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Come enjoy live Music, Beer Garden and More at the 2021 Steel Horse Rally

Friday May 7th & Saturday, May 8th

The Steel Horse Rally Main Stage, Steel Horse Handle Bar & Very Important Biker Area at at 601 Garrison Ave., in the parking lot across from First National Bank

This is THE place to be during the Steel Horse Rally! Starting at Noon on Friday, May 7th, the Steel Horse Handle Bar & VIB Area & Bar officially open! The Steel Horse Rally is proud to support talented local artists and bring you great live music from incredible musicians like Gary Hutchison, Jimmy Atchison, Who Shot JR, Rock City and more. The Steel Horse Handle Bar stays open late and is right on Garrison Avenue. All proceeds from beverages sold benefit the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity. On Saturday, May 8th the Steel Horse Handle Bar and beer garden open at 10 a.m. with Rock City, one of the hottest new bands in the area, kicking off the music at 1 p.m. Grab an ice cold beverage and enjoy the Steel Horse Rally Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade starting Saturday at 4 p.m. After the parade, the great live music continues. Cheer on your favorite contestant in the Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest at 8 p.m. on the Steel Horse Rally Main Stage. Then enjoy more great live music (and a few surprises!) as the party continues in the Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar and Beer Garden!

Get your Beer to Go...for a great cause!  New for the 2021 Steel Horse Rally! For a $5 charitable donation you can get the official Steel Horse Rally Charity Cup and matching red armband that allows a person age 21 or older to walk through the the "Downtown Entertainment District" with an adult beverage from the Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar (and at other participating locations). That means you can watch the Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade or stroll through the vendors in the 800 and 1000 blocks of Garrison Ave., with an ice cold adult beverage of your choice. The donation goes directly to help four great local charities: Antioch for Youth and Family, The Fort Smith Museum of History, Children's Service League and the Buddy Smith Veteran's Home. 

Friday, May 7th:

Noon: Friday May 7th: The Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar & VIB Area opens at 601 Garrison Ave., in the parking lot across from First National Bank.

The Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar opens at Noon on Friday May 7th in the parking lot at 601 Garrison Ave., across from First National Bank. All proceeds from beverages sold at the Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar goes to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity! Enjoy great live music! Plus enjoy great food from vendors and get your official Steel Horse Rally T-shirts and gear here, with proceeds helping the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity! 

Get the Official Steel Horse Rally Charity Cup here: For a minimum charitable donation of only $5, you can purchase an official Steel Horse Rally Charity Cup. This beautiful red cup allows a person who is 21 years old or older to walk throughout the rally and Entertainment District with an adult beverage in the cup.

7:00 p.m.: Live Music on the Steel Horse Rally Main Stage at 601 Garrison Ave., in the parking lot across from First National Bank. Enjoy music from Gary Hutchison, Who Shot JR and more.

Saturday, May 8th

10:00 a.m. : The Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar & VIB Area opens at 601 Garrison Ave., in the parking lot across from First National Bank

1:00 p.m.:  Live Music on the Steel Horse Rally Main Stage at 601 Garrison Ave., in the parking lot across from First National Bank; Enjoy music by Rock City.

4:00 p.m.: The Steel Horse Rally Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade roars down Garrison Avenue, right in front of the Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar

 

4:45 p.m.: The music and entertainment continues with music by Mark Albertson and Gary Hutchison.

5:00 p.m.: Vote for the People's Choice Award SHR Bikini Contestant by making a charitable donation to vote for your favorite contestant. Winner will be announced during the 2021 Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest that starts at 8 p.m. on the main stage. Look for the lovely ladies who will be walking throughout the Steel Horse Handle Bar and in front of the stage and be sure to make your vote count!

8:00 p.m. - The Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest on the main stage. Crowd participation place a major role in determining the 2021 Miss Steel Horse Rally, so cheer on your favorite contestant and help them win! Enjoy an ice cold adult beverage from the Steel Horse Handle Bar while watching the Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest! 

9:00 p.m.: The great live music continues on the Steel Horse Rally main stage with music by Who Shot JR and more! The Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar will be open late to quench your thirst!

The Steel Horse Rally Welcomes Very Important Bikers!

(This year all VIB packages were reserved in advance before the Steel Horse Rally. None are currently available online, but if you are still interested in a VIB pass before the rally, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. During the 2021 Steel Horse Rally, visit the official Steel Horse Rally VIB Check-in Tent to see if any VIB passes are available.)

Picking Up Your VIB Pass: If you reserved your VIB pass online before April 27th, when you arrive at the 2021 Steel Horse Rally, you can pick up your VIB Package containing your VIB Pass & Official Steel Horse Rally gear in the VIB Welcome Area & Check-in located in the northeast corner of the Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village in the parking lot in the 800 block of Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith. Look for the second tent from Garrison Ave. next to the wall with the brightly colored mural that has the “Steel Horse Rally VIB Check-In” sign on it. (No VIB packages or passes will be mailed). VIB Packages will be available for pick up on Friday, May 7th from Noon until 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 8th from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at this location. Just present a valid photo I.D. and a friendly Steel Horse Rally Volunteer will get you your VIB Pass, lanyard, armband, T-shirt and the other goodies included with your VIB package. Please see the map below for more detailed info.

The Steel Horse Rally Very Important Biker Area (The large tent located at 601 Garrison Ave., across from First National Bank, in front of the Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar)

The Steel Horse Rally proudly welcomes the 2021 Very Important Bikers who made a charitable donation before the 2021 Steel Horse Rally. (This year all VIB packages were reserved in advance before the Steel Horse Rally. None are currently available online, but if you are still interested in a VIB pass before the rally, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to a waiting list. During the 2021 Steel Horse Rally, visit the official Steel Horse Rally VIB Check-in Tent to see if any VIB passes are available.)

The 2021 Steel Horse Rally VIB Package includes VIB Access to the VIB Area located in the First National Bank Parking Lot (601 Garrison Ave.) across from the First National Bank, (the large white building with the big American flag on top). VIBs can enjoy all of the live music, entertainment, and Miss Steel Horse Rally Contest at the Steel Horse Rally from the VIB Area and tent that features VIB seating, tables and private VIB bar service. With you VIB Pass, can park in the VIB Parking area located right next to the VIB Tent. If you are heading west on your motorcycle on Garrison Avenue (toward the Arkansas River/Oklahoma), you can turn right (north) from Garrison Ave. onto 6th Street. Then, present your VIB pass and show your VIB Armband to the volunteer and you can park your motorcycle in the VIB Area and walk to the private VIB entrance that takes you right to the VIB Area! 

The VIB Area at the First National Bank Parking Lot opens at 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday, so you can come enjoy a beer and while watching the Steel Horse Rally Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade (4 p.m. on Saturday) and the Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest (Saturday 8 p.m.). Enjoy live music from the VIB Area right in front of the stage with private VIB Bar and great service from the Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar crew on Friday and Saturday!

For a complete list of Steel Horse Rally events, visit: https://www.thesteelhorserally.com/rally-guide 

 

 

 

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2015 to benefit local charities, honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and help the local community.