilton of Deerfield Beach and Jeff Jones of Lake Worth getting ready to compete in the nighttime truck pull. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

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26. The sun sets on day two of the 2012 Okeechobee Mudfest. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

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27. A swamp buggy is silhouetted as the sun sets. (Photo by Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Okeechobee, World Largest Mudfest, The Ultimate Mud Party

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