This Weekend: Prattsville's MudFest

Above: Muddy fun at Prattsville's MudFest. Photo via MudFest's Facebook page. 

In August 2011, tons of mud from Tropical Storm Irene's massive flooding swept through the town of Prattsville. Now every August, the town commemorates the disaster with a giant mud-themed party. 

Prattsville's MudFest is now in its third year, and features mud volleyball, a mud obstacle course, a mud tug-of-war and a mud horseshoe tournament. There are prizes in both cash and alcoholic form. (The horseshoe tournament requires the submission of an alcoholic beverage upon entry, and the winner takes home the "beverage pot" in addition to a cash purse.)

Hay rides, a bounce house, a craft fair, and food and T-shirt vendors round out the fun, which takes place on the town green and is free. 

Prattsville's MudFest. Saturday, August 23. 14527 Main St., Prattsville. For more info, see the MudFest's Facebook page.