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Birds of Prey Show & Family Fun

The 4th Annual Birds of Prey Show at the Steel Horse Rally

Saturday, May 5th @ 9:00 a.m. at Cisterna Park (next to the Darby Statue)
1001 Garrison Ave. in downtown Fort Smith | No Admission but Charitable Donations are appreciated

 

An annual tradition at the Steel Horse Rally, the Birds of Prey Show is fun and educational for the whole family. While there is no cost or admission to see the show, donations to the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center are appreciated. In addition to the show, for a tax deductible donation to Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center, you can have your photo taken with one of these magnificent birds. From owls to hawks to falcons, see and learn about these majestic creatures up close!

 

Tommy Young is the director of the wildlife center and holds degrees in Ornithology and Wildlife Medicine from Cornell University. He has helped rehabilitate and release back into the wild thousands of animals including 36 bears, 10,000 hawks, 9,000 owls, 22,000 mammals, 44 American Bald Eagles, 36 Golden Eagles. The wildlife center is located near Mena, AR, which makes for a good day-trip motorcycle ride from Fort Smith, AR.

Lawbreakers & Peacemakers Old West Shootout

Lawbreakers & Peacemakers

Old West Shootouts & Jail Lockups 

at “Judgement” located at 300 Parker Ave., downtown Fort Smith

Friday, May 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 5th from Noon to 4 p.m.

No Admission; Charitable Donations benefit the Steel Horse Rally Inc.

 

Watch History Come Alive in an Unforgettable Performance

The Lawbreakers and Peacemakers will be performing during the Steel Horse Rally as added entertainment. The shootouts and skits take place at “Judgment”, the western town set adjacent to Judge Parker’s gallows located at 300 Parker Ave, in downtown Fort Smith, just a few blocks (less tha 1/2 mile from the Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village. The shows are free and all proceeds go to the Steel Horse Rally.

About the Lawbreakers & Peacemakers:

The Lawbreakers & Peacemakers is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to keeping the Old West alive. Through lively (yet family friendly)  performances, they help tell the stories that helped shape Western Arkansas and our country in the late 1800s. Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma are rich with history from the legend of Judge Isaac Parker the famous hangin’ judge, to the ruthless lawbreakers that he sought to bring to justice. Enjoy these entertaining performances that are infused with humor and action that will give you a new perspective on the Old West. For more information about the Lawbreakers & Peacemakers, click here.

 

Motorcycle Memories Exhibit at the FS Museum of History

Motorcycle Memories Exhibit at the Fort Smith Museum of History

Motorcycle Memories program will be presented on May 4 and 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the museum, 320 Rogers Avenue

(just a few blocks from the Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village located in the 800 block between Rogers Ave. & Garrison Ave.)

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed Sunday and Monday

$7 Adults (16 and over), $5 Veterans and Military, $2 Children, Free – Under age 6, Free – Museum members

Bike Show: The museum will host a motorcycle show on the street in front of the museum on Saturday, May 5.  A $15 donation is recommended for entry. All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History, a non-profit organization.

For more info click here

April 17, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Join the Fort Smith Museum of History for an exhibit and a program on local and regional motorcycle history.  The Motorcycle Memories will be featured in the Boyd Gallery, April 17-June 2, 2018.

Motorcycle Memories will feature the Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden by Fort Smith native Leroy Winters when he won the 1956 Jack Pine Enduro, launching a successful motorcycle racing career.  As winner of the Jack Pine Enduro, Winters was named the National Endurance Champion for 1956.  The Winters Motorcycle is loaned from the AMA Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio. 

During the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally, the Motorcycle Memories program will be presented on May 4 and 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the museum, 320 Rogers Avenue.  The museum will host a motorcycle show on the street in front of the museum on Saturday, May 5.  A $15 donation is recommended for entry. All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History, a non-profit organization. For more information, click here

The Steel Horse Rally has fun events for the whole family.

In addition to The Birds of Prey Show, you will find antique bikes on display plus everyone is invited to watch Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade and stroll through the Vendor Village.

There will be special activities for kids, including face-painting and the opportunity to “Meet our Heroes” where children can talk to local veterans, law enforcement, and first responders.