Wagon Train Adventure

Full Day Outing with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

wagon train rides ncGo back in time and ride with a genuine wagon train! For generations, local mountain folks have gathered in Big Sandy Mush for the Labor Day Wagon Train. This is not a tourist event-in fact, it’s not publicized at all. It’s just neighbors getting together to drive their wagons and enjoy good company. Randall Glen joins in on the train, and we invite a select few guests to ride in our wagon or as an outrider on horseback for an adventure you will never forget. On Labor Day Saturday we’ll gather for a mountain biscuit breakfast, then join the wagon train right here at Randall Glen on the original pioneer wagon road. We’ll ride through the woods and then wind our way up the mountain to Haywood Gap, where we can look down on Big Sandy Mush thousands of feet below.

wagon train rides ncAt Haywood Gap the wagon train stops to rest the teams. After a hearty country lunch at the Gap we’ll head down the other side of the mountain, passing through rich farmland on the way to the encampment at Crabtree. Reaching the encampment at mid-afternoon, we’ll unhitch the team and unsaddle the horses, then get together with our fellow wagoneers. You’ll have a chance to swap stories with other drivers and get a closeup look at their rigs and teams. We’ll get a fire going and cook up a fine outdoor dinner. If you like, your friends and family can meet you at the encampment and join us for our campfire dinner. We bet you’ll hear some tall tales, see some fancy riding, and hear some good mountain music. As the day winds to an end, we’ll load up the horses and catch a modern-type ride across Beaverdam Gap and back to Randall Glen.

Friends and family are welcome to participate in the Mountain Biscuit Breakfast and Campfire Dinner by advance reservation.


Mountain Biscuit Breakfast

  • Hot Homemade Biscuits
  • Farm Style Butter
  • Local Honey & Preserves
  • Ham
  • Country Sausage
  • Thick Smithfield Bacon
  • Scalloped Apples
  • Coffee
  • Local Cider

Country Lunch

  • Fried Chicken
  • Cole Slaw
  • Local Tomatoes
  • Crusty Roll
  • Aged White Cheddar
  • Chocolate Pound Cake
  • Lemonade
  • Soft Drinks

Campfire Dinner

  • Grilled Filet Mignon & Pork Loin
  • Loaded Baked Potato Salad
  • Classic Three Bean Salad
  • Toast Rounds
  • Homemade Pimiento Cheese
  • Bread & Butter Pickles
  • Apple Fritters
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Truffle Fudge
  • Iced Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Soft Drinks
  • Frappuccino

The Wagon Train Adventure is available by advance reservation. The all-day outing is $500 per person, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Horseback participation is limited to 5 persons who are upper intermediate to experienced riders. Wagon participation is limited to a combined passenger load of 700 pounds. Friends and family may participate in the Mountain Biscuit Breakfast for $15 per person, and the Campfire Dinner for $45 per person. To make a reservation, email us atinfo@randallglen.com or call 828-683-5758.