The National Championship Chuckwagon Races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day Weekend at the Of 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 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. Four 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 includes saddles, jackets and “Chuckwagon Bucks”- prize money that can be spent at the Trade Show after the races.