For everyone out there that doesn't know, Farmfest is a show that doesn't fit into the mold of most major shows in the U.S. It's only one day, it's a Top 50 show, one of the promoters has a mullet, and it's called Farmfest but it's not held on a farm (still trying to figure that one out). Despite all of these oddities, this show was a blast. I'll be honest. I wasn't sure what to expect when I made the six-hour drive to Vero Beach, Florida, the day before the show. I had never attended this show and didn't know anyone closeby that had either, so when I arrived at the hotel to find it already filling up with mini's, I got the feeling I was in for a good time, and it didn't take long before the weekend got rolling.
Shortly after arriving and getting settled into my room I managed to hook up with some friends that were local to the area and we headed out to a pre-drag party and then out to the park where the drag session was going to be taking place. Trust me, folks. There was no shortage of people there and no shortage of people ready to drag their ride down the highway to put on a nice light show for everyone. This went on for close to an hour, with a few "pick this seat cover out of my butt" close calls happening here and there but overall, a great time. Once those festivities were over and the cops with their ghetto bird had shown up, it was time to find other entertainment. This ended up being quite easy to do, as there were some sick parties going on afterwards. There were even some reports of pools containing a few pounds of laundry detergent but that has yet to be confirmed.
Once all the partying was done and a good hour or two of sleep was had by all, it was time to roll out to the show Sunday morning. The show area was a perfect location, being located right on the water, not to mention the live music and multiple food vendors that were there helping to keep everyone in "feel good" mode. As I had predicted, there were plenty of mini's already spread out around the show area when I arrived, and everyone agreed that the show had turned out better than expected, with almost 200 rides gracing the attendance sheet before registration was cut off. Included in this group of slick mini's was a freakin' slammed-to-the-doors Jeep Cherokee (a first in my book)! I'm just itching to see that thing done, along with a much publicized but yet-to-be-seen Nissan 720.
After all was said and done, the show was a big success and something that the crew of Farmfest hopes to be able to bring to everyone again next year. I was even told by the promoters that this could be a two-day event if enough interest is shown in it in the near future. (Note: This is a show put on by hardcore enthusiasts that do this as a non-club event, so every bit of support you show them helps.) So if this event sounds like something you'd like to see more of and maybe even help to make bigger, make plans to attend next year. The more interest shown, the better the chances are of getting another kick-ass East Coast event! Keep your eyes peeled to the nearest event calendar for next year's dates and show info.