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PRU Wagon Train

We have extended our registration dates!
Pre-Order Clothing is required by May 26

REGISTRATION IS DUE (Postmarked) by June 9
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June 19-24 2017

The first Round-Up Wagon Train started at the "Mustang Grounds" east of Pendleton and ended in the Pendleton Round-up arena in 1982. This wagon train was not open to the public, but it started an adventure that has continued for over 35 years. The 1983 wagon train opened to the public and has been traveling the forest service roads, logging roads and trails of the Blue Mountains surrounding Pendleton ever since.

The Wagon Train is always the last full week in June. The dates for 2017 are June 19th thru 24th, We mobilize on Monday, travel Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, have breakfast on Saturday morning break camp and go home. We have 12-14 wagons and 110+ horseback riders traveling in the Blue Mountains south and east of Pendleton, Oregon.
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Train Specifics

Looking for a great way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Eastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains; to relive the adventure of those brave pioneers who blazed the Oregon Trail; to get closer to family and friends with a shared actual experience sharing great food, comradeship and old fashion fun? Then the Pendleton Round-Up Wagon Train is for you! The 37th annual Pendleton Wagon Train will be operating under new management. The Wagon Train is now an official part of the Pendleton Round-Up Association and will now be known as the Pendleton Round-Up Wagon Train to be held the last full week of June every year.

With the sanctioning of the Wagon Train comes new rules, you’ll notice below forms that must be completed and returned to participate. Each participant needs to submit a completed Registration/Waiver and signed rules page. All clothing must be pre-ordered. Purchase of WT clothing is optional, only pre-ordered WT clothing will be available at Base Camp.

Fee Schedule:
  • Teamster/Asst. Combo- $440
  • Adult (13+) $450
  • Youth (12 & under) $350
  • Passenger $700 (*Limited to 10, first come basis, will ride in Wagon with seasoned Teamster and have a unique Wagon Train experience!)
  • Camper only- $375


Your fees include: dinner Monday (19th) thru breakfast Saturday (24th), hay and water (water may be from a pond or stream) for your animals, and beverages. Porta-Potties will be on site and garbage bags will be provided. Showers may be available for an additional fee paid directly to the supplier, we are working diligently to provide these!

Bring your horse trailer, tent, camper or motor home, there will be ample camping spots on a first come basis. Some spaces are reserved for a Wagon Circle (with photography in mind), for Teamsters, the Caterer (Cookin’ Spoo Style, LLC) and the group campfire meeting pit. New this year, camp will not move. Once you are set up you can relax and enjoy the great outdoors. If you come early, please be prepared to move your site if needed, and be prepared to feed yourself and your animals! Beginning mid-day on Monday hay will be available and our first meal will be Monday evening. Wagon Train camp will be in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon at elevations of 4700 ft to 5000+ft; breakfast and dinner will be in camp. Saturday morning breakfast is the final meal after which cleanup of the campground and planning for next year begin.

This is a family friendly Wagon Train! Activities will include Wednesday Talent Show; Thursday, Breast Cancer Awareness day (wear your pink!) and potentially a Barrel Ride (body of water required). Friday is traditionally “Period Dress-Up” day; dress like the original Wagon Train! Don’t forget to bring your cameras. Friday evening live music will be provided for your listening and dancing pleasure. Additionally there might be a scavenger hunt and some yet to be announced contests and activities. Stud horses and all dogs are not allowed- please leave them home, young horses (foals) must be halter broke and kept tied. The terrain is quite rocky and uneven, we highly recommend that animals be recently shod (some people find boots effective too). Please plan to contain animals with a high line, electric fence, panels or tie to your trailer; don’t tie to trees and don’t leave hobbled horses loose. If you and your animals are in shape it will make the trip a lot more fun. Remember rain is always a possibility and at 5000 ft. the nights can be very cool so come prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings. The next mailing will be in late May and will include a suggested equipment list and a map to our camp.
Click on the PDF's for more information!
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Our Mailing

If you received an initial "interest" mailing and returned a postcard requesting more information, you will receive a packet in the mail with these forms. However if there is more than one person at the same address, there is only 1 set of forms and you will need to make additional copies or print the forms below.

Payment can be accepted 3 ways this year;
1- Mail a check with the forms!
2- Call our Ticket office at 541-276-2553 option 1
3- Come in to the Ticket office at 1114 SW Court Ave and pay in person.

No matter your form of payment you MUST return the forms with signatures to ensure your spot on the Wagon Train!
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Contact us here:

E-Mail: pendletonwagontrain@gmail.com
Call: 541-276-2553

Mailing Address:

Attn: Pendleton Round-Up Wagon Train

PO Box 609

Pendleton, OR 97801

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