Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles is coming to Mountain View August 20th-21st

The 17th annual Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles is being held August 20-21 in Mountain View, AR.  The festival, largely centered on downtown, brings bike enthusiasts together for a family-friendly event that includes vendors and entertainment.  This year has continued to present us with special challenges to how the event is organized, same as last year. However, we are excited to still be able to continue this event for our community. 

“We are planning a cautious, yet enjoyable event for the entire family. We have added in some new activities that will hopefully add a new draw for all ages,” said Rianna Kendrick, Chamber of Commerce Director.  “Hand sanitizer stations will still be throughout the event area and there will be increased sanitation of the restrooms and port-a-potties.”  

Events too are designed to keep attendees from bunching too tightly.  “We have decided to remove the biker again games this year, which has always been a crowd favorite but does not promote very good safety practices.  With the elimination of the games, there is more room for vendors to be spread out.”  

Saturday events will include a dunk-a-cop booth for charity, a beard contest, and the annual bike and car show. We will also be adding in the 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament on the Courthouse Lawn. Participants will also be encouraged to ride the charity poker run routes, allowing for people to be on the road as well.  Music will be held on the square each evening, but the bands will start earlier this year at 6 rather than 7.  Bleachers will not be available. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs! 

“The continuation of this event is crucial to our small town,” said Kendrick.  “Our businesses need traffic, and even last year in the thick of Covid-19, we still had a great turnout for all businesses in town. We are hopeful for the same this year.  While we know there have still been some concerns in the community over crowds, we have worked for a balanced approach that follows what health professionals have recommended for gatherings.  If we do nothing, then we get nothing, and having nothing hurts businesses. We are looking forward to a great event!”