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Jeep Creep

October 22, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Love Jeeps? Don’t Miss The Jeep Creep!

Last year we hosted 501 Jeeps and 2016 will be bigger and better!
Join us Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23 for the
5th Annual Riverwalk Place Jeep Creep! Check out over 500 Jeeps,
Offroad Vendors, Challenge Course, Trunk or Treat and much more!
PLUS, don’t miss LIVE entertainment sponsored by Loose Motor Sales
of Gladwin with the Brenda Loomis Band!
You can also enjoy the Official Beer of the Jeep Creep with
Tri-City Brewing Company beers during our awesome
deal on Saturday in the Riverwalk Place Lobby.
Registration information for Jeeps and Vendors is available at
(989) 246-9140 and the event is FREE to spectators.
The Riverwalk Place Jeep Creep is a weekend full of family fun!
Click Here To See Where 2012 Jeepers Came From
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Click Here To See Where 2014 Jeepers Came From
Click Here To See Where 2015 Jeepers Came From

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $20 per Jeep (Jeeps ONLY, One Registration Per Vehicle)
Jeepers wishing to attend can register at (989) 246-9140, download the packet
or you may register the day of the event.
– Register Now through September 30 and receive 20 BONUS giveaway tickets!
– Register October 1 – 14, but you will not receive 20 BONUS giveaway tickets.
– Registration CLOSES Friday, October 14 – after that you will register the day of the event.
– Register at the event Friday Noon-8PM, Saturday 8AM-1PM or Sunday 8AM-11AM.
– Arrive on Friday, October 21 for an additional 10 BONUS giveaway tickets!
– Event is CHECK or CASH ONLY (there is NOT an ATM on site)
Make Checks Payable To: Riverwalk Place
Click Here For The Registration Form
**PLEASE Note: T-shirts will be orange with a black imprint.
Please note all sizes and quantities of t-shirts you want on your registration form.
– Additional T-Shirts will be for sale at Registration for $15

Registered Jeeps Receive

The first 500 Jeeps (including pre-registered) will receive a goody bag.
After 500 registration includes one t-shirt and one giveaway ticket only.
1 Goody Bag Containing:
– 2 Jeep Creep VIP Passes
– 1 Jeep Creep T-Shirt
– 1 Giveaway Ticket
– and MUCH MORE!
– Additional T-Shirts will be for sale at Registration/Check-In for $15


– The Giveaway is for registered Jeepers.
– You MUST fill out the back of each Giveaway Ticket with NAME and PHONE NUMBER.
– Prizes will be displayed at each Vendor Booth.
– You must visit each Vendor and place your Giveaway Ticket(s) in the containers to enter.
– Prizes and Ticket Containers will be collected at 6PM SHARP on Saturday, October 22.
– Winners will be drawn and announced at 7PM in the Riverwalk Place Banquet Room.
– You do not have to be present to win.
– Vendor Row will be open Friday 2PM-6PM and Saturday 9AM-6PM.
– Vendor Row is located along the walking path all around Riverwalk Place.

Jeepers, Please Bring

– Candy for the Kid’s Trunk or Treat (advertised to 800; 500+ attend)
– Pet Food/Item Donations which will be given to
Gladwin County Animal Shelter and Claws & Paws Rescue
(donations taken in Riverwalk Place Lobby)
– Non-Perishable Food Donations benefit Sacred Heart Mission and Veterans of Gladwin
{In Memory of Kyle Wazny} (donations taken at Challenge Course/Graff Motor Sales)
– Thank you all for your amazing and continued generosity!

Jeep Raffle


Schedule (subject to change)

– NOON-8PM Registration Open *Riverwalk Place Lobby*
– NOON-4PM Challenge Course Open *Built By Rocks & Valleys*
– 2PM-6PM Vendor Row Open *Around Riverwalk Place*
– 2PM-6PM Chili Bar Open *Riverwalk Place Lobby*
– 2PM-6PM Animal Shelter & Rescue Drive *Riverwalk Place Lobby*
– 2PM-6PM Mission & Veterans Food Drive *Challenge Course at Graff’s*
– 3PM Maintenance Seminar by Ironman Offroad *Vendor Row Booth*
– 3PM Change-A-Tire Competition *Challenge Course*
– 4PM Bump N Hustle *Challenge Course*
– 6PM-8PM Awards Judging *You MUST Be Decorated By 6PM*
– 7PM-10PM Live Music with Wil & Kat
– 8:30PM National Anthem & Jeep Creep Awards
– Awards include Drove The Farthest, Best Beast, Best Military and More!
Halloween Awards include Best Costumes, Best Lights, Creepiest and More!

