The 18th annual High Lifter Mud Nationals, presented by Polaris, brought offroad fans together for a week-long extravaganza of mudding fun and racing action at Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, AR. Over 8,000 people traveled across the country to experience the thrill and adventure of a High Lifter Event with fellow ATV and UTV enthusiasts. High Lifter and presenting sponsor Polaris offered riding competitions, racing, games, food, and live music throughout the epic five-day event.
Attendees enjoyed a full schedule of fan favorites and new events between exploring the trails and mud holes at Hillarosa. As part of the Battle of the Build series, the Bounty Hole challenged competitors to make it through the sticky, brown mud for a chance to win over $19,000 in payouts. The annual Show N Shine, sponsored by Renegade Products, awed viewers and judges with jaw-dropping displays of the best of custom work, top brand aftermarket accessories, elite overhead audio systems and extreme lighting.
Racers sped through the UTV Short Course track slinging dirt around every corner and gaining air with multiple jumps throughout the course for a chance at a spot on the podium and part of the $16,000 payout. Drag Racing sparked the interest of racers and spectators alike with this new competition testing driving skills and speed in the sloppy, unique Arkansas mud.
High Lifter is honored to announce Bayley Day as the 2021 Miss High Lifter. She earned the title of High Lifter spokeswoman after competing with nine other qualified, offroad-loving women at High Lifter Mud Nationals. The crowd cheered as the four celebrity judges, RJ Anderson, Pleasant Cook, Brandon Fox, and Maddie Wedeking, watched each lady display poise and prestige during the contest. After much deliberation considering stage presence, outdoor wear, on-stage interview questions, and personal biography, Bayley Day earned the title with Randi Hobson as first runner up and Megan Rion as second runner up.
Wednesday the Poker Run, sponsored by American Force Wheels and Baja Designs, added more excitement while cruising through the mud hole challenges between each poker station. The night ended with the official Kickoff Party where everyone reveled in bonfires and live music by Arkansas’ hottest new country artist Tyler Kincheloe.
Fans topped off each jampacked day with show-stopping performances from top musicians on the Blackwood Lumber Stage. Multi-platinum international artists Thompson Square brought pounding drums and hot-blooded vocals with their hits like “Up in Smoke” and “If I Didn’t Have You.” Country music fast-rising stars Adam Doleac and Chase Bryant played to cheering crowds with their top songs and thrilling live shows. Local artists Dan Smalley and Mae Estes came back to their roots to play for the music-loving crowds.
High Lifter Mud Nationals gave all attendees a chance at fun and prizes with multiple free activities during the event. Participates showed off their throwing arms in the Monsters of the South Baggo/Cornhole Tournament. A QR Code-based Scavenger Hunt allowed guests to earn points at vendor booths and competitions for prizes valuing over $1,800 from High Lifter. The classic Spin the Wheel game had people lined up everyday to see what goodies they would win.
Vendor Village was filled to the brim with top industry companies displaying favorite products to test and purchase. Yamaha and Kawasaki gave attendees a thrill with demo rides of the latest units through the wooded trails. Ace Helicopter offered guests a chance to see Hillarosa from the air with helicopter rides all week.
JJ Bonner, the owner of Hillarosa ATV Park, and local community officials were the ultimate description of a TEAM where Together Everyone Achieves More. High Lifter Events was proud to work with this TEAM to provide high quality service and protection to thousands of people at High Lifter Mud Nationals, presented by Polaris.
The Hempstead County Sheriff’s department, all deputies, Arkansas State Police, OEM, and Pafford EMS Team were instrumental in providing a safe and fun event. Throughout the event, authorities handled 8,200 enthusiasts flawlessly with patience and care. All entities were professional and worked endless hours to keep the High Lifter Events team informed on potential weather hazards and emergency plans in place.
Thank you to all the sponsors: Polaris, Gator Waders, PRP Seats, MSA Wheels, EFX Tires, Fuel UTV, Yamaha, Monsters of the South, DragonFire, QuadBoss, Battle of the Builds, Renegade Products, Rockford Fosgate, Pro Armor, G2 Customz, 4 Wheel Parts, Tucker Powersports, Kawasaki, American Force Wheels, Baja Designs, and Blackwood Lumber.