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January 2024

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We are excited to announce that our winter motocross series will begin January 2024. The first race of the series will be held January 6th-5th at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, VA. These events will include riders of all ages and varying skill levels.

 

Lake Sugar Tree Motorsports will be putting on motocross events every Friday & Saturday through the month of January and one additional weekend in February:

- 1/5-1/6

- 1/12-1/13

- 1/19-1/20

- 1/26-1/27

- 2/15-2/16.

 

All Friday races will begin at 4:00pm and all Saturday races will begin at 11:00am.

Admission will be $15 per day. Tickets will be sold on-site on the day of the event. There will also be two food trucks on-site for the duration of each event.

February 2024

February 16th & 17th

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, VA will host Lake Sugar Tree Motorsports for one final indoor motocross event on February 16th & 17th. These events will include riders of all ages and varying skill levels.

 

The Friday race will begin at 4:00pm and the Saturday race will begin at 11:00am.

Admission will be $15 per day. Tickets will be sold on-site on the day of the event.

There will also be two food trucks on-site for the duration of the event.

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February 22nd - 25th

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, VA will the Tobacco Road Futurity Cutting Horse Show from February 22nd - 25th to kick off their first show of the year!

Admission is FREE!

More information on event schedules and times coming soon!

February 29th - March 2nd

We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Tractor Pull at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex. The event will be held February 29th - March 2nd from 9:00am - 6:00pm daily.

 

Tickets will be sold on-site at the event (no online ticket sales) and food will be available for purchase during the event. 

Admission:
- $30 weekend pass (covers admission for all three days)
- $12 per day
- Children 6 & under FREE

March 2024

March 8th & 9th

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! March 8th & 9th is our 13th Annual True Grit Extreme Bull Bash event! The event will include bull riding, mini bull riding, barrel racing, and mutton busting.

Venue doors open at 5:30 each night and the show starts at 7:30!

Tickets & Seating:

- Reserved Concourse General - $30.00 (BEST SEATS. Stadium style individually numbered with back and arm rest)

The following options are bleacher style NOT individual seats. We recommend that you arrive early to get premier seating in your section as these bleachers and do not have numbered seats.
      - Ringside - $25.00 (UP CLOSE. Gets you up close to action on the Arena Floor)
      - General Admission (Section 304-305) - $20.00 (GREAT VALUE. Close to                    restrooms and exit)
      - General Admission: (Section 401) - $15.00 (MOST AFFORDABLE. Located

           close to food and vendors)
       - Kids 2 and Under Free. However, they MUST SIT ON PARENTS LAP

Parking: 

Limited RESERVED parking is available for prepurchase online for $10

          - Mirror tags will be mailed after purchase

Free parking in gravel lot.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 - No outside food or drinks.

 - CASH IS ENCOURAGED. Many vendors are cash only.

 - No ATM available onsite.

 - No pets or strollers. CLEAR BAGS ONLY. NO WEAPONS ALLOWED ONSITE.

 - You will be required to walk through a metal detector before entering the arena.

 - True Grit will also have merchandise available for sale at the event! Everything

     is first come first serve, we will not hold anything.

 - ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
- No exchanges, refunds, or transfers.
- Online and in-person credit card ticket sales include a $3 per ticket service fee

    for credit transactions.

TICKETS FOR THE RODEO ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!

March 15th - 17th

Danville Kennel Club Agility Trials:

Join us March 15th - March 17th for our first Danville Kennel Club Agility Trials of the year!

We are so glad to have everyone back in 2024!

Events will be happening all day from 8:00am - 6:00pm.

Admission is FREE for this event. There will be a food truck on-site for this event.

** NO outside dogs allowed **

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April 2024

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April 5th - 7th

Danville Kennel Club Agility Trials:

Join us April 5th - April 7th for the second Danville Kennel Club Agility Trials of the year!

Events will be happening all day from 8:00am - 6:00pm.

Admission is FREE for this event.

 

There will be a food truck on-site for this event.

