10th Annual Rock Bottom Chuck Wagon Races


Rock Bottom Chuck Wagon Races in Denver, Arkansas, will be celebrating their 10th anniversary over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-29, 2016. The Fowlers (Mike and Lou, along with children Janice, Luke, Jake and Tawnia) have worked to keep this race fresh and exciting each year, and have turned it into a huge event for both spectators and competitors. 
The Fowler’s recipe for success has been to add new and exciting ingredients each year. This year’s events include a switch race during the intermissions of the chuck wagon races, a pasture barrel race following the pasture roping, and a mule jump followed by a team holdback. When you add these new events to their already big lineup, which include two nights of ARA, ACRA and MCRA sanctioned rodeo action, pasture roping, goat roping, and arena roping, you get something for everyone. NBHA barrel racing, pasture bronc fanning, two days of chuck wagon races, a Snowy River Race, trail rides, ranch rodeo, bull riding, miniature bull riding, miniature bronc fanning, camping and four nights of live entertainment round out the weekend’s schedule of events. 
A beautiful creek surrounds the Rock Botton area, providing a perfect place to fish and swim.  “There’s plenty of creek for everyone,” as the Fowler’s say.
Mike, Lou and their children plus lots of their extended family, work hard putting together every years activities.  From working the front gates and welcoming everyone, to picking up trash, they all pull together and make this event happen.  It’s a lot of work but together they have a lot of fun.  “We just keep trying to add a little something extra every year,” said Mike.
Camping sites at Rock Bottom are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but call (870)749-2491 about staking a spot early. There are limited RV hookups, so call in advance to reserve a spot with electric hookup, for an additional charge.
Rock Botton Chuck Wagon Races are not sanctioned.  They are a qualifying race for the Rookie series at the National Championship Race in Clinton. This year’s races will take place on a  new track with more camp stops by the track.
Don’t you think it’s time you hit Rock Bottom?

Rock Bottom Chuck Wagon Races
(870)749-2491 or (870)715-7046

Contact Jake Fowler at (870)715-8038 for pasture roping information

Schedule of Events
Daily: Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Trail Ride Leave 10 a.m.  

Wednesday, May 25 - Gates Open 12 p.m.
All Family Rodeo -  8 p.m.

Thursday, May 26
Trail Ride -  10:00 a.m.
Mutton Bustin -  7 p.m.
ARA Rodeo - 8 p.m.
Dance - 10 p.m.

Friday, May 27     
Guided Trail Ride with lunch - 10 a.m.
Pasture Team Roping Check In - 10 a.m.
Pasture Team Roping -  11 a.m.
Mutton Bustin - 7 p.m.
ARA Rodeo -  8 p.m.
Dance - 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 28
Registration NBHA Barrell Race -  9 a.m. 
Exhibition Barrell Race -  9:30 a.m.
NBHA Barrel Race to follow exhibition
NBHA  Pasture Barrell Race -  12 p.m.

Guided Trail Ride - 10 a.m.
Arena Team Roping Check In - 10 a.m.
Arena Team Roping -  12 p.m. 
Chuck Wagon Races - 1 p.m.
Switch Race - Intermission
Horse & Mule Race at Conclusion of Races
Snowy River Race (after horse race)
Evening Trail Ride - 4:30
Racing Awards (Day Winners) - 5 p.m.
Mule Jump Competition -  5:30 p.m.
Ranch Rodeo - 7:30 p.m.
Porta Potty Race at 
Conclusion of Ranch Rodeo
Dance - 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 29
Cowboy Church - 10 a.m.
Guided Trail Ride - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Extreme Cowboy Race
Chuck Wagon Races -  1 p.m.
Switch Race - Intermission
Horse & Mule Race 
at Conclusion of Races
Snowy River Race (after horse race)
Racing Awards  - 5 p.m.
Jr Rough Stock Rodeo - 5 p.m. 
Cowboy Mounted Shooting -  7 p.m.
Freedom Train Tour Rodeo - 8 p.m.
Dance - 10:30 p.m.