Welcome to the 2024 Pea Ridge Mule Jump

Mule Jump Lodging Special:

$99.00 for vendors, participants and spectators. Rates are available for Thursday – Saturday night. Call the front desk at 479-273-3333 and ask for the Mule Jump Special, or Book Online Now! And don’t forget… Mules stay free!!

Courtyard by Marriott Bentonville: Located just minutes from the Downtown Bentonville Square and just off I-49. Hotel amenities & services: Non-Smoking hotel, Guest rooms with either 1 King Bed w/Sleeper Sofa or 2 Queen Beds w/ a Chair. Each room has a 55″ Smart TV, Free Wi-Fi, Microwave & Refrigerator. We also offer on-site Bistro with Made to Order Breakfast, Starbucks Coffee & Light Evening Dinner Options. We have a 24-hour fitness center & a hotel market with all kinds of goodies. Note: This hotel does not have a swimming pool.

Marriot Courtyard – Bentonville
1001 McClain Road
Bentonville, AR 72712


This years event will be held at 975 Weston Street, in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Located just North of Pea Ridge City Hall. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for ages 6-12, and 5 years old and under are free.

As Mayor of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, I’d like to welcome you to the 35th Annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump website. We hope you will view the website as your personal invitation to join us on October 12th, 2024 at 9am 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 35th 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.

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 on October 12th, 2024. 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 the 35th 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 479-451-1122 Ext.102, or contact me via email at: nathan.see@cityofpearidge.com.

Y’all come see us!

Nathan See, Mayor
Pea Ridge, Arkansas