Slaughter Pen Jam is This Weekend

It’s time for the Slaughter Pen Jam, y’all! The what, say you? Slaughter Pen Jam, the premier cycling event in Bentonville along with with some excellent music. 

Registration is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7 on the Bentonville square. The event starts with bicycle trials, expert and pro, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the square. The Kick-off Party is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at nearby Compton Gardens and features live music from Monroeville and Stetson and Cia.
If you can’t make it out Friday, registration is open again from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Slaughter Pen Free Ride Park. Bicycle trails, beginner and sport, take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Park Springs Park. Mountain Bike Races are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Slaughter Pen Free Ride Park. A Leisure Night Ride takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting at Phat Tire Bike Shop on the Bentonville square and riding to Petit Bisto for more live music.

To get in on Sunday’s biking action, register at Slaughter Pen Free Ride Park from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Take part in the Adventure Jam, a family-friendly adventure race on a mountain bike, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park with an awards celebration from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Download a Bentonville map with all the main event locations here.

The Slaughter Pen Jam Music Festival is part of First Friday on the downtown square. On the main stage Friday, Stetson & Cia play from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. The evening sessions feature Shannon Wurst from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Stetson & Cia from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., and Monroeville from 7 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.  Saturday’s lineup is Fork and Knife from 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m., Still on the Hill from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 3 Penny Acre from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and the latter two acts combined from noon to 12:30 p.m. The night ride party takes places from 8 p.m. to midnight at Petit Bistro with Monroeville performing a range of musical styles and sounds from bluegrass to country and pop.




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