Ready to Rodeo Week Events

All Pre-Rodeo events are free with Rodeo Button that can be purchased from local merchants for $5.00. Don’t Miss Any of The Action.

Pancake Breakfast

  • 6:30 a.m.~10:00 a.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds

Tri-State Special Kids’ Rodeo Sponsored by the Tri-State Rodeo

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • Special Kids’ Rodeo is a totally free event for all participants, their families, and spectators.
  • For more information and the official poster click here For more information and to download an entry form, click here
ENTRY FORM Official poster

Chili Supper

  • 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds

Lil’ Spurs Rodeo

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds
  • Includes events for children up to age 14
  • There will be no registrations after cut off dates
  • Includes MuttonBustin’, Calf Riding, Goat Tail Tie, Greased Pig, Stick Horse Barrel and Calf Scramble
  • To learn more, please scroll below for more detailed information.

Pork Dinner

  • 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds
  • Dinner includes sandwich, baked beans and chips

Lil Miss Rodeo; All Around Cowboy

  • 6:30 p.m
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds
  • Open to children 5 to 7 years of age
  • For more information and to download an entry form, click here

Pee Wee Barrel Races

  • 5:30 p.m
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds – horse arena on the south side of the main arena
  • Open to children under 12 years of age, ponies under 56 inches,

Tri-State Rodeo Competition CINCH Chute-Out

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

After Rodeo Pavilion Performances

  • Joe Stamm Band is featured tonight in the After Rodeo Pavilion following the CINCH Chute-Out

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
  • Thursday night is Tough Enough to Wear Pink 101.7 The Bull Night

Hardy

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

After Rodeo Pavilion Performance

  • Joe Stamm Band is featured in the After Rodeo Pavilion following our national entertainment

Tri-State Rodeo 28th 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.

Schools Out Roundup

  • 12:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds
  • Open to grades K-12
  • Buses will be available from Richardson and Lincoln schools to pick up kids leaving at 11:45 returning at 2:15 pm.

Pee Wee Barrels

  • Check in 4:30 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds – Saddle Club Arena
  • Open to riders under 12 as of January 1, 2020

Tri-State Rodeo Military Night and Big Country 103.1 at the Tri-State Rodeo. One complimentary ticket is given to Military Veterans when a Military ID or a DD214 are produced.

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

Mark Chesnutt, David Lee Murphy

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

After Rodeo Pavilion Performance

  • Happy Hour features Caleb Booten from 5:30-7:00pm
  • Stumptown performs following the national music performance on the main stage

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 21, 2020
  • For more detailed information, please scroll below

Grand Rodeo Parade – 

  • This is one of the largest and finest parades in the Tri-State area with over 1,000 horses and riders
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Travels down Avenue G in downtown Fort Madison To download registration forms, click here
Register here

Tri-State Rodeo Competition

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

Trace Adkins

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

After Rodeo Pavilion Performance

  • Happy Hour features Caleb Booten from 5:30-7:00pm
  • Stumptown follows the national music performance on the main stage

Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast

  • 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Airport Hanger adjacent to Rodeo Park

Miss Rodeo Iowa and Miss Teen Rodeo Iowa Fashion Show and Coronation

  • 1:00 p.m. Quality Inn

LEARN MORE

Rodeo 5K Run

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

  • 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 21, 2020
  • Registration begins at 7:00 am on the event day at 9th Street and Avenue G
  • One entry per form- please fill out form completely Click Here to download form or visit The Fort Madison YMCA website
  • Youth Run (12 and under) starts at 7:45 am
  • Adult Run (5K) 3.1 Mile starts at 8:00 am
  • Advanced Registration Fee $20.00
  • Late Registration $25.00

Send the completed Registration form and a check to:
Fort Madison Family YMCA Rodeo 5K
c/o Fort Madison Family YMCA
220 26th Street
Fort Madison IA 52627

  • Checks Payable to: Fort Madison Family YMCA

For more information, please call the YMCA @ 319.372.2403

Golf Tournament

Friday, September 4th, 2020

The Tri-State Rodeo Annual Golf Tournament will return this year for its 27th anniversary. Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course will host the 4 person best position event Friday September 6th. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., tee off at 9:00 a.m. The cost for the event will be $25/person and will include golf, cart and lunch. For further information contact Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course at 319.528.6214. Come meet up with a cowboy on the links. To download a flyer, Click Here.

Rodeo Events

Muttin Bustin

September 7, 2020
8:00am

Monday, September 7th at the CE “Eddie Richards” Tri-State Rodeo Arena

Registration begins at 8:00am, weigh in before registration. Registration required!

Entry Forms due by Monday, August 31st, 2020

Registration is limited to 180 contestants. Must weigh in before registering day of event. 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 18 finalists will compete again during the Rodeo performances, Thursday through Saturday at the Tri-State Rodeo. The ride will be judged by two separate judges and points will be determined by the length of ride and stock participation. Open to contestants age 3 – 8 and less than 55 pounds.

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Email

Parent/Guardian Phone Number

Contestants Name

Gender MaleFemale

Age as of 1/1/20

Address

City

State

T-Shirt Size

I/We agree to all terms in the release below

RELEASE

I/We being the Parent or Legal Guardian of the above named individual do hereby take full responsibility and agree not to hold any person of the Rodeo Operating Committee or any person connected with this event responsible for accidents or injuries which may occur while the above named individual is competing in the Tri-State Rodeo Mutton Bustin’.

