Thank you for your interest in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival. NO Dogs or Drones allowed on course or grounds. We are guests on the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and these are strict rules. Please stay on designated roads or paths. Do not cut through fields because you may be trampling on plantings or a student’s research project.
College Vans, college spectators’ vehicles are allowed on course Friday at Agri Park off Garland Avenue.
Bus Parking (High Schools on Saturday) is available adjacent to the Washington Country Fairgrounds as directed by volunteers onsite. No bus drop off is allowed on Gregg Street anytime as it is a busy avenue and is dangerous.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING – COLLEGE TEAMS ONLY
Traveling on the Hwy. I-540, take exit 66 to Hwy. 112 (which is also Garland Ave). Travel on Hwy. 112 (south) and turn right at Agri Park (Knapp). Parking attendants will be directing traffic and are only allowing college team vans to enter at this area near the start, and a backflow lot is shared with volunteers. NO “tour buses” here as they need to go to the Fairgrounds on the West side of the course due to tight corners and terrain. Vans and Cars will easily find parking and we will accommodate spectators in the same way Friday. Please arrive early.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING – HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS
Traveling on the Hwy. 540 take exit 66 to Hwy. 112 (which is also Garland Ave.). Travel on Hwy. 112 (south). You will see Chile Pepper parking signs. Primary Parking is adjacent to the Washington County Fairgrounds. For 2021, we will allow team buses to enter Agri Park to a drop zone for the team since there are no shuttle buses. Attendants will be there to direct you. The bus will need to leave as soon as possible. Think of it as an airport drop off scenario. Buses will not be able to park at the course area.
The north gate at Quality Lane off Gregg Street can be used as a drop off only for non-bus teams to walk into the course just behind the starting line. Please group your team together to pass the checkpoint if possible.
Please enter the course from Garland at Knapp. Your VIP status will be checked at the gate from a pre-registered list or your hang tag will allow access.
Event Staff / Volunteer Parking
Please enter the course from Garland at Knapp. You must have a hang tag or be on a pre-approved list to proceed through the gate.
Inclement Weather Saturday
Inclement weather bus parking for Saturday is at the University Lot south of Bud Walton Arena. Please note that our parking lots are on grass fields that are easily saturated. Vehicles with poor traction or low ground clearance are not recommended during or after inclement weather. Drop offs at Agri Park or Quality Lane will be accomodated, but the bus has to move on for the next one.