What do you get when you mix independent music, homegrown moonshine, and a handful of arts & crafts vendors selling amazing handmade and unique items? You get “SHINETOBERFEST”.

SHINETOBERFEST is an annual festival held in October at the Saddle Sore Ranch off of Route 66 in Mohave County, AZ. It is a three day campout featuring live independent music, games, activities, vendors, bonfires, campfire parties, contests, a chili cookoff and more… The main event area is for 21 and up only past 9pm. Please retire the kiddo’s back to your tent or RV by 9pm.

DO NOT FOLLOW GPS, OR ANY OTHER MAPS. ONLY FOLLOW THE MAP PROVIDED ON THIS PAGE. Attempts at alternate routes will get you stuck, and we do not have the ability to get you unstuck. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

The host location, Saddle Sore Ranch, offers tent camping, cage parking and a limited number of RV and camper spots without hookups. SSR features a large outdoor bar, multiple fire pits, bonfire pit, horseshoe pits, bbq grills and a colossal smoker known as “Smokezilla”. Oh yeah, and we almost forgot to mention that they have the “World’s Largest Outdoor Stripper Pole”.

Golf Carts and ATV’s are welcome at the Saddle Sore Ranch too!!


The main roads leading to SSR are UNPAVED, but maintained and graded by the county. The ranch is owned and operated by bikers and although the roads are unpaved, the Ranch is accessible by motorcycle, car, truck, SUV or motorhome.

WARNING: Neither Shinetoberfest, Biker Atlas, Saddle Sore Ranch, nor any of it’s owners, staff, partners, sponsors or affiliates are responsible for:

  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Old Lady in wrong tent
  • Old Man in wrong tent
  • Pregnancies
  • Weddings
  • Divorces
  • Lost Spouses
  • Lost Property
  • Lost Virginity





  • 10-12 slices of smoked bacon (diced)
  • 3 lbs. ground chuck
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons house seasoning
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 1 yellow pepper (diced)
  • 2 green peppers (diced)
  • 1 purple onion
  • 2 sweet onions
  • 4 cups beef broth/stock
  • 1 shot glass of American Rebel Moonshine
  • 2  28 oz. cans  crushed tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 8 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2  7 oz. cans chopped green chilies
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 quart tomato sauce
  • 3 cups kidney beans
  • 4 squares baking chocolate
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 tablespoons corn meal


Brown and render the fat out of your bacon in large stock pot.  Drain the bacon fat for future use.  Place bacon in bowl, add ground chuck, smoked paprika, house seasoning, onions and peppers in stock pot.

Drain your beef mixture once cooked and return to pot along with the kidney beans.  Add back the bacon,  beef stock, shine or whiskey, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, green chilies, tomato paste and tomato sauce and cook at a low simmer for 1 hour.  Now add chocolate, cinnamon sticks and corn meal to the chili, cover and let simmer an additional hour.

Garnish with some green onions and cheese and enjoy.