PHOTOS: Mud Fest 2019 gets messy for charity

Members from the Dutch Bros Snake River Annihilators team getting ready for another match. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO – The sun was fierce but the competition was more fierce on Saturday, July 27, as Mud Fest 2019 got underway.

There were food truck vendors, a DJ booth, volleyball, and of course mud. Lots and lots of mud. Everywhere. But people didn’t seem to mind.

Thirty-one volleyball teams participated.

The event was in support of Project DOVE, a nonprofit organization providing services to victims of stalking, teen dating violence, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Mud Fest was also in support of the Tri-County Anti-Trafficking Taskforce, which is dedicated to fighting human trafficking in Malheur County as well as Washington and Payette counties in Idaho. 

(See the Enterprise Facebook page for video from the day)

Maybe just a little too muddy. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Keeping her eye on the ball. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

The Ontario Fire Department was there making sure the mud stayed muddy and the people stayed wet. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

A mud volleyball player awaiting the next serve. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Christopher Bolin from the Dutch Bros Snake River Annihilators puts on War mud to intimidate the competition. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Staying cool and building mud castles. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

The Taqueria Muñoz crew were among the food truck vendors keeping people full. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

A young bystander watching a mud volleyball match. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Two volleyball players during a muddy match. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)