– 7AM-11AM Serving Breakfast *Riverwalk Grill*
– 7AM-11AM Breakfast Buffet $10 Adults/$6 Kids 12 & Under *Riverwalk Grill*
– 8AM-1PM Registration Open *Riverwalk Place Lobby*
– 9AM-6PM Vendor Row Open *Around Riverwalk Place*
– 9AM-6PM Animal Shelter & Rescue Drive *Riverwalk Place Lobby*
– 9AM-6PM Mission & Veterans Food Drive *Challenge Course at Graff’s*
– 9AM-6PM Challenge Course Open *Built By Rocks & Valleys*
– 9AM-6PM Tom Gillman Chainsaw Carver in Vendor Row *Sponsored By Ironman Offroad*
– 10AM GLFWDA Trail Communications Seminar *Vendor Row Booth*
– 10:30AM GLFWDA Wheeling With Pets *Vendor Row Booth*
– 11AM Serving Lunch *Riverwalk Grill*
– 11AM-4PM Burger & Hot Dog Deals *Riverwalk Place Main Entrance*
– 11AM-5PM Claws and Paws Rescue Animal Adoption Event *Riverwalk Place Garage*
– 11:30AM GLFWDA Equipping Your Rig Seminar *Challenge Course*
– Noon Mummy Challenge at Graff’s
– Noon-4PM Kid’s Activities *2nd Floor Riverwalk Place*
– Noon-5PM Lord of the Gourd Pumpkin Carver in Riverwalk Place Lobby
– Noon-6PM Chili Bar Open *Riverwalk Place Lobby*
– 1PM-2PM Trunk or Treat *Riverwalk Place Parking Lot & Gladwin City Park*
**No Smoking During Trunk or Treat Please!**
– 1PM-10PM Tri-City Brewing Company Beer Deal *Riverwalk Place Lobby*
– 4PM Jeep Creep Parade *Line Up At Riverwalk Place, No Kids on Hoods or Roofs Please*
– 7PM Jeep Blessing & Giveaways
– Immediately After The Giveaways: LIVE MUSIC with the BRENDA LOOMIS BAND!
*Brenda Loomis Band Sponsored by Loose Motor Sales*
– 8:30PM Jeep Raffle Giveaway

– 8AM-11AM Serving Breakfast *Riverwalk Grill*
– 8AM-11AM Registration Open
– 10AM-7PM Rocks & Valleys Open $10 per Jeep with your VIP Jeep Creep Pass
– 10AM Jeep Creep GUIDED Trail Ride GROUP 1 Departs
– 11AM Jeep Creep GUIDED Trail Ride GROUP 2 Departs
– Noon Jeep Creep GUIDED Trail Ride GROUP 3 Departs

Jeep Creep Live Music

Wil & Kat are a Riverwalk Place guest favorite and they will perform
classic cover hits to help us rock the night away!
Catch Wil & Kat on Friday, October 21 from 7PM-10PM. Seating is first come, first serve.

Join the Jeep Creep party for a great night! Brenda Loomis, a Gladwin native,
is an original country music recording artist and has worked with Josh Gracin,
Tim McGraw, Brett Michaels and Confederate Railroad just to name a few.
Help us welcome Brenda home for a special performance during Jeep Creep
on Saturday, October 22 from 7:30PM-11PM. Sponsored by Loose Motor Sales of Gladwin.
Open to the public – you don’t have to be a Jeeper to attend,
no cover charge and seating is first come, first serve.


– Essential Maintenance Seminar hosted by Ironman Offroad will get you
on the right track with what needs to be done to your Jeep and when.
Dale and team will give pointers, techniques and more.
Seminar will take place at 3PM Friday at the Ironman Offroad Vendor Row Booth.

– The seminar “Trail Communications” hosted by Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association
will give tips on how to set up radios and other devices within your Jeep for use on
trail rides. “Trail Communications” will take place at 10AM on Saturday at the GLFWDA Vendor Booth.

