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The Steel Horse Rally Adds Exciting New Event

 The 6th Steel Horse Rally roars into downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas on May 7th & 8th, 2021. The rally continues the tradition of adding new and exciting events. The Steel Horse Rally is proud to announce the inaugural “Steel Horse Rally Cops and Cones Motorcycle Exhibition.” This exhilarating new family-friendly event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8th in the 1100 block of Garrison Avenue.

 The annual charity motorcycle event is dedicated to all who serve: military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders, and this new event will showcase the riding expertise of motorcycle officers from all over the state of Arkansas. This event will not only highlight the riding talents of the host department, the Fort Smith Police Department, but also Van Buren, Fayetteville and other departments and agencies throughout Arkansas.

 “This is an exciting event to watch for all ages, plus children will be able to take photos on the motorcycles after the event,” said Steel Horse Rally Inc. President Dennis Snow. “This is a great public relations opportunity for all law enforcement to interact with our community, plus it gives our community an opportunity to get to know officers in a relaxed setting.”

 Snow said the SHR Cops and Cones Motorcycle Exhibition will take place right in the middle of Garrison Avenue making it easy for crowds to watch law enforcement officers navigate a precision course through orange cones.

 Fort Smith Police Department Motorcycle Supervisor Sgt. Steven Creek added, “We are so proud to strengthen our bond with the Steel Horse Rally, showcase our riding abilities, all while getting to know our community.”

 The Steel Horse Rally is scheduled to debut its new entertainment headquarters in the 600 block of Garrison Avenue, right across from First National Bank of Fort Smith, the Official Bank of the 6th

Steel Horse Rally. This new location will feature the main entertainment stage showcasing the best of local talent, a VIB (Very Important Biker) Area, vendors, and sponsors.

 Snow said the 6th Steel Horse Rally promises to be the most exciting rally yet.

 “Crowd favorites like the Thunder Through the Valley Parade, the Vendor Village, and the Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest are all scheduled to return for this year’s rally,” Snow said. “Attendees of this year’s rally will be able to park their motorcycle in the middle of Garrison Avenue and walk to all of these events now centered on Garrison Avenue. This ultimately adds to the sizzle, sound and excitement of the 6th Steel Horse Rally.”

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit charity that is dedicated to honoring all who serve and helping local charities and the community. The Steel Horse Rally Inc. board of directors has selected four local charities to benefit from the rally: The Buddy Smith Home for Veterans, the Fort Smith Museum of History, Antioch for Youth and Family, and the Children’s Service League.

 “The Steel Horse Rally would not be possible without our team of volunteers. These incredible men and women give tirelessly or their time, efforts and talents and truly are the fuel for the rally,” Snow said. “Our sponsors, big and small, are the foundation of the Steel Horse Rally. Without their financial contributions and support of the rally and the community, the rally would not be possible. If you would like to become a sponsor, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..”

 The inaugural Steel Horse Rally was held in 2015. Over the span of 5 short years, the rally has had a total estimated attendance of nearly 300,000 visitors, donated more than $100,000 to local charities and has had a total estimated local economic impact of more than $60 Million.

 “The Steel Horse Rally Board of Directors takes great effort to make this annual charity motorcycle rally a family-friendly event,” Snow said. “The addition of the new Steel Horse Cops and Cones ensures that the tradition will continue for the 6th Steel Horse Rally.”

 For more information about the Steel Horse Rally, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (479) 414-3775.

 
Vendors

Vendor Applications Now Available for 2023 Steel Horse Rally:

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity is proud to announce that Vendor Applications are now available for the 2023 Steel Horse Rally that rolls into Fort Smith on May 5th & 6th, 2023. 

Be part of one of the fastest-growing charity motorcycle rallies in the USA! Friday, May 5th & Saturday, May 6th, 2023, Fort Smith, AR

The Steel Horse Rally is held the first weekend each May and the charity motorcycle event is dedicated to “All Who Serve” and helps several local charities and the community. In 2022, the Steel Horse Rally shattered previous attendance records with an estimated 200,000+ attendees for for the two-day event and a positive local economic impact of more than $22 Million. The unique setting of the Steel Horse Rally gives motorcycle riders an opportunity to park their bikes in the middle of historic Garrison Avenue - one of the widest historic downtown "Main Streets" in the USA. Attendees can park just steps away from all of the vendor areas and entertainment at the Steel Horse Rally.

