Chuckwagon Races 2019

  • Eoff Ranch, Clinton, Arkansas
    MAIN GATE: 2484 Shake Rag Road (Off Highway 65)
  • WEST GATE (Equine Entrance): 3689 Hwy 95 West
  • Bar o f Western Store | Clinton, Arkansas | 225 South Street (On Highway 65)

Contact Dan, Peggy, or Dapple at 501-745-8407

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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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Saturday Aug 24th–Saturday Aug 31st, Adults/$35 Per Day
Sunday Sept 1st, $20/Adults
Children, 6-12, 1/2 adult admission


Saturday, August 24

8:00 a.m. Gates Open
6:00 p.m. Arena Mini Bull and Bronc Riding and Mini Barrel Racing
8:00 p.m. Bunkhouse Concert- Cody Martin Band

Sunday, August 25

7:00 a.m. Bunkhouse Complimentary Campers Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Arena Horse Drive
11:00 a.m. Arena Cowboy Church
1:00 p.m. Arena Cattle Drive
6:30 p.m. Arena Girls Only Trail Ride (Wagons allowed)
8:00 p.m. Bunk House Concert- TJ Ashley

Monday, August 26

10:00 a.m. Arena Poker Run on Horseback
2:00 p.m. Arena Bronc Futurity
7:00 p.m. Arena Live Action Bulls & Broncs Round 1
7:45 p.m. Arena Calcutta
8:15 p.m. Arena Live Action Bulls & Broncs Round 2

Tuesday, August 27

9:00 a.m. Arena Activities: TBA
10:00 a.m. Arena Team Sorting Clinic
11:00 a.m. Arena Pulse Pro Therapy
12:30 p.m. Arena Breakaway Clinic (Pending)
3:00 p.m. Bottom Barn Trail ride to town: Horses and Wagons
5:00 p.m. Clinton Park Fish Fry
7:00 p.m. Bunk House Karaoke

Wednesday, August 28

10:30 a.m. Bottom Barn Trail Ride to pond: Horse and Wagons
12:00 p.m. Pond Chuckwagon BBQ
2:30 p.m. Arena Horseshoeing Clinic
3:00 p.m. Arena Team Roping Clinic
4:00 p.m. Arena Sled Pull: Horses & Mules: 4 Divisions
6:30 p.m. Bunk House Chuckwagon Camp Cook Off
9:00 p.m. Hotel Concert with Asleep at the Wheel

Thursday, August 29

8:00 a.m. Arena Trail Ride and Extreme Trail Ride: no wagons- Approx. 4 hour ride
10:00 a.m. Arena Working Cow Horse Competition
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.
5:00 p.m. Bunk House Bit, spur, collectibles, and used tack auction
8:00 p.m. Hotel Opening Act- TBA
9:00 p.m. Hotel Concert with Band of Heathens

Friday, August 30

9:00 a.m. Arena TBA
1:00 p.m. Track Chuckwagon Race 1st Performance
4:00 p.m. Arena Mules Only Competition
6:15 p.m. Arena Camper’s Ranch Rodeo (Enter by August 15)
6:30 p.m. Arena Wagon Calcutta
8:00 p.m. Bunkhouse Goat Roping
8:00 p.m. Hotel Dance Competition
9:00 p.m. Hotel Concert with Mark Wills

Saturday, August 31

11:00 a.m. Track Preshow- Pasture Roping Finals
1:00 p.m. Track Chuckwagon Race 2nd Performance
5:00 p.m. Arena Horse Auction: check in at 4 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Hotel Bluegrass Music
8:00 p.m. Arena Kid’s Ranch Rodeo
8:00 p.m. Buffalo Rock Dance with Jake Williams Band
8:00 p.m. Hotel Concert with Gary Ash

Sunday, September 1

9:00 a.m. Announcer’s Stand Non-denominational Church Services
9:00 a.m. Arena Cowboy Church
11:00 a.m. Track Preshow- Young Cowboys and Cowgirls competitions
1:00 p.m. Track Chuckwagon Race Final Performance
One Hour after the final race Award’s Ceremony at the Saloon.

*Tentative schedule. Some events and times are subject to change. Please check back often for any changes.*

Downtown Clinton AR Parade & Cowboy Fish Fry

Each year, the City of Clinton & Clinton A&P Commission host a Parade & Fish Fry inviting the festival participants on an escorted trail ride through historic downtown & to Archey Fork Park for a catfish buffet. This traditional ceremony marks the importance of the Chuckwagon heritage to the Clinton community.

Video courtesy of Warren Johnson | Van Buren County: Thanks for the Memories

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The famed Bar of Western Store warehouses are located off Hwy 65 in the middle of Clinton. Look for the Western murals!

The Chuckwagon Races started out as a Labor Day party for a few friends by Dan and Peggy Eoff. Not one to just sit around at a party, Dan came up with the idea of racing chuckwagons to add something to the party. Eight teams competed that year, and the Eoff’s notion of an exciting Labor Day party has mushroomed into the world’s largest chuckwagon race.

An estimated 150 teams compete in five different divisions (Oklahoma Land Rush, Four Up Mules, Buckboard, Big Mules, and Classic) for the title of National Champion. Each year, the National Champions in each division take home silver buckles and share in over $20,000 in prizes that include saddles, jackets, and Chuckwagon Bucks– prize money that can be spent at the Trade Show or with any businesses that advertise in the program.

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