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Autumn Oaks

Labor Day Weekend: September 3-6, 2020
Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Rd, Richmond IN 47374

Entries close at midnight, August 14, 2020.

The Event Where History Is Made

Autumn Oaks Info 2020

IMPORTANT! Review the safety guidelines and mandatory changes for 2020
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Read the Bench Show Judges Bios!
Shop for Autumn Oaks clothing!
Dual Champion Entry Listing added 8/26/20

Please note the following

  • Due to COVID-19: Gates will not be open to spectators who are not arriving with an entered hunter/exhibitor. Anyone entered will be provided a parking pass.
  • Wayne County Coonhunters Club has chosen not to open the cafeteria in the Kuhlman Center. It will be closed, and no food will be served in that building. Chairs and tables will not be made available.
  • Limited shopping will be available. Sponsors are allowed to sell from their vendor booths. Non-sponsor vendor spaces will not be available. Masks will be required within those areas.
  • Dog and puppy barns will be closed.

View all COVID regulations for Autumn Oaks 2020

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Notes & Reminders

  • GRAND SIXTEEN: All Grand Nite Champions hunt on Friday night.
  • ATVs are strictly prohibited. Golf carts (rented or private), motorized scooters and mopeds must carry proof of insurance at all times. All drivers must be of an age to have a state issued driver's license. This will be enforced.
  • Free camping Thursday through Sunday. Pre-event camping fee collected at gate.
  • Please note that the Wayne County Fairgrounds is a designated non-smoking area.

Emergency Vet

VCA Northwood Animal Hospital
3255 North State Road 9, Anderson IN 46012
800.341.6111 or 765.649.5218

Hunt Club Support

Guide Support Provided By Area Clubs:
Wayne County CHA (Grounds) | Limberlost CHC | Bryant, Indiana | Shelby County Sportsmen Club | Shelbyville, Indiana | Van Wert County CHA |Convoy, Ohio | Deer Creek Coon hunters| Greencastle, Indiana

About Autumn Oaks

The Event Where History Is Made

Founded in 1960 in the Midwest, Autumn Oaks is the granddaddy of all UKC events. The UKC National Grand Champions of the seven UKC recognized breeds are named at this annual hunt.

Autumn Oaks brings together the outstanding coonhounds from the United States and Canada to participate in a Nite Hunt and Bench Show. This prestigious event is held over Labor Day weekend each year. The location of Autumn Oaks is carefully selected on the basis of a club or clubs that can supply qualified guides, good hunting territory, and a fairground that has camping facilities, barns and meeting rooms to accommodate the thousands who attend. Autumn Oaks is a family affair and an event where old friends become reacquainted and new ones are made.

Autumn Oaks is a one-night hunt run off in two nights.

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