Tri-State Rodeo – Week Long Activities Begin Saturday, Sept. 3rd


The 74th Tri-State Rodeo kicks off on Saturday, September 3, 2022, with 4 days of pre-rodeo activities that lead to 4 huge nights of rodeo and music inside the C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena.  

Pre-Rodeo activities include the Fort Madison YMCA Stockyard Stampede (5K), Pee Wee Barrels, a Chili Supper, Lil’ Spurs Rodeo, Little Miss Rodeo & All Around Cowboy, a Pancake Breakfast, Pulled Pork Dinner, and the Special Kids Rodeo. Entry to the pre-rodeo activities requires the purchase of a Rodeo Button ($5), which can be purchased at many area businesses, including the rodeo ticket office.  

Rodeo activities include 4 Nights of world-class rodeo competition, including the CINCH Chute-Out, Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie Down Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding. Musical performances on Jack Daniel’s Main Stage by Aaron Watson, Flo Rida, Jordan Davis, and Trace Adkins, as well as after-Party shows in the Bud Light Stockyard by NATU Band and Devin Clemons Band. Also, the Tri-State Rodeo Parade is one of the largest and finest parades in the Tri-State area, with over 1,000 horses and riders! There will be food and drink vendors, retail vendors, and many interactive activities as well! Tickets are required for each night and include admission to all scheduled events for that day (including the rodeo and concerts both).  

Each rodeo night will be hosted by 4x Pro Rodeo Announcer of the Year, Boyd Polhamus, and 10-time PRCA Clown Of The Year Justin Rumford. 15x PRCA Rodeo Act of the Year, The One Arm Bandit – John Payne, is bringing his one-of-a-kind show to the arena each night as well!  

A full list of activities, a schedule, and more can be found at

Parking is available at the arena, but during the rodeo (September 7 -10th), there will also be shuttle busses running regularly from Connection Bank, Cobblestone Inn & Suites, Baxter Sports Complex, and Quality Inn & Suites. Busses will run 5PM – 12AM on Wednesday & Thursday and 5PM – 2AM on Friday & Saturday. The shuttles and parking at pickup spots is a free service offered through the rodeo.  

The Cowboy Channel will also be onsite all 4 nights of the rodeo streaming the Fort Madison event LIVE for the world to see on The Cowboy Channel + App! 

Attendees are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets and buttons in order to cut back on lines at the ticket office during the rodeo. Tickets for the Tri-State Rodeo are on sale now and available at or the rodeo ticket office. Tickets and buttons will also be available on the night of every event (unless sold out).

***Courtesy of the Tri-State Rodeo Committee***

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