Chuckwagon Races 2020

  • 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, as many as 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.

Clinton Arkansas home of the National Championship Chuckwagon Races

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.


Admission

Saturday Aug 29th–Saturday Sep 5th, Adults/$35 Per Day
Sunday Sept 6th, $20/Adults
Children, 6-12, 1/2 adult admission


2020 EVENTS

Saturday, August 29

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 Live music featuring Lucky Draw Band

Sunday, August 30

9:00 a.m. Arena Horse Drive
11:00 a.m. Arena Cowboy Church
1:00 p.m. Arena Cattle Drive
2:00 p.m. Arena Bucking Horse Futurity
6:30 p.m. Arena Girls Only Trail Ride (Wagons allowed- Must be 18 to ride)
8:00 p.m. Bunk House Live music featuring Angela Sample

Monday, August 31st

10:00 a.m. Arena Poker Run on Horseback
2:00 p.m. Arena TBA
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
9:00 p.m. Bunkhouse Live music featuring Sean Sikes Band

Tuesday, September 1st

10:00 a.m. Arena Team Sorting Clinic
11:00 a.m. Arena TBA
12:30 p.m. Arena TBA
3:00 p.m. Bottom Barn Trail ride: Horses and Wagons
5:00 p.m. Bunkhouse Fish Fry
7:00 p.m. Bunk House Karaoke
8:30 p.m. Arena Lighted Wagon Train Trail Ride

Wednesday, September 2nd

10:30 a.m. Bottom Barn Trail Ride to pond: Horse and Wagons
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
9:00 p.m. Hotel Concert with Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Colin Raye

Thursday, September 3rd

8:00 a.m. Arena Trail Ride and Extreme Trail Ride: no wagons- Approx. 4 hour ride
8:00 a.m. Arena TBA
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 Concert with Jason Campbell Band
9:30 p.m. Hotel Concert with TBA

Friday, September 4th

10:00 a.m. Arena Clinic 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. Pavillion Wagon Calcutta
6:30 p.m. Pavillion Chuckwagon Camp Cook Off (Cooks will be able to drive from the bottom to the top to transport their entries)
7:30 p.m. Saloon Dance Competition
8:00 p.m. Bunkhouse Goat Roping
9:00 p.m. Hotel Concert with Ned Ledoux

Saturday, September 5th

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 Concert with Cody Martin Band
8:00 p.m. Hotel Concert with Wylie and the Wild West

Sunday, September 6th

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.*


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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.

Official Website: http://www.chuckwagonraces.com

Bar of Western Store: http://www.barofwesternstore.com