Rodeo

Two Nights of Rodeo
Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 26

8 pm - Horse Arena

Full 10 Event Rodeo Both Nights

New Set of Competitors Each Night

  • Bareback Bronc Riding
  • Calf Roping
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Over 40 Calf Roping
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Team Roping
  • Cowgirls Barrel Racing
  • Bull Riding

Kids Calf Scramble

Intermission entertainment

We have incorporated audience participation at the kids’ level
BOTH NIGHTS!

Any kids 10 & under are welcome to come out into the arena when the rodeo clown & announcer says it is time. There will be at least 1 calf, if not more, turned out into the arena. There will be stickers (or ribbons) tied onto the calf. Kids will need to be fast enough to track down and grab such sticker/ribbon to claim a $5 cash prize!

Mom and Dad Advanced Disclosure: closed-toe shoes are suggested and be prepared for them to get dirty. It is also suggested that the kids can run on their own accord.
No advanced registration required.

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Fair Board is not responsible for accidents.

Outlaw/5J Rodeo Productions

The Pike County Fair Board welcomes back Outlaw/5J Rodeo Productions for their 20th annual appearance. The Pike County Fair Rodeo was the winner of the 2015 Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo of the Year and 2017 will be another exciting, edge of your seat show.

Outlaw/5J Rodeo Productions is a Pike County family owned and operated rodeo company. Lance, Joey, Kacey and Emma McCollum are the owners and operators with their office and livestock located in Curryville. Not only does Lance run the company, during the event he also is on horseback picking up broncs. Joey helps keep books. Lance’s brother Jeff runs the bucking chutes as the flank man. Daughters Kacey and Emma, along with nephews Jackson, Ethan, and Jate help keep the calf pens running smoothly, and Nanny Linda oversees them all! It is truly a family affair.

Outlaw/5J Rodeo Company hosts the ultimate rodeo experience with all the elements to satisfy the traditional rodeo fan, but wild enough to excite the new breed of a RODEO FANATIC!

Since 1988 Outlaw/5J Rodeo Productions has entertained more than 2 MILLION fans across the mid-west.  The only rodeo with “Empty seats, because we keep the fans on their feet!” For more you can visit their website at www.outlawrodeoproductions.net and find them on Facebook!!

In's and Out's of Rodeo

Rodeos consists of two types of competitions — roughstock events and timed events.

In the roughstock events bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding a contestant's score is equally dependent upon his performance and the animal's performance. To earn a qualified score, the cowboy, while using only one hand, must stay on a bucking horse or bull for eight seconds. If the rider touches the animal, himself or any of his equipment with his free hand, he is disqualified.

In saddle bronc and bareback riding, a cowboy must "mark out" his horse; meaning, he must exit the chute with his spurs set above the horse's shoulders and hold them there until the horse's front feet hit the ground after the initial jump out of the chute. Failing to do so results in disqualification.

Two judges each score a cowboy's qualified ride by awarding points for the rider's performance and points for the animal's effort. The judges' scores are then combined to determine the contestant's score. A perfect score is 100 points.

In timed events steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, breakaway roping and barrel racing; cowboys and cowgirls compete against the clock, as well as against each other. A contestant's goal is to post the fastest time in his or her event. In steer wrestling and the roping events, calves and steers are allowed a head start. A rope barrier is stretched across that opening and is tied to the calf or steer with a breakaway loop. Once the calf or steer reaches the head-start point —the barrier is automatically released. If a cowboy breaks that barrier, a 10-second penalty is added.

Every contestant is working for a check to take home and add to their yearly winnings. The top money winners qualify to compete in the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association (MRCA) Finals each October at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis.