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Aug
26
Sat
Chuck Wagon Races
Aug 26 – Sep 3 all-day

The National Championship Chuckwagon Races are held Thursday through Sunday every Labor Day Weekend at the o f Ranch in Clinton, Arkansas. An estimated one hundred fifty teams compete in five different divisions for the title of National Champion.

An estimated 20,000 plus people will be on hand to watch the excitement of chuckwagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race – a thrilling horse race that includes two downhill runs and a plunge into the river.

In addition to the four 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. Six Ozark Mountain trail rides, beginning on Tuesday, are also included as part of the weekend’s festivities.

The National Championship winners in each division take home silver belt 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 after the races.

2017 Race Schedule

2017 EVENTS (Revised 4-12-2017)

Admission: Saturday, Aug 26thth– Saturday, Sept 2nd, Adults/$30 Per Day

Sunday, Sept 3rd, $20/Adults,              Children, 6-12, one-half the adult admission

 

Saturday, August 26
8:00 a.m.         Gates Open

7:00 p.m.         Arena              3 & 4-Year-Old Bronc Futurity

8:00 p.m.         Bunkhouse      Concert- Mike Johnson and the Southern Express

 

Sunday, August 27

9:00 a.m.         Arena              Horse Drive, Cattle Drive

11:00 a.m.        Arena              Cowboy Church

1:00 p.m.         Arena              Horse and Mule Sled Pull
6:30 p.m.         Arena              Girls Only Trail Ride (Wagons allowed)

8:00 p.m.         Bunk House    TBA

 

Monday, August 28

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, August 29

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              Team Roping Clinic

7:00 p.m.         Bunk House    Game Night (details to come)

7:30 p.m.         Arena              Barrel Racing Clinic

8:30 p.m.         Bunk House    Karaoke

 

Wednesday, August 30

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 Tracy Byrd

 

Thursday, August 31

8:30 a.m.         Arena              Trail Ride and Extreme Trail Ride: no wagons- Approx. 4 hour ride

10:00 a.m.       Arena             Cattledog Demonstrations by Bradford Cattledogs

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- TBA

8 00 p.m.         Hotel               Concert with Casey Donahew Band

 

Friday, September 1

9:00 a.m.         Arena              Trail Ride Competition

1:00 p.m.         Track               Chuckwagon Race 1stPerformance

4:00 p.m.         Arena              Mules Only Competition
6:00 p.m.         Arena              Go-Round Presentations

6:15 p.m.         Arena              Camper’s Ranch Rodeo (Enter by August 15) & Calcutta

7:30 p.m.         Hotel               Opening Act- TBA

8:00 p.m.         Hotel               Concert with Stoney LaRue

 

Saturday, September 2

11:00 a.m.        Track               Preshow; Pasture Roping Finals

1:00 p.m.         Track               Chuckwagon Race 2ndPerformance

5:00 p.m.         Arena              Horse Sale

7:00 p.m.         Hotel               Bluegrass Music- Don Nunley & the Chuckwagon Crew

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 The Country Gold Tour featuring LeRoy Van Dyke,
Darrell McCall, Becky Hobbs, and David Frizzell

 

Sunday, September 3

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.*

Sep
16
Sat
Paddle Battle at the Bay
Sep 16 all-day


Make a day of it. Stay for Boati Gras which starts at 5pm!

Kayak and canoe races over three courses 1 1/2 mile, 3 mile and 5 mile. Races will be timed. Racers will be grouped by age.

Paddle Battle is held at the Fairfield Bay Marina located at 4350 Hwy. 330 South Fairfield Bay, AR 72088. For more Information 501-884-6030 : Lodging 501-884-4202

Imagine spending your Saturday on beautiful Greers Ferry Lake with a little competition and a lot of fun thrown in. The inaugural Paddle Battle at the Bay race begins at the Fairfield Bay Marina at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 and is open to racers of all skill levels.

The one-and-a-half-, three- and five-mile paddling races will include kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddle boards competing in three divisions: youth (13-17), adult (18-49), senior (50-64) and masters (65+). There will also be a kayak sprint for children under 12.

It is a full day of racing, eating, and enjoying a wonderful day at The Bay. There will be local exhibitors, kayak demos, stand-up paddle boarding yoga demos and classes, kids kayaking, live music, good food and lots of family-friendly fun. There is something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind paddling festival.

Kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards will all be available to rent and medals will be awarded to all first-place place winners in each category for each class and distance.

Race categories for Kayaks and Canoes:

  • Five-mile – Competitive
  • Three-mile – Recreational
  • One-and-half-mile – Fun Run

Race categories for SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)

  • Five-mile – Competitive
  • Three-mile – Competitive
  • One-and-half-mile – Competitive

Race categories for kids 12 and under:

  • Kayak race
  • Watermelon relay
  • Bazooka battle

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE… Check back closer to the event date.

 

Paddle Battle at the Bay
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm


Make a day of it. Stay for Boati Gras which starts at 5pm!

Kayak and canoe races over three courses 1 1/2 mile, 3 mile and 5 mile. Races will be timed. Racers will be grouped by age.

Paddle Battle is held at the Fairfield Bay Marina located at 4350 Hwy. 330 South Fairfield Bay, AR 72088. For more Information 501-884-6030 : Lodging 501-884-4202

Imagine spending your Saturday on beautiful Greers Ferry Lake with a little competition and a lot of fun thrown in. The inaugural Paddle Battle at the Bay race begins at the Fairfield Bay Marina at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 and is open to racers of all skill levels.

The one-and-a-half-, three- and five-mile paddling races will include kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddle boards competing in three divisions: youth (13-17), adult (18-49), senior (50-64) and masters (65+). There will also be a kayak sprint for children under 12.

It is a full day of racing, eating, and enjoying a wonderful day at The Bay. There will be local exhibitors, kayak demos, stand-up paddle boarding yoga demos and classes, kids kayaking, live music, good food and lots of family-friendly fun. There is something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind paddling festival.

Kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards will all be available to rent and medals will be awarded to all first-place place winners in each category for each class and distance.

Race categories for Kayaks and Canoes:

  • Five-mile – Competitive
  • Three-mile – Recreational
  • One-and-half-mile – Fun Run

Race categories for SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)

  • Five-mile – Competitive
  • Three-mile – Competitive
  • One-and-half-mile – Competitive

Race categories for kids 12 and under:

  • Kayak race
  • Watermelon relay
  • Bazooka battle

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE… Check back closer to the event date.

 

Sep
30
Sat
KFFB Health Fair
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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