Grab your hat and boots and make your way to the 1836 Chuckwagon Race April 13 – 22, 2018 at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches, TX. That’s over one solid week’s worth of races, cooking classes, cowboy poetry, live music, and more to get you into the festive spirit to celebrate the independence of the great state of Texas.
The Main Events
There are four divisions of wagon races, Bronc Fann’n, cowboy style match races, pasture roping, and mounted shooting competition that will be held during this year’s event. Each category is open to public contestants with the exception of pasture roping which is by invite only.
Check out all the categories and accompanying entry fees and if you feel like you’ve got what it takes – sign up to participate!
Music, Clinics, Horseshoes & More
Each day of the 1836 Chuckwagon Race will be filled with fun events and activities like live music performances, horseshoe tournaments, pony rides, and trail rides. Check out the schedule of events online and keep in mind that more activities could be added to the list at any time.
Camp Out & Chill Out
The Diamond B Ranch is the official location for the 1836 Chuckwagon Race and is open for camping during the event. All camping spots are available on a first come, first served basis. Keep in mind that this a horse and wagon event and that traveling around the ranch by motorized vehicle is prohibited. Showers and port-a-potties will be on hand and you can reserve private port-a-potties, as well.
Cost Information for the 1836 Chuckwagon Race
Day passes for the 1836 Chuckwagon Race are $15 per person per day. Kids ages 5-12 can purchase day passes for $5 per day while children 4 and under are free.
If you choose to camp for the event at the Diamond B Ranch, be prepared to pay $20 per person per day and $10 per day for kids ages 5-12.
History of Texas Independence Celebration
The 1836 Chuckwagon Race is an integral part of the celebration of Texas independence. While the state won its independence on April 21, 1836, Texas actually declared its independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836.
The movement was a response to the Mexican government’s dissolution of state governments, abolition of the constitution of 1824, and disarmament of state militias.
This, of course, led to the siege of the Alamo in San Antonio and the valiant stand taken by Texans intent on maintaining the state’s newfound independence. The 1836 Chuckwagon Race celebrates this fierce spirit of state pride with authentic Texas-style races and activities.
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