The biggest mud party of the year returned to Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, Arkansas April 7th – 11th; the annual High Lifter Mud Nationals! Mud Nats 2021 did not disappoint, the full-fledged, 5-day event brought in mud enthusiasts by the thousands and boasted a ton of fun activities, premium entertainment, and extra sloppy ATV / UTV mud riding!
From the drag races and the poker run to the cornhole tournament and scavenger hunt, there was no shortage of fun on the schedule. And it didn’t stop there, OEM demo rides, helicopter rides, and live music kept attendees busy when off the trails.
One of our favorite parts of the event was the Battle of the Builds Bounty Hole! This is where the biggest and baddest ATVs and UTVs take the plunge into the deep, muddy bounty hole for the fastest time. Drawing a big crowd, it was so much fun to see the big boys go at it for a nice cash prize. Be sure to check out our Bounty Hole Video down towards the bottom of this page!
Another favorite was the CroSXS UTV Short Course Race. Fast-paced and intense, it was a blast to watch side by side racers go head to head battling for a podium finish. We’ve got a video on this too, check it down towards the bottom of this page.
Last but not least, another one of our favorite parts of the event is was the Show N Shine. The baddest of the baddest UTV builds line up and compete for recognition while judges determine who has the sweetest ride. What made it even cooler was the celebrity judges: Pro UTV Racers R.J. Anderson and his brother Ronnie Anderson and, our good buddy, Pro Armor’s very own Pete Negrete.
That’s not all for SxS celebrities, we spotted pro UTV racers Adrian Orellana and Maddie Wedeking as well as several other off-road social media influencers hanging out at the event.
Vendor row was huge, with over 60 vendors set up for attendees to check out and get their purchase on! From food vendors to OEMs and aftermarket parts companies, there was were plenty of booths to visit with. Many of our STUFF brands were present including Assault Industries, Dayco, EFX Tires, EPI Performance Parts, Fuel Off-Road, Gator Waders, ITP, KFI Products, KMC Wheels, MB Quart, MSA Wheels, MTX Audio, Pro Armor, PRP Seats, Raceline Wheels, Rockford Fosgate, SpeedStrap, System 3 Off-Road, Thumper Fab, Ultimax, ZBroz Racing, and of course High Lifter.
Top OEMs were present including Can-Am, Polaris, Kawasaki and Yamaha, each showing off their latest models of UTVs. Kawasaki even had a whole fleet of KRX 1000 side by sides for attendees to demo.
After dark you could find the party at “Outlaw Island” where attendees would gather in fellowship, having drinks and watching the UTVs take turns hitting the muddy waters. High Lifter even had a stage and DJ set up to keep the party going all night long!
Hillarosa ATV Park is a great place to ride, 2021 marks the second year for a Mud Nats event and a perfect spot it is as there was plenty of mud. The 2,000-acre park features plenty of trails, water crossings, and deep mud bogs. Plus, with the rains that came in before and during the event, it was muddy, muddy, muddy, concocting a perfect recipe for a Mud Nationals.
In conclusion, the 2021 High Lifter Mud Nationals was a huge success! There’s no doubt Mud Nats is the biggest mud party of the year and there’s no reason you shouldn’t go. Get your crew together and join us next year at the 2022 High Lifter Mud Nationals!
For more info on Mud Nationals and other High Lifter events visit – https://www.highlifterevents.com/