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Autumn Oaks

Labor Day Weekend
September 1-4, 2016
Wayne County Fairgrounds
Richmond, Indiana

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
  • Wells County Coon Hunters Club, Murray, 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.

This event is the second leg of the exciting UKC Triple Crown program.

Autumn Oaks Triple Crown Event Purina Points Event

Results

Check back here on August 31, 2017 for live results from the event!

Event Schedule

Date/Time Event Description Registration
Date/Time

Wednesday

Date/Time

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Event Description

Bench Show/Conformation Entries Open for Thursday, Friday and Saturday events.

Registration

On-site only

Date/Time

Thursday

Date/Time

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Event Description

Bench Show/Conformation Entries Open for Thursday, Friday and Saturday events.

Registration

On-site only

Date/Time

1:00 p.m.

Event Description

Conformation Show will start as soon as possible. Bench Show to follow.

Date/Time

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Event Description

Bench Show Entries Open for Friday and Saturday events

Registration

On-site only

Date/Time

Friday

Date/Time

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Bench Show Entries Open for Friday and Saturday events.

Registration

On-site only

Date/Time

9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Bench Show will start as soon as possible.

Date/Time

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Event Description

Confirm your Advanced Entry for the Friday Nite Hunt.

Date/Time

2:30 p.m.

Event Description

Wait-listed entrants return to Headquarters to get your cast number.

Date/Time

3:30 p.m.

Event Description

All confirmed entrants return to UKC headquarters for opening ceremonies and calling casts

Registration

Pre-entry Online or Download (PDF)

Date/Time

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Event Description

Bench Show Entries Open for Saturday

Registration

On-site only

Date/Time

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Event Description

Live Entertainment in the Kuhlman Center.
Throw It Down Band (Country Music)

Date/Time

Saturday

Date/Time

5:00 a.m.

Event Description

Deadline for Friday Night Scorecards to be returned to Master of Hounds.

Date/Time

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Bench Show Entries Open

Registration

On-site only

Date/Time

9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Bench Show will start as soon as possible.

Date/Time

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Event Description

Confirm your Advanced Entry for the Saturday Nite Hunt.

Registration

Online or
Download (PDF)

Date/Time

2:30 p.m.

Event Description

Wait-listed entrants return to Headquarters to get your cast number.

Date/Time

3:30 p.m.

Event Description

All confirmed entrants return to UKC headquarters

Date/Time

Sunday

Date/Time

5:00 a.m.

Event Description

Deadline for Saturday Night Scorecards to be returned to Master of Hounds.

Date/Time

9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Nite Hunt Winners Awards in Headquarters Building. Winners must bring your dogs for photographs.

Featured Sponsors

Black Gold Purina

Notes & Reminders

  • There will be a fee for parking within the grounds again. View parking requirements (PDF).
  • UKC Licensed Coonhound Conformation Show returns! View the Conformation Show requirements here (PDF).
  • GRAND SIXTEEN/Reminder: All Grand Nite Champions hunt on Friday night.
  • Due to increasing safety concerns, 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.
  • Throw It Down (country music) will provide live entertainment on Friday in the Kuhlman Center from 8 to 10 p.m. View more information about Throw It Down.
  • Please note that the Wayne County Fairgrounds is a designated non-smoking area.
  • Emergency Vet & Vet Services information here (PDF).

Event Info

Grounds Map (PDF)
Parking Information (PDF)
Rules (PDF)
Black Gold 2000 Slam Series (PDF)

Vendor Info

Vendor Kit (PDF)

Local Info

Local Richmond, Indiana Info
Lodging (PDF)
Dining (PDF)
2016 Local Discounts (PDF)
Youth Activities (PDF)

Emergency Vet

MedVet Dayton
2714 Springboro West Rd
Moraine OH 45439
937.293.2714
View Additional Vets (PDF)

Judges

UKC Autumn Oaks judges are well qualified and come with the experience as owners, breeders and handlers.

View more information and background bio information for the 2016 Autumn Oaks judges.

Additional Sponsors