2015 Chuckwagon Races

National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR

National Championship Chuckwagon Races

August 29th – September 6th, 2015
Adults: $30/day Saturday-Saturday; $20/day Sunday
Children: Half Price Admission

Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuckwagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race.

The Races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day weekend at the Bar o f Ranch in Clinton, Arkansas. Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuckwagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race. In addition to the three performances, bands perform after the races and dances are held Friday and Saturday nights. Vendors of western collectibles, crafts, art, saddles and tack are set up throughout the weekend at the Western Trade show. Ozark Mountain trail rides begin on Tuesday and are included as a part of the weekend’s festivities.

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Tentative Schedule of Events:
Schedule subject to changes. Please visit the official Chuckwagon Race page at: www.chuckwagonraces.com

Saturday Aug 29th – Saturday Sept 5th: Adults/$30 Per Day
Sunday Sept 6th: $20/Adults, Children 6-12, one half the adult admission

Saturday, August 29

8:00 a.m. Gates Open
7:00 p.m. Arena – 3 & 4 Year-Old Bronc futurity
8:00 p.m. Bunkhouse – Concert with Susie McEntire

Sunday, August 30

9:00 a.m. Arena – Horse Drive, Cattle Drive
11:00 a.m. Arena – Cowboy Church- Susie McEntire
1:00 p.m. Arena – Cowboy Mounted Shooting (guns and ammunition provided)
8:00 p.m. Bunk House – Concert with Jason Campbell and Singletree

Monday, August 31

6:30 p.m. Arena – Bucking Bull Futurity (2 year-old)
7:30 p.m. Arena – Calcutta
9:00 p.m. Arena – Bucking Bull Futurity (3 year-old) & Maturity (5 year-old)

Tuesday, September 1

9:00 a.m. 2G Arena – Jackpot Roping (see West Gate for directions)
10:00 a.m. Arena – Team Sorting Clinic
3:00 p.m. Bottom Barn – Trail ride to town: Horses and Wagons
5:00 p.m. Clinton Park – Fish Fry
6:00 p.m. Arena – Roping Clinic
7:00 p.m. Bunk House – Karaoke
7:30 p.m. Arena – Barrel Racing Clinic
8:00 p.m. Hotel – Concert with Jo-el Sonnier

Wednesday, September 2

9:30 a.m. Arena – Trail Ride Clinic
10:30 a.m. Bottom Barn – Trail Ride to pond: Horse and Wagons
12:00 p.m. Pond – Chuckwagon BBQ
3:00 p.m. Arena – Horseshoeing Clinic
4:00 p.m. Arena – Showing of Select Horses & Mules
6:00 p.m. Arena – Select Horse & Mule Sale
7:00 p.m. Bunk House – Chuckwagon Camp Cook Off
8:00 p.m. Hotel – Concert with Sawyer Brown

Thursday, September 3

8:30 a.m. Arena – Trail Ride and Extreme Trail Ride: no wagons- Approx. 4 hour ride
10:00 a.m. Arena – Working Cow dog Show
1:00 p.m. Track – Rookie Qualifying Races and Pasture Roping
4:00 p.m. Arena – Mule Clinic
5:00 p.m. Arena – Team Sorting, Barrel Race – Campers and Contestants only. Enter between 3:00-4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Bunk House – Bit, spur, collectibles, and used tack auction
7:00 p.m. Saloon – Go-Round Presentations
7:30 p.m. Hotel – Opening Act- Matt Stell
8 00 p.m. Hotel – Concert with Mickey and the Motorcars

Friday, September 4

9:00 a.m. Arena – Trail Ride Competition
1:00 p.m. Track – Chuckwagon Race 1st Performance
4:00 p.m. Arena – Mules Only Competition
6:00 p.m. Arena – Camper’s Ranch Rodeo (Enter by August 15)
6:00 p.m. Saloon – Go-Round Presentations
6:30 p.m. Bunk House – Buckboard and Classic Calcutta
7:30 p.m. Hotel – Opening Act
8:00 p.m. Hotel – Concert with Johnny Lee

Saturday, September 5

11:00 a.m. Track – Preshow; Pasture Roping Finals
1:00 p.m. Track – Chuckwagon Race 2nd Performance
5:00 p.m. Arena – Horse Sale
7:00 p.m. Hotel – Bluegrass Music- J.C. Bonds
7:00 p.m. Saloon – Go-Round Presentations
8:00 p.m. Arena – Kid’s Ranch Rodeo
8:00 p.m. Buffalo Rock – Dance
8:00 p.m. Hotel – Concert with Jason Roberts Band

Sunday, September 6

9:00 a.m. Announcer’s Stand – Non-denomination Church Services
9:00 a.m. Arena – Cowboy Church
11:00 a.m. Track – Preshow
1:00 p.m. Track – Chuckwagon Race Final Performance
One Hour after the final race – Award’s Ceremony at the Saloon.
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Contact info

Cowboy Boots - Bar Of Western Store in Clinton, ARContact Dan & Peggy Eoff or Dapple McCracken at 501-745-5250 or 745-8407

National Championship Chuckwagon Races: Official Website

Chuckwagon Races on Facebook

The Bar of Western Store is located just off Hwy 65 (225 South Street) – look for the warehouses with the big Western murals.


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Bar of Western Store

Montana Silversmiths Western Fashionwear - Bar Of Store in Clinton, ARThe Eoff’s Western Store offers a huge selection of quality furniture, home decor & accessories, boots & Westernwear for all ages. Cowboys & cowgirls, neighbors & city folks alike enjoy visiting this beautiful showroom. Browse top names in Western fashion as well as hand-crafted & artisan specialty pieces for your home or office.

  • Western furniture: sofas, chairs, dining sets, hutches & armoires, bedroom suites, coffee tables
  • Accessories: Lighting, mirrors, pottery, dishware, candles, quilts, rugs
  • Clothing: Jeans, boots, tops, dresses, cowboy hats, juniors sizes, buckles & Western fashion jewelry
  • Fine art prints from Western artists
  • Souvenirs, games & gift items



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