2nd Annual Ocean State Jeep Festival - Sat August 16, 2014
On Saturday August 16th, 2014 Ocean State Jeepsters in partnership with Paul Bailey's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will present the 2nd annual Ocean State Jeep Festival.
This event will feature trail rides on 40 acres owned by the dealership, offroading 101 seminars, kids activities, a show & shine competition, RTI ramp, food provided by Dan's Place of West Greenwich, RI and local vendors.
The trails range from stock friendly to difficult and all vehicles entering the trail system must be properly registered and insured.
SWMBO and I enjoyed last year's event. We'll be there!
Ol' Yeller TJ
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We had a very productive work day on Sunday. Both trails on the property were significantly expanded and some exciting new obstacles have been opened up. Remaining work includes signage and creating by-passes for the lesser built rigs.
The vendor list includes:
Paul Bailey’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Dan’s Place (food)
Proline Tactical (firearms & training)
Dels Lemonade (World famous lemonade)
Dragline Offroad (RI-based maker of synthetic winch rope)
Autorust Technicians (RI-based maker of Jeep frame patches)
NBX Bikes (best bike shop in RI)
RI National Guard (rock wall)
On Site Trucking (snow plows)
Great American Jeep Rally (charitable fundraising)
WHJY (live radio feed)
Crawling for a Cure (breast cancer research fundraising)
Kettlebottom (video production & outdoor adventures)
Cutting Edge Graphics (vinyl graphics)
Offroad Elements (Jeep parts & accessories)
We are excited about the trail system and very pleased with the mix of vendors. The 2nd Annual Ocean State Jeep Festival is shaping up to be a great event and we look forward to seeing many of you there. In the mean time here are a few pictures from the trail work day:
Very disappointed. Showed up to event wanting to check it out, the OSJeepers were charging $10 to enter the event. The advertisement said $10 per jeep. I asked if I parked elsewhere if I had to pay they said yes. Tasca does fun Ford day and does not charge admission, why here? There are plenty of ways to make money, this is gouging. What am I buying for $10, a parking spot or admission? Plenty of money is being made by food and product vendors, if I knew this money was going to a charity or a worthy cause I wouldn't have any heartburn. Looking forward to today's event and greed has ruined it!
There was NO CHARGE for people walking in off the street. The modest $10 per vehicle fee helps offset the considerable expense involved with hosting an event of this magnitude. Insurance, porta-potties, police detail, rentals, signs, staff uniforms, etc. all add up quickly.
The membership of Ocean State Jeepsters is passionate about the sport of four wheeling. The primary reason we host these events is to generate positive public awareness and introduce new people to the sport. Its not about profit. Our members volunteered over 600 hours to plan and host this event and not one of them accepted a penny of compensation for their efforts. In fact many members donated amounts ranging from $50 to over $200 out of their own pockets to help offset costs and provide raffle items.
We pride ourselves on offering these events at far below market value. Admission to comparable events typically ranges between $20-$75 per person (not per vehicle!) and is oftentimes much higher. Members of the Jeep community who regularly attend our events could not disagree with you more as the feedback has (again) been overwhelmingly positive. Here is just a sampling of comments that have been left on our Facebook page:
What a wonderful day!!
Huge Thanks to Ricky from Ocean State Jeepsters! He & the great staff of OSJ bailed me out . . .
Had a GREAT time with my 2014 copperhead wrangler......first time ever offroading and had a blast.
Awesome day! My herd of kids had a blast!
We had a blast THANK YOU!
Had such a great time, my kids loved it, glad to be part of such a great community.