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Chief Joseph Rally

June 27-30, 2019

Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day, Oregon

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!


On-Line Early Registration will open March 1st.  Rally details and program schedule will be posted here at that time.    Early registration includes 3 nights camping, tickets for Fri & Sat dinner,  door prize ticket and rally pin.
Late registration at the gate opens at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 and includes 3 nights camping, door prize ticket and rally pin for the first 500 registered.  Late registration does not include meal tickets.  A limited number of meal tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.

There are restaurants within a few blocks of the fairgrounds.   A limited number of breakfasts will be available for purchase in the fairgrounds pavilion Fri & Sat morning.  

Green grass camping.  Free showers.  Door Prizes.  Vendors.  Rider Awards. Seminars.  Beer Garden.  Complimentary morning coffee & tea.  Guided rides (paved and GS routes).  Maps for self-guided rides (paved and GS routes).  Live music Friday evening featuring Kinzel & Hyde; their American Roots & Blues is sure to have you moving!

Note:  Those who arrive early to the fairgrounds on Wednesday will be expected to pay the fairgrounds privately at the camping kiosk for Wed night camping.

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

If you are seeking other accommodations, here are five hotels or motels in walking distance to the fairgrounds:

Best Western John Day Inn

315 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845



Americas Best Value Inn

390 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845



Budget 8 Motel

711 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