Ready to Rodeo Week Events

Fareway Pancake Breakfast

  • 6:30-10:30 AM
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Rodeo 5K Run

  • The fun run is sponsored by the YMCA will all proceeds going to fund programs at the Fort Madison YMCA.
    Deadline for Advance Registration – Friday, August 12
  • For more detailed information, please scroll below
  • Registration form Here

Special Kids Rodeo

  • Registration 8:30 a.m.
  • Rodeo Starts at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • Download the poster Here
  • Register Here

Fareway Chili Supper

  • 5:00-7:00PM
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Lil Spurs Rodeo

  • Registration 8:00 a.m.
  • Rodeo Starts 10:00 a.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • Registration closed

Hy-Vee Pork Dinner

  • 5:00-7:00PM
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Little Miss Rodeo and All Around Cowboy

  • Starts 6:30 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • Contestants will be judged on 4 categories: Personality, Stage Presence, Western/Rodeo Attire and Talent
  • Download registration Here

Pee Wee Barrels

  • Registration 4:30pm
  • Starts 5:30pm
  • Saddle Club Arena on the Tri-State Rodeo grounds immediately behind the Tri-State Rodeo Arena
  • The top riders will advance and ride in the Tri-State Rodeo arena
  • Download Registration Here

Tri-State Rodeo Competition CINCH Chute-Out

  • 7:00 p.m
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • Review the Tri-State Rodeo Entry Policy Here

National Music Performer – Aaron Watson

  • Following the Rodeo Performance
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena, Jack Daniels Stage

Bud Light Stockyard Performances

  • Natu Band is featured after the National Music

Tri-State Rodeo Competition -101.7 The Bull Night and Family Night

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • Tough Enough to Wear Pink was created by entrepreneur and breast cancer survivor Terry Wheatley in 2004 with Karl Stressman, former director of special events for Wrangler and former commissioner of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PCRA), to bring the sport of professional rodeo and the western community together to rally against breast cancer. The campaign has raised millions of dollars for breast cancer charities, much of which stays right in the community. Join 101.7 The Bull as we celebrate another year of Tough Enough To Wear Pink at the Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison! Wear your pink shirt to the rodeo on Thursday, September 8th to show your support! Tee Shirt Sales locations can be found at 1017TheBull.com.
  • Review the Tri-State Rodeo Entry Policy Here

National Music Performer – Flo Rida

  • Following the Rodeo Performance
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena, Jack Daniels Stage

Bud Light Stockyard Performance

  • Natu Band is featured after the National Music

Tri-State Rodeo 29th Annual Golf Tournament

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration / 9:00 a.m. tee off
  • Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course
  • To learn more, please scroll below for more detailed information.

Tri-State Rodeo Competition – Military Night

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • We are thankful to our servicemen and women for all of their sacrifices so that we can enjoy our freedoms and bring you the Midwest’s greatest rodeo each year. This is why each year we host a Military Appreciation Night for all active and past service members. There will be a special acknowledgment for all members this night. We offer all active and past military members FREE rodeo tickets for this night. To claim bring your valid military to the ticket office prior to Sept 1st.
  • Review the Tri-State Rodeo Entry Policy Here

National Music Performer – Jordan Davis

  • Following the Rodeo Performance
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena, Jack Daniels Stage

Bud Light Stockyard Performance

Grand Rodeo Parade –  Clownin’ Around

  • This is one of the largest and finest parades in the Tri-State area with over 1,000 horses and riders
  • Competitive and Non Competitive Entries,
  • Online Registrations Below
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Travels down Avenue G in downtown Fort Madison
  • Download the entry form by clicking here, or complete online by clicking on parade below

Tri-State Rodeo Competition

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • Review the Tri-State Rodeo Entry Policy Here

National Music Performer – Trace Adkins

  • Following the Rodeo Performance
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena, Jack Daniels Stage

Bud Light Stockyard Performance

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

  • 6:30-10:30 AM
  • Fort Madison Municipal Airport

Lil Spurs Rodeo

Monday, September 5th

  • Pre-Registration is required and Entry Forms are due Monday August 22nd.
  • Registration check in time is 8:00AM – 9:30AM at the North end of the Rodeo grounds.
  • Events start at 10:00AM
  • Come watch the excitement, Free entry with Rodeo button

