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Autumn Oaks

Labor Day Weekend: August 29 - September 1, 2019
Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Rd, Richmond IN 47374

Entries close at midnight, August 9, 2019.

The Event Where History Is Made


Schedule

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019

3 - 5 p.m.
Bench Show entries taken for all shows. Confirm advanced bench show entries.
Bench Show online advanced entry fee: $25
Bench Show entry fee at the event: $30

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019

Today features: Coonhound Specialty Show, and the Nite Hunt segment of the National Dual Grand Championship.
8 - 11 a.m.
Bench Show entries taken for all shows. Confirm advanced bench show entries.
Bench Show online advanced entry fee: $25
Bench Show entry fee at the event: $30
6 p.m.
Entry Confirmation Deadline for Round 1 of the National Dual Championship (nite hunt). All entrants to be drawn out by their own breed. 90-minute hunt. Hunting judges. Cast winners must have a total score of plus points to advance to Round 2 (Friday show portion).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019

Today features: Registered classes for the Bench Show, Rounds 2 & 3 of the National Dual Championship, and the Friday portion of the Nite Hunt.
8 - 9 a.m.
Friday and Saturday Bench Show entries taken. Confirm advanced bench show entries.
Bench Show online advanced entry fee: $25
Bench Show entry fee at the event: $30
Rounds 2 and 3 of the National Dual Championship
Round 2: Cast winners from Thursday to show against their own breed. Same handler not required in hunt and show.
Round 3: Breed winners to show for overall National Dual Champion. Overall winner to receive National Dual Champion Degree (NATLDC).
1 p.m.
Deadline to confirm Friday Nite Hunt Entries.
Grand Sixteen/Reminder: All Grand Nite Champions hunt on Friday night.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019

Today features: Champions, Kids Bench Show, Grand Champions, and the Saturday portion of the Nite Hunt.
8 - 9 a.m.
Saturday Bench Show entries taken. Confirm advance bench show entries.
Bench Show online advanced entry fee: $25
Bench Show entry fee at the event: $30
1 p.m.
Deadline to confirm Saturday Nite Hunt Entries.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

9 a.m.
Nite Hunt Awards Ceremony


Nite Hunt

Autumn Oaks is a one-night hunt run off in two nights. This event is the second leg of the exciting UKC Triple Crown Series, sponsored by Black Gold Premium Dog Food
Advanced entry only.
2019 Nite Hunt Advanced Entry (PDF)
Entries must be submitted by midnight, August 9, 2019.
Entry Fee: $40
Friday and Saturday: Hunt Entries confirm between 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on the night scheduled to hunt.
Grand Sixteen: All Grand Nite Champions hunt on Friday night.

Coonhound Specialty Show

August 29, 2019
Pre-enter and save $5!

Enter one of the following classes:

  • Puppy (6 months-1 year)
  • Junior (1-2 years)
  • Adult (2 years and over)
  • Open (6 months and over)
  • Breeder/Handler (6 months and over, handled by breeder)
  • Champion
  • Grand Champion
  • Junior Showmanship

Note: Altered Conformation will not be offered.

  • Puppy, Junior, Adult, Open, and Breeder/Handler classes will be placed 1st-4th.
  • Champion and Reserve Champion will be awarded in the Champion class.
  • Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be awarded in the Grand Champion class.
  • Best Male and Best Female, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed awards will also be given.
  • The Best of Breed of each breed will go compete for Best In Coonhound Specialty Show and Reserve Best In Specialty Show.
  • We will also be offering Junior Showmanship classes. There is no cost to enter Junior Showmanship and you do not need a UKC Junior Membership number to enter.

Specialty Show Judging Schedule - Thursday, August 29

Licensed Conformation Show Classes. Show will begin immediately following close of entries at 11 a.m.

Ring 1 - (Judge John Booth)
American Leopard Hound
Bluetick Coonhound
Plott Hound
Redbone Coonhound

Ring 2 - (Judge Kathy Shorter)
American Black & Tan Coonhound
English Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound

Bench Show

August 30 & 31, 2019
Pre-enter and save $5!

Friday: Registered, National Dual Championship Show
Saturday: Champions, Kids Bench Show, Grand Champions

Bench Show Judging Schedule - Friday, August 30

Show will begin immediately following close of entries at 9 a.m.

Ring 1 - (Judge Scott Hogan)
Registered
American Black & Tan Coonhound
American Leopard Hound
Bluetick Coonhound
English Coonhound
Best Male of Show

Ring 2 - (Judge Connie Hogan)
Registered
Plott Hound
Redbone Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Best Female of Show

Ring 1 - (Judge Scott Hogan)
National Dual Championship Show, to be held immediately following conclusion of the Registered Classes.
Dual Champions
American Black & Tan Coonhound
American Leopard Hound
Bluetick Coonhound
English Coonhound

Ring 2 - (Judge- Connie Hogan)
Dual Champions
Plott Hound
Redbone Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Overall Dual Champion

Bench Show Judging Schedule - Saturday, August 31

Show will begin immediately following close of entries at 9 a.m.

Ring 1 - (Judge Connie Hogan)
Champions
American Black & Tan Coonhound
American Leopard Hound
Bluetick Coonhound
English Coonhound
Champion Male

Ring 2 - (Judge Scott Hogan)
Kids Show will begin immediately following conclusion of Champion classes.
Champions
Plott Hound
Redbone Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Champion Female

Kids Bench Show (Judge(s) UKC Staff)

Ring 1 - (Judge Connie Hogan)
Grand Champions classes will begin immediately following conclusion of Kids Show.
Grand Champions
American Black & Tan Coonhound
American Leopard Hound
Bluetick Coonhound
English Coonhound

Ring 2 - (Judge Scott Hogan)
Grand Champions
Plott Hound
Redbone Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound

Ring 1 (Judge Scott Hogan)
National Grand Show Champion

Ring 2 - (Judge Connie Hogan)
Opposite Sex National Grand Show Champion

2019 Autumn Oaks Triple Crown Event Purina Points Event

Featured Sponsors

Black Gold Purina

Results

Download Nite Hunt Entry Form

2019 Nite Hunt Advanced Entry (PDF)

Meet The Judges

Read Judge Bios

Vendor Info

Vendor Application (PDF)

Local Info

Lodging Options (PDF)

Helpful Info

Slam Schedule (PDF)
Autumn Oaks 2019 Schedule (PDF)
Hunt & Show Rules (PDF)
Show Info (PDF)

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.

Parking Requirements

$5 per vehicle for the weekend if parking on grounds OR $2 per person/$5 per family per day at the gate entrance from Salisbury Road parking area.

  • Event participants, Vendors and Staff will receive free parking permits.
  • Nite Hunt entrants: your parking pass will be mailed with your advanced entry confirmation.
  • Bench Show entrants: your parking pass will be mailed with your advanced entry confirmation. Passes will also be available for day of-show entrants.
  • Please be sure to hang your parking pass from your rearview mirror for ease in entrance on Friday and Saturday.

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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