When the chutes open this July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in Red Lodge, Montana, it will be to celebrate 90 years of Red Lodge Rodeo! This year promises to be an outstanding event with the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls competing. Cowboys will be competing on stock provided by Brookman Rodeo Company, our Rodeo Clown “Whistle-Nut” Jason Dent and Bullfighters JD Harrell and Ezra Coleman will entertain the crowds. JD Harrell was selected as a bullfighter for the Montana Circuit Finals in Great Falls as well as the RAM Circuit National Circuit Finals in Kissimmee, Florida. Doug Mathis from Texas will keep everyone informed from the announcer’s booth.
The Red Lodge Rodeo dates back to the late 1890s with local cowboys getting together on a Sunday afternoon at the railroad stockyards to ride exhibition broncos. In 1929, a group of local cowboys built an arena, gathered up some wild horses, charged admission and contested the rides. In 1930, with the success of the rodeo the year before, the Red Lodge Rodeo Association was formed. In 1932, the Association acquired 180 acres of land and they went to work building a new arena and grandstand at its present location. In 1954, after local cowboy Bill Linderman won his third World All-Around Champion Title, the name”HOME OF CHAMPIONS” was adopted. – PURCHASE RESERVE SEAT TICKETS ONLINE! Seating Chart