Since it was established in 2015, the two-day event is one of the premiere events in the region. Each year, local charities and charitable organizations apply and several are selected to be recipients of the donations generated at the annual Steel Horse Rally. The Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity has donated more than $125,000 plus in-kind donations to local charities and charitable organizations. Plus the Steel Horse Rally gives organizations a unique way to get their message to the community at the Steel Horse Rally by donating informational booth spae to proganization who are selected after going through an application Process.

Vendor Applications Now Available for the 2023 Steel Horse Rally

Vendor Applications are Now Available for the 2023 Steel Horse Rally by clicking on the link below or contacting the Steel Horse Rally. If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2023 Steel Horse Rally, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the SHR Inc. office at 479-414-3775 before completing the application. We want to make sure that we can accommodate you and answer any questions that you may have before completing the applications. Also, be sure to ask about new vendor discounts, sponsorship opportunities, and "early-bird" specials. Deadlines and restrictions may apply. Additional forms may need to be completed for some vendors (food vendors, media outlets requesting press passes, etc.)

Click Here for the 2023 Steel Horse Rally Vendor Application and Map

 

The SHR Vendors: An Integral Part of the Rally

A huge part of the success of the rally comes from the unique contributions that vendors bring to the Steel Horse Rally. The Steel Horse Rally is a family-friendly rally and there is no admission fee for people to enter the vendor areas. All items to be sold must be approved by the Steel Horse Rally Inc. before the event.  There are vendors fees and vary upon space and items needed (including electricity, water, additional parking passes, etc.). All applications, photos, documents, and payment must be received by the dates on the vendor application to avoid late fees. 

The Steel Horse Rally has vendors in three areas centered around Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith. During the rally, portions of Garrison Avenue are open to motorcycle traffic only and motorcycles may park "nose-to-nose" on the yellow line in the middle of the avenue (very close to the vendor areas!). The three main Steel Horse Rally Vendor locations for 2023 include:

Vendors near the Steel Horse Rally Entertainment Stage and VIB (Very Important Biker) Area: 601 Garrison Avenue (in parking lot across the street from First National Bank of Fort Smith)

SHR Vendor Village: located in the 800 Block of Garrison Avenue, right in the middle of foot and motorcycle traffic during the Steel Horse Rally. This is where official Steel Horse Rally merchandise will be located and the SHR Inc. info tent. This is where the food court, restroom facilities are located.

Vendors at Cisterna Park near General Darby Statue: located in the 1000 block of Garrison Ave., next to the statue of General William Darby on a motorcycle, this location is right next to the giant American flag where motorcycles ride during the Motorcycle Parade on Saturday and near where the Cops and Cones Motorcycle Exhibition will be on Saturday morning of the rally. 

Steel Horse Rally vendor areas are located in the heart of historic downtown Fort Smith and close to all rally events and convenient motorcycle parking. The Steel Horse Rally Motorcycle Parade ends on Garrison Avenue right next to the vendor areas. The Steel Horse Rally is THE place to be: Featuring 80+ unique vendors that have all kinds of foods, services and wares!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Steel Horse Rally, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 and features vendors from around the country (and world) to bring their unique wares, delicious menu items and more to Fort Smith, Arkansas. For anyone interested in being a vendor at the 2020 Steel Horse Rally, please contact the Steel Horse Rally Inc. office first via e-mail, phone call or text to make sure that we can accommodate your needs. 

For more information, click here or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2020 Steel Horse Rally Vendor Application

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. office can be reached at (479) 414-3775 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Miss SHR Bikini Contest

Congratulations to Maddie Morton, Miss Steel Horse Rally 2019! Congratulations to the People's Choice Winner Nicole Thomas and all of the incredible ladies who were contestants in the 2019 Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest!

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.