The Franklin Rodeo is produced by the Franklin Noon Rotary Club and since it began back in 1949, it is billed as one of the longest running charity events in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest rodeos east of the Mississippi! Over the years, the Rotary has invested rodeo proceeds of over $3 million back into the Community. The Franklin Rodeo is sanctioned by the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) which brings world champion and top-ranked contestants to Franklin each year.
Founded in 1949, the Franklin Rodeo brings over 18,000 screaming fans year after year. It is one of the longest-running family event in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest rodeos east of the Mississippi.