Race Info

Admission, August 23 – August 30:
$25/daily Adult or $12.50 Child
(Free under age 5)
Sunday, August 31 Admission: $15

Once admission in the gate is paid, all events on the ranch are free.

Camping is also free. For camping information visit our website, email Peggy at chuckwag@artelco.com or call (501) 745-5250 or (501) 745-8407.

The Races are held Thursday through Sunday every Labor Day weekend at the Bar o f Ranch in Clinton, Arkansas. 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. An estimated 20,000 people will be on hand to watch the excitement of chuckwagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River race.

In addition to the four performances, bands perform after the races and dances are held Friday and Saturday nights. There are also special events, such as trail rides, karaoke, ranch rodeos, and cattle and horse drives all week for everyone to enjoy. 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.

We give $45,000 in cash and prizes each year to our racers. First place buckles are given to all race division champions, a custom saddle is given to our Snowy River Race champion, and other events receive prizes such as custom halters and blankets. Chuckwagon bucks are also given for day prizes and smaller events on the ranch such as the Ranch Rodeo.

Our veterans are recognized every year at our awards ceremony. 25 year veterans receive a buckle; 20 year veterans receive a plaque; 15 year veterans receive jackets, 10 year veterans receive a pin/concho; and 5 year veterans receive custom vests.


2015 Performers