WNC Wagon Train Ride and 4th Of July Parade
Dust off those Saddles and get that Harness and Wagon Ready. After this crazy spring we have had, I know everyone is ready to get out and do some good riding and enjoy old (and new) friends. We are a little behind in getting things together with this shutdown we have had and we will be updating as we get things pulled together.
Our gathering day will be June 26th in Andrews, Gates will open up June 25th at 12 Noon for the earlybirds! First ride will go out June 27th. We will stay in Andrews each night camping in the same field through July 5th.
1st Layover Day will be on June 29th. We will have a Pot Luck Dinner on June 29, at 6pm this year. Bring a dish and come join everyone to get together and meet new friends, visit with old friends and have a little fun.
The Scholarship award and Good Neighbor award will be given at the dinner. Scholarship funds have been expanded to also be given out to help needy families. Please check out our new policy on our Scholarship page.
We will also have our Auction on June 29th. If you have anything to donate for the Auction, please let us know at the Check-in Desk. Anything Horse or farm related is welcomed.
Other awards will be given out after our parade on July 4th.
We will have Best Team, Best Wagon, Most Patriotic Horse, Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl and other awards.
2nd Layover day will be July 2nd, when we will have our layover games and activities for the kids, both on the ground and horseback games. Some of the games are 3 Legged Race, Panty Race, Buddy pickup and a bicycle mud race. *****Be sure to bring the kids bicycles for this***** July 2nd we will have an Obstacle Course Competition for those that want to see how well their horse can compete on the obstacles! So get ready for lots of fun and laughs with the activities that we have planned!
We will parade town on July 4th at 4 p.m. Please be sure to bring Decorations for your horses and wagons for the Parade! Sealed Candy to toss to the kids is OK. Let’s make this a year to remember! The mayor, James Reid, of Andrews along with others chosen to judge will be in town watching us go through town to award a participant with one of 8 awards to be given out that evening.
This year we plan to have a Team Pulling Contest, Kids Games, both Horseback and ground games, and more! Come prepared to have fun, laugh alot and see there is never a dull moment on this ride!
We have the field through Sunday, So please plan to stay for our July 4th ride and Parade. Lets show Andrews our appreciation for allowing us to come back year after year and ride through their town. They have been wonderful to us and go out of their way to keep us in Andrews.
Bands & Music
Karaoke – Friday Night June 26th
TBA – Saturday Night June 27th – Karaoke to start at 8 pm
TBA – Sunday Night June 28th
TBA – Monday Night June 29th – Karaoke to start at 8 pm
TBA – Tuesday Night June 30th
TBA – Wednesday July 1st – Steve Jordan Band 8PM
TBA – Thursday July 2nd
TBA – Friday July 3rd – Southern Stoned Remedy 8PM
FRIDAY, June 26th: Gathering Day
SATURDAY, June 27th: Danner Cove, 14 Miles, Grade 6. Not many pulls, but some good “off-roading”
SUNDAY, June 28th 1st: Spread Eagle 12 miles, Grade 7. Steady pulling on and off all day. More off-roading on this day.
MONDAY, June 29th: Layover Day Pot Luck and Auction
TUESDAY June 30th: Fairview, approx 14 miles, grade 4. All pavement this day, but riding by the river after lunch.
WEDNESDAY, July 1st: Whitaker Lane 12 miles, Grade 7. Steady climb until lunch and then downhill.
THURSDAY, July 2nd: Layover Day More Layover Games
***Kids games and events starting in morning.***
Pulling contest at 9 am before it gets hot, followed by obstacle course, Kids games and cornhole tournament.
FRIDAY, July 3rd: Tatham Gap 12 miles Grade 7. Steady climb until lunch and then downhill.
SATURDAY, July 4th: Webb Creek 10 miles, Grade 5 Parade town at 6 p.m. Gravel Rd, Some pulls and then back on pavement for parade.
Plaques for best Wagon, Horse, etc. will be given after the Parade. Fireworks at dark:30
* All mileage on trails is an approximation.*
**As always, the ride schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Wagon Master. **Check our Page or Event for last minute changes the week before the ride.** We will have a daily event board that will be updated each night for the ride we will be doing the following day.
WNC Wagon Registration Information
Family $50.00: Husband, Wife and Children under 18 years of age
Individual $25.00: Individual 18 years of age or older
ARM BANDS (will be worn in view at all times – NO EXCEPTIONS!) Arm bands come with the price of admission. If you lose your first armband, you must come to registration and pay $2 for another arm band.
All Livestock must have a current Negative Coggins Test to Enter Camp. You will need to have a copy available upon request.