The 2015 Slaughter Pen Jam Mountain Bike Festival

Courtesy Bentonville CVB

Photo courtesy Bentonville CVB

The annual Slaughter Pen Jam Mountain Bike Festival in Bentonville is fast becoming one of the most talked about mountain bike races today, attracting riders and spectators from all over the country.

This year’s three-day festival is Oct. 2-4, 2015.

Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the festival’s opening BMX events on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Bentonville Downtown Square, where the community will gather for food, activities and entertainment by some of the finest Bluegrass acts in the region. Check out the action-packed stunt show, bike vendors, and champion trail riders preforming to live music and DJs.

On Saturday, it’s all about bikes as the festival opens “The Pen” at Slaughter Pen Hollow Park. There will be drag races, guided rides, kids events, a downhill race, an archery/bike biathlon, giveaways and much more.

On Sunday, the festival gets serious with the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series Race. The first race starts at 8 a.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit

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