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Mudfest 'Leap into the Mud' to be Feb. 29 at Northern Farms

The Northern Farms Mudfest will be a week early this year to allow participants to "Leap into the Mud" on Feb. 29, Leap Day.

The event, at Northern Farms, located west of Holley off Highway 228, is in its second year, organized by All or Nothing Productions.

Normally held the first weekend in March, the organizers wanted to move it forward to Leap Day for the sake of the theme, said Donnie Wagner, a partner with All or Nothing.

Ticket sales are on par with last year's event, Wagner said, with about 1,700 sold so far. The event is allowed up to 3,000. About 1,350 checked in at last year's...