**no outside dogs allowed**

April 12th-14th

High School Rodeo

 

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex invites you to come watch the top  High School rodeo competitors go head to head!

 

This event will have a $5 wristband charge per day or you can purchase as weekend wristband for $15 that permits you to enjoy all the events throughout the entire weekend!

 

A food truck will be onsite for the duration of the event!

 

Schedule:
Friday:
- 4:00 PM HS Barrel and Pole Slack (start of HS 1st go)
- 7:00 PM HS Performance (MAIN EVENT)


Saturday:
- 9:00 AM Maverick and Peewee Performance (1st go)
- JH Performance (1st go) will immediately follow the Mavericks Rodeo no sooner than 10:30 a.m.
- 4:00 PM HS Barrel and Pole Slack (start of HS 2nd go)
- 7:00 PM HS Performance (MAIN EVENT)
- HS awards at the completion of Saturday night performance


Sunday:
- 7:30 AM Sunday School
- 8:00 AM Church Service
- 9:00 AM Maverick and Peewee Performance (2nd go) - Maverick and Peewee Awards immediately following performance.
- JH Performance (2nd go) will immediately follow the Maverick Rodeo no sooner than 10:30 a.m. - JH awards immediately following performance.

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April 18th - 21st

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, VA will be hosting the Tobacco Road Futurity Cutting Horse Show from April 18th - 21st.

Admission is FREE!

Food truck will be on site. Event will be held from 8am - 6pm

April 26th-27th

The Pittsylvania - Caswell Youth Livestock Association will be putting on a youth livestock judging competition. There will be students of all ages present to show their livestock and end the event with a livestock sale! 

Schedule:

Friday April 26th, 2024

9:00am Weigh In for Sheep, Goats, and Hogs

11:00am Weigh In for Cattle

4:00pm Showmanship (Goat, Lambs, Hogs, & Cattle)

8:00pm Adult Showmanship Fundraiser

Saturday April 27th, 2024

8:00am Market and Breeding Classes Begin (Market Goats, Lambs, Hogs, & Steers and Breeding Does, Ewes, Gilts, & Heifers)

11:30am Peewee Show (Showmanship Goats/Lambs and Market Goats/Lambs)

12:30pm Resume Market & Breeding Classes

7:00pm Live Auction

There will also be two food trucks onsite, Just J'licious and The Happy Heifer, that will be open for the duration of the event.

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May 2024

Saturday, May 11th
9:00am-4:00pm. 
Spring Fling & Farmers Market
 

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex of Chatham, Virginia would like to invite you to join us at our Spring Fling vendor event and kickoff of our Farmer's Market on May 11th, 2024 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This event will be exactly like our Christmas Bazaar minus the Christmas flare.

Come out and enjoy handmade crafts, baked goods, and much more from your favorite local artisans and vendors. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and support local businesses and maybe grab some gifts for Mother's Day!

This is a FREE EVENT to the public (FREE parking too!) that will be held indoors in our main arena from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

May 17th-18th

VA Walking Racking Horse Show

 

The VA Walking Racking Horse Owner's Association (VWRHOA) will be hosting their event at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, Va on May 17th and 18th. The show will run from 6:00pm to 11:00pm each day. 

The Virginia Walking Ranking Horse Owner's Associations offers a two day horse show promoting the Walking, Plantation, Racking, Pleasure and Spotted Horses. We offer adult and youth classes! Join us for a family friendly event! Food trucks will be on site.

Admission will cost $6.00 per person. Children ages 11 and under can enter free.

There will be two food truck for the duration of the event!

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May 23rd - 26th

Tobacco Road Futurity Cutting Horse Show

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, VA will the Tobacco Road Futurity Cutting Horse Show from May 23rd - 26th! The show begins at 8:00am daily and will end roughly around 5:00pm. On Sunday, the show will end earlier usually around lunchtime.

Admission is FREE! There will be a delicious food truck onsite to grab a yummy meal while you enjoy the show.

June 2024

June 8th

Draft Horse Pull

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex is excited to announce the return of the VA Draft Horse and Mule Pull for 2024!

