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North American Pony Chuckwagon and Chariot Races: Harness the Excitement!

TARP AUCTION – Hitch Yourself to a Winning Team

More Entertainment, More Activations and a Stampede of Tarptastic Bids – The Pony Chuckwagon & Chariot Tarp Auction 2024 IS BACK.

April 12th
Westerner Park, Harvest Centre

To Purchase Tickets HERE

NEW this year – the Tarp Auction is going PUBLIC! Tickets will be available to everyone with limited quantities available. (We recommend adding to cart immediately)


Westerner Park, Harvest Centre

Doors open at 5:00PM, Reception starts at 6:00PM and Auction starts at 7:00PM

Individual Ticket: $10.00

Family Tickets (consists of 2 adults & 3 children): $30.00

Tickets at the door/day of the event: $20.00

Children under 5 are free of entry

Special Guest Danny Hooper

We’re proud to welcome Danny Hooper as the Master of Ceremonies, Celebrity Auctioneer, and Entertainer for our 2024 North American Pony Chuckwagon Tarp Auction.

Raised on a cattle ranch near Tomahawk, AB, and gifted with an off-beat sense of humour and magnetic personality, Danny is still enjoying an enviable career in the entertainment business after almost 50 years!

Having logged well over 40,000 hours behind a microphone as a country music recording artist, public speaker, comedian, radio host, brand ambassador, master of ceremonies, and fundraising auctioneer, Danny has developed a remarkable knack for keeping audiences of all types entertained and engaged.

He has performed on stages at Disneyland in California, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. As well, he served as the award-winning co-host of the 840 CFCW Morning Show for seven years, where he was honoured as a CCMA Major Market Radio Personality of the Year. During this same period, Danny was also a weekly columnist in the Edmonton Sun.

Danny has been called “the Wayne Gretzky of fundraising auctioneers” and since 1987 has helped organizations of every size and scope raise countless millions of dollars. His client list includes the David Foster Foundation and the NFL. He is also the author of a bestselling book entitled ‘EASY MONEY – How to Raise Record Profits at Your Next Fundraising Auction Event.’

This summer Danny returns to the Main Stage at Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, AB, for his 29th consecutive appearance as the popular event’s Master of Ceremonies.

If it’s true that laughter is good medicine, then get ready to start feeling a whole lot better.

Danny Hooper is in the house!

Show Dates: July 17 – 21, 2024

Performance Times:

Chariots:   5:00 PM (Wednesday – Saturday) & 1:00 PM (Sunday)

Stars:       5:45 PM (Wednesday – Saturday) & 1:45 PM (Sunday)

Wagons:   6:00 PM (Wednesday – Saturday) & 2:00 PM (Sunday)

An integral part of Westerner Days, the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships will provide 5 days of racing excitement featuring the Pony Chuckwagons, Chariots, and the Stars of Tomorrow! 

The Alberta Professional Chuckwagon & Chariot Association (APCCA) will be returning to Westerner Days as the sanctioning organization for the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships. The APCCA has been entertaining crowds since 1968 and Westerner Park looks forward to some exciting battles to the finish line during their season of “Racing across the prairies”. More information can be found at Alberta Professional Chuckwagon & Chariot Association.

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July 17-21, 2024

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Chariot Champion Buckle presented by Westerner Park

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