Chuckwagon Races 2021

  • 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, thousands gather 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. 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 for a catfish buffet. This traditional ceremony marks the importance of the Chuckwagon heritage to the Clinton community.


Admission

Saturday Aug 28th–Saturday Sep 4th, Adults/$35 Per Day
Sunday Sept 5th, $20/Adults
Children, 6-12, Half adult admission


2021 EVENTS

Saturday, August 28

8:00am GATES OPEN
6:00pm Arena Mini Bull & Bronc Riding and Mini Barrel Racing
8:00pm Bunkhouse Live music (Greg Ward & the Good Times Band)

Sunday, August 29

9:00am Arena Horse Drive
11:00am Arena Cowboy Church
1:00pm Arena Cattle Drive
2:00pm Arena Bucking Horse Futurity
6:30pm Arena Girls Only Trail Ride (Wagons allowed – Must be 18 to ride)
8:00pm Bunk House Live music (Lucky Draw Band)

Monday, August 30th

10:00am Arena Poker Run on Horseback
2:00pm Arena Trail Ride to Brickey Fort (Riders & Wagons)
7:00pm Arena Live Action Bulls & Broncs Round 1
7:45pm Arena Calcutta
8:15pm Arena Live Action Bulls & Broncs Round 2

Tuesday, August 31st

10:00am Arena Working Cattle Dog Exhibition with Trainer Randy Bradford
12:00pm Arena TBA
3:00pm Bottom Barn Trail Ride: Horses and Wagons
5:00pm Fish Fry at Clinton City Ball Fields
7:00pm Bunk House Karaoke
8:30pm Arena Lighted Wagon Train Trail Ride

Wednesday, September 1st

10:00am Bottom Barn Trail Ride to pond: Horse and Wagons
12:00pm School – Chuckwagon BBQ ($8/plate)
2:30pm Arena Horseshoeing Clinic
3:00pm Arena Team Roping Clinic
4:00pm Arena Sled Pull: Horses & Mules: 4 Divisions
9:00pm Hotel Concert with Neal McCoy

Thursday, September 2nd

8:00am Arena Trail Ride and Extreme Trail Ride: no wagons- Approx. 4 hour ride
9:00am Arena Working Cow Horse Clinic with Steve Jones
1:00pm Track Rookie Qualifying Races and Pasture Roping
4:00pm Arena Mule Clinic
5:00pm Arena Team Sorting, Barrel Race- Campers and Contestants only, Enter between 3:00-4:00 p.m.
5:00pm Bunk House Bit, spur, collectibles, and used tack auction
9:00pm Hotel Concert with Tracy Lawrence

Friday, September 3rd

9:00am Arena Preview of Elite Equine Sale
11:00am Track Pre-Show
1:00pm Track Chuckwagon Race 1st Performance
4:00pm Arena Mules Only Competition
6:15pm Arena Camper’s Ranch Rodeo (Enter by August 15)
6:30pm Pavillion Wagon Calcutta
6:30pm Pavillion Chuckwagon Camp Cook Off (Cooks will be able to drive from the bottom to the top to transport their entries)
7:30pm Saloon Dance Competition
9:00pm Hotel Concert with Shenandoah

Saturday, September 4th

9:00am Arena Elite Equine Sale
11:00pm Track Preshow- Pasture Roping Finals
1:00pm Track Chuckwagon Race 2nd Performance
5:00pm Arena Kid’s Ranch Rodeo
6:00pm Hotel Bluegrass Music
8:00pm Buffalo Rock Live Music (Mike Johnson Band)
8:00pm Hotel Live Music (Marty White Band)

Sunday, September 5th

9:00am Announcer’s Stand – Non-denominational Church Services
9:00am Arena Cowboy Church
11:00am Track Preshow- Young Cowboys and Cowgirls competitions
1:00pm 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