Sheriff’s JeepFest, Crawl for the Kids, is a three-day event, filled with Jeep rides, obstacles, trails, mud and more, that takes place in Pickens County each fall. This year, Sheriff Donnie Craig and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office celebrated the event’s 10th anniversary, Sept. 2-5. Volunteers, locals, Jeepers from across the country, vendors and Jeep clubs come together to ride and socialize during this family-friendly fundraiser for kids. Charities supported include Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, the Joy House, Special Olympics for Pickens County, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Jasper Youth Sports Association. For more information, visit www.sheriffsjeepfest.com/cause.
Cobb County Jeepers Speak Out
“There’s nothing better than spending a few days surrounded by family, good friends and nature! When I bought my first Jeep in 2010, I had no idea what kind of community it would give me. Jeepers are some of the most giving people I know. I’ve been going to JeepFest for at least seven years, and I am proud to be a part of it.”
— Tyler Brown, Acworth
“I hope more events like this continue to pop up across the country. My cousin drove from Texas before Labor Day weekend to spend some quality time with the family, doing what we love most: exploring the outdoors in our Jeeps and getting a little muddy in the process. I feel like a kid again, and I’m ready for next year.”
— Jeffrey Phillips, Acworth
“One of the reasons I love JeepFest, and everyone in the Jeep community I have met there, is that we all come together to have fun and support a good cause. If you own a Jeep, you’re part of the club. It’s like a family. I love riding the trails with my friends (and complete strangers — they help you out if you get stuck, too). There are other ways to give back to kids in surrounding areas, but this is one of the most fun!”
— Greg Gardner Jr. Kennesaw