BamaJam Farms presents new annual festival

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Written by Tyler Spivey

The first annual BAMA BOGG festival will offer a variety of different recreational activities to partake in, such as concerts and ATV racing.

“It is the only place in this area where people and country can come together and have good old-fashioned Southern fun,” said Jerome Etheredge, marketing director at BamaJam Farms.

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Performing at the event will be K.C. and the Sunshine Band, The Commodores, Randy Travis and more.

There will also be an opportunity for attendants to participate in John Anderson’s “Swinging Swimming Hole” music video, as well as the first ever BAMA BOGG video.

Those who attend the John Anderson video shoot can even enter a contest to see who can swing from a rope the furthest.

The first-prize winner of the ATV race will be awarded their choice of either a new Dodge truck or a new Jeep Wrangler

The second-prize winner of the race will receive $5000 and the third-prize winner can expect $3000; however, there is a $200 entry fee to compete in the contest.

BamaJam Farms is a recreational area that features places patrons can camp and fish. The property also has a golf course and water park.

Etheredge said that the plan was to turn BamaJam Farms into a “Southern Disneyland.”

Even though the music festival BamaJam wrapped up last month, the farm wants to be a destination for other events and relayed that BAMA BOGG will be a yearly happening.

According to Etheredge, the BAMA BOGG was not created because of the success of the BamaJam festival and performers for the new event were chosen based on interest from the community.

“All acts have had a relationship with BamaJam Farms,” he said.

Tickets for the event are $75 for a four day all-access pass, and $40 for a one day all-access pass. The passes include admission to the water park, ATV trails, golf course, fishing area and all concerts.

BAMA BOGG begins this Thursday at 8 a.m. and ends on Sunday. BamaJam Farms is located on County Road 156 in New Brockton.