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1836 Chuckwagon Races

Multiple divisions of wagon races take place every year during the celebration of Texas' independence. Visitors can experience a cowboy-style match race, pasture roping, a barrel race, and a mounted shooting competition. This is a unique western event where you can bring your horses, mules, and wagons, and enjoy trail rides, Dutch oven cooking classes, herd dog demonstrations, hoof care clinics, a horse auction, barn dances, karaoke, live music, and cowboy church. The gates are open for camping the Monday prior to the races.

When:

April 23-25

Where:

Diamond B Ranch PALESTINE, Texas

More Information:

Phone: 903-721-9111

Website: 1836chuckwagonrace.com

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