Welcome to 2013 Pea Ridge Mule Jump
As Mayor of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, I’d like to welcome you to the new 25th Annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump website. We hope you will view the website as your personal invitation to join us on October 12, 2013 to experience this unique, event held in the friendly community of Pea Ridge.
The Jump, as many of us call it here in Pea Ridge, has grown enormously over the past three years as people from across the country began to discover the annual event. Nestled in the Ozarks, the Mule Jump has accommodated initial attendees in the hundreds and last year’s attendees numbered more than 6,000! Many of our attendees and participants were local citizens. However, we registered mules and greeted attendees from as far away as Minnesota and Oregon. We enjoy a thriving community with associated businesses and nearby hotels and restaurants to further enhance our area’s visitor experiences.
The 25th Annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump will host close to 100 vendors who will share their food and beverage options, along with crafts and special Ozark- specific gift selections. Music will again be a part of the entertainment, and visitors will enjoy the special talents of the Ridge Rockers while they tour the vendor offerings.
Of course, our primary “draw” is the Jump itself. With 40+ mules participating this year, there will be a full slate of mules for the competition for more than $4,000 in prize money. Realize, too, that mules do not like to jump! That fact alone creates an atmosphere ripe with laughter as the handlers work to coax their mules over the burlap barriers, some as high as 6 ½ feet!
We hope you will be among our many visitors to this special event October 12. You’ll have a full day to experience all of the above in addition to a car show, and many activities for children, including a fun stick horse race and hog calling. There’s nothing quite like it, and I look forward to personally welcoming you to our 25th Annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump - an experience you won’t soon forget!
If I can be of help to you in answering any questions about the Mule Jump or our area, in general, please call me personally at 479-451-1102. or contact me via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Y’all come see us!
Jackie Crabtree, Mayor
Pea Ridge, Arkansas