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Make your plans for June 2020! 
Please join us for our 42nd annual Chief Joseph Rally in gorgeous John Day, Oregon June 18 – 21, 2020 
Then take a scenic 4 day ride to . . . 

The 2020 BMW MOA Rally June 25 – 28 in Great Falls, Montana 

Make it an epic road trip!  Which route will you choose to take between John Day, Oregon and Great Falls, Montana?    Will you go up through Glacier National Park and the Going to the Sun Road?  Will you go through Lolo Pass in Idaho?  Perhaps you'll take this opportunity to see some of the roads in the Wallowas & Blue Mountains of NE Oregon.  You may choose to route yourself through the Sawtooths & Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho.  So many great choices and routes!

Join us at the Grant County Fairgrounds, nestled in the scenic Strawberry Mountains, John Day Oregon, for a weekend of terrific riding, seminars, food and fellowship. This historic city is located at the Junction of Hwys 395 and 26. Enjoy the West’s best riding; gold and cattle country, refreshing mountain passes, painted hills, river canyons, and wide open desert. All this in one day’s riding! Visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument or any of four different museums. Begin planning your trip now! Oregon is for Riders! Come to John Day and see what we mean!

VENDORS: Please contact our Vendor Coordinator, David Morganstern.   Email: or phone # 503-449-8375. 

Green grass camping.  Free showers.  Door Prizes.  Vendors.  Rider Awards. Seminars.  Beer Garden.  Complimentary morning coffee & tea.  Guided rides (paved and GS routes).  Rider Skill classes offered by Team Oregon.  Maps for self-guided rides (paved and GS routes).  Motorcycle movies each evening.  Live music Friday evening!  

Note:  If you plan to arrive early to the fairgrounds on Wednesday, you'll be expected to pay the fairgrounds privately at the camping kiosk for Wed night camping.  ($15/night)


On-Line Pre-registration opens  March 1st.   Pre-registration includes 3 nights camping, Fri & Sat dinner tickets,  and door prize ticket.  Gate registration does not include meals.  Pre-registration closes June 7th. 

Scroll down for additional lodging options.




Separate reservations and fees apply for the use of adjoining RV park.  Contact:
Grant County Fairgrounds RV Park

411 NW Bridge St,

John Day, OR 97845

Other accommodations in John Day are within walking distance to the fairgrounds:

Best Western Inn John Day

315 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845



America's Best Value Inn

390 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845



Dreamers Lodge Motel
144 N Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845

John Day Motel
250 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845

John Day Valley Rentals

several cottages near the fairgrounds

6 miles west of John Day:
Clyde Holliday State Park

In Dayville, 30 miles west of John Day:
Fish House Inn & RV Park


In Prairie City, 13 miles east of John Day:
Historic Hotel Prairie


Depot RV Park