The Wild Wild (Mid)west: Wisconsin Rodeos
Last Updated: 12/16/2013
The crowd cheers, hooves pound, colors blur and dirt flies; you won’t find more minute-to-minute heart-stopping action than a good ol’ fashioned Wisconsin rodeo. This sport tests the skills of cowboys and cowgirls in bronco riding, roping steer, bull riding, barrel racing and more.
Most rodeos are family-friendly. When you’re not cheering on the competition, you’ll find fun live music, barbecue, dancing, clowns and pony rides. Bring the Wild West to life this summer and catch some rope-throwing action at one of these events:
- Neillsville Championship Rodeo – August 11 in Neillsville
- York Northfield Rodeo – August 11 & 12 in York
- Great Midwestern Pro Rodeo – August 18 &19 in Elkhorn
Oh, and if the kids return with rodeo riding dreams of their own, consider enrolling them in Little Britches of Wisconsin. The program is open to children ages six to 18, with clinics scheduled each spring.
So gather the family, and before you can say “giddyup,” you’ll be practicing your rope toss. (It’s all in the wrist.)This entry was posted in Things to Do