Parent/Guardian MUST Sign. Under Iowa Law, a domesticated animal professional is not liable for damages suffered by, an injury to, or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of domesticated animal activities, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 73. You are assuming risks of participating in this domesticated animal activity.

Calf Scramble

September 7, 2020
8:00am

Monday, September 7th at the CE “Eddie Richards” Tri-State Rodeo Arena

Registration begins at 8:00am. Registration required!

Entry Forms due by Monday, August 31st, 2020

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. Open to contestants age 9-14

 

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Email

Parent/Guardian Phone Number

Contestants Name

Gender MaleFemale

Age as of 1/1/20

Age Group

Address

City

State

T-Shirt Size

I/We agree to all terms in the release below

RELEASE

I/We being the Parent or Legal Guardian of the above named individual do hereby take full responsibility and agree not to hold any person of the Rodeo Operating Committee or any person connected with this event responsible for accidents or injuries which may occur while the above named individual is competing in the Tri-State Calf Scramble.

Parent/Guardian MUST Sign. Under Iowa Law, a domesticated animal professional is not liable for damages suffered by, an injury to, or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of domesticated animal activities, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 73. You are assuming risks of participating in this domesticated animal activity.

Calf Riding

September 7, 2020
8:00am

Monday, September 7th at the CE “Eddie Richards” Tri-State Rodeo Arena

Registration begins at 8:00am. Registration required!

Entry Forms due by Monday, August 31st, 2020. 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. Open to contestants age 8-14

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Email

Parent/Guardian Phone Number

Contestants Name

Gender MaleFemale

Age as of 1/1/20

Age Group

Address

City

State

T-Shirt Size

I/We agree to all terms in the release below

RELEASE

I/We being the Parent or Legal Guardian of the above named individual do hereby take full responsibility and agree not to hold any person of the Rodeo Operating Committee or any person connected with this event responsible for accidents or injuries which may occur while the above named individual is competing in the Tri-State Rodeo Calf Riding.

Parent/Guardian MUST Sign. Under Iowa Law, a domesticated animal professional is not liable for damages suffered by, an injury to, or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of domesticated animal activities, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 73. You are assuming risks of participating in this domesticated animal activity.

Goat Tail Tying

September 7, 2020
8:00am

Monday, September 7th at the CE “Eddie Richards” Tri-State Rodeo Arena

Registration begins at 8:00am. Registration required!

Entry Forms due by Monday, August 31st, 2020

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.Open to contestants age 7-9

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Email

Parent/Guardian Phone Number

Contestants Name

Gender MaleFemale

Age as of 1/1/20

Address

City

State

T-Shirt Size

I/We agree to all terms in the release below

RELEASE

I/We being the Parent or Legal Guardian of the above named individual do hereby take full responsibility and agree not to hold any person of the Rodeo Operating Committee or any person connected with this event responsible for accidents or injuries which may occur while the above named individual is competing in the Tri-State Goat Tail Tying.

Parent/Guardian MUST Sign. Under Iowa Law, a domesticated animal professional is not liable for damages suffered by, an injury to, or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of domesticated animal activities, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 73. You are assuming risks of participating in this domesticated animal activity.

Greased Pig

September 7, 2020
8:00am

Monday, September 7th at the CE “Eddie Richards” Tri-State Rodeo Arena

Registration begins at 8:00am. Registration required!

Entry Forms due by Monday, August 31st, 2020.

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. Open to contestants age 6-14

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Email

Parent/Guardian Phone Number

Contestants Name

Gender MaleFemale

Age as of 1/1/20

Age Group

Address

City

State

T-Shirt Size

I/We agree to all terms in the release below

RELEASE

I/We being the Parent or Legal Guardian of the above named individual do hereby take full responsibility and agree not to hold any person of the Rodeo Operating Committee or any person connected with this event responsible for accidents or injuries which may occur while the above named individual is competing in the Tri-State Greased Pig.

Parent/Guardian MUST Sign. Under Iowa Law, a domesticated animal professional is not liable for damages suffered by, an injury to, or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of domesticated animal activities, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 73. You are assuming risks of participating in this domesticated animal activity.

Stick Horse

September 7, 2020
8:00am

Monday, September 7th at the CE “Eddie Richards” Tri-State Rodeo Arena

Registration begins at 8:00am. Registration required!

Entry Forms due by Monday, August 31st, 2020.

This is a timed event. Contestants will begin from a starting line race around the barrels on their stick horse there will be a 60 second time limit for each contestant, the fastest time will win. Open to contestants age 3-6

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Email

Parent/Guardian Phone Number

Contestants Name

Gender MaleFemale

Age as of 1/1/20

Address

City

State

T-Shirt Size

I/We agree to all terms in the release below

RELEASE

I/We being the Parent or Legal Guardian of the above named individual do hereby take full responsibility and agree not to hold any person of the Rodeo Operating Committee or any person connected with this event responsible for accidents or injuries which may occur while the above named individual is competing in the Tri-State Stick Horse Barrel.

Parent/Guardian MUST Sign. Under Iowa Law, a domesticated animal professional is not liable for damages suffered by, an injury to, or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of domesticated animal activities, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 73. You are assuming risks of participating in this domesticated animal activity.

Pee Wee Barrels

September 8th, 2020
5:30 PM

Tuesday, September 8th at the Saddle Club Arena at the Tri-State Rodeo Grounds

Registration begins at 4:30pm PreRegistration required!

Entry Forms due by Friday, August 14th, 2020.

Ponies must be 56 inches and under & rider must be 12 years & under as of January 1st, 2020.  Each contestant must enter his or her best pony because each contestant can only enter one time on one pony. 

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