Sat, Aug 31|
Methow Valley Rodeo Grounds
Labor Day Rodeo
Come enjoy the 53rd Annual Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo at our iconic rodeo grounds! This epic event will have broncs, barrel racing, ranch saddle bronc, mutton bustin', horse stick races and Okanogan equestrian drill team Tough Enough. $15 adults $5 children 7 to 12yrs Children 6 & under free
Time and Location
Aug 31, 2024, 1:00 PM – Sep 01, 2024, 7:00 PM
Methow Valley Rodeo Grounds, Brengman Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862, USA
About the event
Come enjoy the 53rd Annual Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo at our iconic rodeo grounds! This epic event will have broncs, barrel racing, ranch saddle bronc, mutton bustin', horse stick races and Okanogan equestrian drill team Tough Enough.
Children 7 to 12 $5.00
Kids under six are admitted free
Contestants must pay admission at the gate upon entering the rodeo grounds. Your admission will be refunded when you pay your entry fee.
There will be a food concession at the Rodeo.
Address:Methow Valley Rodeo Grounds: Twin Lakes Road to Brengman Rd Approx 1/2 way between Twisp & Winthrop
The Methow Valley Rodeo is produced by the Methow Valley Horsemen, a group of men and women from the Methow Valley who are committed to continuing the tradition of small community rodeo. They produce two rodeos each year, on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.
Claude Miller rounded up six local horsemen - Bill Flagg, Vernon Bame, Don Dagnon, Tom Graves, Al Gardner and Sandy Haase to help build a new rodeo arena on the Sunny M Ranch (near the Barnsley Loop Ski Trail area). The Methow Valley Horsemen hosted two rodeos a year - Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. The Sunny M was the rodeo's location for the first 10 years. When it came time to relocate in 1983, the manager of Moccasin Lake Ranch agreed to give the rodeo a home off Twin Lakes Road. From the mid 1980s until 2010, the Methow Valley Rodeo was a member of the Professional Western Rodeo Association (PWRA). Riders earned points towards the Pro-West finals. The Methow Valley Rodeo returned to "Jackpot" rodeo in 2010. Jackpot means that winners get all their entry money back plus added money which comes from ticket sales and donations from area businesses. In 2016 this was changed to a rough stock rodeo. Swede Miller provided stock the first year, then Jim McGowan was the stock contractor until the mid 1980s. Since then Red Clark of C & C Rodeo Stock has supplied high quality horses and bulls.