The Barnyard Pull will begin at 3:00pm with the Horse Pull beginning at 5:00pm.

 

There will be a food truck onsite offering a variety of foods, desserts, and refreshments for the duration of the event! There will also be numerous vendors offering goodies browse and shop.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this event please reach out to India Nichols at ladylogger1@gmail.com 

Ticket Pricing (sold at the door):

$15 Reserved Seating

$10 General Admission

Children 6 & Under enter FREE

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June 21th - 23rd

Danville Kennel Club Agility Trials

Join us June 21st-23rd for the second Danville Kennel Club Agility Trials of the year!

Events will be happening all day from 8:00am - 6:00pm.

Admission is FREE for this event.

 

There will be a food truck on-site for this event.

**no outside dogs allowed**

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July 2024

Caesar's Virginia Dealer School Informational Session

July 10th 11:00am - 7:00pm

Come by the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, Virginia to talk with representatives from Caesars Virginia about your future!

There will be multiple representatives here to discuss Caesars new Dealer School. The event will be held on July 10th, 2024 from 11:00am - 7:00pm in the ODAC Conference Rooms. Please park in the main paved lot for easy access to the conference rooms (enter at the fountain doors).

For more information please reach out to:
(434)483-4500
mmuckey@caesars.com
lrudd@caesars.com

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August 2024

August 2nd-4th
VA IBRA Barrel Race 

Join us August 2nd though the 4th for the VA International Barrel Racing Association's State Finals. The schedule of events will be as follows:

Friday, August 2nd
3:00pm - 6:00pm Exhibitions (practice runs)
7:00pm Main Event Competition

Saturday, August 3rd
10:00am - 1:00pm Exhibitions (practice runs)
1:45pm Opening Ceremony
2:00pm Peewee Shoot Out & Second Main Event Competition

Sunday, August 4th (FINALS DAY)
9:00am Cowboy Church
10:00am FINALS (Open, Youth, Adult, & Masters)

** Concessions will be available on-site **

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August 9th
The Livestock Path - Workshop 

If you have ever wanted to understand livestock showing and judging, this is the event for you. Come to any or all of the opportunities available 8/9 to learn more! Animals and experience are NOT required.

Join us on Friday, August 9th for "The Livestock Path" with world renowned judge, Willie Kirkpatrick and friends at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, Virginia.

2:00PM - Youth will learn keys to being successful in showmanship and WHY it is important.


4:00PM - Youth will participate in a workshop to cover important tips to being great at livestock judging.


6:00PM - We will have a BBQ dinner followed by a keynote from Willie Kirkpatrick on how livestock can shape the future for youth, and a panel discussion with Breanna Lawyer, Trey Conley, and Kevin Spicer on their paths to success.

 

This is a FREE event!!!
Please register at https://battleontheborder.show/the-livestock-path

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August 10th & 11th
Battle on the Border


Join us for the Battle on the Border, a livestock show that promotes the raising, showing and selling of livestock animals by our are youth.

Event starts at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday.
Food truck will be on site.
Free admission to the public
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August 22nd - 25th & September 5th - 8th 
Tobacco Road Futurity Cutting Horse Show


The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, VA will be hosting the Tobacco Road Futurity Cutting Horse Show.

Admission is FREE!
Food truck will be on site.
Event will be held from 8am - 6pm and will end that Sunday, Aug. 25th at noon.

Sept. 20th - 21st

VA Walking Racking Fall Horse Show

 

The VA Walking Racking Horse Owner's Association (VWRHOA) will be hosting their event at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, VA on September 20th and 21st. The show will run from 6:00pm to 11:00pm each day. 

The Virginia Walking Ranking Horse Owner's Associations offers a two day horse show promoting the Walking, Plantation, Racking, Pleasure and Spotted Horses. There will be both adult and youth classes! 

Join us for a family friendly event! Food trucks will be on site.

Admission will cost $6.00 per person. Children ages 11 and under can enter free.

There will be two food truck for the duration of the event!

(Class sheets and more will be posted as the event nears).

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