– Don’t miss the “Wheeling With Pets” seminar hosted by GLFWDA.
You’ll get pointers about taking your four legged friends wheeling – safety, supplies and more! “Wheeling With Pets” will take place at 10:30AM on Saturday at the GLFWDA Vendor Row Booth.

– Don’t miss our seminar “Equipping Your Rig” hosted by Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive
Association. Get pointers on off road set up and tools of the trade you shouldn’t leave
home without. Plus, essential safety equipment and strategies. “Equipping Your Rig”
will take place at 11:30AM on Saturday at the Challenge Course.

Mummy Challenge

The Mummy Challenge will take place at Graff’s at Noon on Saturday.
Teams of 2 people will participate with one teammate wrapping the other
in all of the toilet paper they are provided with.
The teams that finish first, second and third will win prizes
and first place will take home a special trophy!

Change A Tire Competition

See who can change a tire the fastest!
We will have vehicles set up and two people at a time will face off.
This fun challenge will take place at the Challenge Course on
Friday at 3PM – just before the Bump N Hustle Driver’s Meeting.
Prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Bump N Hustle

Sign up for the Rocks & Valley’s Challenge Course Bump N Hustle
when you arrive at registration. Cost is $10 and all entry fees
will be paid back to the participants as cash prizes.
Two Classes Available:
– Stock 33″ Tires and Under
– Modified 34″ Tires and Larger
Run the route one at a time to see who makes it through the quickest!
Driver’s Meeting at 3:30PM – Driving begins at 4PM

Kid’s Activities

Kid’s Activities are available Noon-4pm on Saturday.
All activities will be located on the second floor of Riverwalk Place.
Facepainting, Coloring and more sponsored by GHS Art, GBPA and MMCAA.

Trophies for Halloween & More!

Get spooky! Decorate your Jeep for Halloween and you could win one of five trophies during our awards on Friday at 8:30PM. We’re also giving away five other trophies too!

Jeep Parade

The Jeep Parade down Gladwin’s Main Street will leave Riverwalk Place at 4PM on SATURDAY following the Trunk or Treat.

Animal Adoption Event

Claws & Paws Rescue will be open for adoptions in the Riverwalk Place Garage 11am-5pm on Saturday. We’d love to see many animals find forever homes! If you can’t adopt, bring your phone, share some pictures to Facebook and spread the word. Together we can make a difference!

Trailer Unloading

If you are trailering your Jeep, you must unload it at Graff’s and leave your trailer there. You may drive your Jeep to Riverwalk Place.

Tri-City Brewing Company Beer Special

Tri-City Brewing Company will be pouring beers 1PM-10PM on Saturday. Simply purchase a wristband for $10 and you’ll receive 4 tickets or for $5 and receive 2 tickets redeemable for Tri-City Brewing Company Beers. Additional sets of tickets may be purchased for an additional cost. Tri-City Brewing Company will be located inside Riverwalk Place.


Riverwalk Grill will be serving burgers and hot dogs at the Main Entrance of Riverwalk Place on Saturday. We will also be serving a chili bar inside Riverwalk Place Friday and Saturday. Want a sit down lunch or dinner? The Riverwalk Grill dining room is open during the event with a full menu including burgers, ribs, soup and great sandwiches.

Jeep Creep Spa Party


Driver’s Challenge Course

The course is built by Rocks & Valleys Offroad Park.
Hosted by: Graff Motor Sales & Country Firewood.
Jeepers wishing to drive the coursewill pay for a pass at registration on Friday or Saturday.
– $20 One Day Pass or $30 Two Day Pass
– Your Jeep must be registered and you must show your Jeep Creep VIP Pass to participate.
– Course is located behind Graff’s and is open Noon-4PM on Friday and 9AM-6PM on Saturday.
– Low to Moderate skill level with bypasses on the more difficult obstacles.
– Jeepers must follow course rules and event staff decisions are final.

