Sand Drags are this weekend at the river

Sand Drags are happening at the Canadian River this weekend.

Off-road enthusiasts are gathering at the canadian river for the annual sand drags.

The sound of reeved engines and tires peeling means the sand drags are starting up at the canadian river this weekend.While the sand drags don't officially kick off until saturday people have been setting up camp.

The event draws thousands and has been happening for about twenty years.

Diana Lybrand, sand drags participant, said "we have muddin, buggies, rock climbers, we do it all"

For many, they say the sand drags have become a family tradition. And the dirtier you get, the better.

Alex Jones, off-road enthusiast, said "we just come out to just have fun and get away for a bit."

Because thousands are expected at the river this weekend, first responders are on standby, setting up fire engines and emergency aid.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department also has Rangers out patrolling to make sure people celebrate these family traditions safely.