Contestants may ride with one or both hands. This will be split in two age categories, 8-11 and 12-14 and two different size calves to pit against each age group. A rope will be provided, however, if desired the contestant may provide own rope. Contestant may not wear spurs. Judges will score 1-25 on the rider and 1-25 on the stock with possible combined total of 100 points. Re-rides determined by judges only. Each contestant will be required to wear a helmet. Top finishers in each age group will go to the finals. Please bring own helmet if possible.

Calf Riding

A calf will be turned out into the arena with a ribbon attached to the tail. The first contestant to pull the ribbon off the calf’s tail will win a belt buckle. Contestants will begin from a starting line and will be started by the announcer. All contestants will chase the calf at the same time.

Calf Scramble

Contestants will begin from a starting line and tie a ribbon on the goat’s tail. There will be a 60 second time limit for each contestant, the fastest time will win. Hands must be in the air when finished.

Ages 7-9

Goat Tail Tying

A pig will be turned out into the arena with lard smothered on it. The first contestant to catch the pig will win the belt buckle. Contestants will begin from a starting line and will be started by the announcer. ALL contestants will chase the pig at the same time.

Greased Pig

Each contestant must wear a helmet to participate. Helmets will be provided, or participants may wish to bring their own helmet. No ropes or spurs may be used. The top 24 finalists will compete again during the Rodeo performances, Thursday thru Saturday at the Tri-State Rodeo. The ride will be judged by two separate judges and points will be determined by length of ride and stock participation.

Ages 3-8 and under 50lbs

Mutton Bustin'

Ages 3-6

Stick Horse Barrel Race

Rodeo Events

Grand Rodeo Parade – Clownin’ Around

  • Saturday, September 10th
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • This is one of the largest and finest parades in the Tri-State area with over 1,000 horses and riders
  • Travels down Avenue G in downtown Fort Madison
  • Competitive and Non Competitive Entries,
  • Download entry form by clicking here
Registration

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    Special Kids Rodeo

    • Saturday, September 3
    • Check In begins 8:30 a.m.
    • Open to All Physically and Mentally Challenged Kids and Adults
    • Download the poster Here
    • Register Here

    Pee Wee Barrels

    • Tuesday, September 6
    • Registration 4:30pm
    • Starts 5:30pm
    • Saddle Club Arena on the Tri-State Rodeo grounds
    • The top riders will advance
    • Download Registration Here

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    Rodeo 5K Run

    Saturday, September 3rd

    • The Rodeo Stampede 5K is a Tri-State Rodeo tradition among community members and rodeo visitors alike. The event begins and ends at the Bud Light Stock Yard on the Rodeo Grounds. All proceeds will go towards YMCA programs.
    • Deadline for Advance Registration – Friday, August 12th
    • Registration/Check in begins at 7:00 am on the event day at the Bud Light Stock Yard
    • One entry per form- please fill out form completely Click Here to download form or visit The Fort Madison YMCA website to register online.
    • Youth Run (12 and under) starts at 7:45 am
    • Adult Run (5K) 3.1 Mile starts at 8:00 am
    • Advanced Registration Fee $30.00

    Send the completed Registration form and a check to:
    Registration is now open. Participants may register in person, or by mail. Register at The Y during regular office hours, print registration form here and return with payment via mail to:
    Fort Madison Family YMCA
    Attn: Rodeo Stampede 5k
    220 26th St. Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

    • Checks Payable to: Fort Madison Family YMCA

    For more information, please call the YMCA @ 319.372.2403

    Golf Tournament

    Friday, September 9th

    The Tri-State Rodeo Annual Golf Tournament will return this year for its 28th anniversary. Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course will host the 4 person best position event Friday September 9th. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., tee off at 9:00 a.m. The cost for the event will be $28/person and will include golf, cart and lunch.  Rodeo Participants are Free. For further information contact Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course at 319.528.6214. Come meet up with a cowboy on the links.