Trail Rides

Jeepers wishing to trail ride have three options and must sign up at the registration table
on Friday, Saturday or before 10:00AM on Sunday, October 23.
A CB is not required, but you might find it helpful. We are riding on ORV trails:
When I purchased my ORV sticker they said I only needed the $10 trail sticker,
other people have been told they need both or neither.
Click Here For The DNR ORV Sticker Guidelines

– Ride takes you on ORV Trails North of Gladwin throughout the Denton Creek Area.
– This ride is FREE to registered Jeeps (you must have registered your Jeep to participate).
– We will have three groups that you can choose from:
Group 1 departs at 10AM
Group 2 at 11AM
Group 3 at Noon
– The ride will have a low level of difficulty and is guided.
– Approximate length is 78 miles and will take between 4-5 hours.
– We do cross M-18 at the halfway point and you can head for home then if you wish.
– Maps will be available at the registration table and there will be a driver’s meeting.
– Halfway through the ride Izzy Dog’s will be there to feed your hungry side!
Hot Dogs, Brats and More starting at just $2! Plus, water, pop and chips!
Click Here For Map

– Rocks & Valleys is open on Sunday 10AM-7PM
– Cost is $10 to registered Jeeps (you must register your Jeep to participate)
– You must show your Jeep Creep VIP Pass at Rocks & Valleys to participate
– Rocks & Valleys features varying levels of difficulty from stock to extreme
– You will pay the $10 upon arriving at Rocks & Valleys

– Ride takes you on Seasonal Roads North of Gladwin throughout the Dunham Lake Area
– This ride is FREE to registered Jeeps (you must have registered your Jeep to participate)
– The ride will have a low level of difficulty and is NOT guided
– Approximate length is 70 miles and will take close to 3 hours
– Maps will be available at the registration table TO PARTICIPATE:
– You must sign up for Option 1 or 2 at registration
– Please sign up on Friday, Saturday or by 10:00AM on Sunday
– All drivers and passengers are required to sign a waiver
– For Option 3: grab a map, go with a group or alone and enjoy the day at your own pace.

Contact Us

Questions? Call (989) 246-9140 or e-mail Meghan at info@riverwalkplace.net

Future Event Dates

2016 *5th Annual* October 21-22-23
2017 October 27-28-29
2018 October 26-27-28
2019 October 25-26-27
2020 October 23-24-25
2021 October 22-23-24 *10th Annual*
2022 October 21-22-23



– If you are interested in becoming a vendor you MUST contact Meghan at (989) 246-9140 or
info@riverwalkplace.net in order to participate at the event.
– Any organizations/non-profits wishing to distribute information need to contact Meghan for approval.
– Thank you all for your understanding.




– When you arrive at the event you must check-in at the registration table.
– You will receive a parking pass mirror hang tag for the event.
– Please display this from your rearview mirror.
– If you do not display or do not have a parking pass you will be asked to
check-in and register your Jeep or you’ll need to park at another location.
– Once the Riverwalk Place lot is full registered Jeeps need to park inside Gladwin City Park.
– We will have parking staff at the City Park entrance and inside the park to help you find a spot.
– For those Jeepers who have rooms booked at Riverwalk Place
there will parking spaces reserved for you if you wish.
Special instructions will be sent to you prior to the event.
– If you do not want to participate in the Trunk or Treat please
leave the lot at 12:30pm to reduce congestion and confusion.


Spectator Parking


– Parking will not be available at Riverwalk Place for spectators as Jeeps
will be parked in these areas for everyone to see.
Spectators may park at Gladwin County Courthouse or Gladwin City Hall.
– Riverwalk Place customers not participating in Jeep Creep may park
in the secured lot at the Marathon Next Door Food Store
– Please see the parking staff at that location for assistance.




RIVERWALK PLACE (989) 246-8000
– Hotel Rooms and Luxury Suites

RIVERTOWN INN (989) 246-9130
– Hotel Rooms & Pool
– Located just 1 mile away!
– Rustic Camping at Rivertown Inn – Details COMING SOON!

GLADWIN CITY PARK (989) 426-8126
– Camp at the park and walk to Riverwalk Place on a paved trail for just $23
– Registered Jeeps get into the park for free with their Jeep Creep VIP Pass
– All other vehicles must pay a $3 entrance fee

NESTLE INN B&B (989) 435-8905
GOULD FARM B&B (989) 386-3594
ANGEL ACRES B&B (888) 546-1707
BUTTONVILLE B&B (989) 465-9364
SPRINGBROOK INN B&B (989) 366-6347
LOST ARROW RESORT (989) 345-7774
NORTHWOODS MOTEL (989) 426-4021


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