X-FEST 2017 will make it's mark on Hershey, Pennsylvania!
That's right guys... the one and only X-Fest will return to Hershey after an eight year hiatus. This year's X-Fest will be held in from October 27-29. The itinerary will be light so we have the flexibility to adjust on the fly, but here is my first pass:
- Fri, Oct 27: Arrive, Meet & Greet @ TownePlace Suites (check in starts at 4:00)
- Fri, Oct 27: 5:00 PM Annual Show-N-Shine
- Fri, Oct 27: 6:30 PM Dinner at Isaac's (walking distance from the hotel) Campfire, Socializing
- Fri, Oct 27: 9:00 PM Indoor Karting at Autobahn Indoor Speedway
- Sat, Oct 28: 8:30 AM Pennsylvania Tail of the Dragon Cruise
- Sat, Oct 28: 3:00 PM Roundtop Mountain Adventures (Zip Lines or Paintball) (afternoon)
- Sat, Oct 28: 7:00 PM Dinner at Brewhouse Grill in Harrisburg followed by the ANNUAL RAFFLE
- Sat, Oct 28: Campfire, Socializing (nightcap)
- Sun, Oct 29: Breakfast and Depart
REFER TO THIS THREAD FOR CURRENT SCHEDULE!!!
For those of you who have never been to one of these events, it's laid back and casual. It's not about tons of vendors setting up booths to push their products. It's a chance to put faces to the names you see on here every day. It's a chance for the new guys with stock rigs to see in person that can be done and ask all the questions that haven't been answered here (are there any of those?). It's about meeting new people, building camaraderie, and having fun with people that likely have very much the same interests you do. These types of meets are what is best about this forum. We'll have organized dinners on Friday and Saturday nights with the group and a raffle with some GREAT prizes following Saturday's.
The Show & Shine will be informal with no entry fee this year. There will be two separate classes "stockish" and "modified" so as not to put the new guys at a disadvantage. This is usually very informal, but is great because it gives everyone the opportunity to check out each others' rides. We hope everyone will participate for a chance to win a nice little prize package.
For the first time in X-Fest East's existence you'll be able to push your truck to it's limits at the SCCA Autocross Event at Hersheypark. Please sign up here -> EVENT SIGNUP (as "AM" or "A Modified). Classes can be found here -> CATEGORIES. Rules can be found here -> COMPLETE RULES (See Section 18). We'll spend the morning tearing up the course. You think you're the fastest? Now you can PROVE IT!
UPDATE: AUTOCROSS HAS BEEN CANCELLED!! If you are signed up please cancel your reservation before Thursday!
The Pennsylvania Tail of the Dragon Cruise will depart from the Towneplance Suites at 8:30 am. We will drive about 30 minutes to the start of the road. Be sure you have a full tank of gas, the round trip is 140 miles and we'll be in the mountains with limited fuel options. We will start at Gold Mine Road and travel up Route 125 to Gowen City before we turn around and hit the Tail in reverse. We'll make a pit stop for lunch on our way back and hopefully stop for a photo op or two. After lunch we'll complete the drive and return to the hotel for a little bit of down time.
We'll depart the hotel around 2:30 to do the zipline tour or Paintball at Roundtop Mountain.
I have reserved a 20 room block at TownePlace Suites (King Studio Suite-$109/night +tax, 2BR Suite-$169/night +tax) in Mechanicsburg, PA. You should be able to book either room via this direct link (http://cwp.marriott.com/harmt/xru) or by calling the hotel directly and referencing XRU. The room block is reserved through Friday Oct 6. The property is also pet friendly (pet cleaning fee) so please inform the hotel if you plan to bring your furry friend.
GUESTS SIGNING UP AFTER OCTOBER 6TH (EMAIL FROM HOTEL)
Thanks for your call, we are happy to accommodate more of your guests attending the event. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at (717) 691- 1400, press (0) to speak with a Guest Service Representative on property and then ask for Tiffany Panosetti if the Representative isn't able to help. I have directed our front desk to allow your group rate so be pushed through and so everyone should be able to help.....
We didn't forget the LADIES. There are several spas just around the corner and there is an outlet shopping center about 20 mins away. Pamper her with a massage or slide her the credit card and she'll forget all about having to spend the entire weekend hanging out with us knuckleheads. :rofl::rofl:
4915 Ritter Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Roundtop Mountain Resort
925 Roundtop Rd
Lewisberry, PA 17339
211 North Meckesville Road
Albrightsville, Pa 18210
Autobahn Indoor Speedway
1001 Bosler Ave
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing
4931-4953 Ritter Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Troegs Independent Brewing
200 East Hershey Park Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Taybella Wellness Spa
5241 Simpson Ferry Rd
Hampden Township, PA 17050
Tanger Outlets Hershey
46 Outlet Square
Hershey, PA 17033
This first post and thread will be updated with more information as it becomes available! Don't miss out on the most bad ass event of the year! See you guys there! :driver::rockon:
Please PM NHXRUNNER once you've confirmed your reservation so I can keep an updated list of who is confirmed to be attending.
Confirmed Attendee List
8. R1 Chris
14. Jayme hollenbach
X-Fest 2017 GroupMe Link - https://groupme.com/join_group/35646022/cxwmSO