Schedule

Saturday – September 10, 2022

7:00 PM – *Little Miss Benson Pageant

W. J. Barefoot Auditorium (303 E. Church St., Benson) 

For tickets: Contact Jenny’s Sweet Creations – (919) 207-0381.

Sponsored by Benson Area Women’s Organization

Friday – September 16, 2022

1:00 PM – *35th Annual Benson Mule Days Golf Tournament

Reedy Creek Golf Course

Saturday – September 17, 2022

7:00 PM – *Miss Benson Pageant

W. J. Barefoot Auditorium (303 E. Church St., Benson) 

Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning at 6:00 PM. 

Sponsored by Junior Woman’s Club of Benson

Wednesday – September 21, 2022

12:00 Noon – Campgrounds open for check-in (Chamber Park and Arena, 355 J. Lee Road)

Thursday – September 22, 2022

3:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Downtown Vendors Open

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM – *Carnival (312 S. Lee St., Benson)

MICHAEL’S AMUSEMENTS

Unlimited ride arm bands are $25.00 each.

No arm bands sold one hour prior to closing.

All rides have height and weight limits.

5:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight

Free Trolley Rides

Load at the corner of Parrish and Elm or the Chamber Park.

Sponsored by Reid Johnson Insurance Services, LLC

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Sixteen Penny Concert (Benson Singing Grove – Main Street)

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – John Conlee Concert (Benson Singing Grove – Main Street)

*Reserved Seating at Front of Stage (Chairs Provided) – $20.00 Per Person, Limited Number of Seats

General Seating (Bring Your Own Chair) – No Charge

Friday – September 23, 2022

9:00 AM – 11:00 PM – Downtown Vendors Open

10:00 AM – *Mule Events Begin (Chamber Park Arena, 355 J. Lee Road, Benson)

$5.00 per person – $8.00 for Two – $2.00 for children 12 and under

10:00 AM – Mule Show

Sponsored by Mule City Specialty Feeds

2:00 PM – Mule Race

3:00 PM – Mules Got Talent

Sponsored by Cushing Media Productions and Double LL Tack & Feed

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Garland McLamb Family Mule Stable Tour  (108 East Parrish Drive, Benson)

12:00 Noon – 11:00 PM – Huebner Family McDonald’s Stage (Located directly behind the Singing Grove)

Sponsored by Huebner Family McDonald’s

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Kascie Page

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Dalton Davis

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Erik Hawks

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Dancing in the Streets with DJ Hugh Jackson 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

*Wagon Rides through Historic Benson – leaving from the Mule Stable (108 East Parrish Drive, Benson)

$5.00 donation per person (ages 10 and older)

Sponsored by Total Package Ranch 

3:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Free Trolley Rides

Load at the Corner of Parrish and Elm or the Chamber Park

Sponsored by Reid Johnson Insurance Services, LLC

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Carnival (312 S. Lee St., Benson)

*MICHAEL’S AMUSEMENTS

Unlimited ride arm bands are $25.00 each.

No arm bands sold one hour prior to closing.

All rides have height and weight limits.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Concerts (Benson Singing Grove – Main Street)

6:00 PM – Blake Helms, American Christian Country Association Country Artist

7:00 PM – River Crossing – Bluegrass Gospel

Sponsored by  Circle Cross Cowboy Church

7:30 PM – *Bleecker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram SRA Rodeo (Nowell Smith Arena – Chamber Park – 355 J. Lee Rd., Benson)

Presented by SRA Double Creek Pro Rodeo

Featuring Clown Mike Wentworth & Announcer Mark Northall

Ages 5 and under – Free

Ages and older – $20.00 per person (Includes Admission to the Dance)

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM – *Music and Dancing Featuring the Eric Strickland Band (Chamber Park and Arena – 355 J. Lee Rd., Benson)

$5.00 Per Person – If you paid rodeo admission, the dance is free.

Saturday – September 24, 2022

9:00 AM – 11:00 PM – Downtown Vendors Open

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Arts and Crafts Show located in EyeWorks Parking Lot (304 E. Main St., Benson)

Sponsored by Junior Woman’s Club of Benson

8:30 AM – 1:00 AM

Free Trolley Rides

Load at the Corner of Parrish and Elm or the Chamber Park

Sponsored by Reid Johnson Insurance Services, LLC

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Garland McLamb Family Mule Stable Tour  (108 East Parrish Drive, Benson)

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

73rd Annual Mule Days Parade

All mules, horses and wagons ride free (**Coggins Test Required).

Sponsored by the Benson Chamber of Commerce

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

BBQ Sale in the Benson Singing Grove

Presented by Linwood Parker’s White Swan Barbeque

12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM

Antique Tractor Display (Benson Singing Grove – Main St.)

Presented by the Classic Antique Power Club

12:00 Noon – Midnight – *Carnival (312 S. Lee St., Benson)

First Session: 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM

Second Session: 6:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight

MICHAEL’S AMUSEMENTS

Unlimited ride arm bands are $25.00 each.

No arm bands sold one hour prior to closing.

All rides have height and weight limits.

Individual Tickets are $1.00 each.

12:00 PM – Special Entertainment by the Benson Queens (Benson Singing Grove, Main St.)

12:15 PM – Paige Johnson, Musical Ambassador for Got to Be NC (Benson Singing Grove, Main St.)

12:45 PM – Guest Appearance by Nadine of Larry’s Country Diner (Benson Singing Grove, Main St.)

1:00 PM – Live Classic Country Afternoon in Benson Featuring Moe Bandy (Benson Singing Grove, Main St.)

Sponsored by Gus Arendale, President of Springer Mountain Farms

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

*Wagon Rides through Historic Benson – leaving from the Mule Stable (108 East Parrish Drive, Benson)

$5.00 donation per person (ages 10 and older)

Sponsored by Total Package Ranch 

3:00 PM- 5:00 PM – Gospel Sing

Sponsored by the Benson Singing Convention

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Rivenbark

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Oxendine Family

7:30 PM – *Bleecker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram SRA Rodeo (Nowell Smith Arena – Chamber Park – 355 J. Lee Rd., Benson)

Presented by SRA Double Creek Pro Rodeo

Featuring Clown Mike Wentworth & Announcer Mark Northall

Ages 5 and under – Free

Ages 6 and older – $20.00 per person (Includes Admission to the Dance)

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Karaoke and Dancing with Nikki Jones

McDonald’s Stage (Located directly behind the Singing Grove)

Sponsored by Huebner Family McDonald’s

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM – *Mule Day Dance Featuring the Jonathan Parker Band (Chamber Park and Arena – 355 J. Lee Rd., Benson)

Sponsored by Dixie Denning LP Gas

$5.00 Per Person – If you paid rodeo admission, the dance is free.

September 25, 2022

9:00 AM – Cowboy Church Service (Benson Singing Grove – Main St., Benson)

Sponsored by Circle Cross Cowboy Church

12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM – *Carnival (312 S. Lee St., Benson)

MICHAEL’S AMUSEMENTS

Unlimited ride arm bands are $25.00 each.

2:00 PM – *Junior Rodeo (Nowell Smith Arena – Chamber Park – 355 J. Lee Rd., Benson)

Presented by the Benson Buckaroos Junior Rodeo Association, LLC

Ages 5 and under – Free

Ages 6 and older – $5.00 per person

 

*Denotes Admission Charge

See You Next Year!