The 1836 takes place during the celebration of Texas’s Independence every year at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches, Texas. There are multiple divisions of wagon races, a cowboy style match race, pasture roping, barrel race, and a mounted shooting competition. This is truly a unique Western event you don’t want to miss! The gates are open to camping the Monday prior to the races. Folks are encouraged to come early, bring their horses, mules and wagons, and to participate in the many activities on the schedule. Activities include trail rides, dutch oven cook’n classes, herd dog demonstrations, hoof care clinics, horse auction, barn dances and karaoke, live music, cowboy church and much more!