Major US Rodeos

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List of the major rodeos held in the United States each year.

Arizona

  • Fiesta de los Vaqueros, a week long event in Tucson
  • World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, White Mountain Apache Tribe Fair and Rodeo starts on a Wednesday night with the Thunder on the Mountain Bullbash ending with the finals on Monday
  • World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo in Payson, started in 1884. Third weekend of August.
  • Taylor 4 July Rodeo. Saturday before or after the 4th.

Arkansas

  • Arkansas State Fair Rodeo, at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock.
  • Old Fort Days Rodeo, traditionally beginning on Memorial Day weekend in Fort Smith.
  • Rodeo of the Ozarks in Springdale.

California

  • California Rodeo Salinas in Salinas
  • Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, See also Miss Grand National.

Colorado

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs
  • National Western Stock Show in Denver
  • Greeley Independence Stampede-World’s Largest 4th of July Rodeo in Greeley
  • Colorado State Fair home of the PBR in Pueblo

Florida

  • Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee
  • Citrus stampede rodeo in Inverness
  • Okeechobee rodeo
  • Dade city rodeo
  • Homestead rodeo
  • Ocala rodeo

Idaho

  • War Bonnet Roundup in Idaho Falls, Idaho Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo
  • Snake River Stampede Rodeo in Nampa, Idaho
  • Lewiston Round-Up in Lewiston, Idaho
  • Caldwell Night Rodeo in Caldwell, Idaho

Iowa

  • Tri State Rodeo in Fort Madison Iowa

Kansas

  • Dodge City Roundup Rodeo in Dodge City, Kansas
  • Flint Hills Rodeo in Strong City, Kansas

Louisiana

  • Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentiary

Maryland

  • IBR (International Bull Rider’s) – multiple rodeos are held throughout the northeast US by this organization, but most are in Maryland.[3]

Mississippi

  • Columbia Stampede Rodeo, Columbia, Mississippi, rodeo’s first night rodeo held outdoors under electric lights in 1935
  • Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show, Jackson, Mississippi

Missouri

  • American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo in Sikeston, Missouri

Montana

  • NILE Rodeo in Billings
  • Last chance Stampede, Helena
  • Livingston Roundup. Livingston
  • Chase Hawks Memorial Rough Stock Rodeo in Billings
  • Crow Fair and All Indian Rodeo, Crow Agency

Nebraska

  • River City Rodeo & Stock Show in Omaha, Nebraska

New Jersey

  • Cowtown Rodeo in Woodstown, New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Rodeo de Santa Fe in Santa Fe The Annual “RODEO! de Santa Fe” is set for last week of June. Today, one of the top 100 rodeos in the nation.

Nevada

  • National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas
  • Reno Rodeo in Reno, Nevada

Oklahoma

  • International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee
  • Oklahoma Outlaw Prison Rodeo the largest “Behind The Walls” rodeo in the world and only PRCA-sanctioned prison rodeo in McAlester
  • “Ride for the Brand” Ranch Rodeo fundraiser ranch rodeo for Oklahoma State University Rodeo team, one of the oldest NIRA sanctioned rodeo clubs in Oklahoma, held in Stillwater the first Saturday every October.
  • Woodward Elks Rodeo in Woodward, Oklahoma

Oregon

  • Chief Joseph Days Rodeo in Joseph, Oregon
  • Eastern Oregon Livestock Show & Rodeo in Union, Oregon
  • Farm City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, Oregon
  • Molalla Buckeroo in Molalla, Oregon
  • Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Oregon
  • Eugene Pro Rodeo in Eugene, Oregon

Texas

  • Angelina Benefit Rodeo in Lufkin, Texas
  • West Texas Fair and Rodeo in Abilene, Texas
  • Star of Texas Rodeo in Austin, Texas
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth
  • Women’s Finals Rodeo in Fort Worth
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston
  • Mesquite Championship Rodeo in Mesquite
  • SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo in Odessa
  • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in San Antonio
  • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo in San Angelo
  • Texas Cowboy Reunion in Stamford
  • Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo in El Paso, Texas

Utah

  • Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City
  • Ogden Pioneer Day Rodeo in Ogden (weeklong rodeo) [4]

Washington

  • Ellensburg Rodeo in Ellensburg
  • Omak Stampede in Omak
  • Puyallup Rodeo, held during the Puyallup Fair in Puyallup, Washington
  • Roy Pioneer Rodeo, in Roy, Washington
  • Thunder Mountain Rodeo in Kelso – Longview
  • Vancouver Rodeo in Vancouver – Vancouver
  • Kitsap Fair and Stampede in Bremerton

Wisconsin

  • Heart of the North Rodeo in Spooner

Wyoming

  • Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne
  • Sheridan WYO Rodeo in Sheridan