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Wagon Train 2020 Postponed- See you in 2021!

Unfortunately, we are sad to announce that this year’s Wagon Train is postponed until 2021. This announcement comes at the direction of state and local authorities. As much as we would like to enjoy those beautiful rides enjoying the beautiful Eastern Oregon mountains and listening to music by the campfire, we know this is the best decision for the safety and well-being of our community. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our supporters. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today. We hope to see you next year to celebrate our 40th year anniversary. The option to buy clothing is still available on our website. The color is Kelly Green and the design will be unique for this unprecedented year of actually not participating in Wagon Train. All orders will be shipped at no additional cost. Please click the link here for purcahses.

June 22-27, 2020- Postponed

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 until today. 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 typically the last full week in June. We mobilize on Monday, travel Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, have breakfast on Saturday morning break camp and go home. Most years there are an average of 12-14 wagons and 110+ horseback riders traveling in the Blue Mountains south and east of Pendleton, Oregon.

Receiving Information

If you would like to receive information about the 2021 Wagon Train please send us a request via email listed on our contact information below.

ALL registration will be completed online, including payments! No CASH registrations and No Checks will be accepted onsite for registration.

To limit the added costs of Wagon Train we will do as much possible via email or online.



For ALL questions regarding Wagon Train, please email us directly at the information below. Please do not email our general mailbox. Thank you!

E-Mail: pendletonwagontrain@gmail.com

: 541-276-2553

Mailing Address:

Pendleton Round-Up Assoc.

Attn: Wagon Train

PO Box 609

Pendleton, OR 97801

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 an actual experience sharing great food, comradeship and old fashion fun? Then the Pendleton Round-Up Wagon Train is for you! The 38th Annual Wagon Train is an official part of the Pendleton Round-Up Association is known as the Pendleton Round-Up Wagon Train.

All clothing must be pre-ordered. Purchase of WT clothing is optional, only pre-ordered WT clothing will be available at Base Camp.

Participants need to bring 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 and the group campfire meeting pit. Again, 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 is typically an auction, kids scavenger hunt and some yet to be announced contests and activities. Check back for updated information closer to the dates.

Stud horses, firearms, bikes and all dogs are not allowed- please leave them home, young horses (foals) must be halter broke and kept tied. Water will be available for animals from the creek/pond, potable water is limited and cannot be provided for stock. 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.

Registration Fee's

Dinner Monday thru breakfast Saturday, hay and water (water is likely from a pond or stream) for your animals, and beverages. Porta-Potties will be on site and garbage bags will be provided.
Showers available for an additional fee paid directly to the supplier on site, bring cash.

Early Bird Prices (Before May 20)

Horseback Rider (17+) $470
Teamster $230
Swamper/Asst. $230
Youth 16 & Under $360

Price as of May 21
Horseback Rider (17+) $500
Teamster $245
Swamper/Asst. $245
Youth 16 & Under $390

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